The West’s Lies To Russia Will Lead To War: U.S. Analyst

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The West’s Lies To Russia Will Lead To War: U.S. Analyst
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The promises America’s made to Russia in the post-Cold War era have turned out to be “lies,” which may lead to a war between the two countries, predicts a U.S. political analyst.

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Eric Zuesse, an American historian and journalist, claims that Moscow has lived up to all of its commitments given to Washington in the post-Cold War world and that now it’s high time for the U.S. to live up to its own commitments to avoid a war, according to Sputnik News. Russia has complied with all of its commitments toward establishing durable peace and avoiding any unnecessary military confrontation, while “America’s anti-Russian military club,” NATO, continues its existence and has built its military bases close to Russia’s borders while launching military operations against nations that support the Kremlin internationally.

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That’s why “the West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important nation, and very unjustly denied its rightful place there,” Zuesse wrote in his investigative op-ed published by the Strategic Culture Foundation journal, as reported by Sputnik News.

U.S. is no longer a democracy

The historian also noted that the U.S. is the one thing that doesn’t belong in Europe in any way whatsoever, especially because the country “is no longer a democracy.” Zeusse also wonders about the reason for NATO’s existence after the Soviet Union’s equivalent Warsaw Pact was disbanded in 1991 when the Soviet Union and its communism “voluntarily ended.” The historian gives an answer to his own question, saying that “NATO is nothing but America’s anti-Russia military club, against Russia and against any nation (such as Iraq, or Libya, or Syria) that supports Russia.”

Zeusse argues that U.S.-inspired political and military interventions, including those in Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, and attempts to remove Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria just “because he supports Russia in international relations,” are nothing more than “ugly” examples of American “bullying against Russia and any other nation that isn’t buckling to the US aristocracy and its allied aristocracies in Europe…[and] Japan.”

America is to blame for the problems of today and the future, believes Zuesse

The analyst believes that the “original sin of the post-Cold War West,” which “has produced the problems of today and the future,” lies in NATO leadership’s decision to break their promises to the Kremlin not to expand NATO eastward close to Russia’s borders after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Referring to Spiegel’s investigation published in 2009, Zeusse argued that the German news source had pretty unequivocally concluded, basing the investigation on “newly discovered documents from Western archives” which suggest that the West, particularly the U.S., did in fact violate “commitments made during negotiations over German reunification.”

The analyst then asks how “the American people [would] have felt” if the Soviet Union had won the Cold War, “and its Warsaw Pact… [had] extended itself all the way to include Mexico and/or Canada?”

“How would the American people have felt about that possibility –nuclear missiles aimed at them at their own border? It’s so obviously disgusting…but do you learn in Western news media that this is what the United States has done and is doing to Russia, and to Russia’s allies?” Zeusse continued.

American lies may lead to war

Reminding readers that American and German leaders had given Russia a “clear commitment” not to expand NATO beyond the former East Germany’s borders, Spiegel concluded “that there was no doubt that the West did everything it could to give the Soviets the impression that NATO membership was out of the question for countries like Poland, Hungary or Czechoslovakia.” And as of today, Zeusse said that for some reason Russia doesn’t accuse the U.S. of having lied and broken promises. The analyst wonders if that’s because the Russians do not want to exacerbate relations even further.

“However,” the analyst pondered, “wouldn’t it be better for the confrontation to come upon the battlefield of truth, than upon the battlefield of war?”

As for America’s failure to stick to its promises given to Russia 25 years ago, Zeusse believes that Europe’s decision to remain friends with the U.S. and to continue participating in NATO, “especially after having been instructed by America to lie, and to have deceived Gorbachev, who behaved honorably throughout and afterward, is Europe’s great shame. And truth is Russia’s case.”

Obama urged to break Russia-NATO Treaty

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin basically announced that his country is preparing for a nuclear arms race with the U.S., and American officials are urging NATO to permanently station troops in Eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression, as reported by ValueWalk on Thursday. However, such a move would break the NATO-Russian Founding Act signed between NATO and Russia in 1997.

But those who are calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to make such a move say that Putin broke the NATO-Russian treaty when he ordered his troops to invade Ukraine in 2014. The 1997 treaty warns Washington and NATO against “permanent stationing of substantial combat forces” in Eastern Europe and says that the Alliance and Russia are obliged to respect the “sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence” of all states.

The U.S. has had rotational troops in the Baltic states and Poland since Putin annexed Crimea in March 2014. Moscow has repeatedly labeled NATO’s moves to deploy more troops closer to Russia’s borders as an “aggressive act.”

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  1. NATO interference in Yugoslavia was because of genocide, Russia should have been involved in the effort in Yugoslavia. Less people would have died. On the end of the USSR I agree Russia should have been integrated with the EU. Also NATO is relevant for actions around the globe that are also in the interest of Russia. NATO should have integrated Russia, an asset rather than an enemy. I disagree with John McCain and others who claim Russia as an enemy of the USA. That is nothing but political grandstanding. What we need is an end to animosity towards Russia, resolve the issues politically, then welcome Russia as a true partner. We have more commonality than differences, politics being what they are blind us all.

  2. I see that you have brains. Then do you agree that the aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999 broke the international legal order? I think that it was the first crime of NATO announcing the series of crimes which will follow in XXI century. Yes, the idea to add to NATO all the ex-socialist states would have been marvelous. But cancellation of NATO would have been even better. The West has repeated the errors of Versailles treaty. We were treated as defeated countries. Wrong. We wanted to END the cold war. The West has humiliated us.

  3. Look… ask yourself one simple question. WHY DOES OBAMA WANT TO ANNIHILATE THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT?

    This is the question, and a very important question because this is affecting everyone back home. The cover story that Assad is an evil tyrant that enjoys watching the nails pulled off people is not the reason. Neither is it that Obama is jealous of Assad’s wife, although i could see that point. The real reason is ~~~~ drum roll~~~~ because corporatist/financiers told him that that was the agenda.

    Guess what…America does not have a constitutional republic or a democracy. America is a cleverly disguised PLUTOCRACY. How did it get that way? We got hijacked by people that were and are counterfeiting the money that we use. 88% of the money we use is created entirely by private commercial banks.

    You see all those crazy apathetic credit card swinging, shop-till-you-drop people in the malls? You see the apathetic buying houses using mortgages from commercial banks? Well, all those people are been issued COUNTERFEIT MONEY. The bankers and the apologist intelligentsia tries to tell us that the banks are merely exchanging a negotiable instrument for money of accounts. But it is just horses and there is really no legal basis for this for the simple fact that the banks lack consideration and are not putting anything of value in the contractual agreement.

    But now they are swindling the American to such a degree that they own everything important including education, media, judicial courts etc. While Americans were worried about who was going to win the super bowl. these fat banker bastards were rolling new schemes to fleece the American public.

    They are so successful in America and Europe that now they want THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD IN THIS DEBT SYSTEM. This is what Obama is doing, and the next president to come. THEY ARE CATERING TO THE FAT BASTARD BANKERS. This includes a useful idiot like Erdogan…

    Smedley Butler
    “War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”

  4. Except for right or wrong the USA had a coalition of countries, Putin did not. I do agree that Russia s concerns should be considered in it s periphery. I would never put missiles in countries bordering Russia, as we would not want missiles of any country in our periphery. I also believe the first country to join NATO after the fall of the USSR should have been Russia. In this way the crisis of Syria and Libya, on and on could have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. Our countries leaders can not see the forest through the trees.

  5. We’ve given billions to natives.
    What did Russians do to the natives of Siberia as Russians moved east. Killed them for the most part.
    Totally irrelevant, Brian.

  6. Hey, carlo! Where is more democracy, in Russia where you have pluralism or in Ukraine where the communists are BANNED? Do you know that the communists are forbidden in Baltic states and Romania and Hungary? Do you call that a democracy? Are you only brainwashed ore even more?

  7. Leo, because the governments of thjese states never asked the people if they wanted to allign with the West. There was never a referendum for joining NATO, got it?

  8. Not only in USA. Lots of idiots everywhere; probably the make a majority in some European countries, too. Poland, for instance ,the Baltic states, Romania

  9. Russia suffered much from West: Napoleon flamed Moscow, WW I by Germans, in WW II lost 22 millions of population (Only Sanct Petersburg- Leningrad 900 000), with mass destruction of industries, homes, etc. West succeed always to preform wars in other countries, never (after civil war in USA) on US territory. Vietnam had losses of 4 millions (children, women also) and USA only army (healthy aware soldiers) 50 000. Add terrible destruction… So best sanctuary is the West, very simple answer. ….

  10. Since after WW2, you should know that. Also, you do not have to join. For example the USSR, and we all know how successful that was.

  11. Most people who post here are blindly anti Russian. Just one word that may be in Russia’s favor and they go ballistic with the usual childess drivel of “Putin’s trolls etc” The sad thing is that probably these people don’t even know a thing about history or current events. They sit in front of their TV or computer drinking beers, checking out the porn sites and repeat what they heard on CNN and think they are super in the know. Sad state of affairs. The zombie nation of idiots is no longer a sci fi but reality in the good ol USA.

  12. Well, if I were an American Indian I could say many of my relatives had their lands stolen by the white settlers.So what are you going to do about that one?

  13. So you prefer US propaganda.? Can you even find Russia or any of the countries mentioned in the article on the map? Look when your way of life disappears, because the neocons break this country from their insane lust for power then let’s see who is calling who Einstein. Provide me with some facts that can prove the article is progaganda and facts without reverting to childish name calling.

  14. NWO is the future of Humanity. We will never survive without some way of keeping everyone from cutting each others throat. Technology will solve all the worlds problems and then greed will start to diminish. Money is not happiness. Those that have are no happier then those that don’t. The poor given more will find other things to make them unhappy as the rich have. Basic human needs must be met then the people are happy. Russia could be completely surrounded by NATO countries and they would be fine. No one wants to invade Russia. You must understand if we wanted to take Russia we would have done it by now. Russia is less than half the population of the US and 1/8th the GDP.

  15. The US cannot tell other countries how to live? What a joke the USSR just killed anyone in great number if they resisted the will of Stalin. I guess USSR and Germany did not attack Poland as allies? OMG every country we are in wants us there. Name some countries that we have bases in that we are not welcome. The Philippines is begging for us to return. Do you think South Korea wants us to leave? We are the only thing that stops the crazy dictator which is a friend of Russia from reunifying Korea at gun point. We entered North Africa in 1942 and then went on to Italy. We gave Stalin the ability to move the army poised to fight Japan the option of sending them after Germany. You leave out or reinvent history to your liking. You think we invaded Mexico and Canada shows you are out of touch with reality. Stalin was every bit as bad if not worse than Hitler. Why did the USSR break up if all the countries that were part of it loved the Russian lords? Why do they all want to be part of NATO now?

  16. A regular russian lying, through the useful idiot mouthpieces, or even direct. Simply answer the fundamental question, whom the author of it is identifying/associating with.

  17. Obviously you ignore the battles thirty American army and six marine divisions fought against the Japanese while we fought the Germans in Africa and Western Europe at the same time AND supplied Russia with SIGNIFICANT war materiel. Fighting without quarter was the order of the day. I know you aren’t a veteran but as a self-proclaimed American military historian: You are grossly misinformed.

  18. what counters you moronic imbecile? You can even do an apple-to-apple comparison? Put one in your head moron!! End it now!!

  19. LMAO a Russian talking about the rule of law! read the Budapest memorandums and get back to us . You would have to work hard to be any more full of chit

  20. What hierarchy??? I am independent, and have been so for many years. There are no hierarchies for me. I was running not from myself but to myself [to be myself]. ??? ???? ?????, ??? ????? ????????????, ? ?? ?????? ????? ? ???????? ? ??????-????? ???????. And whom are you calling a “mongrel”, kegebun?

  21. Dimwit.
    Russia has no right a all to interfere with a sovereign country period.
    If the former russians want to be Russian they can migrate to Russia.
    Your bulls**t logic is at best imbecilic. :o)
    Are all of your mamochkas kids idiots or just you ?

  22. Feral??
    What a deplorable descriptor for other human beings..
    Charles… you are the one who is feral… uncivilized….
    You conservative peckerwood twat!

  23. Americans are tired of being blamed for everything wrong under the sun, while the whole time millions of feral people are breaking into the country. Tell your friends to go somewhere else.

  24. There are 2 sides to every issue and the truth always lies somewhere in the middle. This article accuses the West and specifically the USA of lying and breaking agreements. The greater question would be, why is the majority of Eastern Europe wanting to align with the West? Maybe this author should ask Poland, Hungary, the Baltic States and even Ukraine why they no longer wish to live under the sphere of Russian influence?

  25. False, it was never promised. Russia’s military was being integrated with NATO, with some even calling for Russian membership for international crisis. Military technology was being shared with Russia, ever notice how some Russian jets look like the western configurations. This all ended when Putin decided to invade countries and become anti western order. Ahh Polina, never quit with the propaganda, even when everyone has caught on to you.

  26. We also don’t care much for our Muslim in Chief who was voted into power by vandals, substandard poets and graffiti artists.

  27. Chances are that I’ve “researched” all of the above decades ago. I’ve done MY research, now do yourself a favor a go back and read some more history books. Your embarrassing yourself with your “aggressive, ignorant ‘tone’…..

  28. Yes the World. Even USA people. Only USA paid trolls try to fabricate lies. All can see that only commenters from USA support ISIS and USA external policy of bombing weak and powerless nations. Just to remind you China, India, Russia, South America are 60% of whole World. Along with all others from Europe, like me and everyone here who comment here against USA, from Africa, Thats more than 80% of World. Politicians who pay you are not World. People are. One day you will realise that and trow dictatorship ideology….

