US pushing for war over Ukraine

April 17, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: Press TV

The United States is pushing for a war over the crisis in Ukraine in a bid to cover up its failure to achieve the desired results against Russia from the March coup in Kiev, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website.

Paul Craig Roberts said it would be an embarrassment for Washington “if Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia.”

“To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war,” he wrote.

The analyst said the US had planned to use Crimea for ejecting Russia “from its Black Sea naval base.”

“Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels,” wrote Roberts.

He said the US government does not favor a “diplomatic and reasonable” settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.

Roberts added that CIA Director John Brennan recently visited Kiev to order a “military suppression” of pro-Russian protesters in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine.

“Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO…,” wrote Roberts.

Ukrainians deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, said on Sunday that the CIA has provoking bloodshed in the country by sanctioning the use of weapons against pro-Russia protesters.

Political crisis erupted in Ukraine in November 2013, when Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia.