Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia.

But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia.

Eric Zuesse

The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia at the G20 summit: End of Isolation” (German original:  “Ende der Isolation: Russland bei G20-Gipfel willkommen”), and reported that, “Because the USA needs Russia in its fight against terror-IS, the G20 speculation to isolate Russia in the world community has been shelved. The conflict in the Eastern Ukraine is therefore classified as [being only] regionally [important].” Moreover, “Americans and Russians agreed behind the scenes on a division of the Ukraine. … The Ukrainian government and the rebels in the east have agreed on the establishment of a buffer zone in the east of the country. … The resulting 30 km wide buffer zone along the [battle] front will be monitored by observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).”

This is, essentially, the announcement introducing truce-lines, such as were established at the end of the Korean War and many others.

However, the foreign-affairs leader of the Ukrainian separatists says that their efforts to get Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to accept their territory as being a part of Russia have been firmly rejected by Putin’s Government; and, so, “We will build our own country.”

This important statement from the foreign-affairs leader Andrei Purgin on Wednesday, September 17th, was not headlined nor even the topic of any U.S. news report; it was instead inconspicuously buried halfway through an AP news story that focused on “East Ukraine Casualties.” It’s common for propagandistic news reports, such as characterize the U.S. media, to bury what’s important in the news story, and not even to headline that crucial information, when that information violates the regime’s propaganda that they’ve been trumpeting. So: this information was buried, and was not headlined. The American media had portrayed Putin as the aggressor behind Ukraine’s war, and had hidden that Obama was actually the aggressor. The extremely violent February 22nd overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was, as this proves, a fascist coup by the U.S. And as the transcript of the phone conversation between two EU officials shown here documents, they recognized on February 25th that it had been precisely that. Furthermore, President Obama’s agent, Victoria Nuland, on February 4th, had already selected Arseniy Yatsenyuk, whom she affectionately referred to there as “Yats,” to run the country. And her U.S.-engineered coup in Ukraine didn’t occur until February 22nd, and it then installed “Yats” to run the country.

So, this news, that Putin didn’t even want the Ukrainian rebels’ territory, was not something that U.S. media intend the U.S. public to recognize suddenly; it’s instead like the non-existent “Saddam’s WMD” that they had trumpeted during 2002 and 2003 but that were all lies — something to be laid only gradually upon their deceived public, so the masses won’t even notice that they had been lied to.

Russia’s Government has thus now made clear that it is not seeking to add to its territory. While Russia has accepted the approximately million refugees who have fled to Russia from Ukraine’s civil war, Russia does not want any part of Ukraine’s territory.

Crimea was a different case: traditionally part of Russia, throughout the period 1783-1954, until the leader of the Soviet Union gifted Crimea to Ukraine (the nation that was called the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) in 1954, but the residents of Crimea never accepted that, and they overwhelmingly considered themselves still to be Russians. Furthermore, the Russian Navy’s lease on the Crimean port of Sebastopol for its Black Sea Fleet extended till 2042, and the February 2014 coup-installed Ukrainian Government wanted to cancel it, which threatened crucial Russian national defense. Furthermore, many of those new, Obama-installed, Ukrainian leaders wanted a nuclear war against Russia. So, Putin needed to be concerned about the Black Sea Fleet, and he accepted Crimea back into Russia, but he will not admit more than that from Ukraine, as being added to Russian territory — at least not now.

Crimea is viewed as being not an addition to Russia, but instead as voluntarily rejoining Russia, irrespective of the new Ukrainian Government’s campaign to eliminate ethnic Russians from Ukraine’s southeast. No other part of post-1954 Ukraine had previously been part of Russia in quite the same sense, and this includes the southeastern portion of Ukraine, whose history had also been predominantly Russian.

Consequently, the ethnic-cleansing campaign that has been going on by the new, Obama-installed, Ukrainian Government, against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, will no longer have Washington’s support. Obama’s hope — for that ethnic-cleansing to continue at least long enough for the surviving residents there to shrink to a small enough proportion of the total Ukrainian national electorate so that a nationwide Ukrainian election (which hasn’t been held in Ukraine since the February 2014 coup) will choose leaders who are acceptable to the U.S. Government — appears to have ended. On the basis of Obama’s hope to grab all of Ukraine, he had planned and financed that February coup. But now he settles for only the remaining western stump of it. The eastern part he won’t get. Only by killing and driving out enough of those people — the ones in the areas that overwhelmingly voted for the man whom Obama overthrew — would it become possible for an intact entire Ukraine that allies itself with the U.S. to be democratically stable, not reversed by the election of a pro-Russian leader of Ukraine. But, instead, Ukraine will lose the land and resources that it had been trying to conquer back from the people who live in Ukraine’s pro-Russian region.