  29. cant believe how many articles we get from this author. If shes so convinced that that NATO and RUS are going to war. She should start building a fallout shelter

  30. Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn’t try to force issues or defeat enemies by force of arms for the enemies are the shadow he himself cast. for every force there is a counter force, Violence even well intentioned always rebounds upon oneself. The universe is forever out of control trying to dominate it is impossible, the universe is sacred, If you tamper with it you’ll ruin it, if you treat it like an object you’ll lose it.
    Weapons are tool of fear decent people avoid them, peace is the highest virtue.

  31. What a load of garbage. There was no talk of war with Russia until Putin started to invade other countries and steal their land. Putin’s behavior is that of a common despot. He is as popular in Russia as Hitler was in 1930’s Germany for exactly the same reasons.

  32. When you say “ended democracy” what is it that you mean? The glimmer in the 1990’s? Or some golden age at the time giants walked the Earth?

  33. Western free people do not hate the Russian people, they hate the dictators in the Kremlin who ended democracy in Russia .. and ruled as a mafia for the last 500 years suppressing the Russian and other people in the region .. look at a map and you will see that the Kremlin took over the Empire of Genghis Khan .. and has continued his policy .. if you don’t know the facts about the political dictatorship in Moscow ask me and I will tell you the news ..

  34. we don’t hate them Tony .. if that is your name .. we hate the dictators in the Kremlin who ended democracy in Russia .. and ruled as a mafia for the last 500 years suppressing the Russian and other people in the region .. look at a map and you will see that the Kremlin took over the Empire of Ghengis Khan .. and has continued his policy ..

  35. Clearly the writers argument is false as shown by facts in evidence .. first it is the Kremlin dictatorship not the Russian people that have made the decisions about military and foreign policy .. and it is not the US .. it is over 20 nations in NATO .. I served in NATO in Germany and have made about 20 trips to the former USSR .. I know this history .. as far as the US not being a democracy .. I agree but this is because of the political corruption of the judges on the Supreme Court which allow one judge to determine a policy such as mandated gay marriage and abortion laws ..

  36. The writer is very apt. As a third world citizen, i can what he’s pointing at. The deliberate attempt of US through money & other means to extend its influence to borders of Russia.
    This conflicted not only the basic agreement of post cold war but also the very principle its based upon – the cuban missile crisis agreement.

  37. Incredible! This is what I have said in the last 20 years! Warasw Pact and Soviet Union dissintegrated in order to bring peace and wealth to humanity and the reward was the humiliation of our peoples and extension of NATO!. Thank you, Polina!

  38. You just simply detest hierarchy. You tried to run to USA, but you didn’t escape from yourself. Humble down. They told you that in Russia too and you thought they want you to be a slave. It is their tradition for everyone, not just you, you mongrel.

  39. Finally someone has had to guts to speak the truth in the Western media. Just watch your back, becuase I’m sure the neocons in Washington aren’t thrilled with this article.

  40. You are right…………but you can cut out the racist garbage. Racism is a two way street…..and Russians are just as racist as any nation including African nations.

  41. Not at all. But as an American on my dad’s side who has fought for our freedoms since before the Revolution and that prides itself in our fight for freedom, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights I know longer feel my government represents the people.
    As far as emigration to the US. No doubt because of the “gravy train” of guaranteed giveaways of welfare and other federal mandates they like to come here rather than Russia.
    But as far as our standing in the world right now……….we have lost a lot of friends and made a lot of enemies.
    Now as far as my mom’s family who fought on the Eastern front against the Russians they are a hard enemy to tangle with. Americans have never been involved in such a war. What the American Army dealt with was nothing like the war on the eastern front. Don’t be a fool.

  42. You’re no American… I’m an immigrant who is a citizen of the United States and I’m more American than you. Sounds like you’re a Russian troll pretending to be American. How is it that Pootin, is the richest man on the planet get so rich? No President in any country is that rich. By robbing the Russian people. He has made his cronies very rich too. Look at Sochi; $51,000,000,000 for the Olympics. Where did all that money go?

  43. I get a good laugh every time I read this author… there are alot of Russian propaganda trying to stir up the pot, but she is excellent!! Pumping them out three times a day! Go Pootin!

  44. WOW…ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of
    Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the
    rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who
    will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends
    with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have
    developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only
    for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the
    audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which
    god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only
    agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself.

  45. War mad Carter’s lies about ‘freedom of passage’ in China’s South China Sea ALREADY lead US to war just like in Korea and Vietnam.

  46. ValueWalk must be funded by the Pootie trolls (and the editor probably gets paid a few rubles a day too, which is why he or she can’t go beyond weak propaganda). This was the first and last time I read this site. You trolls can come up with all the clever but half-baked theories you want, but they’ll only help you insofar as they deal with American history, if you apply for American citizenship and have to take a test. Lets see what YOUR lifestyle is like 5 yrs from now. and what gutter you’re picking from.

  47. ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of
    Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the
    rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who
    will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends
    with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have
    developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only
    for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the
    audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which
    god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only
    agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself.

  48. I CAN TELL YOU THAT…. I ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of
    Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the
    rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who
    will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends
    with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have
    developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only
    for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the
    audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which
    god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only
    agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself.!!!

  49. BINGO..ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of
    Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the
    rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who
    will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends
    with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have
    developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only
    for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the
    audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which
    god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only
    agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself.

  50. ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of
    Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the
    rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who
    will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends
    with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have
    developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only
    for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the
    audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which
    god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only
    agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself!!!!!!

  51. NATO should not exist, but due to the U.S. eagerness to dominate the world military, they have effectively convinced blind Europe to accept that Russia is a monster. The U.S dumps billions and billions of American tax dollars to it’s NATO friends providing that they follow the U.S. rules. I can assure you, the only ones agreeing to this NATO stuff are the governments who are filthy rich with the U.S mafia-like transactions to keep them against Russia.

  52. Well – at least he isn’t cynical about us. I think this is the same guy that I saw recently at Times Square with a sandwich board and a bullhorn.

  53. ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN!! We have effectively become a nation of Hypocrites. We tell the world we are a democracy and that we respect the rights of humans. Yet at every turn we invade and murder anyone who will not agree with us. We invade and murder everyone who are friends with Russia. We see every immigrant as roaches and garbage. We have developed the U.S into a powerful racist machine that hates people only for their color of skin or for the language they speak.. Yet we have the audacity to say: “In God we trust.” Sure, I would like to know which god is that; cause seeing our crimes at home and overseas, one can only agree that the only god we worship is Satan himself.

  54. NATO exists for the US to maintain domination over Europe, and the have an outlet for the sale of US military equipment. Once the US tasted world power after WWII, the intoxication of power and greed was too much for the US not to proceed with its world domination design. One only has to look at the US History of broken truths and false promises to the American Indian to understand that the US is an opportunistic country that is not to be trusted. They literally stole Hawaii from the Hawaiians.

    But Americanshe don’t care. They are not educated people, and will rally round the flag to try to defeat the Russians, who have never attempted war against us. One cannot have any military campaign without an enemy, and Russia is the perfect foil.

  55. Show me a single document of these “promises” that America supposedly made to Russia… JUST ONE… there are none, because it’s all PROPAGANDA being spread by Putin to shape the narrative of Russia being a victim… same thing Hitler did, trying to portray Germany as a victim, despite Germany being the AGGRESSOR… and now Putin is doing the EXACT SAME THING…

  56. When a specific industry creates 88% of our money cleanly out of thin air this is a plutocracy. It is not capitalism or socialism

  57. There are three general kind of political perspectives: 1) those who blame the republicans, and works towards getting more democrats in power. 2) those who blame the democrats, and works towards getting more republicans in power. 3) those that realize that both the republicans and the democrats are controlled by Bankers and corporations, and that the media itself is control by bankers and corporations. In the end you find a divisive society incapable of mobilizing against a shadow enemy, because those that actually understand the truth are too few in numbers.

  58. Being neither a voluntary slave nor a scoundrel, how could I have belonged there? Obviously, in no way – and so, there I was a social misfit from my early childhood. And getting out of there has been by far the best decision of my whole life.

  59. @Randy, your changing the dynamics of the argument; the premise of the argument was over justification of invading Iraq for (WMD’S which were never found) and what your referencing is the Iran-Iraq war. Surely in defense of your argument, you can provide logic as to why they were never found during the American occupation

  60. Well Joe, I would say you quite short sided and selling Obama way to short! He is achieving his agenda quite successfully mostly illegal way and getting away with it! He is not a Clown, he is a traitor and very dangerous one!

  61. Actually you right here too. But look at current presidential race who is leading the Democrats? And some of the GOP leaders want to pronounce Trump as the fascist?! And this is happening after 8 years of Obama! It will take many more pissed off people to change this course of free fall of America.

  62. I share your sentiment and its frustrating for general American public, at the same token, we are the ones that put them there, time after time.

  63. American actions like lies deceive double standard are the ones that create anti American sentiment. If you think that the world should take your actions just because you are American than pal up yours!

  64. Your comment makes no sense. NATO is composed of countries that are Protestant, some that are Catholic, and others that are mixed. I think it has more to do with Poles feeling they were occupied by the former Soviet Union than looking to join some kind of imaginary Catholic league. How ironic that Ukraine is accused of Fascism. Yet the justifications and provocations are practically identical to the methods used to justify the invasion of the Sudetenland.

  65. Rudolf, that is biggest BS excuse that I ever heard. NATO did not resolve didly squad between these countries it only give strategical land to the western countries! Not even economical improvement followed, the eastern block countries are as poor as they ever were.

  66. Why the fear mongering click bait for a dose of daily political maneuvering? Nothing will come of this other than shifting of blame and concessions on a political scale. Then it will be a non issue.

  67. Actually, you are included also. They look at you as responsible for putting someone corrupt into power and keeping them there. Is why you hear the terrorist say, ” Death to America.” Which means you. They are not looking for government officials addresses. When they blow themselves up. They kill civilians. If Russia decided to bomb the West. Guess who is on the list? You! Take your own advice and “Please go back to school.”

  68. Countries and life changes. Treaties then disappear. When Russia leaves Ossetia and Crimea/ukraine and pays Georgia and Ukraine $6Trillion for deaths and damage, and secures the border and the territorial integrity of a sovereign nation (which is not its province) then we can re-sign treatises with Pootin and his fellow murderers and let them back into civilized discourse. Otherwise, let them sleep with the N Koreans and the Chinese. Keep them out of Europe.

  69. as Americans would say : “Puhleese….
    spare us the demagoguery . Neocons made it pretty clear with PNA, Wolfowitz Doctrine , NED, and , if you care to go back in history, with Zbig’s “Big Strategy”. THAT is the real story.

  70. It is true that US has broken its twice given (verbal) promise to Russia not to expand NATO eastward.But it was a reason for that. After Russia withdrew it forces from the Eastern Europe, the old animosities between Poland and Hungary,between Hungary and Romania and other countries were resurrected again including territorial ambitions.The only way to stop such a development was to admit them to NATO were they would have to “behave”.That is the story.

  71. Get you fact straight. Isis use to be part of the first rebels in Syria which the CIA help train after a dispute among the group they decide to break apart from the rebel and call themselves Islamic state of Iraq and Syria(Isis). Fuhermore the rebels are working together with Al Qaeda and getting resource(money & weapon) from Saudi Arabia through turkey and Jordan

  72. The U.S. needs to be friends with Russia for our common good. We have enough enemies without adding a nuclear Russia to the list.

  73. Every nation those that. The United States plays with the media on the daily basics , but when it comes to its allies you would never heard news about them for example turkey and Yamen who host and contribute to terrorism never get mention on Fox News or nbc

  74. Maybe Russia should try being something people want part of, not forcing themselves on people – wouldn’t that be a way we could all agree on? “I want to join russian federation because i see the benefit to me, my family, my country” NOT “you should be part of Russia, like it or not, because historical border was like that and we (some undescribed shapeless, nameless “we”) think and demand that we should control you? Doesn’t that strike you as… sick?

  75. Is pretty obvious that when we say “America” or “the west” it is towards the government. Please go back to school.

  76. another one word FORMER – why former – because the people don’t want to be part of Russia! Bingo! So simple = DON”T WANT RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT!! And the only way you can counter that is say “well … people are told what they want” errmmmm… think what that means.

  77. Peace is a good dream. Remember that there are actually real people in all these conflicts, not just politicians. Most would just like to get on with lives, so … put simply… piss off political/religious interests. No real people give a flying F. Sure we all need power, sure we all need food – start working on this instead of blowing the shit out of everyone and boasting about your guns (all sides) then we are making progress. These wars now are caused by everyone, sure USA, NATO has a lot to do with it – but so does RUSSIA. Not the people – the governments.

  78. ~stop trolling moron!! I’ll reply with same comment~

    “no imbecile, if you had reseached your counters you could have gotten paid one quarter of my $1.60. Your counters are not a comparison of apple to apple, IDIOT! The listed countries are former states of USSR and Russia has a right to protect its russian citizens. Ukraine democratically elected pro-russia president and look what happened, moron? In addition, some of these conflicts resulted in treaties.

    Now ask your idiotic-self brainless if Syria, Iraq or Libya were former states of the Axis of Evil? troll smarter moron!! Now stuff that turkey down your throat and choke on it!!”

  79. What aggression’s towards its neighbors ????

    The invasion of Moldova and the illegal occupation of Tranisnistria.

    The invasion of Georgia and the illegal occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    The invasion of Ukraine and the illegal occupation of Crimea and the continued Russian war in East Ukraine.
    You have a great job tru. No many get paid to be an idiot.

