Monday, February 24, 2014

Has World War III Just Begun?

By Daniel McAdams

The US and EU got its regime change in Ukraine (for now). The legal government has been overthrown by an armed mob in the streets. As in Egypt, where the military overthrow of the democratically-elected Morsi government was called by US Secretary of State John Kerry, “restoring democracy,” US officials are lining up to describe the coup in Ukraine in the most positive terms.
“Over time, this trajectory is a good one,” said US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, who was caught on tape planning the overthrow of the Ukrainian government with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, described the fruits of his heretofore successful regime change operation as “thrilling, exhausting, but also inspiring.”
The democratically-elected Viktor Yanukovich is ousted — despite a US/EU-brokered deal — and his political party is about to be outlawed in a Ukrainian parliament that has tossed aside constitutional procedures and is operating in full revolution mode. In Yanukovich’s place has been installed — contrary to Ukrainian legal procedures — the former head of the KGB, Oleksandr Turchynov.
But that is not enough for Susan Rice (and her comrade-in-arms, Senator John McCain).
Asked today about the possibility that the Russian military might become involved in restoring the legal government in Ukraine, she warned: “That would be a grave mistake.”
Grave mistake? Is Susan Rice threatening US military action against Russia?
She continued, “It’s in nobody’s interest to see violence return and the situation escalate.” This after it was US support for the rebels in Ukraine that started the violence in the first place.
Fellow warmonger Sen. John McCain followed up Rice’s warning by stating that a message has been sent to Russian President Putin to butt out:
The message has to be sent to him (Putin) that let the Ukrainian people determine their own future…
He added that since we have bought Ukraine it was time to pay the freight:
[W]e need to act immediately to give them (Ukrainians) the economic assistance that they need, based on reforms that are going to be required, as well. So it’s going to be tough sledding.
Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Russia. Has World War III just begun?
Daniel McAdams is executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
The above originally appeared at


  1. I wonder what these jack asses would do if this happened in Amerika? Would they applaud the will of the people or would they put all those hollow-point bullets to use?

  2. These psychopaths seem intent on blowing up the world. Who is going to stop them?

  3. Susan Rice Translated: Russia better not mess with our plans or we will, without hesitation, send other people's kids to battle our problems. We got the human resources to do so. It worked for Bush so why wouldn't it work for us?

  4. Has World War III Just Begun? No.

  5. There will NOT be a WWIII. The US NEVER attacks nations armed with nuclear weapons. Even they aren't stupid enough to have their own power totally annihilated by a nuclear holocaust.

  6. while there isn't much chance of a war between the Nato and Russia, and assuming DC wins this round, and gets the whole cake, what real advantage do they get? Yes they might be able to peer straight into Putin's windows but they get a huge dirt poor corrupt Ukraine and who really wants responsibility for that?

    1. Same country that's dumping responsibility onto American taxpayers for Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, etc...

    2. Heath - are you seriously suggesting that these people care about trifles such as responsibility?

      All they care about are opportunities for plunder. And acquiring a whole new country offers a lot for them. Even if that country has already been plundered.