Editor’s Note: It is also of note that Obama quietly approved crushing new sanctions on Russia’s Crimea yesterday as the Ruble continues to fall as planned… As one Sheeple commenter wrote of the new sanctions, “The Crimean people voted to merge with Russia! What exactly is the crime they committed to deserve this?”
The United States is behind the February coup in Kiev, which came in response to Russia’s stance on Syria, said George Friedman, the founder and CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence company.
Russia has repeatedly said that the coup in Kiev was organized by the US, Friedman told Kommersant newspaper. Indeed, it was the most overt coup in history, the political analyst stressed.
The United States decided to act following Russia’s successes in the Middle East, a key region for the US. Americans saw that Russians could influence what was happening in the Middle East, Friedman said. Russians are one of the many challenges in the region that the US faces, he stated. The US thought Russia’s activities were an attempt to harm Washington, the political analyst told the newspaper, adding that events in Ukraine should be viewed in this context.
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