  80. I see to refuse to abide by the rules of debate, as I previously recommended. Without absolute proof, it may as well be “Ju ju” as you put it. In the absence of proof, all you have left is hyperbole, conjecture, rhetoric. Traditional, classic “non-sequitur” (look that word up). ……….Furthermore, if you can justify the invasion of a sovereign country by accusations of non-existent weapons, then you must understand this would never stand up in the rule of law or court. So all you have in the end, all you have are accusations and claims fed to you by an inept media. I can’t expect that you will be able to digest or understand much of this. Id suggest studying more intently on logical fallacies, rules of debate, and philosophy.

  81. Before labeling leaders, compare how many dead bodies and destroyed countries each of them produced. Our Bush and Obama vs Putin for same period of time. But please, no rhetoric, stick to facts.

  82. tru
    zeusse is a leftist pro Russian, anti American moron that is not recognized as a writer of any importance by anyone. :o)

    Just like Tikhonova is a paid St. Petersburg Russian troll that works for FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY at 55 Savushkina St. a 4 story building in North Central St. Petersburg Russia.
    The Picture in my avatar is 55 Savushkina St..
    FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY is owned by a Russian holding company called CONCORD which is owned by a Criminal Billionaire EVGENY PRIGOZHIN who is a very close butt buddy of Vladimir Putin.
    INTERNET RESEARCH where you work tru is on the next floor up from FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY.

  83. no imbecile, if you had reseached your counters you could have gotten paid one quarter of my $1.60. Your counters are not a comparison of apple to apple, IDIOT! The listed countries are former states of USSR and Russia has a right to protect its russian citizens. Ukraine democratically elected pro-russia president and look what happened, moron? In addition, some of these conflicts resulted in treaties.

    Now ask your idiotic-self brainless if Syria, Iraq or Libya were former states of the Axis of Evil? troll smarter moron!! Now stuff that turkey down your throat and choke on it!!

  84. I hate when they refer to us as “America Lies” or the “West Lies.” I’m not in these lies. No one in our government contacts me to see what I think. Please refer to the liars by their names. This is why other countries hate the American citizens. Because of the way the media deliver the news. Don’t place the hate on me also. Be specific about who these liars are.

  85. What a bunch of crap. The main problem right now is that American has Obama the Clown as president while Russia has Putin, a mobster wannabe as president. How could anyone feel safe with these two in charge. Although Putin does run circles around the goofball Obama.

  86. Russian trolls are out in force here. Best to ignore most of the comments and the article itself. It’s incredible that Russia employs an army of on line propagandists just for the purpose of making remarks on sites like Yahoo!

  87. Wow I bet Obama has been lying about being Black for decades. That also means that he is not married with 2 daughters. :o)

    Everything about Putin are lies and deceit.
    He wears lifts in his shoes trying not to be a midget. He rides Shetland ponies so he looks bigger.
    He is a flabby old man compared to Obama. :o)

  88. This is a very well written and apparently well-researched article.

    NATO continues to exist as an impotent agency because of government welfare – they don’t know what to do with all the NATO infrastructure if they disassemble NATO – all those buildings and employees suddenly out of work. Sometimes (frequently) war is about money and economy.

    That NATO is a political and military extension of US policy is ever so obvious – the USA (taxpayers) pay for roughly 70% of NATOs annual budget (publicly acknowledged by the US govt in 2012) – which appear to remain opaque (not transparent). As a US taxpayer funded organization – NATO continues to NOT publish its financial reports detailing military and civilian budgets. This lack of transparency continues to leave the agency open to massive, pervasive, and prolific fraud, waste, and abuse, to include corruption and nepotism.

    NATO’s organization SHOULD in theory, be absorbed into the United Nations Peacekeeping structure, as the behemoth organization is a cold war relic – however the lack of financial transparency and the behemoth size of the organization will make its disassembly extremely complicated.

    NATO has career employees with retirement plans – so winding down this organization carries those additional complications of social responsibilities. It seems governments know how to “wind up” organizations, but do NOT have plans to “wind down” these organizations and THAT is why governments should NEVER be given financial responsibilities – they’re extraordinarily poor managers.

  89. His point is that the USA stopped Russian Communist influence from expanding in most of the world and is pi$$ed off about it. :o)

  90. Greg, we have had discussions in the past. I figured by now, you would look back at them and see your errors. But, some people are unknowingly participants of the machine. SEEK the truth and it will set you free. But don’t just go to your usual sites… you will get the same thing you have been taking as truth. NATO was set up to bring in the one-world government that we are within a few years to become. Russia has not wanted to dance with the devil and NATO will seek to bring it down, to engage it in war so that the oligarchs can give the green light to the NWO.

  91. jealousy
    What amazes me is that INTERNET RESEARCH actually pays you $1.60 an hour for a 12 hour day. 2 days on and 2 days off. You aren’t worth 1/4 of $1.60 an hour.

    What ever you want to call the west or the USA, America is not occupying Lybia, Iraq, or Syria. :o)
    The undeniable facts are that Russia invaded Moldova and illegally occupies Tranisnistria.
    Invaded Georgia and illegally occupies Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
    Invaded Ukraine and illegally occupies Crimea and is fighting the Ukrainian Army in Eastern Ukraine.
    Dasvidaniya Khuilo.

  92. steve what did Iraq use to kill all those Iranian soldiers and Kurds with bad JuJu . Iraq had Chemical weapons that is a well known fact

  93. LMAo Darr you paid to lie Russian, The US is invited . Speaking of japan when are you Russians going to give them back those islands you stole from them after the war.You Russians killed more Japanese and Germans after the war was over then you killed during the war .

  94. Here is the short list of Soviet Union/Russia invasion in recent history:
    The Red Army invaded Finland (November 1939).

    Soviet Union, in agreement with Nazi Germany, took part in the invasion of Poland in September 1939.

    Soviet occupied the Baltic States (June 1940) Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bessarabia (June–July 1940) and Northern Bukovina (June–July 1940) (Romania).

    It occupied East Germany, and many nations in central and eastern Europe.

    Sino-Soviet conflict (1929), Soviet Invasion of Xinjiang.

    1968, Soviet invaded Czechoslovakia.

    1979–1989 Soviet invaded Afghanistan

    Currently, Russia invades Ukraine.

  95. Bulls**t.
    More Russian bluff.

    Russia doesn’t have a chance against the USA period. If Russia wants a war it will be western Russia that will be radioactive ash in less than 10 minutes.
    Russia has 524 armed and deployed Nukes.
    The USA has over 800 armed and deployed nukes ready to launch. That doesn’t include the 300 that the UK has or the 400 that France has.

    The USA has at least 7 nuclear subs armed with multiple war head nuclear missiles in the Atlantic, The Baltic, The Artic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean surrounding Russia at all times Each sub has 16 missiles with triple warhead nukes. Lets see that is 7 x 16 = 112 missiles x 3 = 336 Nuclear armed missiles that will be delivered within 10 minutes.
    That doesn’t include the multi layered anti missile system that was tested recently with 99% success.

    So you keep blowing your bulls**t because no one believes a word you say.

    If Russia wants a war Russia will get a war and there will be no Russia.
    The Chinese will grab Siberia and what is left of Russia won’t be worth having Durand. :o)

  96. Why would valuewalk quote an unabashed lying troll like Zuesse. the man has no credentials, he is no historian, his organization has been proven to be a mouth piece for the Kremlin. the credibility of ValueWalk is in question when you base an article on the lies, distortion, and deceit of this Troll

  97. I clicked on this article to see if it was the author I knew it would be. I am never going to read a value walk article again, because all this author does is write about how some cook said some inflammatory nonsense.
    We get it – Russia is without fault and the west is always wrong.

  98. and Russia’s presence in Ukraine is the direct response to attempt by the US to install a puppet government there after agreeing with Russia that it wouldn’t do that. if the US had not provoked and threatened Russia on its border in Ukraine, Russia would not have annexed crimea (after its population voted in fair elections for annexation). basically, everything Russia has done during the past twenty-five years is perfectly correct and everything the US has done is dishonest, underhanded and corrupt.

  99. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Guantanamo is still operating, the Patriot Act is in place along with the NDAA, drones are patrolling our skies, the President can kill any American with impunity, our phones, emails, bank accounts and mails can be examined without question, anytime, anywhere and you can’t say a peep about it.
    We invade nation after nation based on false pretenses, the national debt is over 18 trillion dollars and growing. The banks have been bailed out with taxpayer money. Millions of illegals are inside the gates of America, but we can’t defend the southern border but no expense or technique is sparred to frisk granny and the kiddies at the airport, on subways, trains, buses, cruise boats, etc.
    America lies to Russia??? Hell, they can’t even tell the American people the truth.
    If you still believe the B.S. that comes out of DC you are part of the problem.

  100. Well, you COULD research the author’s points to verify its veracity one way or the other, BUT you haven’t done that (either because you’re afraid of confirming his points, OR, you’re just too lazy, and would rather propose a groundless/irresponsible claim)…Is that a pretty good sketch of you?

  101. Polina Tikonova is no “journalist”, she is better described as a Russian propagandist. She is merely another propaganda sock puppet for Putin. Polina, the Russian Propaganda Sock Puppet Troll …

  102. “Not only do Americans believe the lies, worse they support the lies.”–Former Asst. Sec. of the Treasury(Reagan Admin)Paul Craig Roberts

  103. Zuesse sounds like Nicolas Maduro blaming the United States for everything. A country has the right to choose whether to belong to NATO or not and it should not be subject to promises past leaders made. The world and time has changed and Zuesse should not see the world with the magnifying glass of past world wars. To me the Russians are not saints now nor in the past; they too have committed atrocities. How old is Zuesse and where does he live; it seems in a different planet.

  104. Another lying Russian journalist is quoting a “progressive” Russian paid idiot pretending to be an American historian – one of many “progressive” idiots sitting in the US public funded campuses and doing any possible efforts to undermine the US democracy. Their style and lies are too like propaganda by Palestinian terrorists, Iranian Ayatollahs and ISIS.

  105. If the Russians are wondering why each of their neighbors is desperate to join NATO, they only need to look at their own history over the last 100 years to understand why.
    Make that the last 1000 years.

  106. The difficult reality of human existence is that humans lie to gain a competitive advantage. Fraud/Deception is a foundation of civilization. Another difficult reality is that one of the lies that we humans tell “ourselves” is that we want a peaceful world. There is no evidence for this belief — human civilization has been in a constant state of war since before the beginning of recorded history.

    U.S. and Russian leaders lie — to themselves, to their people, to their friends, and to their enemies. In the end, only one thing matters: winning! The winners write the history books, because the losers are dead.

    I live in the USA, and I want the USA to win. I don’t care if Russia wins, too, as long as the USA prevails over Russia. To that end, if the USA lies, and it leads to war, then so be it — as long as the USA wins.

    If the lies lead to nuclear war, and we are all destroyed, then we will have all lost the battle for survival of the species. Hopefully, the USA can maintain and increase a military advantage over its competitors on the world stage, so that when the fallout subsides, the USA has outperformed its competition.

    I don’t view Russia, or any other nation as an adversary — we are all merely competitors. It would be a wonderful world, if no one lied, and no wars were fought for supremacy. But, in our world — the “real” world — that aspiration is a sublime delusion.

    Hail Caesar!

  107. Randy, you were totally right. I am % with you. Just need to add, everything that has happened with Russia is because Russian people elected Putin for the first time and he became a Dictator long time ago.

  108. Get rid of NATO??? Are you insane. Weakness leads to war. Yeah… both World War I and World War II took place because the West became complacent, weak, and anti-war. Nobody wants to fight a war, but you have to be prepared and show big teeth so that the others know to keep their distance. It’s part of human biology, human nature, and yes it’s in our DNA. Mr. Historian, you seem to be missing this point entirely. Sure we should try to negotiate and keep peaceful terms with Russia, but that does not mean ending our strategic relationship with Western Europe. Russia has invaded numerous neighbors of late, and we cannot allow that to continue. We cannot pull a Neville Chamberlain and keep letting Putin chip away at his borders without consequence.

  109. Whats more important is how many men have lied to Polina (the author of the article). Some women have a lot of difficult being really good looking.

  110. You Shouldn’t comment on Americas economy either “Se7ensnakes” you sound like a dumb paranoid Conspiracy theorist..lol i bet you got boxes of ammo and shelf life rations stored all up for when the illuminati and the Alien Greys and the elitist of America finally declare Martial Law…wow how dumb ill tell you how the russian economy works its a failing Democratic/Socialist communist dumpster fire you have lil v-poot wanting to rule the world “somebody buy him some elevator shoes already!
    Russia is exactly what you predict for America..lol Nosustrodomus here…lol dumb!!!

  111. @ randy –

    “The US has those bases because countries like having them !”

    none of those countries want US bases (any more than they want Russian). the elected governments of those countries were overthrown by US NGO’s, feminists, CIA, false flag campaigns, etc… after the US installed a puppet government in them, then those governments allowed bases in. even japan which is least hostile to the US of all countries hosting US military bases barely tolerates them on its soil.

  112. There is one side pushing for war , that’s about the ONLY fact in your B S post .. Back at you !! Putin has been pushing I hope its ” ALL YOU HOPED IT WOULD BE ” Maybe when the EARTH is uninhabitable Russia will be happy ? Of course they wont be around to see it !!

