The Left finally talks about the Ukraine Crisis; 2 articles by The Nation magazine

Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?
Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis.Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen July 30, 2014 | This article appeared in the August 18-25, 2014 edition of The Nation.

The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities
The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.
Stephen F. Cohen June 30, 2014

The USA undoubtedly has the technological-military advantage over Russia. However, Russians are ready to fight; this is their turf,their Rodina, and they HATE the American government with a white hot hate. I’m talking about ordinary citizens. Russkiye parni, the Russian lads, are ready to go at it against USA.

Meanwhile, in the USA, Obama has fired the best generals and admirals. The military is war weary. Do they think they are going to have a quick war with Russia and get it over with? This time, it’s going to be different? Because superweapons? They may be able to win, but Russia has the ability to inflict massive damage from which the USA won’t recover in our lifetime. Russia, or it’s proxy Iran, will destroy Saudi’s oil infrastructure. Now I know some people are saying that the USA is energy independent. No, it’s not. We are producing about 30% to 40% of our own oil. Losing a big chunk of that other 60% is going to hurt, bad.

It’s a very ugly situation. I don’t think Obama has any power to stop it. He’s president because he’s weak and he’ll do what he’s told.


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5 Responses to The Left finally talks about the Ukraine Crisis; 2 articles by The Nation magazine

  1. Mr. Rational says:

    Losing SA would hurt the whole world, China included.  But it would be very good for Russia, as long as the world economy allowed the Kremlin to capitalize on the oil scarcity.  When the world economy contracted back to the bounds of the oil supply it would kick back on Russia in a big way; the world’s transport would go electric in a very big way, and Russia’s major export would never again sit atop the heap of energy supplies.

  2. bob sykes says:

    What is especially disturbing is the universal support in the American media and in the foreign affairs/military intelligentsia for a very high risk, extremely aggressive stance towards the Russians. This is Hearst-style yellow journalism and extreme jingoistic war mongering. The US establishment believes that our military and economic power are so transcendently overwhelming that the Russians have no option other than to grovel and beg. Unchecked, these people will get the pan-European war they seem to want. There is no push-back from anyone in the US establishment, although there may be some from the Germans. Let’s hope so. I don’t want to die for Washington’s and New York’s imperial fantasies.

  3. Just Here says:

    You know what i’m afraid of?
    That if the military is turning incompetent, then they’d use any means necessary to win, including nuclear weapons (and thus making the planet witness a nuclear winter), when it could have been solved in another way with competent personnel.

    • anon334 says:

      You are right that the US would use nukes before Russia, especially if the US got into a situation where they were losing a major war against a country like Russia/China.

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