In the past we, and others, had mentioned this as a likely possibility: The policy makers (for U.S. and Russia) had agreed on the geopolitics prior to armed hostilities in Ukraine. The territorial maps are already redrawn that divides Ukraine into the two major power camps of the EU and Russia, while the Ukrainian citizens get no choice to remain independent from the two powers.
Apparently the policy makers have given the “go ahead” to the controlled media to hype the PR diplomacy campaign for peaceful options that meets the preplanned agreements between Russia and the West all along. Their hidden agenda was to carve up the nation of Ukraine into smaller parts for both the Russian Federation and the European Union. They are nearing the completion of their devious plan at the expense of many lost lives in armed conflict and more suffering citizens.
Now offer the olive branch, as most people would welcome a permanent halt to hostilities.
No effective opposition will be offered publicity to deter the territorial changes being proposed.
Granted that this is conjecture, as too much secrecy surrounds the Ukrainian region. Also the Russian humanitarian aid convoy supporting the Donetsk National Republic has arrived, this could possibly mean the Eastern Ukraine region will survive as an Independent State.
This is doubtful, as the Russian Republic is the best hope for prolonged future protection, food supplies and trade.
We want to thank vineyardsaker.blogspot.com for blogging this news item and their efforts to keep an alternative line of information about geopolitics open. Obviously we offer a different analysis of the geopolitical maneuvers by Russia and the U.S., but, we as always remind everyone to think for yourself and question all. ~Ron
The beginning of a realization in the US elites?
John Mearsheimer just published a piece in Foreign Affairs entitled “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault – The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin“. It is a typical “establishment” piece in style and assumptions – along with some rather misleading statements about the war in Georgia – but I still recommend that you read it.
Here is the interesting excerpt:
There is a solution to the crisis in Ukraine, however — although it would require the West to think about the country in a fundamentally new way. The United States and its allies should abandon their plan to westernize Ukraine and instead aim to make it a neutral buffer between NATO and Russia, akin to Austria’s position during the Cold War. Western leaders should acknowledge that Ukraine matters so much to Putin that they cannot support an anti-Russian regime there. This would not mean that a future Ukrainian government would have to be pro-Russian or anti-NATO. On the contrary, the goal should be a sovereign Ukraine that falls in neither the Russian nor the Western camp.
To achieve this end, the United States and its allies should publicly rule out NATO’s expansion into both Georgia and Ukraine. The West should also help fashion an economic rescue plan for Ukraine funded jointly by the EU, the International Monetary Fund, Russia, and the United States — a proposal that Moscow should welcome, given its interest in having a prosperous and stable Ukraine on its western flank. And the West should considerably limit its social-engineering efforts inside Ukraine. It is time to put an end to Western support for another Orange Revolution. Nevertheless, U.S. and European leaders should encourage Ukraine to respect minority rights, especially the language rights of its Russian speakers.
Some may argue that changing policy toward Ukraine at this late date would seriously damage U.S. credibility around the world. There would undoubtedly be certain costs, but the costs of continuing a misguided strategy would be much greater. Furthermore, other countries are likely to respect a state that learns from its mistakes and ultimately devises a policy that deals effectively with the problem at hand. That option is clearly open to the United States.