  113. There are so many distortions and fabrications in this article that this article needs to belong in revisionist history or an Alternate history sci-fi piece. Russia’s moves in the former Eastern Bloc states was simply an attempt to regain it’s former hegemony that it enjoyed under the auspices of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

    For instance: “Reminding readers that American and German leaders had given Russia a
    “clear commitment” not to expand NATO beyond the former East Germany’s
    borders, Spiegel concluded “that there was no doubt that the West did
    everything it could to give the Soviets the impression that NATO
    membership was out of the question for countries like Poland, Hungary or
    Czechoslovakia.” And as of today, Zeusse said that for some reason
    Russia doesn’t accuse the U.S. of having lied and broken promises”

    Russia (USSR) knew that these demands were illegitimate and illegal. These countries had a right to determine for themselves who they made and broke alliances with. Russia knew that it was placing an impossibly retarded demand at the feet of NATO and specifically Germany and the United States. They also get to control what troops and equipment get stationed within their borders and why. Come on, Putin isn’t that stupid is he? You guys are making Russia sound like a whiny ex who’s mad because they could no longer control what the former significant other did or who that person dated. Does Russia need relationship therapy?

    Seems so.

  114. Has the Axis of Evil lived up to all it’s commitments to bring peace/democracy to Iraq/Syria/Liyba? These 3 countries were once quiet/peaceful and financially prospering. Then, the Axis of Evil installed its army branch -ISIS or ISIL – to bring democracy to those countries. Is this aggression acceptable, stupid troll?

  115. To all you Axis of Evil supportees out there – is it or ir it not the US’s dream to project its oppression all over the world. Those whom -Iraq, syria or libya – are against the Evil are destroyed.

    Russion has not created chaos, lied or killed innocents to restore the former Soviet Union!!!

  116. What lie did the US tell Russia ? do some research and you will find this article is all lies and BS . We can start with Democracy when did the US a Republic become a democracy ! Something an actual historian would know lol

  117. The US has those bases because countries like having them ! No one wants Russian bases as soon they need to speak Russian and do what Moscow tells them to! If NATO is so bad then why dd your shirtless leader talk about Russia joining NATO in his first term ? Russia keeps invading and bullying its neighbors then whines and cries because they join NATO for protection from your country

  118. Russian Kor, read the Budapest memorandums and get back to us! Your country keeps invading its very few friends , kills their people and takes their land .

  119. The Kingdom of ALL Lies and Liars, the US will answer for it’s deceptions, betrayals, and false evidence as a cause to murder innocents, shortly. YOU wanted a war, didn’t you? I hope it’s all that you hoped and wished for. Sphincters.

  120. Sam so what even Putin at one time talked about Russia joining NATO there was never any agreement not to expand NATO ! Just another russian lie put out by you paid to lie Russians

  121. he was wrong from the beginning IE when did America become a Democracy It is a Republic something a real historian would know ! Everything except maybe his name is lies and BS

  122. So we have a Russian um so called Journalist quoting a person who is full of chit! First America has never been a democracy , an actual historian would know it is a Representative Republic .
    If invading your peaceful neighbors and forcing your other neighbors to join NATO for protection from Russia is living up to Russia’s peaceful commitments then I guess it has lol. Then this tool lies , there was never any agreement between Russia and NATO that NATO would not expand into the former Soviet States ! On more than one occasion in Putin’s first term he talked about the possibility of Russia joining NATO . The only agreement was that NATO would not station large numbers of troops on Russia’s borders a promise NATO has kept where Russia has not kept its word on anything .. other than maybe the names they used in this article it is total lies and BS!
    Russia signed the Budapest memorandums with Ukraine, the US and England in that agreement Russia promised to respect Ukraine territorial integrity ! All parties promised to come to Ukraine’s aid if attacked ! When Putin invaded Ukraine he risked war with the US and England ! Both showed restraint where is Russian restraint!

    So anyone with a clue and who can look at the facts as they are , can see it is Russia pushing for war not the west !

  123. + This article is based on one important claim, i.e. “The West lies to Soviet Union”, not Russia since Russia didn’t come about yet.

    + Eric Zuesse, in his article, makes several claims that’s dubious to say the least such as:

    + “In 1991, the Soviet Union and its communism voluntarily ended”.

    Really ? Voluntarily end ? Hmmm. You mean the Soviet Union realized that it was evil and wrong so it voluntarily ended its regime ?

    If the Soviet Union/Russia corrected itself in 1991, then it should know that the path to join NATO by Poland, and others are also self-corrected and thus Russia should understand it better than anyone else. Don’t blame the US and West for this.

    + Poland and other countries have the right to join NATO as they wish. They learn from their own bloody history lessons that Communism is the wrong path for their countries. No one whether it’s US or Soviet Union can force their hand unless these countries agree to the path that they’re taking to defend their nations from invader.

    + Is any of Eric Zuesse’s claims written down in a treaty or such document that can be viewed by everyone ? Or is it implied, assumption ? If it’s not written down, then how does Eric derive his claims ? From hear say ?

    Need more evidences to support your claims or your article is just a fancy accusation.

  124. Maybe it has on the surface – but it does many sneaky actions to neighbouring countries, some of which you are probably not aware of. if you interested check “smolensk pland crash” in google – russian action.

  125. I agree I live in Poland. They definitely do not want Russia back, cos russia were real fuers. General opinion is that Germans were bad, but russians after “liberation” were far worse. I know people who can remember having to queue for toilet paper for hours (it was rationed), passports were held by police and you had to make document shit to be able to go abroad – and much much more. So… America seems to me to be not so much a democracy anymore, and looks like they dumbing population down as much as can… can’t talk about Russia, but it’s same shit different story I think, and sorry Russia, you had your chance to occupy a country, they don’t want you back so… f. off.

  126. Not really – seemed to be quite impartial to me- trust me, I have fun pissing on russian trolls sometimes :) oops i thought you mean comment by se7snakes, not the article. my bad.

  127. What “aggression towards it’s neighbors”? name it? what is it? name it you brainwashed sheep. What exactly did Russia do to it’s neighbors? sheep

  128. Putin is a dictator?
    Let’s see:
    US:
    -Illegally invaded Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Serbia and killed 1.5 million people
    -Created ISIS
    -Avoids fighting ISIS
    -Arms and trains terrorists in Syria
    -Has overthrown Ukraine’s legal government, among many other countries throughout time

    Russia:
    -Is fighting ISIS and US backed terrorists in Syria
    -Is involved in the Ukraine crisis which US started, Russia’s military not being involved and only 150 people have died

  129. Ameicans better wake up to what is really happening…
    While military enthusiast are perusing and comparing NATO vs RUSSIAN military arsenal, the smart people are looking at what is really happening. The truth is that since the early 1900s the USA government has been captured by corporations and bankers. In another year the owners of these exclusive corporations and bankers are going to command more than 40% of the American wealth. The rest is going to go to their agents and finally to the workers at about 5.5% So 80% of Americans are going to survive on 5.5% of the wealth. If you try more money creation this will just cause a devaluation of the currency. Another words what we have is a cash strapped society, with heavy debt, jobs and know-how going overseas, constant war and a border that is as porous as pumice.

    This middle east confrontation is for the corporatist/ bankers and there may be trickling down of some benefit to the 80%, but it will eventually end up very bad for Americans. I cannot comment on the Russian economy because i dont know how it works. But right now Americans are sheep led to the slaughter

  130. 1962-1964: BRAZIL. Organize campaign of labor strike and propaganda to
    overthrow government of Joao Goulart. Successful.

    1963: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Overthrow government of Juan Bosch in military coup.
    Successful.

    1963: SOUTH VIETNAM. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Ngo
    Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1963: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Carlos Julio Arosemena. Successful.

    1963-1984: EL SALVADOR. Organize ORDEN and ANSESAL domestic intelligence
    networks under direction of General Jose Alberto Medrano and Colonel Nicolas
    Carranza, and provide intelligence support and training in surveillance,
    interrogation and assassination techniques. Successful.

    1963-1973: IRAQ. Financial and military assistance for Freedom Party of Mulla
    Mustafa al Barzani in effort to establish independent Kurdistan. Unsuccessful.

    1964: CHILE. $20 million in assistance for Eduardo Frei to defeat Salvador
    Allende in Chilean elections.Successful.

    1964: BRAZIL, GUATEMALA, URUGUAY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Provide training in
    assassination and interrogation techniques for police and intelligence
    personnel. Inconclusive.

    1964: CONGO. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 and T-28 aircraft,
    and American and exiled Cuban pilots, for Joseph Mobutu and Cyril Adoula, and
    later for Moise Tshombe in Katanga, to defeat rebel forces loyal to Lumumba.
    Successful.

    1964-1967: SOUTH VIETNAM. Phoenix Program to eliminate Viet Cong political
    infrastructure through more than 20,000 assassinations. Infiltrated by Viet
    Cong and only partially successful.

    1964-1971: NORTH VIETNAM. Sabotage and ambush missions under Operations Plan
    34A by United States Special Forces and Nung tribesmen. Inconclusive.

    1965-1971: LAOS. Under Operations Shining Brass and Prairie Fire, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Nung and Meo
    tribesmen under General Bang Pao. Inconclusive.

    1965: THAILAND. Recruit 17,000 mercenaries to support Laotian government of
    Phoumi Nosavan resisting Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1965: PERU. Provide training in assassination and interrogation techniques for
    Peruvian police and intelligence personnel, similar to training given in
    Uruguay, Brazil and Dominican Republic, in effort to defeat resistance
    movement. Unsuccessful.

    1965: INDONESIA. Organize campaign of propaganda to overthrow Sukarno
    government, and precipitate conditions leading to massacre of more than 500,000
    members of Indonesian Communist Party, in order to eliminate opposition to new
    Suharto government. Successful.

    1967: BOLIVIA. Assist government in capture of Ernesto Che Guevara. Successful.

    1967: GREECE. Overthrow government of George Papandreou and install military
    government of Colonel George Papadopolous after abdication of King Constantine.
    Successful.

    1967-1971: CAMBODIA. Under Projects Daniel Boone and Salem House, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Meo tribesmen.
    Inconclusive.

    1969-1970: CAMBODIA. Bombing campaign to crush Viet Cong sanctuaries in
    Cambodia. Unsuccessful.

    1970: CAMBODIA. Overthrow government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Successful.

    1970-1973: CHILE. Campaign of assassinations, propaganda, labor strikes and
    demonstrations to overthrow government of Salvador Allende. Cost: $8,400,000.
    Successful.

    1973-1978: AFGHANISTAN. Military and financial assistance to government of
    Mohammed Duad to resist rise to power of Noor Mohammed Taraki. Unsuccessful.

    1975: PORTUGAL. Overthrow government of General Vasco dos Santos Goncalves.
    Successful.

    1975: ANGOLA. Military assistance to forces of Holden Roberto and Jonas Savimbi
    to defeat forces of Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) during
    Angolan civil war, and prevent MPLA from forming new government. Unsuccessful.

    1975: AUSTRALIA. Propaganda and political pressure to force dissolution of
    labor government of Gough Whitlam. Successful.

    1976: JAMAICA. Military coup to overthrow government of Michael Manley.
    Unsuccessful.

    1976-1984: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to forces of Jonas Savimbi
    to harass and destabilize Neto and succeeding governments. Inconclusive.

    1979: IRAN. Install military government to replace Shah and resist growth of
    Moslem fundamentalism. Unsuccessful.

    1979-1980: JAMAICA. Financial pressure to destabilize government of Michael
    Manley, and campaign propaganda and demonstrations to defeat it in elections.
    Successful.

    1979: AFGHANISTAN. Military aid to rebel forces of Zia Nezri, Zia Khan Nassry,
    Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Sayed Ahmed Gailani and conservative mullahs to overthrow
    government of Hafizullah Amin. Aborted by Soviet intervention and installation
    of new government.

    1980-1984: AFGHANISTAN. Continuing military aid to same rebel groups to harass
    Soviet occupation forces and challenge legitimacy of government of Babrak
    Karmal. (See the movie Charlie Wilson’s War).

    1979: SEYCHELLES. Destabilize government of France Albert Rene. Successful.

    1980: GRENADA. Mercenary coup to overthrow government of Maurice Bishop.
    Successful.

    1980: DOMINICA. Financial support to Freedom Party of Eugenia Charles to defeat
    Oliver Seraphim in Dominican elections. Successful.

    1980: GUYANA. Assassinate opposition leader Walter Rodney to consolidate power
    of government of Forbes Burnham. Successful.

    1980-1984: NICARAGUA. Military assistance to Adolfo Colero Portocarrero,
    Alfonso Robelo, Alfonso Callejas, Fernando Chamorro Rappacioli, Eden Pasto….

    100’s more

    WAKE UP sheeple.

  131. Oh you mean like the US has done over and over again ???

    US foreign Policy after WW2. (and look it up before you call me a troll or other some such names).

    1946: GREECE. Restore monarch after overthrow of Metaxas government.
    Successful.

    1946-1955: WEST GERMANY. Average of $6 million annually to support former Nazi
    intelligence network of General Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1948-1968: ITALY. Average of $30 million annually in payments to political and
    labor leaders to supportanti- Communist candidates in Italian elections.
    Successful.

    1949: GREECE. Military assistance to anti-Communist forces in Greek civil war.
    Successful.

    1949-1953: UKRAINE. Organize and support a Ukrainian resistance movement.
    Unsuccessful.

    1949-1961: BURMA. Support 12,000 Nationalist China troops in Burma under
    General Li Mi as an incursion force into People’s Republic of China. Unsuccessful.

    1950-1952: POLAND. Financial and military assistance for Polish Freedom and
    Independence Movement. Unsuccessful.

    1950: ALBANIA. Overthrow government of Enver Hoxha. Unsuccessful.

    1951-1954: CHINA. Airdrop guerilla teams into People’s Republic of China.
    Unsuccessful.

    1953: IRAN. Overthrow Mossadegh government and install Shah Zahedi. Cost: $10
    million. Successful.

    1953: PHILLIPINES. Assassination and propaganda campaign to overcome Huk
    resistance and install government of Ramon Magsaysay. Successful.

