8. Juli 2014

Guest Column by Vladimir Putin - Paul Craig Roberts


Honored Reader, 

True, bilateral relations are not in their best shape, 
but – I would like to stress this – not through Russia’s fault.“ 
Said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in front of Russian Ambassadors 
on July 1st 2014. And Putin said a lot more and foremost what are fact 
and the truth and not what we permanently hear from the Western 
unified mass media and the totally incapable as well as outside 
controlled Politicians. 

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, has again published an article that can 
open the eyes for human Beings and will foremost for those, 
who are ready for the truth. For that he deserves the needed 
respect and my heartfelt gratitude. 

In Love

Jahn J Kassl

written by Paul Craig Roberts
July 1, 2014

IMPORTANT: Guest Column by Vladimir Putin
BARRACKS–Vladimir Putin, President of Russia 
The remarks below are excerpted from President Putin’s 
meeting with Russia’s ambassadors on July 1, 2014.

Putin damns Washington’s puppet president of Ukraine, 

an usurped position resulting from the overthrow of a democratically 
elected president, for taking “the path of violence which cannot lead to 
peace.” Putin’s remarks are simultaneous English translations as 
Putin speaks in Russian. Such translations are seldom good, 
but are usually adequate to convey the content. 

“Unfortunately, Ukrainian President Poroshenko has made the 
decision to resume military actions, and we – meaning myself 
and my colleagues in Europe – could not convince him that the
way to reliable, firm and long-term peace can’t lie through war. 
Previously, Petro Poroshenko had no direct relation to orders to 
take military action. Now he has taken on this responsibility in full. 
Not only military, but also more importantly, politically.”

“On Monday [June 30], I spoke with France, Germany and Ukraine 
via telephone. I stressed the need to prolong the ceasefire and 
the creation of a reliable mechanism for monitoring compliance 
with the cease fire and that the Organization for Security and 
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) should play an active role.  
I offered that checkpoints on the Russian side of the Ukrainian 
border could be monitored by representatives of Ukraine and 
by OSCE to insure joint control of the border.”

“Everything that’s going on in Ukraine is of course the internal 
business of Ukrainian government, but we are painfully sorry that 
civilians die. In my opinion, there is a deliberate attempt by 
Ukraine to eliminate representatives of the press. It concerns 
both Russian and foreign journalists. The killing of journalists 
is absolutely unacceptable.”

“I hope pragmatism will prevail, that the West will get rid of its 
hegemonic ambitions and desire to arrange the world according 
to its preferences. I hope instead that the West will start building 
relations based on equal rights, mutual respect and good will 
toward others and respect for the interests of other countries.” 

Putin said that Washington had put pressure on France not to 
deliver the Mistral-class helicopter ships that the Russian/French 
contract specified. We know about the pressure that our American 
partners put on the French so that they would not deliver the Mistral 
ships to Russia. And we know that Washington hinted that if the 
French don’t deliver Mistral, sanctions on the French bank will be 
minimized or removed. What is this, if not blackmail?” 

Putin said that Russia is willing to be a partner of the US and EU, 
but the partnership must be based on equality, not on America’s 
partners following Washington’s orders.  

“We are not going to stop our relations 
with the US. The bilateral relations are not 
in the best shape, that is true. But this – and 
I want to emphasize–is not Russia’s fault.”  

While preparing this report I checked the BBC online news site. 
There was no mention of Putin’s remarks. Ditto the online cites for 
CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times. The Washington 
Post did mention that Putin condemned the renewed violence in 
Ukraine at a meeting with Russia’s ambassadors, but the importance 
of Putin’s meeting with Russia’s ambassadors was not conveyed by 
the Post’s report. Given Washington’s arrogance, why does it matter 
what Putin says? 

America’s loss to Belgium in the World Soccer Cup is more important 
to the American Propaganda Ministry than the President of Russia’s 
attempt to end conflict and the drive toward war.

As I have previously observed, Americans live in The Matrix, 
not in the real world. One day Americans could wake up stunned 
by reality, or they could die from weapons of mass destruction 
and not wake up. Americans are nothing but cannon 
fodder for the neoconservative drive for 
Washington’s world hegemony. 

The media on which Americans rely lies to them and prevents 
them from knowing any significant truths. Americans can learn 
that they lost the World Cup, but they cannot learn of their 
government’s crimes and drive toward war, or of the responses 
of other powerful countries whose governments are unwilling,
unlike England, Germany, and France, to be Washington’s vassals.

Originally published on: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org
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