In the Plane Truth’s podcast, “Permission to Steal Everything” with political expert Dmitry Orlov, the real intentions of the US/EU backed coup in Ukraine is brought into focus, revealing that the overthrow of the Yanukovich government had little to do with Kiev, and lots to do with placing Crimea firmly under NATO/US control.
No wonder the US and EU are so crazy livid about Crimea returning back to Russia. In short, Putin foiled their major Maidan objective.
Skip to the 5:00 minute mark to get to the good stuff on Crimea, Ukraine and America’s sneaky land grab.
Some comments and observations from Zerohedge users are worth noting…
I just listen to D. Orlov give a long interview about Ukraine. He pointed out that the main and first goal of the western coup was to snatch the Crimea as a military base as quickly as possible.
Euro Maidan troops left for Crimea the day After the coup succeeded in Kiev. They were followed next day by Urkainian Army troops. The Maidan crowd could not cross the border due to former Ukrainian security police guarding the crossing points.
By the time the Ukrainian army arrived, Cossacks loyal to Russian Crimea arrived in numbers and began mining the border and digging defenses. One try to break this line by the Madian failed, and a following attempt by the army to break a hole on a secondary road also failed.
Once Maidan could not enter Crimea, the USA was enraged that the coup had not reached there! Thus the extreme anger by the USA. The plan was to take Kiev, and within 5 days flood the Crimea with the entire Euro Maidan thousands, with Ukrainian Amry troops following. But it was too late. Russian Navy troops faced down the 20,000 Ukrainian troops in Crimea. Many of whom defected to the Russian army, the rest were allowed to leave.
Anyways. Orlov said that Crimea was what the west was really after, and events seem to back that up.
Another Zerohedge commenter clearly outlines the major benefits in the US’s plan to take Crimea.
D. Orlov is correct in his analysis.
I have written extensively in other posts on this topic, but to summarize, Crimea was the BIG prize that the USSA sought to capture for the following reasons:
- World’s best Military Naval Base, with literally 100’s of billions in Dollar equivalents developing it.
- Commanding control over the Black Sea, and thus countries bordering it.
- Hundreds of Billions in offshore Oil and Gas resources
- Gateway to the creation of the WhiteStream Pipeline, that would have transported gas from the ME, and connected into the Ukraine, displacing Gazprom
- Loss of Crimea would have a huge psychological blow to the Russians, akin to losing Florida.
My favorite part of watching this unfolding drama is listening to the Neocon screeches after Putin gave them a huge poke in the eye, by taking the best part of the Ukraine (including Donbass), and leaving them with the Nazi losers. Once Odessa, Karkov and Nikolaiev leave, the ruin of the remaining rump of the Ukraine will be complete.
Meet Dmitry Orlov, via Wikipedia:
Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and a writer on subjects related to “potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States,” something he has called “permanent crisis”. Orlov believes collapse will be the result of huge military budgets, government deficits, an unresponsive political system and declining oil production.
Orlov was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and moved to the United States at the age of 12. He has a BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Applied Linguistics. He was an eyewitness to the collapse of the Soviet Union over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late 1980s and mid-1990s.
In 2005 and 2006 Orlov wrote a number of articles comparing the collapse-preparedness of the U.S. and the Soviet Union published on small Peak Oil related sites. Orlov’s article “Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US” was very popular at EnergyBulletin.Net.
Orlov’s book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects, published in 2008, further details his views.
Discussing the book in 2009, in a piece in The New Yorker, Ben McGrath wrote that Orlov describes “superpower collapse soup” common to both the U.S. and the Soviet Union: “a severe shortfall in the production of crude oil, a worsening foreign-trade deficit, an oversized military budget, and crippling foreign debt.” Orlov told interviewer McGrath that in recent months financial professionals had begun to make up more of his audience, joining “back-to-the-land types,” “peak oilers,” and those sometimes derisively called “doomers”.
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