The reasons why the US declared war on Russia, via Ukraine, are very simple to explain…
As well as the banking control issue, the Neocons also got pissed off at Putin for the part that he played in stopping them from their proposed mass bombing campaign against Assad in Syria in September 2013.
The Neocons engineered the Coup in Kiev to turn Ukraine into a failed state through economic collapse and a civil war. Exactly as they did in Libya, before that Iraq and as they are now trying to do in Syria (which like Ukraine is also a battle for control of gas pipeline routes, energy supplies and to cause trouble for Russia).
The Neocons have already succeeded in producing the highly predictable economic and currency collapse in Ukraine. This was always going to happen by antagonizing both the Russian speakers in the East of Ukraine and Russia itself – Ukraine’s main trading partner by far.
None of it will help the ordinary people in Ukraine or Ukraine’s economy. Indeed the austerity measures imposed with the IMF loan guarantee a further substantial deterioration in Ukraine’s economy by dramatically cutting pensions, raising energy costs, cutting teachers, increasing unemployment etc. Ukraine can look forward to a future of decades of poverty and misery. Young professional people have already started leaving in droves for better prospects elsewhere.
By restarting the cold war with Russia (initially with sanctions) the Neocons hope to drive a wedge between Europe and Russia to harm both their economies, while the US is affected relatively little.
(N.B. We will have to see whether Minsk is a genuine change of heart by Hollande and Merkel or whether it was merely a reaction to the impending and horrendous military defeat for Kiev at Debaltsevo. So far the Europeans have been against increasing the arms getting shipped to Kiev and have called out some of the ridiculous war mongering lies of General Breedlove, NATO Commander in Europe.)
The US hoped to drag Russia into another Afghanistan in Ukraine via the expected civil war from the Coup, but Putin has thus far studiously avoided escalating the conflict in Ukraine and sought de-escalation at every opportunity.
The stupid Neocons thought turning Ukraine into a failed state would cause trouble for Putin at home.
Anyone using any common sense could see that the Coup in Kiev would increase Putin’s popularity in Russia (like Hitler’s bombing of London increased Churchill’s popularity in 1940).
The people pulling the strings of the Neocons are not going to tell their gophers in Congress and the White House that the actual aims of their plans are to wreck the US and the US economy (and Europe’s as well) in order to suppress National Sovereignty in favor of increasing big bank and Corporate control.
US actions in Ukraine have always been about provoking regime change in Russia.
The US (and EU) have incompetent leaders and have had incompetent leaders for some considerable time.
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Why did the US declare war on Russia via Ukraine? The US is in an extremely precarious financial position and it’s bankruptcy is becoming more and more obvious.
The US is getting desperate just like the EU.
China’s medium term plans are to replace the US Dollar as Reserve Currency by forming a coalition with the BRICS. Both China and Russia know the US is financially bankrupt
Geopolitics and the future over the next 20 to 50 years – The US, EU, China and Russia http://ian56.blogspot.com/2014/03/geopolitics-and-future-over-next-20-to.html
Eurozone problems – it’s a STRUCTURAL thing
Apart from just about every government in the European Union ignoring the Maastricht Treaty and running up too much sovereign debt (including Germany) the problems of the Eurozone are structural – they cannot be solved by printing, no matter how many trillions are printed http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/eurozone-problems-its-structural-thing.html
N.B. There are around 800 insolvent banks in the EU. They are insolvent because they loaned out too much cheap money to insolvent governments like Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. They also loaned out too much cheap money in the property bubble and these bad loans are still sitting on their books (but not priced to market). The total amount of bad Sovereign debt, Bank liabilities, derivative costs and insurance company liabilities in the EU is upwards of $20tn (that’s with a T not a B). Just about all the major French banks are insolvent, as is Deutsche Bank which has $70tn of derivatives on it’s books.
(800 to 1100 is the number of banks that needed emergency loans during the 2008/2009 financial crisis.)
We have recently seen the latest European bank to go bust in Austria.
Eurozone faces first regional bankruptcy as debt debacle stalks Austria’s Carinthia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11447805/Eurozone-faces-first-regional-bankruptcy-as-debt-debacle-stalks-Austrias-Carinthia.html
This follows repeated attempts at kicking the can down the road in Austria (like every other Eurozone country):-
Largest Austrian Bank Crashes After “Revealing” 40% Surge In Bad Debt Provisions, Record Loss
China (like Russia) invited the big US and UK banks into China in the 1990’s but has since largely kicked them out and marginalized them in favor of domestically owned retail and investment banks.
The US spent many hundreds of millions of dollars in a desperate attempt to influence Brazil’s 2014 election to replace the more independent and BRICS centered Dilma Roussef with a US compliant right wing President, but failed and Roussef was re-elected.
There are escalating battles for influence and control in Argentina, Venezuela (see Obama’s recent announcement of sanctions), Cuba (Obama trying to wrest it away from Russia and the Russian use of a Cuban air base) and Nicaragua.
There is an on-going major diplomatic battle for influence with India but again this has been a failure. No great results were announced as a result of Obama’s visit to India immediately prior to King Abdullah’s of Saudi Arabia’s funeral. It seems the opposite is the case with India considering a major $25bn purchase of Russian fighter jets – not French or American ones.
The Neocons have an awful lot of pans on the boil in an awful lot of countries.