President Putin and President Obama have regularly been in direct contact with one-another ever since Obama’s coup occurred in February. Perhaps Putin’s declining to accept Ukrainian territory into Russia is part of an agreement between the two leaders, in which Obama is, for his part, declining the urgings from congressional Republicans and conservative Democrats for the U.S. to provide weapons to the Ukrainian military to expedite America’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Ukraine.

Obama seems to have decided that his desire to grab Ukraine for the U.S. aristocracy (international corporations) must be abandoned now, because it’s not politically practical at the same time when the U.S. is also escalating its military involvements in the Middle East, where the control of oil is an even bigger factor than the matter of gas is in Ukraine.

Obama is folding his Ukraine deck. And Putin doesn’t want it.

The result will be at least two failed states in the former Ukraine: the western part, which will be a bankrupt burden mainly to regular taxpayers in the EU, and the eastern part, which will be a bombed-out wreck right next door to Russia. Already, Russia is sending in food, clothing, and other aid, to the people still left where Ukraine was bombing and killing them, and was destroying their homes and infrastructure.

And, as this scenario plays itself out, it will all come to the public as if it is new news, and the public won’t even much care that they had been lied to, yet again. When the press is carefully managed, there is no accountability. That’s what the owners of the press want, and it’s why they buy it — to be able to sell to other aristocrats that non-accountability. It’s their racket.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • BuelahMan

    Why don’t you say it?

    That the “ethnic cleansing” is the Jewish led assholes killing Russio-Christians.

    Because you are covering up for your tribe.

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    • cettel

      Obama is a Christian. McCain is a Christian. Tyahnibok is a Christian. Lyashko is a Christian. These people don’t hate Christians; they hate Russians. BuelahMan you are obviously different; you hate Jews. But you are no better than they.

      • BuelahMan

        Are you saying that Jews have nothing to do with what is happening in Ukraine?

        If so, you are a liar or an idiot.

        • cettel

          That’s not what I said. There are Jews who are involved, and there are Christians who are involved, and there are atheists who are involved; and you are just a bigot. This is not a religious war. It’s an ideological war, by racist fascists (that is: nazis), and their victims are Russians, including people who descended from Russians but who live in the ethnically Russian southeastern portion of Ukraine.

      • tate matson

        Obama was raised by his white jewish grandparents–McCain spent 5 years in a Chinese prison camp–most likely he was “brainwashed”…………….notice this “war Hero” follows the lines given to him by the Non-Christian Controlled US Media……..

        • cettel

          Here is what wikipedia says about the ancestry of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham:
          “Dunham was born … the only child of Madalyn Lee Payne and Stanley Armour Dunham. She was of predominantly English ancestry, with some German, Swiss, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry.” The reader “tate matson” thinks she’s racially a “white jewish” person, and brings that assumption of his up in the context of supposedly explaining why her son installed in Ukraine racist facists, or nazis, who are slaughtering the residents of southeast Ukraine.
          The rabid racist readers at this news site, such as BuelahMan and tate matson, are an embarrassment. Most of them appear to be (like those two) especially anti-Semites, meaning haters of Jews. How can we get rid of such bigots? They contribute nothing to the conversation, except their mental illness, which is depressing to observe here, because none of the authors whose articles are posted here are supplying any encouragement to their stupidity and vileness.
          Are there other readers here who likewise wish bigots to avoid this site or at least to avoid contributing reader comments here?
          Let us now have a discussion of whether bigots contribute anything to the discussion, other than their evil.

