A TALE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Comparing Russia today with that of the 1990's
The brains of the US had a plan. They organized and funded the overthrow of the elected leader of Ukraine that they planned to throw Russia out of Crimea, their only warm water port. The new government started a purge of unwanted citizens by killing them or just running them out of the country. Protests began and organized pro government took up sniping positions and commenced shooting anybody and everybody. Nazi style gangs roamed the country killing many.
Of course the citizens started striking back and soon were taking the day. Then MH17 got shot down and was blamed on the rebels (just another US plan going bad) It soon became apparent that the evidence showed the plane was shot down by a fighter jet belonging to Ukraine.
Tales of large scale movements of Russian men and equipment going to the Ukraine all of which proved to be just another block of American propaganda. +
During this time the residents of Crimea held an election and overwhelmingly choose to go back to Russian control. The rebels now fighting the government also want to be under Russian influence and will win in the end.
Now the brains of America are in trouble their plans to discredit Putin and turn the people against him failed miserably. The exact opposite has happened and should have been easy to predict. But our folks in charge once again missed the call. Putin with over 80% popularity has united his people behind him.
What to do now? Call the Saudi's lets screw with the price of oil. In the past Saudi would increase or decrease the amount of oil they pumped to control the price. If you remember at this point in time there was a glut of oil on the market , mainly do to lack of demand and a supply of oil from fracking.
So they ran oil from around $100 a barrel to 50 or so. Cutting Russian and Venezuelan income that mainly came from oil sales. Now lets throw some sanctions on Russia. Some of the EU balked at thins from the git go and later more and more opted out.
Instead of cowering in fear from America's attack on him and his country Putin swung into action.
Setting up new trade agreements with the newly formed BRIC nations, cutting oil and gas deals with China , setting up a new financial systems to handle business outside of US control finances. Everywhere he turned he found others eager to join forces with him and his trading partners.
What we are most likely seeing is the lights going out on a world run by the US. We have tread on too many toes, our institution have ruined economically ruined most of the world with IMF , World Bank loans that resulted in them having to privatize their industries sending the profits out of the country. The most recent case of ruin has been most of the EU that was conned into buying all those poison derivative packages. The world bankers forced austerity programs on these unfortunates to pay off all the bad loans , stripping them of their national treasures by privatizing them and once again taking the profits out of the country.
Not many are talking about where all this is going to end up, it's really too messed up to be able to make a good call. I will say this in closing, if we get thru this without starting WW3, the US will have a lot less influence in the world. The dollar will probably not be the reserve currency changing world politics completely.
I know a few of you are thinking I am one unpatriotic guy dissing America at every turn. Instead I want you to understand I am just pining for the America I grew up in. Our misbehaving in the world in only part of my concern . All around us we see high ranking military and political figures committing crimes, lying , cheating and stealing their way to riches leaving us sputtering in the ditches begging for bread.. I want my county back!