Press TV, March 3, 2022
Political analyst Bill Dores says Washington engineered “the Ukraine crisis in order to hurt not only Russia but the emerging bloc of countries seeking economic independence from the United States.”
“The corporate shills in Washington know that only war and destruction can maintain the outsized hold of Corporate America and the dollar in the world economy. It is part of a 30-year war to regain a stranglehold on the world’s energy resources,” he stated.
Dores, a writer for Struggle-La Lucha and longtime antiwar activist, said, “Ukraine’s blood is on U.S. and NATO hands.” He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday after U,S, President Joe Biden praised the Ukrainian people as a “wall of strength” against Russia’s military action in their country, in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the foundations of the free world thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated,” Biden said.
“He thought he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over. Instead, he met a wall of strength he never imagined. He met the Ukrainian people,” he continued.
Putin last week announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine’s Donbass region to “defend people” subjected to “genocide” there against government forces, stressing that Moscow has “no plans to occupy Ukrainian territory.”
Biden called the Russian action an “unprovoked and unjustified attack,” and the U.S. media described it as the biggest assault on a European state since World War Two assault by Russia.
U.S. engineered ‘the Ukraine crisis to hurt Russia’
“I definitely think the United States engineered the Ukraine crisis in order to hurt Russia and by extension the entire emerging Eurasian economic bloc. The U.S. didn’t leave Russia much choice but to act,” Dores said.
He said, “The striking thing about the ‘hate Russia’ rally Biden led on Capitol Hill on March 1 was its triumphal character. It was nauseating to watch Democrat and Republican politicians, every one of them on the corporate pad, decked out in blue and gold of Ukraine.”
“Every one of them had voted for the murder of millions in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Western Sahara, the Philippines and elsewhere. Every one of them had voted to plunder working class and oppressed communities in the United States to pay for endless wars for corporate profit,” he stated.
“Indeed that very day, the Saudi kingdom attacked Yemen again with U.S.-made planes, missiles and bombs. Nearly 400,000 people have died in that US-sponsored war. Biden promised to end it when he came into office. He lied,” he added.
“Also March 1, U.S.-funded Israeli occupation forces invaded a refugee camp in Jenin, murdering three people. Two 13-year-olds are among those martyred by Israeli troops on the West Bank in the past few days. Every single politician on the Hill that night has voted to fund the endless war against the people of Palestine,” he continued.
“With a straight face, Biden praised US troops who are still illegally in Iraq and Syria while condemning Russia’s military operation in Ukraine,” he pointed out.
“On Tuesday the Capitol Hill gang was happy. War stocks were up. So were the stocks and profits of the energy monopolies. West Europe was back under Washington’s thumb. Congress had an excuse to deny even more money to people’s needs and spend it on war,” Dores noted.
U.S. politicians don’t care for the people of Ukraine
“They cared nothing for the people of Ukraine except as cannon fodder in a proxy war against Russia, a war that Washington has engineered deliberately and carefully. And their proxy war against Russia is also aimed at China, Bolivia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe — at the emerging bloc of nations seeking economic independence from U.S. banks and corporate monopolies,” Dores said.
“In his speech, Biden couldn’t help but take credit. ‘We were ready,’ he said. ‘We prepared extensively and carefully.’ Last summer, in violation of the Minsk agreements, the U.S. and other NATO countries resurrected a plan to bring Ukraine into NATO. That would mean U.S. and West European troops and missiles on Russia’s border,” he stated.
“On Feb. 17, the Pentagon ordered its Ukrainian mercenaries to launch a full-scale offensive against the independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. They knew Russia would have little choice but to respond,” he said.
“The Western corporate media hides the fact that this battle did not begin last week. It has raged for eight years. 14,000 people have died in the Kiev regime’s war against the mostly Russian-speaking people of Donetsk and Lugansk,” he pointed out.
“It began in 2014, when a coup organized from the U.S. embassy installed a rightwing, Russophobic regime in Kiev. Neo-Nazi groups like Pravdiy Sektor and Svoboda Party were part of the U.S. operation. Their militias began an ‘ethnic cleansing’ campaign against the Russian-speaking people of Donbas in eastern Ukraine. At least 50 protesters were burned to death in Odessa when these gangs set fire to the trade union headquarters,” he said.
“In response, the people of Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence. Like the people of Gaza, they are under siege for their choice at the ballot box,” he explained.
“Had Russian troops simply gone to defend those areas, Washington and Kiev would still scream invasion, and they would be attacked with all the weapons systems the U.S. has given Kiev. Had Russia allowed a massacre to happen and Ukraine to join NATO, they would face a much bigger war in the near future. Because the only reason for NATO expansion is war,” the analyst said.
“The Russian military operation is not like the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Joe Biden supported. Russia is not destroying water pumping stations, power plants, sewage systems, telephones. Despite unsubstantiated headlines in Western media, they are targeting military infrastructure. Nonetheless, war is hell,” he pointed out.
“The corporate pawns inside the Beltway want war. They know that only war and destruction can maintain the obsolete position of U.S. banks and the dollar in the world economy. Ukraine’s blood is on their hands,” he said.
“The people of the world want peace. We need to demand an end to U.S./NATO intervention in Ukraine, bring home all troops and weapons, abolish the NATO alliance and allow Russia, Ukraine and the people of Donetsk and Lugansk to negotiate a solution. Russia is not our enemy. People in the U.S. need the corporate/Pentagon war machine off our backs,” he concluded.
Source: Press TV
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