Sunday, May 11, 2014

The view from Moscow: What's the US endgame in Ukraine? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

It has been asked many times in the past several months: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's endgame in Ukraine? This question became even more relevant after the referendum in March in Crimea, which has now become part of Russia, and the thinking in Washington and other Western capitals was that more "land grabs" could follow.

Would the Kremlin opt for taking over the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine where substantial numbers of ethnic Russians are living or would Russia settle for a federation with the east having autonomy and its own government? Or maybe Putin is actually thinking of taking over the whole of Ukraine, and then turn his sights on the Baltics, Moldova and even Poland? Some people even went as far as to ask whether the Kremlin's endgame is about recreating the old Soviet Union and getting not just Ukraine, but countries like Kazakhstan and other former Soviet republics back under its control.

So what I'm saying is that we only hear people asking about Putin's endgame in Ukraine. But imagine for a moment that the Russian president and his closest aides and advisers are asking themselves a totally different question: What is Washington's endgame in Ukraine? Quite a different angle, isn't it? Because the way Moscow sees it, US President Barack Obama's administration must have some sort of an endgame as well when it comes to the crisis in Ukraine, and it would be naive to think that they have not been burning the midnight oil in Washington and looking at their options.

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  1. This has a refreshing slant on things. But I would say, more important than the US endgame is the endgame of Western Power Axis, by which I mean the shadowy collusion of the US, EU, NATO, UN, Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, New World Order, and the European and US aristocracies. This is probably not run out of Washington, although Washington plays a major role. Some of it may be coming from European castles of the Rothschilds, for example, who happen to own the shale oil leases in Donbass now under contract to Shell Oil and Chevron. I'm sure you know more about this than I.

    1. If there's one thing I know, it's the further you dig into some of this stuff, the more you discover you don't know. But I definitely agree with you. There's a lot going on that we can see and that indeed we probably don't know yet.

    2. Damn, meant to say there's a lot going on that we **can't** see.


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