    1953: COSTA RICA. Overthrow government of Jose Figueres. Unsuccessful.

    1954: SOUTH VIETNAM. Install government of Ngo Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1954-1957: NORTH VIETNAM. CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying
    to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam. Unsuccessful. During
    this period he was active in the training of the Vietnamese National Army
    (VNA), organizing the Caodaist militias under Trình Minh Th? in an attempt to
    bolster the VNA, a propaganda campaign encouraging Vietnam’s Catholics to move
    to the south as part of Operation Passage to Freedom, and spreading claims that
    North Vietnamese agents were making attacks in South Vietnam.

    1954: WEST GERMANY. Arrange abduction and discreditation of West German
    intelligence chief Otto John, and replace with Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1954: GUATEMALA. Overthrow government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman and replace with
    Carlos Castillo Armas. Successful.

    1955: CHINA. Assassinate Zhou Enlai en route to Bandung Conference. Unsuccessful.

    1956: HUNGARY. Financial and military assistance to organize and support a
    Hungarian resistance movement, and broad propaganda campaign to encourage it.
    Unsuccessful.

    1956: CUBA. Establish anti-Communist police force, Buro de Represion
    Actividades Communistas (BRAC) under Batista regime. Successful.

    1956: EGYPT. Overthrow Nasser government. Unsuccessful.

    1956: SYRIA. Overthrow Ghazzi government. Aborted by Israeli invasion of Egypt.

    1956-1957: JORDAN. Average of $750,000 annually in personal payments to King
    Hussein. According to United States government, payments ceased when disclosed
    in 1976.

    1957: LEBANON. Financial assistance for the election of pro-American candidates
    to Lebanese Parliament. Successful.

    1958: INDONESIA. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 bombers, for
    rebel forces attempting to overthrow Sukarno government. Unsuccessful.

    1958-1961: TIBET. Infiltrate Tibetan guerrillas trained in United States to
    fight Chinese Communists. Unsuccessful.

    1959: CAMBODIA. Assassinate Prince Norodum Shianouk. Unsuccessful.

    1960: GUATEMALA. Military assistance, including the use of B-26 bombers for
    government of Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes to defeat rebel forces. Successful.

    1960: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to rebel forces of Holden
    Roberto. Inconclusive.

    1960: LAOS. Military assistance, including 400 United States Special Forces
    troops, to deny the Plain of Jars bad Mekong Basin to Pathet Lao. Inconclusive.

    1961-1965: LAOS. Average of $300 million annually to recruit and maintain
    L’Armee Clandestine of 35,000 Hmong and Meo tribesmen and 17,000 Thai
    mercenaries in support of government of Phoumi Nosavan to resist Pathet Lao.
    Successful

    1961-1963: CUBA. Assassinate Fidel Castro. Six attempts in this period.
    Unsuccessful.

    1961: CUBA. Train and support invasion force of Cuban exiles to overthrow
    Castro government, and assist their invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Cost: $62
    million. Unsuccessful.

    1961: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Hose Velasco Ibarra. Successful.

    1961: CONGO. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Patrice
    Lumumba. Successful.

    1961: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of
    Rafael Trujillo. Successful.

    1961-1966: CUBA. Broad sabotage program, including terrorist attacks on coastal
    targets and bacteriological warfare, in effort to weaken Castro government.
    Unsuccessful.

    1962: THAILAND. Brigade of 5,000 United States Marines to resist threat to Thai
    government from Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1962-1964: BRITISH GUIANA. Organize labor strikes and riots to overthrow
    government of Cheddi Jagan. Successful.

  132. US foreign Policy after WW2. (and look it up before you call me a troll or other some such names).

    1946: GREECE. Restore monarch after overthrow of Metaxas government.
    Successful.

    1946-1955: WEST GERMANY. Average of $6 million annually to support former Nazi
    intelligence network of General Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1948-1968: ITALY. Average of $30 million annually in payments to political and
    labor leaders to supportanti- Communist candidates in Italian elections.
    Successful.

    1949: GREECE. Military assistance to anti-Communist forces in Greek civil war.
    Successful.

    1949-1953: UKRAINE. Organize and support a Ukrainian resistance movement.
    Unsuccessful.

    1949-1961: BURMA. Support 12,000 Nationalist China troops in Burma under
    General Li Mi as an incursion force into People’s Republic of China. Unsuccessful.

    1950-1952: POLAND. Financial and military assistance for Polish Freedom and
    Independence Movement. Unsuccessful.

    1950: ALBANIA. Overthrow government of Enver Hoxha. Unsuccessful.

    1951-1954: CHINA. Airdrop guerilla teams into People’s Republic of China.
    Unsuccessful.

    1953: IRAN. Overthrow Mossadegh government and install Shah Zahedi. Cost: $10
    million. Successful.

    1953: PHILLIPINES. Assassination and propaganda campaign to overcome Huk
    resistance and install government of Ramon Magsaysay. Successful.

    1953: COSTA RICA. Overthrow government of Jose Figueres. Unsuccessful.

    1954: SOUTH VIETNAM. Install government of Ngo Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1954-1957: NORTH VIETNAM. CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying
    to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam. Unsuccessful. During
    this period he was active in the training of the Vietnamese National Army
    (VNA), organizing the Caodaist militias under Trình Minh Th? in an attempt to
    bolster the VNA, a propaganda campaign encouraging Vietnam’s Catholics to move
    to the south as part of Operation Passage to Freedom, and spreading claims that
    North Vietnamese agents were making attacks in South Vietnam.

    1954: WEST GERMANY. Arrange abduction and discreditation of West German
    intelligence chief Otto John, and replace with Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1954: GUATEMALA. Overthrow government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman and replace with
    Carlos Castillo Armas. Successful.

    1955: CHINA. Assassinate Zhou Enlai en route to Bandung Conference. Unsuccessful.

    1956: HUNGARY. Financial and military assistance to organize and support a
    Hungarian resistance movement, and broad propaganda campaign to encourage it.
    Unsuccessful.

    1956: CUBA. Establish anti-Communist police force, Buro de Represion
    Actividades Communistas (BRAC) under Batista regime. Successful.

    1956: EGYPT. Overthrow Nasser government. Unsuccessful.

    1956: SYRIA. Overthrow Ghazzi government. Aborted by Israeli invasion of Egypt.

    1956-1957: JORDAN. Average of $750,000 annually in personal payments to King
    Hussein. According to United States government, payments ceased when disclosed
    in 1976.

    1957: LEBANON. Financial assistance for the election of pro-American candidates
    to Lebanese Parliament. Successful.

    1958: INDONESIA. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 bombers, for
    rebel forces attempting to overthrow Sukarno government. Unsuccessful.

    1958-1961: TIBET. Infiltrate Tibetan guerrillas trained in United States to
    fight Chinese Communists. Unsuccessful.

    1959: CAMBODIA. Assassinate Prince Norodum Shianouk. Unsuccessful.

    1960: GUATEMALA. Military assistance, including the use of B-26 bombers for
    government of Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes to defeat rebel forces. Successful.

    1960: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to rebel forces of Holden
    Roberto. Inconclusive.

    1960: LAOS. Military assistance, including 400 United States Special Forces
    troops, to deny the Plain of Jars bad Mekong Basin to Pathet Lao. Inconclusive.

    1961-1965: LAOS. Average of $300 million annually to recruit and maintain
    L’Armee Clandestine of 35,000 Hmong and Meo tribesmen and 17,000 Thai
    mercenaries in support of government of Phoumi Nosavan to resist Pathet Lao.
    Successful

    1961-1963: CUBA. Assassinate Fidel Castro. Six attempts in this period.
    Unsuccessful.

    1961: CUBA. Train and support invasion force of Cuban exiles to overthrow
    Castro government, and assist their invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Cost: $62
    million. Unsuccessful.

    1961: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Hose Velasco Ibarra. Successful.

    1961: CONGO. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Patrice
    Lumumba. Successful.

    1961: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of
    Rafael Trujillo. Successful.

    1961-1966: CUBA. Broad sabotage program, including terrorist attacks on coastal
    targets and bacteriological warfare, in effort to weaken Castro government.
    Unsuccessful.

    1962: THAILAND. Brigade of 5,000 United States Marines to resist threat to Thai
    government from Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1962-1964: BRITISH GUIANA. Organize labor strikes and riots to overthrow
    government of Cheddi Jagan. Successful.

    1962-1964: BRAZIL. Organize campaign of labor strike and propaganda to
    overthrow government of Joao Goulart. Successful.

    1963: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Overthrow government of Juan Bosch in military coup.
    Successful.

    1963: SOUTH VIETNAM. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Ngo
    Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1963: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Carlos Julio Arosemena. Successful.

    1963-1984: EL SALVADOR. Organize ORDEN and ANSESAL domestic intelligence
    networks under direction of General Jose Alberto Medrano and Colonel Nicolas
    Carranza, and provide intelligence support and training in surveillance,
    interrogation and assassination techniques. Successful.

    1963-1973: IRAQ. Financial and military assistance for Freedom Party of Mulla
    Mustafa al Barzani in effort to establish independent Kurdistan. Unsuccessful.

    1964: CHILE. $20 million in assistance for Eduardo Frei to defeat Salvador
    Allende in Chilean elections.Successful.

    1964: BRAZIL, GUATEMALA, URUGUAY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Provide training in
    assassination and interrogation techniques for police and intelligence
    personnel. Inconclusive.

    1964: CONGO. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 and T-28 aircraft,
    and American and exiled Cuban pilots, for Joseph Mobutu and Cyril Adoula, and
    later for Moise Tshombe in Katanga, to defeat rebel forces loyal to Lumumba.
    Successful.

    1964-1967: SOUTH VIETNAM. Phoenix Program to eliminate Viet Cong political
    infrastructure through more than 20,000 assassinations. Infiltrated by Viet
    Cong and only partially successful.

    1964-1971: NORTH VIETNAM. Sabotage and ambush missions under Operations Plan
    34A by United States Special Forces and Nung tribesmen. Inconclusive.

    1965-1971: LAOS. Under Operations Shining Brass and Prairie Fire, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Nung and Meo
    tribesmen under General Bang Pao. Inconclusive.

    1965: THAILAND. Recruit 17,000 mercenaries to support Laotian government of
    Phoumi Nosavan resisting Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1965: PERU. Provide training in assassination and interrogation techniques for
    Peruvian police and intelligence personnel, similar to training given in
    Uruguay, Brazil and Dominican Republic, in effort to defeat resistance
    movement. Unsuccessful.

    1965: INDONESIA. Organize campaign of propaganda to overthrow Sukarno
    government, and precipitate conditions leading to massacre of more than 500,000
    members of Indonesian Communist Party, in order to eliminate opposition to new
    Suharto government. Successful.

    1967: BOLIVIA. Assist government in capture of Ernesto Che Guevara. Successful.

    1967: GREECE. Overthrow government of George Papandreou and install military
    government of Colonel George Papadopolous after abdication of King Constantine.
    Successful.

    1967-1971: CAMBODIA. Under Projects Daniel Boone and Salem House, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Meo tribesmen.
    Inconclusive.

    1969-1970: CAMBODIA. Bombing campaign to crush Viet Cong sanctuaries in
    Cambodia. Unsuccessful.

    1970: CAMBODIA. Overthrow government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Successful.

    1970-1973: CHILE. Campaign of assassinations, propaganda, labor strikes and
    demonstrations to overthrow government of Salvador Allende. Cost: $8,400,000.
    Successful.

    1973-1978: AFGHANISTAN. Military and financial assistance to government of
    Mohammed Duad to resist rise to power of Noor Mohammed Taraki. Unsuccessful.

    1975: PORTUGAL. Overthrow government of General Vasco dos Santos Goncalves.
    Successful.

    1975: ANGOLA. Military assistance to forces of Holden Roberto and Jonas Savimbi
    to defeat forces of Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) during
    Angolan civil war, and prevent MPLA from forming new government. Unsuccessful.

    1975: AUSTRALIA. Propaganda and political pressure to force dissolution of
    labor government of Gough Whitlam. Successful.

    1976: JAMAICA. Military coup to overthrow government of Michael Manley.
    Unsuccessful.

    1976-1984: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to forces of Jonas Savimbi
    to harass and destabilize Neto and succeeding governments. Inconclusive.

    1979: IRAN. Install military government to replace Shah and resist growth of
    Moslem fundamentalism. Unsuccessful.

    1979-1980: JAMAICA. Financial pressure to destabilize government of Michael
    Manley, and campaign propaganda and demonstrations to defeat it in elections.
    Successful.

    1979: AFGHANISTAN. Military aid to rebel forces of Zia Nezri, Zia Khan Nassry,
    Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Sayed Ahmed Gailani and conservative mullahs to overthrow
    government of Hafizullah Amin. Aborted by Soviet intervention and installation
    of new government.

    1980-1984: AFGHANISTAN. Continuing military aid to same rebel groups to harass
    Soviet occupation forces and challenge legitimacy of government of Babrak
    Karmal. (See the movie Charlie Wilson’s War).

    1979: SEYCHELLES. Destabilize government of France Albert Rene. Successful.

    1980: GRENADA. Mercenary coup to overthrow government of Maurice Bishop.
    Successful.

    1980: DOMINICA. Financial support to Freedom Party of Eugenia Charles to defeat
    Oliver Seraphim in Dominican elections. Successful.

    1980: GUYANA. Assassinate opposition leader Walter Rodney to consolidate power
    of government of Forbes Burnham. Successful.

    1980-1984: NICARAGUA. Military assistance to Adolfo Colero Portocarrero,
    Alfonso Robelo, Alfonso Callejas, Fernando Chamorro Rappacioli, Eden Pasto….

    100’s more

    WAKE UP sheeple.

