17. Mai 2014

What does the U.S. government want In Ukraine? Ron Paul

Honored Readers, 

After 36 years in US-Politics, Dr. Ron Paul (born 1935) 
on November 14th, 2012 gave a startling farewell speech 
in the US House of Representatives. 
The physician and three-time candidate for American 
President, personified a totally different type of politician, 
one, that is certainly in danger of extinction.
As a defender of a constitutional government, he managed 
repeatedly, courageously and expertly, to stand up against 
Ben Bernanke, the Chief of the Federal Reserve. His questions 
regarding the criminal financial transactions of the American 
Federal Reserve Bank are at least as legendary, as the breakup 
of a live interview on CNN with the words: “I know your methods”, 
whereby he disconnected the cables and walked out of the studio. 

In America Ron Paul has a lot of support from the younger 
generation and right across the political spectrum. The political 
establishment at best obviously puts him into the corner of “political 
bloomer”, in order to right at the beginning take the wind out of 
his precise criticism of the system. Also in Europe, the former 
congressman is mildly ridiculed and those, who are well meaning, 
at best dismiss him as a visionary.
But he just says, what many citizens think or what more and 
more human Beings have already experienced personally 
(NSA and the finance madness, homelessness and poverty, 
abolishment of civil rights, etc.). The former congressman 
ruthlessly reveals the actual situation in America and in the 
government in Washington at the time and is above any suspicion
to fall into the trap of the lie propaganda from Washington and 
the mainstream media. The former Minister of Finance  
William E. Simon  (in office from 1974-1977) said about Ron Paul, 
that he is „the only exception in the gang of 535” in the Capitol, 
the Seat of Congress, in Washington D.C.
And since his departure from official politics, 
Dr. Ron Paul’s voice as “caller in the political desert” 
(like the voice of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts) has not gone silent!
Just the opposite. 

In a guest columnist commentary in the „N.J.NEWS“ (New Jersey) 
Dr. Paul describes the actual situation about America’s interference 
in the Ukraine. Accurate as always, and to the point and without 
any of the tunnel vision, which is prevalent in Western Media and 
in Western Politics; whereby the untruths sprout and lies thrive 
to intolerability. 
It is my concern and a joy, to share this contribution 
with all readers of our website.
Yet before the Light prevails, the truth is needed the most, 
and must be repeated, until all levels of our society have
been captured by it and until it has prevailed on this earth. 
And due to these and similar publications in the Lichtwelt 
portal, this necessity has been adequately met and complied with. 

In Love

Jahn J Kassl

What does the U.S. government want in Ukraine?

written by Ron Paul
May 12, 2014

In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, 
the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have 
been killed in the violence. Although the U.S. government generally 
condemns a country's use of military force against its own population, 
especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the U.S. 
administration blamed the victims. After as many as 20 unarmed 
protesters were killed on the May 9th holiday in Ukraine, the State 
Department spokesman said "we condemn the outbreak of violence 
caused by pro-Russia separatists."

Why are people protesting in eastern Ukraine? 
Because they do not believe the government that came 
to power after the US-backed uprising in February is legitimate. 
They do not recognize the authority of an unelected president and 
prime minister. The U.S. sees this as a Russian-sponsored 
destabilization effort, but is it so hard to understand that the 
people in Ukraine may be annoyed with the U.S. and EU for their 
involvement in regime change in their country? Would we be so 
willing to accept an unelected government in Washington put in 
place with the backing of the Chinese and Iranians?

The U.S. State Department provided much assistance earlier 
this year to those involved in the effort to overthrow the Ukrainian 
government. The U.S. warned the Ukrainian government at the time 
not to take any action against those in the streets, even as they 
engaged in violence and occupied government buildings. But now 
that those former protesters have come to power, the U.S. takes a 
different view of protest. Now they give full support to the bloody 
crackdown against protesters in the east. 
The State Department spokesperson said last week:  
"We continue to call for groups who have jeopardized public 
order by taking up arms and seizing public buildings in violation 
of Ukrainian law to disarm and leave the buildings they have seized."  

This is the opposite of what they said in February. 
Do they think the rest of the world does not see this hypocrisy?
The residents of eastern Ukraine have long been closer to Russia 
than to the U.S. and EU. In fact, that part of Ukraine had been a 
part of Russia. After February's regime change, officials in the east 
announced that they would hold referenda to see whether the 
population wanted autonomy from the U.S.-backed government 
in Kiev. The U.S. demanded that Russian President Putin stop 
eastern Ukraine from voting on autonomy, and last week the 
Russian president did just that: he said that the vote should 
not be held as scheduled. The eastern Ukrainians ignored him 
and said they would hold the vote anyway. So much for the U.S. 
claims that Russia controls the opposition in Ukraine.

Even though the Russian president followed U.S. demands 
and urged the eastern Ukrainians to hold off on the vote, the 
U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. would apply 
additional sanctions on Russia if the vote is held! 
Does this make any sense?

The real question is why the U.S. government 
is involved in Ukraine in the first place. 

We are broke. We cannot even afford to fix our own economy. 
Yet we want to run Ukraine? Does it really matter who Ukrainians 
elect to represent them? Is it really a national security matter worth 
risking a nuclear war with Russia whether Ukraine votes for more 
regional autonomy and a weaker central government? Isn't that 
how the United States was originally conceived?

Has the arrogance of the U.S. administration, 
thinking they should run the world, driven us 
to the brink of another major war in Europe? 
Let us hope they will stop this dangerous game 
and come to their senses. 

I say let's have no war for Ukraine!


Originally published on N.Y. NEWS. Emphasis by JJK.)