Dateline: 8 August 2014
Back in March I blogged here about the unrest in Ukraine. I provided a link to the insightful geopolitical analysis of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts regarding what was really happening over there. Dr. Roberts was very concerned. He pointed to America's involvement with the violence, destabilization, and regime change in that country. He warned of much worse things to come. And he was right.
This Ukrainian situation boggles my mind. I can see no legitimate purpose for Washington to be leading America into a war with Russia over the Ukraine. Not only are we messing with the national security interests of Russia, we have initiated round after round of economic sanctions. There is a new "cold war," and America has started it.
They say that one of the first casualties of war is the truth. My government has given me no reason to believe anything it says these days. I no longer believe that Washington has the best interests of the American people in mind. This country appears to be self-destructing on multiple fronts. It's powerfully disturbing.
I respect Paul Craig Roberts, and I believe his analysis of this Ukraine situation is as close to the truth as it gets. He is a former Washington insider. He has experience in academia. He is a former Wall Street Journal editor. He comes across as an apolitical, independent-minded American patriot. Maybe he has me fooled, but I think this man has a degree of credibility and gravitas that few other analysts have.
With that in mind, I recently listened to a radio interview in which Dr. Roberts pretty much explained the whole sorry story about this Ukrainian situation. If you want to hear his perspective on how this war-in-the making has come about, and what to expect in the future, please listen to this Interview With Paul Craig Roberts. (the 2nd half of the interview is particularly informative)