  133. Oh you mean like the US has done over and over again ???
    US foreign Policy after WW2. (and look it up before you call me a troll or other some such names).
    1946: GREECE. Restore monarch after overthrow of Metaxas government.
    Successful.

    1946-1955: WEST GERMANY. Average of $6 million annually to support former Nazi
    intelligence network of General Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1948-1968: ITALY. Average of $30 million annually in payments to political and
    labor leaders to supportanti- Communist candidates in Italian elections.
    Successful.

    1949: GREECE. Military assistance to anti-Communist forces in Greek civil war.
    Successful.

    1949-1953: UKRAINE. Organize and support a Ukrainian resistance movement.
    Unsuccessful.

    1949-1961: BURMA. Support 12,000 Nationalist China troops in Burma under
    General Li Mi as an incursion force into People’s Republic of China. Unsuccessful.

    1950-1952: POLAND. Financial and military assistance for Polish Freedom and
    Independence Movement. Unsuccessful.

    1950: ALBANIA. Overthrow government of Enver Hoxha. Unsuccessful.

    1951-1954: CHINA. Airdrop guerilla teams into People’s Republic of China.
    Unsuccessful.

    1953: IRAN. Overthrow Mossadegh government and install Shah Zahedi. Cost: $10
    million. Successful.

    1953: PHILLIPINES. Assassination and propaganda campaign to overcome Huk
    resistance and install government of Ramon Magsaysay. Successful.

    1953: COSTA RICA. Overthrow government of Jose Figueres. Unsuccessful.

    1954: SOUTH VIETNAM. Install government of Ngo Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1954-1957: NORTH VIETNAM. CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying
    to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam. Unsuccessful. During
    this period he was active in the training of the Vietnamese National Army
    (VNA), organizing the Caodaist militias under Trình Minh Th? in an attempt to
    bolster the VNA, a propaganda campaign encouraging Vietnam’s Catholics to move
    to the south as part of Operation Passage to Freedom, and spreading claims that
    North Vietnamese agents were making attacks in South Vietnam.

    1954: WEST GERMANY. Arrange abduction and discreditation of West German
    intelligence chief Otto John, and replace with Reinhard Gehlen. Successful.

    1954: GUATEMALA. Overthrow government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman and replace with
    Carlos Castillo Armas. Successful.

    1955: CHINA. Assassinate Zhou Enlai en route to Bandung Conference. Unsuccessful.

    1956: HUNGARY. Financial and military assistance to organize and support a
    Hungarian resistance movement, and broad propaganda campaign to encourage it.
    Unsuccessful.

    1956: CUBA. Establish anti-Communist police force, Buro de Represion
    Actividades Communistas (BRAC) under Batista regime. Successful.

    1956: EGYPT. Overthrow Nasser government. Unsuccessful.

    1956: SYRIA. Overthrow Ghazzi government. Aborted by Israeli invasion of Egypt.

    1956-1957: JORDAN. Average of $750,000 annually in personal payments to King
    Hussein. According to United States government, payments ceased when disclosed
    in 1976.

    1957: LEBANON. Financial assistance for the election of pro-American candidates
    to Lebanese Parliament. Successful.

    1958: INDONESIA. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 bombers, for
    rebel forces attempting to overthrow Sukarno government. Unsuccessful.

    1958-1961: TIBET. Infiltrate Tibetan guerrillas trained in United States to
    fight Chinese Communists. Unsuccessful.

    1959: CAMBODIA. Assassinate Prince Norodum Shianouk. Unsuccessful.

    1960: GUATEMALA. Military assistance, including the use of B-26 bombers for
    government of Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes to defeat rebel forces. Successful.

    1960: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to rebel forces of Holden
    Roberto. Inconclusive.

    1960: LAOS. Military assistance, including 400 United States Special Forces
    troops, to deny the Plain of Jars bad Mekong Basin to Pathet Lao. Inconclusive.

    1961-1965: LAOS. Average of $300 million annually to recruit and maintain
    L’Armee Clandestine of 35,000 Hmong and Meo tribesmen and 17,000 Thai
    mercenaries in support of government of Phoumi Nosavan to resist Pathet Lao.
    Successful

    1961-1963: CUBA. Assassinate Fidel Castro. Six attempts in this period.
    Unsuccessful.

    1961: CUBA. Train and support invasion force of Cuban exiles to overthrow
    Castro government, and assist their invasion at the Bay of Pigs. Cost: $62
    million. Unsuccessful.

    1961: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Hose Velasco Ibarra. Successful.

    1961: CONGO. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Patrice
    Lumumba. Successful.

    1961: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of
    Rafael Trujillo. Successful.

    1961-1966: CUBA. Broad sabotage program, including terrorist attacks on coastal
    targets and bacteriological warfare, in effort to weaken Castro government.
    Unsuccessful.

    1962: THAILAND. Brigade of 5,000 United States Marines to resist threat to Thai
    government from Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1962-1964: BRITISH GUIANA. Organize labor strikes and riots to overthrow
    government of Cheddi Jagan. Successful.

    1962-1964: BRAZIL. Organize campaign of labor strike and propaganda to
    overthrow government of Joao Goulart. Successful.

    1963: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Overthrow government of Juan Bosch in military coup.
    Successful.

    1963: SOUTH VIETNAM. Precipitate conditions leading to assassination of Ngo
    Dinh Diem. Successful.

    1963: ECUADOR. Overthrow government of Carlos Julio Arosemena. Successful.

    1963-1984: EL SALVADOR. Organize ORDEN and ANSESAL domestic intelligence
    networks under direction of General Jose Alberto Medrano and Colonel Nicolas
    Carranza, and provide intelligence support and training in surveillance,
    interrogation and assassination techniques. Successful.

    1963-1973: IRAQ. Financial and military assistance for Freedom Party of Mulla
    Mustafa al Barzani in effort to establish independent Kurdistan. Unsuccessful.

    1964: CHILE. $20 million in assistance for Eduardo Frei to defeat Salvador
    Allende in Chilean elections.Successful.

    1964: BRAZIL, GUATEMALA, URUGUAY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Provide training in
    assassination and interrogation techniques for police and intelligence
    personnel. Inconclusive.

    1964: CONGO. Financial and military assistance, including B-26 and T-28 aircraft,
    and American and exiled Cuban pilots, for Joseph Mobutu and Cyril Adoula, and
    later for Moise Tshombe in Katanga, to defeat rebel forces loyal to Lumumba.
    Successful.

    1964-1967: SOUTH VIETNAM. Phoenix Program to eliminate Viet Cong political
    infrastructure through more than 20,000 assassinations. Infiltrated by Viet
    Cong and only partially successful.

    1964-1971: NORTH VIETNAM. Sabotage and ambush missions under Operations Plan
    34A by United States Special Forces and Nung tribesmen. Inconclusive.

    1965-1971: LAOS. Under Operations Shining Brass and Prairie Fire, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Nung and Meo
    tribesmen under General Bang Pao. Inconclusive.

    1965: THAILAND. Recruit 17,000 mercenaries to support Laotian government of
    Phoumi Nosavan resisting Pathet Lao. Successful.

    1965: PERU. Provide training in assassination and interrogation techniques for
    Peruvian police and intelligence personnel, similar to training given in
    Uruguay, Brazil and Dominican Republic, in effort to defeat resistance
    movement. Unsuccessful.

    1965: INDONESIA. Organize campaign of propaganda to overthrow Sukarno
    government, and precipitate conditions leading to massacre of more than 500,000
    members of Indonesian Communist Party, in order to eliminate opposition to new
    Suharto government. Successful.

    1967: BOLIVIA. Assist government in capture of Ernesto Che Guevara. Successful.

    1967: GREECE. Overthrow government of George Papandreou and install military
    government of Colonel George Papadopolous after abdication of King Constantine.
    Successful.

    1967-1971: CAMBODIA. Under Projects Daniel Boone and Salem House, sabotage and
    ambush missions by United States Special Forces personnel and Meo tribesmen.
    Inconclusive.

    1969-1970: CAMBODIA. Bombing campaign to crush Viet Cong sanctuaries in
    Cambodia. Unsuccessful.

    1970: CAMBODIA. Overthrow government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Successful.

    1970-1973: CHILE. Campaign of assassinations, propaganda, labor strikes and
    demonstrations to overthrow government of Salvador Allende. Cost: $8,400,000.
    Successful.

    1973-1978: AFGHANISTAN. Military and financial assistance to government of
    Mohammed Duad to resist rise to power of Noor Mohammed Taraki. Unsuccessful.

    1975: PORTUGAL. Overthrow government of General Vasco dos Santos Goncalves.
    Successful.

    1975: ANGOLA. Military assistance to forces of Holden Roberto and Jonas Savimbi
    to defeat forces of Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) during
    Angolan civil war, and prevent MPLA from forming new government. Unsuccessful.

    1975: AUSTRALIA. Propaganda and political pressure to force dissolution of
    labor government of Gough Whitlam. Successful.

    1976: JAMAICA. Military coup to overthrow government of Michael Manley.
    Unsuccessful.

    1976-1984: ANGOLA. Financial and military assistance to forces of Jonas Savimbi
    to harass and destabilize Neto and succeeding governments. Inconclusive.

    1979: IRAN. Install military government to replace Shah and resist growth of
    Moslem fundamentalism. Unsuccessful.

    1979-1980: JAMAICA. Financial pressure to destabilize government of Michael
    Manley, and campaign propaganda and demonstrations to defeat it in elections.
    Successful.

    1979: AFGHANISTAN. Military aid to rebel forces of Zia Nezri, Zia Khan Nassry,
    Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Sayed Ahmed Gailani and conservative mullahs to overthrow
    government of Hafizullah Amin. Aborted by Soviet intervention and installation
    of new government.

    1980-1984: AFGHANISTAN. Continuing military aid to same rebel groups to harass
    Soviet occupation forces and challenge legitimacy of government of Babrak
    Karmal. (See the movie Charlie Wilson’s War).

    1979: SEYCHELLES. Destabilize government of France Albert Rene. Successful.

    1980: GRENADA. Mercenary coup to overthrow government of Maurice Bishop.
    Successful.

    1980: DOMINICA. Financial support to Freedom Party of Eugenia Charles to defeat
    Oliver Seraphim in Dominican elections. Successful.

    1980: GUYANA. Assassinate opposition leader Walter Rodney to consolidate power
    of government of Forbes Burnham. Successful.

    1980-1984: NICARAGUA. Military assistance to Adolfo Colero Portocarrero,
    Alfonso Robelo, Alfonso Callejas, Fernando Chamorro Rappacioli, Eden Pasto….

    100’s more

    WAKE UP sheeple.

  134. Who can blame these countries for wanting some protection from “Mother Russia”?
    Remember who occupied Lithuania and the other Baltic states, while keeping Poland and the other eastern countries on a tight and not so gentle leash.

  135. This amusing, since all legitimate official sources confirm that no WMD’s were ever found. To your second point, in debate, this is termed as a “non sequitur” as your point, even if valid, has not discredited mine, as the two points are only connected in the most vague, remote sense. (Example: even if Syria is in turmoil, the US has no legal authority to invade it simply for that reason). Lastly, I’d like to suggest you familiarize yourself with the rules of debate, as your likley completely unaware that your own arguments are complete logical fallacies

  136. Again the St. Petersburg Russian troll Polina Tikhonovia who works at the Russian troll factory FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY spews outraged bulls**t propaganda.
    Tikhonovia works in the building in my avatar at 55 Savushkina St. in north central St. Petersburg Russia.
    FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY is owned by a Russian holding company called CONCORD which is owned
    by EVGENY PRIGOZHIN a criminal Billionaire butt buddy of VLADIMIR PUTIN.

    She quotes a well known leftist supporter of Russia named Eric Zuesse who continually writes anti American stories.

    The decision of Eastern European countries to join NATO was theirs, not the United States of America.
    The countries joined NATO for protection against the continued Russian military aggression against countries in the region.

    All the USA owes Russia is a punch in the nose for The invasion of Moldova and the continued occupation of Tranisnistria in Moldova. The invasion of Georgia and theft of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The invasion of Ukraine and theft of Crimea.

    Russia just got b**ch slapped by Turkey and Russian trolls are squealing all over the internet. :o)

    Putin has gotten involved in Syria thinking that Russia will call the shots there. Putin is finding out that he isn’t in control of anything and he is outraged. That is just to bad. :o)

  137. You know, Polina……..
    When you write articles about things that arent news, you stop being a journalist. Youre a blogger. You know that right? Since you speak four languages, you should know in every language this article isnt news.

  138. But NOT before the US and its NATO allies extended their empire into Eastern Europe. Ukraine on happened in 2014 – the US and NATO set up bases in Eastern Europe through the 2000s.

  139. Wow – it’s true American really are dumb and don’t know anything about History.

    Hilter invaded Poland (after invading Czechoslovakia and taking over the Rhileland which they were barred from doing after the Treaty of Versailles) thus setting off WW2.
    You really should keep your mouth shut when you know nothing about History.

  140. Which is Amazing.. Because that Evil Soros is calling all the shots with Obama. Get Soros out of the US Government along with Obama and things will be fine once again

  141. To keep the peace LOL.
    yeah, but first let’s bomb that country we want to keep the peace, kill country’s legitimate leader, establish military base there and force ppl to vote under a gunpoint.
    Oh and while on it get their oil fields and refineries too.
    PS. Ukraine was never invaded by Russia, perhaps Russia is somewhat involved in that civil war.
    But in case You don’t know how invasion looks like look no further than Iraq where over a million people got killed during American invasion!

  142. Why USA needs Trump who will dismantle the NWO and bring Law and order back to the USA and deport all Illegals nand secure the border. Him and Putin will get along just find. After all they are both Christians.. Trump 2016!!!

