Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A short quiz on invasions and occupations

Before entering into a dialog about good guys and bad guys, and all those evil empires we're surrounded by it might help to first clarify who they are.



This short quiz on invasions and occupations might help.



1) What country recently launched a full scale illegal (by international law) invasion and occupation of another country?



a) Japan



b) Russia



c) USA



d) EU



e) China



f) N. Korea



See the correct answer here: Hawk admits invasion was illegal



2) What countries in recent history have been invaded and occupied (legally or illegally) by another country?



a) Vietnam



b) Korea



c) Ukraine



d) Iraq



e) Libya



f) Pakistan



g) Afghanistan



See the correct answer here; http://costsofwar.org/



3) Who holds the world record (in modern times) for the greatest number of invasions and occupations?



a) USA



b) China



c) Russia



d) Germany



e) Japan



Find the correct answer here;  A CENTURY OF MILITARY INTERVENTIONS



Now compare these facts to the US/EU hype about the Ukraine and the Crimea and it's easy to see that it is nothing more than a whole lot of "tail wagging the dog" Bush/Cheney style.



Here's the headline; THE GREAT RUSSIAN RED MENACE INVADES AND OCCUPIES EUROPE!



It seems that President Obama has caved in to the neo-cons who love nothing more than to stir the pot when it comes to looking for a war to start; which is by the way a cash cow to these clowns who are heavily invested in the Military Industrial Complex.



The timing is not coincidental but perfectly synced with talk of cutting defense spending and trimming the fat from a morbidly obese military that has become almost obsolete in today's conflicts.



A military larger than all other countries combined. (Obsolete)



A navy larger than all of the world powers combined. (Obsolete)



Unless....of course........if you can conjure up the "cold war boogeyman" and salt the population with paranoia; both of which has worked well in this already gun crazed paranoid country where people are even afraid of their own government.



So, before going gung-ho on flag waving and chest thumping and stomping off to WWIII Americans might want to take a look at the Ukraine/Crimea conflict and the role Russia is playing in it;



Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance & other facts you may not know about Crimea



Ukraine’s statement at the UN that ‘16,000 Russian soldiers had been deployed’ across Crimea sparked a MSM feeding frenzy that steadfastly ignored any hard facts that got in their way.

Especially unwelcome is the fact that the so-called ‘invasion force’ has been there for 15 years already.

The media many trust described in hysterical tones how the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was under a full-scale Russian invasion with headlines like: “Ukraine says Russia sent 16,000 troops to Crimea”, “Ukraine crisis deepens as Russia sends more troops into Crimea,” as well as “What can Obama do about Russia's invasion of Crimea?”.

Facts, and ardent statements by top Russian diplomats were totally ignored by the western ‘war press’.

Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin pointed to the longstanding 25,000 troop allowance while FM Sergey Lavrov stressed the Russian military “strictly executes the agreements which stipulate the Russian fleet’s presence in Ukraine, and follows the stance and claims coming from the legitimate authority in Ukraine and in this case the legitimate authority of the Autonomous Republic Crimea as well.”