Putin finally rises to bait?

I am reading these dark mornings of the events leading up to World War II, wondering if the Brits, cunning bastards that they are, were not playing the little corporal as he maneuvered to incorporate Czechoslovakia and Poland into his empire. Did the Brits and Germans share a common goal, to bring down the Bolsheviks? (Of course, by that time, Russia was long over its Bolshevik spell and was merely another military dictatorship.) What the Germans wanted was the Asian frontier, defined these days as Ukraine, but an interface of Western and Eastern cultures that today splits that country in two.

As if now Act II of this play, the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev, put in place by machinations of NATO and US-backed forces (repetitive phrasing, I know), including a strong Jewish element, is goading the Russians to defend their frontier against repeated provocations. Such atrocities as the burning down of a trade union building in Odessa, incinerating those forced to remain inside, and then the shooting down of MH17*, are designed to bring the Russians into Ukraine. When that finally happens there will be a shrill cry of outrage among the toadies of the Western media about Russian “aggression”, as when Russia “seized” Crimea by an overwhelming plebiscite.

So it is with some trepidation that I learn from the Saker that the provocations are working. Heads of state must be cautious and circumspect in speaking in public, as it is assumed that their words carry the weight of the structure behind them. Here’s Vladimir Putin:

Today there is fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian central authorities have sent the armed forces there and they even use ballistic missiles. Does anybody speak about it? Not a single word. And what does it mean? What does it tell us? This points to the fact, that you want the Ukrainian central authorities to annihilate everyone there, all of their political foes and opponents. Is that what you want? We certainly don’t. And we won’t let it happen.

Putin, perhaps the most widely respected leader on the planet at this time (despite the howling of US and British state-controlled news and entertainment media), is drawling a line with those words. The Russian military will easily crush Ukraine forces, and that is not the point. Rather, it is the feigned outrage that will follow, that the Russian response will be used as justification for Western attacks … this is the whole point of the Kiev machinations.
*The time to investigate MH17 has long since passed, as evidence by now is presumed corrupted. I assume, but will never know, that it was Western-backed agents that shot it down, and JC offers some insight in a comment below another thread on this matter too. In another piece, Saker reminds us to be cautious regarding evidence that has already surfaced, as Western intelligence agencies are very good at playing both sides of the fence.

14 thoughts on “Putin finally rises to bait?

  1. Peace is bad for business. Perpetual war keeps the shell game going a little longer. Everything else is stage set. Without enemies, the party is over.


    1. Remember the old Strategic Air Command motto?

      “Peace is our Profession.”

      I grew up around a lot of military vehicles with this logo and wordage plastered all over it. But I think that when the military-industrial-complex subverts the phrase like this it takes on another meaning.

      Peace, as a business, is great for the military-industrial-complex. Actually, it becomes really good when the MIC evolves into just another fascist state. Takes a lot of military might (read $$$ paid to businesses and mercenaries, and…) to suppress the people into a state of stupor.


    1. Putin loves him some pipelines. My guess would be yes, if it were Gazprom, no if it was a Saudi pipeline going through Russia to Germany. Kinda like the KXL going from Canada to LA to ship gas/oil to Germany. Where’s the profit in that? The Koch bros. get to hide all that production income in Canada, and let the U.S. people deal with the externalities..


        1. Swede, please do keep posting here. I look to you to be able to measure how effective American propaganda has been. Last I checked, Russia had not invaded anyone, even as the Nazis in Kiev are virtually begging them to intervene.


          1. Reuters

            Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom has proposed to develop Crimea’s oil and gas sector, an official of the Ukrainian region which has applied to join Russia was quoted by RIA news agency as saying on Tuesday.


  2. I have probably been looking at this all wrong my whole life. I presumed war spending was used to bail out a faltering peace-time economy — when consumer demand can no longer produce sufficient “growth”/profit to move equity markets higher. When fiscal and monetary policy gymnastics would no longer move the needle.

    Looking closer at our history, especially the recent (past 10 years) overt shift to perpetual war, primary reliance on a war economy isn’t really anything new.
    Alexander Hamilton, our original war monger, began at Treasury and moved over to become commmander of the army. Hamilton was first to pull the national defense con, as pretext for the expanding the national budget. He pushed for new taxes on homes.


    1. We’ve basically busted the bank on military spending, and will never be able to pay off the debt. The rest of the world knows this. The US is basically fighting a war of attrition, trying to keep the petrodollar in force and governments that don’t play by Wall Street/London rules out of power.


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