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‘Americans need to realize Ukraine crisis happened because of US’

Independent journalist and founder of Wide Awake News.

Published time: May 13, 2014 14:20
An Ukrainian army soldier mans a road-block north of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk May 13, 2014 (Reuters / Yannis Behrakis)

It’s embarrassing that the US labels illegitimate the decision of eastern Ukrainians to adopt self-determination and implement their own government after holding a free and fair vote, founder of the Wide Awake News Website Charlie McGrath told RT.

RT: Washington has deemed the referendum in east Ukraine illegal. However, a huge number of people turned out to vote. Shouldn't their opinions count for something?

Charlie McGrath: No, it doesn’t count for anything as far as the West is concerned and you don’t have to take my or your word for it, just look at the actions over the last several months. A duly elected government in Ukraine overthrown with the help of the West and the banking cabal that dominates policy in the West. So it certainly seems that individual sovereignty nation and sovereignty self-governance is no longer a factor when it comes to the West policy.

RT: The US has also blamed Russia for failing to stop the referendums. What's your reaction to those accusations?

CM: It’s disgusting and it’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for me as an American. What if we stood back and listened to the British a little bit longer all those years ago when we decided to break away, have referendum and have a vote of independence. The fact that the US has their press secretary coming out before the cameras of the world and saying that people deciding that they are going to be self-determining, that they are going to implement the government that is ruled by themselves, the people, and have a free and fair vote, calling it illegitimate, calling it everything what it is because the people speaking out is disgusting. And every American who buys in to this malarkey that they were fed about how Putin’s involved, they need to wake up and realize what’s happening because it is happening in our name.

You can listen to Congressman Dennis Kucinich who breaks it down. He is not afraid of saying like it is. We have 60-plus programs run by quasi-government agencies or tax dollars, 60 programs to destabilize and in fact to have a coup d’état inside Ukraine that led to this current disaster that we have now.

RT: The State Department has alleged there were violations during the voting. Doesn't this give the impression that the State Department is making accusations without any real evidence?

CM: It looks like it is written by CIA or some other Intelligence alphabet agency thrown on a teleprompter and regurgitated to the people of the West. It’s really unfortunate that the vast majority of Americans will buy into this garbage. We have boots on the ground in Poland. The day after Geneva agreement we had airborne troops on the ground in Poland, [which] were surrounding this region with our men, our women and our blood and treasure to be sacrificed in order to carry out this banker-funded IMF demanded war.

RT: Moscow has just announced that Ukraine will have to pay for natural gas in advance, due to its $3.5 billion debt for earlier supplies. The US Spokesperson Jen Psaki also accused Russia of using energy as a bargaining chip with Kiev. Do you think it's reasonable to expect Russia to abandon its economic interests when it comes to Ukraine?

CM: No, absolutely not. If they are selling energy, they need to be paid for energy. That is third-grader economics right there. And it was really telling listening to her speak once again, she was reading from the prepared statement off a teleprompter. And when one reporter just gives her basic common sense questions “Don’t they deserve to get paid for energy that they provided?” and she can’t answer. She just got to go back and look what the CIA will tell her to say next when it comes to push back on this propaganda.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Comments (31)

 

RockyRacoon 23.05.2014 02:05

What the world is seeing is Russia acting in self defence they are not plundering and murdering and stealing resources from another country and in fact offered Ukraine better conditions than they have with the IMF. When this happened the West pulled a coup which is what they do whenever a government who doesn't bow down to them exerting it's sovereign rights. After the China deal and the impending overthrow of the US dollar I fear for Putin's life. Medvedev not the sharpest knife in the drawer seems to fall for the buttering up by the west. Putin knows "Comrade Wolf" eats who he wants and listens to no one.

 

denisovich 20.05.2014 07:15

Another Balkanisation seems ineviditble. I feel bad for Ukranians.

 

Randy 18.05.2014 22:30

Legal documents issued by the Russian Federation state annexation. Nations divide up the world waters by the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty. This agreement allows coastal claims to extend 230 statute miles from their shores. Inside these zones, states can explore, exploit, & manage deep natural resources, living & non-living. The potential for these waters is several trillion dollars in oil and gas reserves.

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