by Morley Evans
Thanks to Hersh Bortman for this analysis! Great Map too. I always wondered where Ukraine was. No wonder. Ukrainians don't know themselves!
What causes conflict between Russia and Ukraine?Hersh Bortman
Hersh Bortman, Israel. I was a USSR citizen.
Answered 3h ago
Cherchez la femme? Not in this case. Beauties have nothing to do with that.
Recherchez de l’Oncle Sam (please correct me if I get wrong the French). Yes, Uncle Sam, he’s the troublemaker. He is the source and the cause of what you call conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
When you’re talking about Ukraine, make sure you know what you are talking about. The “patchwork quilt” below illustrates the timeline of that artificial formation known as Ukraine and which way it is assembled from different parts of the Empire. And are they different! Try to point on any resemble between the horrible Banderovian gang from Lviv and suburbs and the typical jovial merry Odessa crowd or serious faces of the Donbass miners.
Now consider the green patch. That is the place where Uncle Sam, staring greedily with a lustful gaze in the direction of the Urals and beyond was lying in wait in anticipation of the convenient moment to attack Russia to continue its crumbling after the collapse of the USSR.
The moment to charge came when Viktor Yanukovych announced that Ukraine is not going to join EU. The specially trained (on NATO facilities in Poland) neo-Nazi gangs were brought to Kiev, Victoria Nuland in charge, and the so-called Euromaidan was underway.
[Stalin made Kazakhstan an independent Soviet republic inside the USSR. When the United Nations was created, Washington introduced all 50 States as independent countries. The USSR countered with its own (Union of) Soviet Socialist Republics.]
Says George Friedman:
“The collapse of the Soviet Union appeared to signal Russia’s demise as an international player, but news of that death was premature. A nation so large, so filled with resources, and so strategically located doesn’t simply dissolve into the air. In the 1990s, the USSR’s fall nonetheless shattered the vast empire assembled by the czars and held together by the Communists, leaving Moscow in control of a fraction of what it held in 1989. Muscovy alone (and Siberia), the region that had been the kernel of the empire, remained in Russian hands. As long as that core remained, however, the game wasn’t over. The Russian Federation, sorely weakened, still survived, and it will play an increasingly significant role in the next decade. While Russia suffered breakaway regions and an economy in shambles, the United States emerged as the sole remaining global power, able to dominate the planet in a casual, almost indolent fashion. But the Soviet collapse gave the United States only a limited time frame in which to drive a stake into the heart of its old rival, ensuring that it stayed down (emphasis by H.B.). The United States could have applied stress to the Russian system by supporting secessionist movements or by increasing economic pressure. Such moves might very well have caused the entire Russian Federation to crumble, enabling its former junior partners to absorb what was left and form a new balance of power in Eurasia. At the time, however, the effort did not seem worth the risk, mostly because Russia appeared unlikely to emerge from its chaos for generations. Destroying what was left of Russian power did not even appear to be necessary, because the United States could create the regional balance of power it wanted simply by expanding NATO and the alliance system eastward.”
A stake in the heart of its old rival, eh?!
Eat your heart out, Uncle Sam. You missed a real chance. Another will never be.
What was the question again? What causes conflict between Russia and Ukraine?
No sir, they lie to you it’s not between Russia and Ukraine. It’s between the USA and Russian Federation.
The United States did all of those things to destroy the Russian Federation. Americans are still doing them but Russia hasn't collapsed. Russia keeps getting stronger. Washington is getting desperate. WW III is coming closer and closer. Blame Washington. Stop Washington before we are all killed.