  143. exactly, US invaded and occupied countries all over the world while Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is relatively small compare to US trying to enslave the whole world!

  144. They broke every treaty they signed, including the WRITTEN PROMISE not to invade ukraine after the ukraine gave up it’s nuclear weapons. The author is the liar here…

  145. greg US didn’t save anyone, By the time US “entered” war in 1944 Soviet were in Berlin already.
    Stalin and Hitler were never “buddies”
    And saying US should’ve used nukes and disband once again proves that US is the aggressor.
    US can NOT tell other countries how to live and what leaders to choose!
    It’s up to people of those countries!
    As for “Did the US invade and keep Mexico and Canada as the USSR did in so many countries?”
    Yes it did, also invaded Hawaii and also US DID bombed, invaded and occupied tens of countries since the end of WWII.
    And installed military bases and puppet governments in those countries to keep them at gunpoint.
    Do You want the full list?

  146. Somehow Zuesse managed to forget about Russia’s invasion of Georgia and Afghanistan. Tichonova’s articles all slant the same way, Russia is good and he US is bad.

  147. “And as of today, Zeusse said that for some reason Russia doesn’t accuse
    the U.S. of having lied and broken promises. The analyst wonders if
    that’s because the Russians do not want to exacerbate relations even
    further.” There were no promises given! The only liar is Putin and Russia!

  148. Has Russia truly lived up to all it’s commitments? I’d say take another look. It’s government is still Communist, and it’s human rights policies are still sub-par. Plus it’s aggression towards it’s neighbors is unacceptable.

  149. Oh Boy…WW3…wow…imagine that. Better hurry up and start the War before a real man gets into the White House, and protects us all with real juevos. If Obama can’t fathom the Death Penalty…imagine what his little tinkle feels about killing ISIS. Oh…but..he’s O.K. with letting them in to kill us.

  150. this ignorant to the bone lady continues to make her money with an affiliate russian propaganda outlet. soviet, bolshevik and communist lies will remain unmatched in the history; lies are the way of their existence. switching the subject to “western lies” is too naive even for the haters like her.

  151. Living in the USA look 7000 miles in any direction. Do you see any of the Russian military bases around? But if you are in San Peteresburg you could see the Estonia/NATO tanks with naked eye. You are talking about Russia’s expansion and the harm from 3 Russian bases which are designed and positioned to brake Afghanistan drag trafficking from getting into Europe and Russia . What are 737 US military bases and 46 NATO bases around the world designed and positioned for?

  152. If u kept up with the news u would know they did find WMD in iraq, they kept it secret. Syria? legitimate elected leader? thats why the country is in such turmoil right? lol

  153. As a Godless Nation, Lying and Stealing and Cheating are no longer “wrong”. Not only did they lie to Russia but they continuously LIE to us. No longer a Government “of” the People and “for” the People. We are enemies in their eyes, every Patriot is a Racist Bigott……according to Hussain Obama and Co.!

  154. She has a very short and one sided memory. The US saved Europe and the evil Stalinist empire from Stalin’s once close buddy Hitler with whom he was going to split Europe with until Hitler turned on him. Our war against Japan freed Stalin to send his entire army against the Germans which with the 11 billion dollars worth of assistance and the assault on Rommel in north Africa and the western front in France saved the evil empire. The USSR is responsible for more human suffering and death then Germany. At the end of WW2 we realized that the enemy that was destroyed was no worse then the evil empire we saved. NATO was the way to keep Stalin and the evil empire from its continuing to grab and keep at gun point any more unwilling countries. Did the US invade and keep Mexico and Canada as the USSR did in so many countries? Paton was right we should have used our Nuclear advantage to disband the USSR and remove the oppressive communist government hence no need for NATO and no problems as was the last cold war. If you want to know the best way to judge Russia use the age old adage you can judge a person by the friends he keeps. Do some research and you will see my point.

  155. Polina, whatever you’re taking, please stop it because is not doing us any good. Whoever this Zeusse character is, I have to say he’s under the influence of heavy medications. Lol…Listen and listen well, the world as it is, “It’s a very dangerous place to live in”. Who in the right mind wants to pick a fight against Russia? We don’t. We really don’t care how you run your country. All we care about is that trade run smoothly around the world. You have the largest land mass in the world with infinite resources, and you act like a third world country. Let us lead, and you take care of business at home. Listen, countries that at some point in time were our enemies are now thriving. Countries that have been our allies in many ways are thriving. You on the other hand wants to do things your own way, fine, but stop blaming us for all your mismanagements, misgivings, and misfortunes. If you want to lead start with your own country, leave the rest to us. We may not be perfect, but we know what we’re doing most of the time, and when we don’t, we listen. You know that Russia is in no position to go to war, right? And let alone against the U.S, right? Right. Live a little, and enjoy the freedoms this world has to offer. Stop your loom and doom way of thinking, it’s not healthy.

  156. The enemy of world order is– the United States of America, whose strategy has been consistent and consistently self-destructive and self-uprooting — since the end of WWII.

    The central, never-altering strategy — collapsing in so many places now — is the extension of Manifest Destiny to the entire globe. A concept that — – in an individual — would be diagnosed as psychotic.

    The American effort to push NATO eastwards and to force Russia, China and everyone else on the planet to play by its rules — is blowing up and falling apart as the world evolves — failures that are incomprehensible to the exceptionalist fanatics who operate American foreign policy.

    Yes, these are the real “Mad Mullahs.”

    That’s why Obama is Bush Lite — no one has dared to think the forbidden thought — that the US is not entitled — much less able — to run the world. His enormous backfiring blunder in Libya happened because he can’t imagine a world in which America is not the supreme, unchallenged power. That’s what’s behind the Ukrainian fiasco, and American’s “light touch” fighting ISIS in an effort to topple Assad.

    Removing the first elected leader of Iran, countless interventions in Latin America, including the murder of the elected president of Chile, the Contras, the defense of apartheid (because the ANC was “communist”) — on and on all through the Cold War. Vietnam, from which America learned — not to draft civilians but to instead rely on professional soldiers — all part of this insane drama.

    The United States of America and its ally Saudi Arabia, are the leading agents and enablers of terrorism on the planet. This is aimed at Russia, among others — the idea is that Assad goes down and those battle-hardened Chechens go back to Russia. Nevermind that what was Syria will become a wasteland and incoherent mess. That’s part of the strategy.

    Easy to trace how this has worked.

    Starting with president Carter, (yes, peaceful, nice-guy Jimmy) who forged an alliance with the Saudis and a fanatical Pakistani dictator to arm religious absolutists/terrorists to thwart the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan — birthing the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

    Absent this interference, Afghanistan today would resemble one of the former Soviet states in Central Asia where real Muslim moderates live and try to build a modern future.

    When the Afghan adventure blew back as the mostly Saudi crews flew the planes into the Towers on 9/11, the US invaded Afghanistan, creating a massive magnet and attractive force for a never-ending supply of terrorists — and invaded Iraq — the wrong country — based on lies and neocon delusions. Continuing a line of slime and blood that leads directly to ISIS, the Nusra Front and various hired and self-motivated psychopaths labeled “moderate” by the US.

    The fact that Americans and “allies” are killed in the process is “collateral.”
    Non-Americans don’t count at all.
    The fact that these leaders and their “intelligence” services keep getting surprised, having things blow up in their faces, not cooperate with their unswerving will — so far doesn’t seem to clue them in to the fact that they are driving the US into a ditch.
    Dominance is what matters to these people.

  157. Seriously you’re a moron. People that blame Russia for invading Poland can’t count to a 100 or the 20 million Slavs left dead by the Nazi war machine. ”Peace-keeping progressives,” of the league-of-nations shirked every shred of intelligence to let Poland defend itself against a country twice it’s size. The Nazis tore it to shreds in a month. Half way through the Russians intercepted the Nazi advance on Polish territory to halt the pincer movements stolen by Hitler of Russian cavalry in Poland. A million Poles died defending their country in a month. You dishonor them using Poland to bully Russians in what has been 70 years of Cold War against a badly beaten nation.

  158. BS propaganda. They used that as an excuse to invade a sovereign country. Putin wants his empire back, plain and simple. This time though the Ukrainians are fighting back.

  159. United States does this in order to be mobile. Evidence of this is in middle east. Having nato members they can fly through all nato air space if needed. In middle east they had route problems, from supply chain to flight paths.

  160. You aren’t dreaming, you are suffering paranoid delusions. Tell your comment to the 10s of thousands of US soldiers that died just during the storming of Normandy. Idiot.

  161. I think reagans star war nonsense and bush the 2nds missiles to supposedly protect against Iran were the straw on the camel that caused Russia’s hardliners to demand Russia protect themselves. The possibility that a repub might be in the whitehouse any time within the next hundred centuries is reason enough for them to take action now.
    We can lance this boil by not voting for repubs. Not rocket science, not likely to make the kochs richer, but effective toward world peace.

  162. It is excellent for me, true. I see it as by far the best decision of my whole life – and I am a senior citizen. It is a Thanksgiving Day – and I offer my thanks to heavens for my escape [decades ago] from that compost pile. It stinketh.

  163. you mean like unwarranted intrusions in Iraq, Libya, and invasion of a sovereign country like Syria, to ouster a legitimate, democratically elected leader?

  164. To point out the fallacy of this article and how disingenuous it is, Tikhonover writes, “” how “the American people [would] have felt” if the Soviet Union had won the Cold War, “and its Warsaw Pact… [had] extended itself all the way to include Mexico and/or Canada?”” Is there any educated, sane historian willing to say that this world would not be almost all ruled by Communist, oppresive means today. Haha, never mind extending only to Mexico and Canada. This world owes America a great deal of gratitude for being what we have been since WW11 and recognizing the USSR had to be opened up like a tin can. It was a success without even firing a shot!

  165. In case someone does not know it yet, Spunik spews Goebbelsian propaganda into the Western world. That a country that blatantly invades other countries and breaks international treaties with its neighbors dares to accuse the United States of same is a sad joke.

  166. America was never a democracy, something u and the historian or write failed to understand. America is a Republic, 2 different things entirely. A Democracy the people vote for everything. A republic the people vote to people to office to represent them and to support the needs of america.

  167. I agree that we need Republicans, and we need Democrats too. We can’t eliminate political ambition but we can pit ambition against ambition and hopefully neither faction becomes too powerful. History as shown that one party rule almost always ends in disaster.

  168. If the Western elites abided by the international law and their agreed commitments, we would have a different planetary system of trust, peace, prosperity for almost all. It seems the capitalist elites abide only by the law of the jungle and sword. Like wolves, when they see a week nation, they bring it down and devour its assets, killing its people. A closer look at its history would show that WW I was imposed on Germany, WW II was created by the support of elites to the rise of Hitler against Russian/communists and then cold war started over dividing the spoils of WW II.

    Vietnam, Iran, Middle East all have huge scars from these elites. Now, we are looking at WW III as the doomsday clock is almost at midnight and any event could spark a war that could turn this planet into a fireball, destroying the masses and the ELITES simultaneously. Let’s hope logic/reason prevail and the pissing contestant pull back their huge guns from sensitive areas. Remove potentials from avoidable catastrophe….

  169. I agree that the USA does not belong in Europe. First Europe I.e. The EU has a population larger than the USA and a larger GDP, yet USA tax payers continue to pay for most of the defense bill for Europe. That tax money from the USA is being spent on a country that can very well afford its own defense. Yet it takes money away from need programs in the USA, like proper police instead of the shot them up attitude in underfundied police forces! Also our infrastructure roads, ports, rails, power, water and sewer is falling apart from under funding.

  170. If that is the best rebuttal you can muster to a comment, then you need to return back to junior high school and finish your education. Calling names is childish at best.

  171. Well good for you that you escaped, you obviously don’t belong there. Since you quote Chechen terrorist Basaev as your moral guide, everything is pretty clear.

  172. So! What is it that “”Arrogance, ignorance,”” individuals do not know about Russia’s cultural heritage history, that you think we need to know?

  173. How desperate do you have to be if you are quoting resident literary-lunatic Eric Zeusse as a respected author? He wouldn’t know how to be objective if his life depended on it! Read some of his balderdash before you quote him and use him as a source, Polina.

  174. To keep the peace. And its been doing a pretty good job of preventing Russia from invading its neighbors. At least until the Ukraine was invaded.

  175. I live in Russia but I can’t see any loss because of sanctions.. Yesterday I ordered fine watch on ebay for $4000.. Which watch do you wear, poor piece of s

  176. If you think America is no longer a democracy now (which is largely true), just wait until Obama gets finished flooding the country with left leaning folks (with their hands out) from the southern border and Syrian refugees. We’ll have a one party system, much like the Soviet Union and a dictatorship. Note how the democrats now support “executive actions”, largely illegal and totally unchallenged. Note how the democrats allowed the IRS to weaponize itself against conservative groups and let Lois Lerner off without even so much as an indictment to so many Federal crimes.

    So the next time you’re in the voting polls, just remember, even if you don’t think you agree with Republicans, WE NEED THEM, if for no reason than to keep the democrats honest. With only one party in power you will get what you deserve… a dictatorship, full of corruption and patronage and a society that will only be able to accept that which those in high position magnanimously decide to give you. Kiss freedom and prosperity bye-bye (it’s largely gone already).

  177. This is plain and ordinary Russian propaganda. You would have to be an idiot to buy into this nonsense, even if you are a brain washed Russian.

  178. Not even the Nazis with their propaganda at the nth degree could not say, with a straight face, what NATO, Europe and America are doing today. All these “democracies and Christian” to add insult to injury are doing is invading nations left and right and blaming their people, government for their illegal, criminal invasions.

