British Madmen Insist Obama Arm Ukraine Nazis against Russia
"Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns," wrote Oxford University's Timothy Garton Ash in the London Guardian on Monday.
"Diplomacy's time will come again, but it is not now.... Ukraine needs modern defensive weapons to counter Russia's modern offensive ones."
Since the European Union is too divided to step up to that task, "it is now up to President Obama to determine the timing and composition of those supplies." If that occurs, other NATO countries would also arm Ukrainian forces, on an individual basis, he wrote.
So much for the pretense that "color revolutions" are not simply another form of military warfare, as Russian military doctrine now recognizes. Garton Ash is not simply the latest voice to endorse the war program issued this afternoon by the Atlantic Council, etc. in Washington, D.C.; he is one of the top strategists of Oxford University's "color revolution" project behind the notorious Gene Sharp. (See EIR's explosive Feb. 3, 2012 dossier, "Destabilizing Russia: The 'Democracy' Agenda of McFaul and His Oxford Masters.")
On cue, the Wall Street-Confederate New York Times joined the war drive by Tony Blair's "liberal interventionist" squadristi, with a front-page story Monday making its case that a "shift" is underway in the Obama administration towards providing "defensive" weapons and equipment to Kiev. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan confirmed that the administration Obama-ites are preparing to give the go-ahead to crossing this tripwire for war with Russia, telling the Times that
"although our focus remains on pursuing a solution through diplomatic means, we are always evaluating other options that will help create space for a negotiated solution to the crisis."
Senior administration officials, all unnamed, assured the notoriously-lying Times that Secretary of State John Kerry and Susan Rice are "open" to providing "lethal" aid to Ukraine, as is NATO military commander, U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove. An unnamed "Pentagon official" is also cited, claiming Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, and JCS Vice Chairman Adm. James Winnefeld—who had adamantly rejected such madness—now believe the weapons policy should be reconsidered.
Wartime propaganda is a British specialty, as Garton Ash declared in concluding his "guns to stop Putin" rant. He called for BBC's Russian- and Ukrainian-language services to gear up their anti-Putin propaganda, with the British government footing the bill, bragging:
"The U.S. may have the best drones in the world, and Germany the best machine tools, but Britain has the best international broadcaster."