KPRF memorial for those killed in Yeltsin’s storming of the White House in ’93, a pivotal event in the Second Smuta. The Kiev coup brought this New Time of Troubles to an end, I believe… Russia is on a new course, uniting the best of Red and White (as the above image testifies… note that the commies and the Church are in sync… that tells you much about certain ROCOR elements that refuse to cut ties with the American rightwing Establishment, no?).
Not to put too fine a face on it, the USA destroyed the post-1991 status quo by its coup in the Ukraine. As a nonaligned state, the Ukraine was part of no bloc; it wasn’t a platform for either NATO or Russian military forces. That is, it was a buffer state between Russia and the West. As it were, it was a “large Finland”. However, the cabal around Zbig pushed for the USA to topple the legitimate government in Kiev, to install an American puppet junta there.
Let’s go back to late February. President Yanukovich agreed to early elections and to participation of extremist pro-Western oppositionists in the legit state apparat. This wasn’t enough for Zbig and his acolytes such as Nuland. The USA invested billions in “democracy promotion”… we know from the history of Guatemala, Iraq, Cuba, Iran, Chile, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and El Salvador what that means. There was no need for a coup… Yanukovich agreed to leave early. Nevertheless, the USA struck. It was like the American-fomented invasion of South Ossetia. Note well that the USA learnt nothing from that earlier fiasco. Russia learnt plenty… there were many articles in the Russian media after the war pointing up the deficiencies brought out by the war. In short, the USA pretended that nothing happened, whilst Russia set about putting right what the war revealed to be wrong. It knew that the USA would strike again… probably, in the Ukraine.
There’s no returning to the status quo ante. That’d necessitate restoring the Yanukovich government and stopping all Western aid for “régime change”… neither is going to happen. Like it or no, Yanukovich had a mandate, he defeated the Western darling, Timoshenko, in an open and relatively fair election; it was certainly more open and fair than the usual election in the American South or in Hudson County in Jersey, to be sure. The present junta has no mandate, save for massive support from the West. However, do note that it hasn’t consolidated its position in more than six weeks… it doesn’t control any of the country (fascist yobbos still circulate in Kiev). The economy is stock-still, the bureaucracy is in shambles, and tax collection is non-existent, which resulted in real privation in the country. Note well that the junta refuses to discuss any of these problems. Also note that they shitcanned an honest Minoborony chief who told them bluntly and profanely that the Ukrainian forces weren’t worth shit and that they were incapable of serious operations.
Federalisation would’ve worked had the junta implemented it in the first month of its existence. Today, I think that its “too little, too late”. There’s been too much violence from neo-Nazi thugs and too much kowtowing to American and EU interests for it to work now. Besides which, the junta shows itself inconstant in its actions and statements, which sealed its fate. If there were ANY deaths in the current standoff in the east and south, it’d send the existing fragile impasse to hell. Federalisation would mean that the junta would release Gubaryov from prison and show the whereabouts of Fr Dmitri Sidor (if he’s still alive, that is)… neither of which will happen now, I’m afraid. Add hyper-violent mercs and untrained National Guard rabble to the mixture, along with terrorists from Svoboda and the Right Sector, it all adds up to a disaster in the making bubbling away merrily under the surface, one that’ll get worse the longer that it’s repressed (it’s in Russian interest to provoke a confrontation sooner than later, as it’d result in fewer deaths before Russian victory).
This coup tore up the existing consensus on the territory of the former USSR… in its way, it’s as significant, if not more so, than the August Events of 1991. Gorbachyov’s incompetent and clueless rule ushered in the Second Smuta… these events could be the catalyst that ends it. Russia emerged from the First Smuta stronger than ever… it became one of the leading powers of Europe in the next century (which culminated in the Russian Army entering Paris in 1814 and dictating the peace for post-Napoleonic Europe). I believe that the current crisis is the “labour pain” of the new Eurasian Union. Don’t forget what Vladimir Putin said, “The Eurasian Union will embody all that was best in the USSR”… the USA opposes this, and not merely in geostrategical terms. A Eurasian Union wouldn’t only have immunity to America’s bullying; it’d be a beacon for the world. The Americans can’t stand that… it’s worse for them than any objective cause. You see, they think that their shit doesn’t stink and that they’re perfect.
We’re entering a new era. I don’t know what the hell is going to happen… NO ONE DOES. We’re all riders on a rollercoaster with no control… God willing, we won’t fire any missiles… if nothing else, let’s avoid that. However, the status quo ante is gone forever, never to return. Reflect well on the fact that the USA ripped it up deliberately. “Oft we mar what’s well enough by aiming for what’s perfect”… that sums up the situation wrought by the Washington cabal. May God preserve us all.