March 11, 2014

Why Bloodshed in Ukraine Can Help the United States

No one wants to speak about people dying or living a life saturated by military conflict through the lens of such atrocity being a “good thing.” Well, contrary to popular belief, violence and chaos can actually be a good thing and, in the case of the Ukrainian crisis, it’s potentially a great thing for the United States.

Prior to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, I was sent to Ukraine. Due to the nature of the mission, I will not address in any detail what it was I or my team was involved with. I will say, however, through a very broad and open-ended statement that our mission did have to do with Ukrainian involvement in assisting Saddam Hussein’s regime during the “no-fly zone” era.

The Ukraine government, along with quasi-private Ukrainian arms dealers blessed by the Ukrainian government, provided Saddam Hussein with anti-aircraft radar systems, along with the sales of other military hardware that went far beyond anti-aircraft radar systems.

I know this information to be true based on my own short experience in Ukraine, but if my word is not good enough for readers, take it from the Duelfer report, which called Ukraine “one of the countries involved in illicit military-related procurement with Iraq” after the 1991 Gulf War, noting that President Leonid Kuchma personally approved the sale of a $100 million anti-aircraft radar system to Iraq via a Jordanian intermediary in 2000.


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is an internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence professional. He has taught domestic and international organizations in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues. He has briefed some of the highest government officials ranging from ambassadors to members of Congress and Pentagon staff. He is author of the book Contracted: America's Secret Warriors and Contracted II: America's Terror Trackers, and Going Rogue: The Compilation.

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  • gazooks

    Fred82  You've asked the pertinent question, Fred. The broad answer was given by Brzezinski in context to CFR strategic objectives in an unguarded interview moment. To paraphrase; The objective is to 'co-opt' Russian sovereignty and by doing so gain control of essential basic materials and energy trade with China. Sounds simple. The potential instability of Russia and its consequences, maybe not so much. Maybe WWIII. But, that's what's viewed as essential leverage over China's future ability to compete with Anglo/American global hegemony. NWO. Ukraine's considered a sacrificial pawn to initiating that longstanding CFR agenda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkfpGCAAuw&list=UUEHsSWvrGVSIA63OV3J6vhA

  • clluelo

    Well said . Always has and will always be Putin !

  • morenda

    No. I understand what you're talking about, but those people on the Maiden were trying to take their country back from all the crap you just mentioned. They've vowed to not leave that square until all the criminals are out of the government. I would never pardon anyone who participated in the taking of American lives. At the same time, you're talking about destroying a lot of people here, and the protesters are not the ones you hate. They've suffered too under these criminals, It's not like us to want to see more of them take sniper fire in the face---with American flags clutched in their hands---just to encourage chaos. That's not what we do. I agree we should support the opposition. I don't agree we should do that while wishing destruction on all Ukrainians, especially since the majority of the American public seems to have no clue who is who, and what is what. Then again, I'm used to that, and so are you. The enemy is Putin. Always has been, whether he wears the face of the Bratva, or the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mkhedrioni. It's him. And considering that he just moved his troops outside of Crimea, I'd say what he wants is pretty obvious, and it's not just the Ukrainians who are going to suffer.

  • JohnChristopher1

    Go to youtube and search for Katyn. A number of full length documentaries and movies.

  • ArcticWarrior

    Virginstateofmind jglow69 It was a wholesale massacre of Poles by the Russians. When you freak the Nazi's out you know you tried real hard. It was a war crime of the highest order. http://www.katyn.org.au/naziphotos.html