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    • tate matson

      They plan on doing it here in the USA as well–why else do you think they are brain washing every African American to hate any/all white people. They are pushing out all white Non-Jewish People from Government / Military. Per the DOD 38% of the Generals in the Army were African American. 24% of the enlisted in the Army in 2012 per the DOD were African American. That figure is higher today…….Obama has quietly allowed 24,000 non-citizens to join the US military since 2009–and the 24k figure is the number of active duty non-citizens currently in our military–a lot of them are African, Muslim, and Korean and Chinese……….and each year 8000 more non-citizens join the active duty military…….And the Navy(not sure if they were forced) but the survey of both the officer corps and enlisted service members was released a few weeks ago–and it was a bombshell for everyone except those who are PAYING attention to what is really going on right now…..Around 50% flat out said they did not trust the TOP Brass!!! Maybe 25% thought the leadership was doing a ok job. The current heads of the Navy, Air Force, and Army, are all closet Jews. Obama was raised by his white Jewish Grandparents.

  • Party Like 1999

    Nothing is is over in Ukraine. Noting is over in Kiev.
    A desperate Obama is grasping at any straw to regain control of his collapsed NATO narrative.
    All Obama did is get a bunch of dupes killed and in doing so, he showed the dupes in Poland and the other “new” NATO states that they would be sold out the same nuanced way when the poke the bear too hard. Obama left his puppet Poroshenko twisting in the wind.

    Ultimately, it was Putin on the phone to Poroshenko telling him what to do…Not Obama.
    There has been no “sell out” by Russia. The only sell out is the bankrupt White House.

  • Gerry1211

    Mr. Zuesse’s sentence that post 1954 no other part of Ukraine had previously been part of Russia is in error.
    Ukraine is an artificially created country and the region for many centuries was part of Russia.

    Kiev originally was Russia’s capital.
    Upto 1654 “Ukraine” was a very small region smack in the middle of what today is referred to as Eastern Ukraine
    From 1654 -1917 Various Russian Tsars deeded large portions of Russia to Ukraine (Western area)

    From 1917 Vladimir Lenin deeded a very large portion of what is now considered Eastern Ukraine to “Ukraine” This new area essentially surrounded the original small region referred to as Ukraine in 1654 and now forms the entire Eastern part.

    Between 1939-1945 Stalin deeded Moldova to Ukraine. Moldova is now independent.
    In 1954 Nikita Khrushchev, after a night of heavy drinking summarily and without any referendum deeded the Crimea to Ukraine (he was Ukrainian). While this was never quite accepted by the Crimeans, not much changed because Ukraine was still under Soviet control. This changed when the USSR fell apart and the Crimeans found themselves living in a different country. And the rest we know.

    • cettel

      This is Eric Zuesse. Thank you for the correction. Do you have links to the sources? In issuing a correction, I need to draw up a succinct statement of the situation regarding Crimea versus the rest of Ukraine’s southeast. Can you supply me with your draft of it, or at least with links to the sources you would be using for that? It would be much appreciated, and I shall credit you for it if you wish, but then I’d need something more than just “Gerry1211”.

      • Gerry1211

        My apologies for not providing the link. Since I am currently very busy with the Gubernatorial elections in Florida I will do my search for the proper source probably on Sunday. Independently you could find the “growth” of Ukraine over the centuries via Google. Wikipedia would not be my first source. The complexities and the original boundaries of countries within Europe is mind boggling. For instance much of western Ukraine used to be Lithuania!!. The Hapsburgs were also involved at one time. I do not look for credit but for simple truth. Your writings are on my favorite list. As to the Eastern Ukraine that was deeded to Ukraine by Lenin in 1921 available on Google. I survived WW2 in Nazi occupied Holland which created an intense curiosity of European history, its countries, their ethnic and background, and who, over time ruled them. And why we had all these war. In whose benefit where they? I will do my best.

        Thank you for being there and for exposing the many lies MSM would feed us.

      • Gerry1211

        My apologies for not providing the link. Since I am currently very busy with the Gubernatorial elections in Florida I will do my search for the proper source probably on Sunday. Independently you could find the “growth” of Ukraine over the centuries via Google. Wikipedia would not be my first source. The complexities and the original boundaries of countries within Europe is mind boggling. For instance much of western Ukraine used to be Lithuania!!. The Hapsburgs were also involved at one time. I do not look for credit but for simple truth. Your writings are on my favorite list. As to the Eastern Ukraine that was deeded to Ukraine by Lenin in 1921 available on Google. I survived WW2 in Nazi occupied Holland which created an intense curiosity of European history, its countries, their ethnic and background, and who, over time ruled them. And why we had all these war. In whose benefit where they? I will do my best.

        Thank you for being there and for exposing the many lies MSM would feed us.