by James Hufferd, Ph.D.                                                                                      
Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization
     The Cold War ended when the Soviet Union replaced its 64-year-old regime with a restructured one, suddenly dropping its remaining lip-service to Marxist-Leninist principles, in 1991, and dividing itself into 15 sovereign states, the largest of which are Ukraine and Russia (still a colossus spanning continents).
     But increasingly, over the past several years, the neocon forces largely having taken command of, consequently, now uber-militarized U.S. foreign policy and “defense” strategy, have audaciously sought to goad and surround the Russian state likewise rife, mainly due to inheritance, with a doomsday nuclear arsenal and active advanced weapon development capabilities. Leading a fairly ambivalent bevy of NATO allies, the U.S. has, for reasons of its own, systematically dragged the two sides back to the brink of existential nuclear war – fomenting what amounts to a dangerous new Cold War on steroids.
     To the best of my non-specialist, observant layman’s understanding, here’s 1) how they’ve done it, and 2) how they’ve said (and still say) they’ve done it.
     Beginning around the time they (the neocon internal hijackers of U.S./western policy) sprung 9/11 on an unwary world, they began, through the captive CIA, working with internal malcontents and turncoats-for-hire inside a sizable number of smaller new states and old surrounding gargantuan Russia, to bring about what are referred to as a series of “color revolutions”. The object of which was the overthrow of Russia’s bordering allies, and their replacement with regimes willing to host western nuclear bases in exchange for western lucre.
     Several of these somewhat tooth-like edifices were actually loosened with blinding speed to the extent that they forsook their less-profitable close political and economic alliances with Russia and joined the EU and NATO, all in an attempt to neutralize truculent giant Russia herself by binding her hand and foot.
     Of course, Russia did not take this treaty-and promise-breaking sequential development/provocation well. Thus, the rise of Putin, a former knight of the KBG, as the strong leader the Russian people trusted, who commanded the risen Red Army to avenge and correct emboldened resentment against large ethnic Russian minorities in former satellite countries like the Republic of Georgia – despite howls of protest in the western (mainly U.S.) halls of power and media.
     Then, a couple of years ago, or a bit more, the goading actions of the west were escalated when the pro-Russian (but independent) duly elected government of a much larger bordering state, Ukraine, to the south, was dislodged by U.S.-encouraged para-military gangs choreographed by Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department and led by members of a local neo-Nazi party, marching en masse on Kiev, the country’s ancient capital. These sponsored thugs, recognized as somehow legitimate and in ascendance, meanwhile, fearing reaction by the very large Russian nationality almost-majority concentrated in the eastern half of the country, engaged the local militia forces in pitched battle.
     It is important to note that throughout this period of civil strife in eastern Ukraine – according to a statement freely issued by the number 2 man in the unelected Kiev pro-western regime – although actual Russian troops amassed along the Ukraine border, none were known ever to cross into Ukrainian territory.
     Meanwhile, to the south of traditional Ukraine, jutting into the Black Sea as a relatively minor peninsular appendage, lay the Crimea, traditionally a small but vital part of Russia. (Its significance lay mostly in the fact that it provided the Russians a unique accessible warm-water port). Historically, the Crimea was tendered as an internal gift of friendship from the Russian Soviet Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in the early 1950s. About 95% of Crimea’s population was, and is, ethnically Russian.
     So, when the entire Russian population of Crimea began to fear drastic treatment at the hands of the neo-Nazil-led Ukrainian forces then running amok in eastern Ukraine, they naturally sent a plea to Russia for protection. And someone got the bright idea of Crimea trying to re-join Russia outright, and so the vehicle of a plebiscite was born to demonstrate that intent – which, of course, was virtually unanimous. And the rest is history.
     Except in the U.S. and its strategic European satellites, where the version broadcast goes like this:
     Russia, under Putin, it is stated, has shown her aggressive, re-expansionist nature most menacingly, by first attacking poor little Georgia and then invading eastern Ukraine – and then by “grabbing” Crimea! And the pro-Russian government in Ukraine under its pro-Russian former president, Yevtoshenko (actually, democratically-elected) was dictatorially trying to prevent Ukraine from joining the EU and NATO, as its population clamored for, and accordingly, was overthrown by patriotic Ukrainian citizens (who just happened to be wearing brown shirts, or something like that). And the bad Russians shot down the wayward Malaysian airliner over Ukrainian airspace under Putin’s orders – despite all expert findings and testimony to the contrary (see previous postings). Etc.
     And now, they (the U.S. media) is screaming that the campaign manager for the benighted candidate opposing their Queen Dowager used to advise as a client the bad old president of Ukraine, Yevtoshenko. And now (supposedly), he, the putrid opposition nominee, and Putin are all in cahoots, surely to no good end.
     And the beat goes on. . . while that awful Putin has thrown sand in the gears of the west’s already-sputtering overthrow machinery in Syria, by most-effectively shooting up those very gangs of terrorists who were sponsored, provisioned, and protected by the west, while avoiding harm to those protecting the oddly rather popular object of the west’s wrath, the beleaguered Assad, trying and for the moment succeeding in holding his country together.
     Now, if all that doesn’t cry out for thermo-nuclear annihilation of all parties, what on earth does? quoth the QD and the Victoria Nulands. And all of the minions keep reading this very script, more or less, on-air.
P.S. – So, is the U.S. establishment dependent on lies for its maintenance? No; it’s more fittingly called narrative, and even Hollywood’s tightly-enforced narrative is scripted by the nightly news, embroidering new exotic piece-by-piece as required. And as I’ve opined – that is the “top-secret memo”. No need to be leaked.
 JH: 8/16/16