US-Installed Ukrainian-Style “Democracy”
by Stephen Lendman
Western leaders calling fascist dictatorships democracies should scare everyone. It suggests the kind of governance they want domestically – rule by brute force while waging endless wars abroad, Orwell’s worst nightmare underscored by potential nuclear armageddon.
Washington installed Ukraine’s Nazi-infested dictatorship last year. Nightmarish conditions prevail – police state ruthlessness by any standard. Lawful rule is nonexistent. Anyone challenging fascist illegitimacy faces imprisonment or death.
Elections are farcical when held. Press freedom is prohibited. Independent journalists are kidnapped and murdered. Russophobia rages. Ethnic Russians are considered fifth column threats. Anti-Semitism is rife.
Corruption is out-of-control. Economic bankruptcy looms. Workers aren’t being paid. Wages for those getting them are sub-poverty – benefits increasingly nonexistent.
Money Ukraine can’t afford is spent waging war on Donbass – millions of dollars daily. More goes for enforcing police state harshness.
Lunatics run things. Illegitimate President Poroshenko is a militantly anti-Russian billionaire mega-crook/war criminal. Others in key posts resemble an FBI most wanted list.
Ultranationalist ideologue Dmytro Korchynskiy was wanted by Kiev’s Yanukovych government for high crimes. He’s an international fugitive.
He operates freely in Ukraine. He fought with Chechen rebels against Moscow in the 1990s. He calls Russia “the house of Satan.” He wants it destroyed and its people “liberated.”
On prime time Ukrainian television, he called for establishing concentration camps for Donbass and Crimean residents. He cited US internment of its Japanese citizens in WW II as justification. “In wartime, they constituted a potential threat,” he claimed.
Nazi-infested paramilitary battalions maraud with impunity. Mass murder goes unpunished – from Odessa to elsewhere in Donbass. Daily shellings and other attacks continue.
Ukraine’s parliament approved legislation justifying human rights violations in Donbass. It claimed “its right to regress from its obligations…in the international pact on civilian and political rights” in southeastern areas.
Human and civil rights exist nowhere in Ukraine – least of all with daily junta attacks on Donbass, including residential areas.
Kiev so-called constitutional reform violates Minsk ceasefire terms. According to Russia’s upper house Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko:
“The new Constitution of Ukraine does not comply with the Minsk Accords as it (was prepared) without (required) dialogue with DPR and LPR (Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic).
Regime officials enforce economic blockade exacerbating dire economic conditions. Poroshenko bloc MP Yuri Lutsenko called Donbass “a cancerous tumor,” urging tighter isolation.
Russia continues providing a vital humanitarian lifeline. Thirty convoys delivered food, medicines and other essential supplies. Despite all-out Moscow efforts to resolve conflict conditions diplomatically, resolution is nowhere in sight.
Washington wants war, not peace. It wants Donbass freedom fighters systematically crushed, its civilian population ruthlessly punished for living in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Weeks earlier, Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections (EODE) administrator-general Luc Michel said “glorification of fascism and neo-Nazism, and historical revisionism that goes along with it, are not unique to Ukraine” today.
“They accompany every stage of NATO expansion East – in particular the Baltic states and Romania.”
The scourge of Nazism’s reemergence in Europe’s heartland openly supported by Washington and rogue NATO partners should scare everyone. Will WW III follow?
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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