by Carla Stea
October 14, 2014
In a courageous and brilliant speech to the United Nations General
Assembly on September 27, 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov pierced the veil of obfuscation that characterizes too
many speeches at
the United Nations, and delivered a
scathing denunciation of Western imperialism, imperialism that can
only be accurately described as global theft.
Lavrov, on behalf of the Russian
Federation implicitly warned that US/NATO is risking global war in
embarking on its campaign to seize and dominate huge territories,
while inexorably and ruthlessly determined to conquer and subjugate
Russia, having learned nothing from the historic reality that,
Perhaps this third attempt to conquer
and subjugate Russia may lead not only to war encompassing huge
territories of the globe, but, dialectically, may be the catalyst
leading to the ultimate decline of capitalism, an economic system
which thrives almost entirely on imperialism, and is undergoing a
possibly terminal crisis, as described by the French economist,
Thomas Piketty in his best-selling work "Capital
in the 21 Century."
In desperation, dysfunctional Western
capitalism is lashing out recklessly and irrationally, unwilling and
unable to preclude the disastrous consequences of its myopic
And one possible consequence of current
US/NATO policies is thermonuclear war.
"The U.S.-led Western alliance that
portrays itself as a champion of democracy, rule of law and
human rights within individual countries, acts from directly
opposite positions in the international arena, rejecting the
democratic principle of sovereign equality of states enshrined
in the UN Charter and trying to decide for everyone what is good
"Washington has openly declared its right to unilateral use of
force anywhere to uphold its own interests. Military
interference has become a norm - even despite the dismal outcome
of all power operations that the U.S. has carried out over the
"The sustainability of the international system has been
severely shaken by NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia, intervention
in Iraq, attack against Libya and the failure of operation in
Afghanistan. Only due to intensive diplomatic efforts the
aggression against Syria was prevented in 2013.
There is an involuntary impression
that the goal of various 'color revolutions' and other projects
to change unsuitable regimes is to provoke chaos and
"Today Ukraine has fallen victim to such an arrogant policy. The
situation there has revealed the remaining deep-rooted systemic
flaws of the existing architecture in the Euro-Atlantic area.
The West has embarked upon the course towards 'vertical
structuring of humanity' tailored to its own hardly inoffensive
After they declared victory in the
Cold War and the 'end of history,' the U.S. and EU have opted
for expanding the geopolitical area under their control without
taking into account the balance of legitimate interests of all
peoples of Europe […] NATO enlargement to the East continued in
spite of the promises to the contrary given earlier.
The instant switch of NATO to
hostile rhetoric and to the drawdown of its cooperation with
Russia even to the detriment of the West's own interests, and
additional build up of military infrastructure at the Russian
borders - made obvious the inability of the alliance to change
the genetic code it embedded during the Cold War era."
"The U.S. and EU supported the coup d'état in Ukraine and
reverted to outright justification of any acts by the
self-proclaimed Kiev authorities that opted for suppression by
force of the part of the Ukrainian people that had rejected the
attempts to impose the anti-constitutional way of life to the
entire country and wanted to defend its rights to the native
language, culture and history.
It is precisely the aggressive
assault on these rights that compelled the population of Crimea
to take the destiny in its own hands and make a choice in favor
This was an absolutely free choice
no matter what was invented by those who are responsible in the
first place for the internal conflict in Ukraine."
"The attempts to distort the truth and to hide the facts behind
blanket accusations have been undertaken at all stages of
the Ukranian crisis. Nothing
has been done to track down and prosecute those responsible for
bloody events at Maidan and
massive loss of human lives in Odessa, Mariupol and other
regions of Ukraine.
The scale of appalling humanitarian
disaster provoked by the acts of the Ukrainian army in the
South-Eastern Ukraine has been deliberately understated.
Recently, new horrible facts have been brought to light when
mass graves were discovered in the suburbs of Donetsk.
Despite UNSG Resolution 2166 a
thorough and independent investigation of the circumstances of
the loss of Malaysian airliner over the territory of Ukraine has
The culprits of all these crimes
must be identified and brought to justice. Otherwise the
national reconciliation in Ukraine can hardly be expected."
In total contempt for truth and
international law, Kiev's escalation of the Ukranian crisis is being
relentlessly prepared, in an ultimate act of deceit, as Ukranian
President Poroshenko assumes military regalia, threatening
Russia's survival, and, indeed the survival of his own bankrupt
country, and is now speaking of all-out war with Russia.
Last month Washington pledged and delivered 53 million dollars of US
taxpayer's money to provide military aid to the Kiev regime, which
is using the ceasefire arranged by Russian President Putin
and the OSCE as an opportunity to acquire more sophisticated and
deadly weapons and prepare for another barbarous onslaught against
civilians in east and southeastern Ukraine, where the massacre of
almost 4,000 citizens of East Ukraine and the desperate plight of
more than one million refugees followed the "secret" visit to Kiev,
(under a false name) of CIA Director John Brennan last April.
But perhaps the most brazen announcement of US/NATO intent to
inflict further carnage upon the citizens of East Ukraine, whose
rejection of the Nazi infested and Western controlled regime in Kiev
has resulted in Kiev's campaign of extermination of its dissident
Ukrainian citizens, is the return to Kiev this month of the US
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs,
Ms. Nuland was made world famous (or
world infamous) by her February declaration "Fuck
the EU" while, on behalf of her neocon sponsors in
Washington, she engineered the destabilization and overthrow of
Ukraine's democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovich,
plunging Ukraine into the civil war that holds the potential of
engulfing the world in a conflagration which will be known as World
In her October 7, 2014 speech to the Taras Shevchenko National
University of Kiev, Ms. Nuland boasted:
"Ukraine this year has received $290
million in U.S. financial support plus a billion dollar loan
guarantee. And now you have what so many of you stood on the
Maidan for, you have an association agreement with Europe and a
Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement."
That "Association Agreement" holds
Ukraine virtual hostage to NATO and the IMF, whose imposition of
"austerity measures" will further degrade the living standards of
the already impoverished Ukranians.
Ms. Nuland brings a Trojan Horse into
Ukraine, unctuously flattering gullible Ukranian students, who will
ultimately provide cannon fodder for the war which US/NATO is
Further on in his September 27 address to the UN General Assembly,
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov states:
"Let me recall a history of not so
As a condition for establishing
diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1933 the U.S.
government demanded of Moscow the guarantees of non-interference
into domestic affairs of the U.S. and obligations not to take
any actions with a view to changing political or social order in
At that time Washington feared a
revolutionary virus and the above guarantees were put on record
on the basis of reciprocity. Perhaps, it makes sense to return
to this topic and reproduce that demand of the U.S. government
on a universal scale.
Shouldn't the General Assembly adopt
a declaration on the inadmissibility of interference into
domestic affairs of sovereign states and non-recognition of coup
d'état as a method of the change of power? The time has come to
totally exclude from the international interaction the attempts
of illegitimate pressure of some states on others.
The meaningless and
counterproductive nature of unilateral sanctions is obvious if
we took an example of the U.S. blockade of Cuba."
"The policy of ultimatums and
philosophy of supremacy and domination do not meet the
requirements of the 21 century and run counter to the objective
process of development of a polycentric and democratic world