Friday, 21 March 2014

Mikhail Gorbachev: Promises are Promises

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last Head of State of the Soviet Union but was also the man that opened the way for what many thought was going to be a new relationship between West and East.

Mikhail Gorbachev presided the re-unification of Germany and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Eastern Europe, withdrawal that came with promises made by the United States that NATO would not expand towards the East and promises that were broken by the United States.

Many people celebrated the coming down of the so called Berlin Wall and the Re-Unification of Germany and among them were the Western Leaders that today attack Russian Reunification with the return of Crimea to the Russian Motherland.

Constant interference in Russian Affairs, constant pressure against Russian Interests and the Expansion of NATO towards the East including the idea of installing missiles in the Czech Republic and in Poland have dominated US Foreign Policy towards Russia.

The American Doctrine of Predestination is the equivalent of Mein Kampf, a political ideology that is behind so called Neo-Conservatism in the United States. Wherever the priests of Neo-Conservatism go there is upheaval, either political, military or financial or all at the same time because upheaval is a way of controlling foreign countries to serve the interests of the US Elites that have supported illegal invasion, torture, political assassinations, military and financial aggression and dictatorial regimes, so long as they benefit their particular interests.

Once again, Mikhail Gorbachev appeared as a voice of sanity and celebrated the return of Crimea, a Russian region with more than 200 years of Russian history to the Russian Family in the Russian Federation.

The American Media, accustomed to American Military Aggression, compared the US to the Russian Federation and got things wrong. Perhaps the record of the US in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Libya, in Egypt, in Syria, across Latin America, in Africa, in Asia (not forgetting Vietnam) and in Asia Minor where the US supported the use of chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein against Iran having previously supported a coup in 1953 against a fledging Democracy in Iran, didn't allow them to see that the Russian Federation behaved in a completely different manner.

In Crimea there were no tanks, no bombardment, no widespread destruction. The transition took place with a Referendum with the participation of more than 85% of the people including every segment of the population and more than 95% agreed that Crimea should be reunited with Russia.

A country like the US, accustomed to use violence instead of reason and peaceful means, could hardly understand that the people in Crimea could decide by themselves in a Referendum. Moreover,  we should mention how the US is run. Election in the US have little to do with Democracy and have very much to do with how much money you have to buy votes using the mass media.

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