Donald Hank
Russia demands money for oil? Send in the Marines!
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By Donald Hank
April 11, 2014

A local paper in Panama reports that Russia is threatening to make Ukraine pay up front for oil and gas. The Western response to this makes it seem equivalent to a Russian military attack. The article does not mention that Ukraine is years behind in its energy payments and that Russia had been extremely lenient with the country because of the good relations the 2 countries enjoyed. But those relations are gone and Russia wants to be paid on time. Now if the US were giving credit to a country that threatened to default on payments, the government would be entitled to stop the shipments immediately and no American would complain of 'injustice.' But Russia is the whipping boy and is always evil no matter what it does, so now, according to this same article, using this and other flimsy pretexts, NATO is weighing sending US troops to Eastern Europe. http://time.com/56055/nato-could-send-u-s-troops-to-eastern-europe/

The problem is the gaping disconnect between the People and the government.

Only 12% of Americans polled support US boots on the ground in this conflict:

http://time.com/56055/nato-could-send-u-s-troops-to-eastern-europe/

If NATO and the US (which seems to be a puppet of NATO, or is it the other way around?) are in any way sensitive to public opinion, troops in Eastern Europe will be a non starter.

That leaves only sanctions as an option, something that the duped public will still support, not realizing that Russia's legal justification in Crimea is the very same rationale used by the US in Kosovo (and previously in Panama).

The problem for the control freaks in the West is that Russia is already shoring up its economic future with new agreements with other countries, including Iraq and China:

Russia, China to expand oil-gas trade:

http://www.smartenergyuniverse.com/conventional-energy/26069-russia-and-china-expand-crude-oil-trading

Obviously, it was foolhardy for the US and Europe to foment the revolt in Ukraine. Even if we suspend disbelief and suppose that the various Soros groups and the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation had absolutely nothing to do with the ousting of Ukrainian President Yanukovich, we know from the news that Western politicians in the EU and the US immediately seized on the opportunity to support the mobs (who were shooting the police of a democratically elected government) and call for Yanukovich's ouster. It is not isolationism to stay out of highly controversial internal strife, particularly when no genocide is suspected. Staying out is called survival. Worse, the publication of photo ops of US and German politicians with known fascists is simply feeding into the hands of the other side. Doing damage control by pretending that this is all Russian propaganda is also pretty futile at a time when an increasing number of westerners mistrust their media and politicians. Incredibly, 85% of Britons polled chose Vladimir Putin as their favorite world politician, way ahead of any Western ones, including their own – men like Prime Minister David Cameron, who have trapped them in the near-bankrupt EU by refusing to give them an opt-out referendum (which he had promised during his campaign). Time is running out for the New World Order control freaks, and so are their options and credibility.

Stealth and deception work best on an uninformed public. The internet age is not the best time for them.

© Donald Hank

 

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.

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