    How many nations has America invaded just for the heck of it? Here the facts: “America has invaded 70 countries since its 4th of July Independence Day in 1776. American imperialism has made a major contribution to the 1.3 billion global avoidable deaths in the period 1950-2005.”
    The only one I can find on the Russian side was the Korean war, but that was not an invasion in the legal sense, for as far I understand, they played a minor role, mostly supplying NK with arms.
    Crimea, again, was not an invasion, nor annexation for Crimea had been in Russian hands for centuries and the last register moment was in 1954 when an Ukranian, Nikita Kruschev, made a gift to Ukraine.
    I remember how when the retard pervert from Crawford, Texas inflated Iraq’s war powers to being an equivalent to the Nazis had to be the epitome of snake oil peddling, one of the myriad of lies that war criminal and his administration made. So trying to paint Russia as evil as America, Europe, NATO has to be the Taj Mahal of all lies. How to compare the deaths of civilians that America has killed with the ones Russia is accused of doing? 1.3 billion in a short period has to confirm that woe is America, not Russia. Oh well, we are not a democracy, not now, not since its inception and hell no going into the future.
    The only thing that the supposed “democracies” want is another nuclear war, that many experts claim won’t have winners, but losers. Even a rat, when cornered attacks, although in this case, I’m sure, the cat is not going to blame the rat, like America, NATO, Europe love to do now. O tempora, o mores!

  179. You say, “”Kasparov et al. are trying to restore the conditions of the 1917s in Russi.”” How utterly ridiculous. If that was true Putin would surely come out and say it. Even if Putin would say it, it would be the dumbest statement he could make. If the existence of NATO is so outrageous and pits NATO against Russia, than why wouldn’t Putin join. He had chances years ago and said NO!

  180. Google operation barbarossa and then you’ll understand why we were able to invade Europe and find that everyone was gone… that was practically no resistance. 90% of all German forces were sent to Russia not the US.

    Keep dreaming….

  181. Cris,
    I hate to point out your stupidity, but i guess I have to since you decided to criticize the article. A democracy is a political system to elect a leader…it has nothing to do with whether we are a republic or a federation. many america, including me, believe that this country has lost its democratic values the day it decided to allow private interest to influence our political system.

    if a corporation is a person, then that person is a king.

  182. For god sake stay in any place in USA and look 7000 miles in any direction. Do you see any of the Russian military bases? But if you are in San Peteresburg you could see the Estonia/Nato tanks with naked eye. You are talking about the harm from 3 Russian bases which are designed and positioned to brake drag trafficking from Afghanistan. What are 737 US military bases and 46 NATO bases around the world designed and positioned for?

  183. You are a fool to believe the myths about the settler and American Native original promises to each other. America began with one civilized, governmental society that lived. That was from 1620. Upon landing in Massachusetts, that one civilized group that began with about 60 individuals learned there were many tribes of Native Indians in the area. The first treaty established worked well. Then before you knew it, the tribe making that treaty with the white man sold out to another tribe and broke the treaty. The native Indians dealt this way and at that time were as selfish as any group. At no one time could all the American Indian tribes agree as one. Their war like ways with each other was their downfall. Their complaints about White man brutality was nothing new to them. That is how they treated each other before the landing of any white man. You ought to get educated on the subject before spouting your anti American views, otherwise it is you who looks like the fool!

  184. Classic soviet-era double talk and misdirection, leavened with conspiracy theory and FSB/KBG/STASI ‘turn in your neighbor’ socialism. Kafka’s dung beetle would be proud.

  185. Historically that is how this country has operated since England established its first colonists: ask the native of this continent or the blacks slave who were promised 40 acres and a mule and on return they were left in misery in ‘post-slavery’ culture.

  186. How simple minded you are. You obviously cannot read – since you don’t know recorded facts in History. The word Gullible comes to mind.

  187. Another article written for the sake of getting reader hits and not based on reality. Russia was moving more “towards Europe” before Putin regained control. The former KGB has moved Russia back into a cold ware position. I think HE owes the world an apology for reneging.

  188. “Do you know anything about Russia’s culture and heritage?”-
    ? ??????? ? ????? ? ???? ?????? ??????, Dusan Roncevic. So I know everything there is to know about them and their heritage of scoundrellism and slavery.

  189. Russia made the mistake of actually believing what the west promised. History shows us time and time again that the west breaks its promises

  190. “NATO is nothing but America’s anti-Russia military club, against Russia and against any nation (such as Iraq, or Libya, or Syria) that supports Russia.”

    Actually, NATO is a club for European countries who wish to outsource their defense to the United States so that they can focus on building their welfare states. Overall, it’s not a bad arrangement.

  191. We been playing along with Turkey even that we know that Erdogan and Turkey support ISIS are selling and making money from the oil stole from Syria and Iraq, Erdongan son is the head of the oil company working with ISIS and we keep our mouth shoot just to protect a dirty allied>>>>>what else its new…

  192. I was about to say the same thing we are a republic. Recite the pledge of allegiance if you don’t believe me. this is all propaganda and anti American rhetoric.

  193. You ignorant. It’s simple: Russia doesn’t allow. And even almost all of former soviet block countries what now in EU, don’t allow. They just understand the catastrophic outcome that amount of people will bring.
    I’m far away NOT Putin’s fan but there’s no common sense in West’s behavior: cannot do nothing with North Korea, trying to appease Iran, but same time confronting with much more strong military mega powers Russia and China. Moronic.

  194. Arrogance, ignorance, precisely type of “thinking” that makes this world such a bad place. Do you know anything about Russia’s culture and heritage? Obviously not, but you have your brainwashed burger opinion always ready.

  195. Because they neither Syrian nor refugees, only 10 – 20 % from Syria. The real solution is to fix country so real refugees can go home without fear for life.

    That can only can happened when radicals are gone.

  196. What kind of history is this man associated with? Must be history made up by his warped mind and not this same history we all were aware of, Russia under Putin has invaded its neighbors went to war and instigated and fully supports a war in the other, so Mr ‘Historian’ where and how has Mr Putin kept his own part of the commitments? The way you talk and writes tells us who you really are, for he who pays the piper dictates the tone, I’ve never read any balanced article from Ms Tikhonova!

  197. the Germans had nuclear weapons as..hle they made a deal with the west at the end of the war which allowed many of the Nazi officials to escape and live new lives after the war!

  198. Without the aid of America and the Murmansk Run Russia would have lost due to starvation and lack of equipment and war materiel. The St. Petersbug trolls are out in force .

  199. The Wests NATO hawks and their associates Kasparov et al. are trying to restore the conditions of the 1917s in Russia and after when the non-Russians/naturalized Russian bolsheviks and dedicated mass murders Lenin (a German spy), Trotsky, Stalin (a half-savage from Georgia), Beria, Yagoda, Kaganovich,
    Bukharin, Rykov, Sverdlov, Zinoviev, Kamenev,…rulled Russia. I hope that Russia is aware of this great danger. Clearly, a part of this scenario is the shooting down Russian warplane by Turkey and killing of the Russian pilot by the pro-Turkish rebels in Syria..

  200. NEWSFLASH; America never was and never will be a Democracy ! America is a Representative Republic. It seems ValueWalk is the propaganda arm of the Russian F.S.B. ( KGB).

  201. In Georgia and Ukraine Russia protected their own people, they did not invade anyone. The reason why catholic E European countries, like Poland, joined NATO is because they want to belong with catholics.

  202. It is always fun, but a sad fun, to watch the Western apologists for what Richard Pipes termed patrimonial type of society in russia. As Shamil Basaev once said, the russians want to drown everyone in the same **** they themselves are drowning – and such society is not, and can never be, “a part of Europe” understood as a civilization [vs. a geographical term]. Civilizational Europe ends pretty much where russia begins. [Cf. Huntington on that].

  203. I think europe would still be under German rule if it wasnt for the good ole USA. So yeah we have a huge investment and intrest in what goes on over there. If you like russia so much you idiot go live there

  204. The Warsaw pact!!! Lol lol lol. You need to call it what it really was!! The RUSSIAN occupation of those countries. Why do you think they came running into NATO’s arms the second they were freed from Russia’s grip. Those countries all witnessed what the west had become even though the RUSSIAN master did everything in its power to prevent people in their control to see how great life can be in the west. There was a reason russia did not let its people outside of it’s borders. WARSAW PACT!!! Lmfao. Pact my ass!!!

  205. just walk in streets, meet the people around the globe, and them ask personally (Latin America, Africa, Asia. Europe) what do they think about US policies, and if you ask a large sample, greatest majority of the mankind will tell you the real truth. Your problem is underestimation of mankind….

  206. With everything he writes maybe Mr Zuesse should move to Russia as it is obvious he has no love for his own country. I wonder if he has thought about what would happen to him there if he were to write the same types of articles there that always disparage the Kremlin.

  207. The world does? What world are you living in bojangals? The majority of the world dislikes russia and will continue to dislike them until it rids itself from it’s Neanderthal ways.

  208. The warmongering neocon trolls are out in force today…..too bad, as they are and will continue to be dead wrong long after Nuremburg II convenes…..along with many of their favorite politicians on the dock….!

  209. The author gets the chicken and the egg wrong. The reason why former members of the Warsaw Pact wished to join NATO is because they never trusted Russia. Being part of NATO seems to be a great move after observing events in Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine. If you do not want Russian interference be part of an organization that promises you protection. I suppose the side effects of Empire. Your former subjects hate you.

  210. Nice try honey. Your anti west hate is overflowing in every article you write. You lose all credibility when you quote Sputnik or RT as both are Kremlin ran propaganda hack news outlets. This type of misinformation and hate induced journalism should be banded. You are not a journalist sweetheart. You are a trouble maker!!

  211. Augusto ,america without war can not survive ,thats why they have 180 some military bases [policing] around the world ,yet they can’t even take care of their medical system

  212. Correct! A dictatorship nation of pure lies and brainwashing propaganda. And USA trolls faking and lieing always trowing own crap on others… So obvious. Its good they stab themself in eyes of whole world…

  213. And these are all mostly CIA created problems,.one theory was that JFK was on to the CIA and wanted to dis-ban it,..and thats why he was killed. The CIA has gotten us into so many quagmires and conflicts. And the selection of Bush as prseident was a gift to the CIA

  214. I’ve always LOVED Dr. Zuese!
    Would you eat green eggs on a plate? Would you eat them in a fascist state?
    Would you eat green food like ham? My name is Pootin, a dictator I am!!

  215. A quick look at other articles by Mr. Zuesse will show just how serious a “historian” and journalist he is. Just Google his name and look at what he’s written. I don’t know if he is on the Kremlin payroll, but he should be.

  216. Mr sues se statement that Russia has kept all its promises to the west is a bit bogus, umm Budapest memorandum of 1994??? Invasion of Georgia ??? Convenient omisions, also it’s the balkin states that want NATO,troops in their territory, because of Russia’s aggressive moves lately, the fact is that NATO has reduced its profile in Europe since the height of the cold was, where once we had 200000 troops stationed in Germany, now there are 10000, clearly not a threat for Russia, mr Zuesse talks nonsense…

  217. the truth hurt but is the truth nothing further from reallity the american people and the goverment are all the same loves war what can you expect from a racist nation.

  218. A strong Russia is very important to the world. Hopefully the Chinese will also become strong militarily and counter the expansionist moves of US-France-Germany-UK and other nations. Russians have always fought on the side of the underdogs, against the expansionist movements of US, France, UK, Germany. These countries are looking for new markets for their failed capitalistic systems. US has already $19 TRILLION dollars debt (or more than 100 percent of its GDP), while Russia has a mere 12 percent of its GDP in debt. Most other EU nations have 100 percent of their GDP in debt. They are drowning in debt.

    These capitalistic systems have created oppressive mounds of debts for their own citizens by encouraging them to buy things that they not need. These systems will fail in the long-term, as they are not sustainable, and they know it. That is why they are looking for more markets, more “growth” areas to fuel the voracious blob. Artificial conflicts with Russia is one way of getting people’s focus away from the real problems. However, military expansions are not good for the civilian economy- these actions will end up blowing into their face.

  219. Thug or not sir, Putin is my twenty four carrot gold, platinum plated hero. My prayers and thoughts are also with the parents and families of the deceased Russian Pilot that definitely died a hero’s death while effectively fighting ISIS. If it proves true that this pilot was killed during an attempted evacuation then there can be no doubt that it was an act of war. Putin is a real man, commanding a real army of men and women willing to go the distance and rid the world of the scourge of Islam. As a former Army Officer I could have never imagined the day that rooting for Russia to win a war against NATO would have been acceptable behavior. But that day has arrived. What can one expect? Cheer for the home team when we have been fighting in the Middle East for nearly fifteen years! Now we watch as the ‘leaders’ of NATO openly encourage a Muslim invasion of their own countries at the expense of the local populations. If Putin has to destroy the member countries of NATO, including the United States, in order to save the world then he is the man of the hour and definitely has my blessings and encouragement to do it. God be with the man during this time of trial and give him the courage to do what needs to be done while our military continues with its pomp and ceremony, requesting more funds for more defeats. It just cannot be truthfully said any other way.

  220. Kremlin’s relentless yapping about “NATO expansion” makes as much sense as “The Sun revolves around the Earth”. I can’t believe anybody would fall for this idiotic rhetoric from the Leninist school of diplomacy which comes down to this: deny all your aggression, keep calling the other party “aggressor”, “imperialist”, “enemy of the people” and what not.
    This so-called “NATO expansion” is Eastern European countries, previously occupied by Russia, merely seeking protection from a yet another Russian invasion. If Eastern Europe hadn’t joined NATO they would have been re-invaded by Russia a long time ago.

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