‘Russia is enemy of the Western global financial system’
RT:The US President said that we're not facing a new Cold War yet. He has also called on Russia to be deeply isolated - how do these points come together, how do they even work side by side?
Lawrence Freeman: First of all you should not believe what President Obama says. We are in a very dangerous situation that could escalate to a world war. The decisions that President Obama’s made are not his own. He is a effectively a tool of Wall Street and the British financial system, and they have declared war on Russia and President Putin because of the leadership role that Russia plays in the whole Eurasian continent, which is moving in a different direction.
The financial system of the Western countries is in a full state of collapse and that is what is driving this President and the Europeans to this escalating war against Russia and also China. So I wouldn’t believe President Obama because he actually is not that intelligent, and not his own person.
RT:When condemning Russia’s reunification with Crimea, Obama said that all comparisons with Kosovo are irrelevant. He said: “We did not annex Iraq’s territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead we ended our war and left Iraq to its people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decisions about its own future.” It sounds like he is saying he knew his actions there were more understandable than Russia’s actions in Crimea – because Washington never annexed Iraq. What do you make of those parallels?
LF: Again, we know what the real truth of the matter is. The US government, President Obama, using people from the Cheney administration – of Cheney and Bush – organized a coup in Kiev. Victoria Nuland, who used to work for Cheney, has been organizing, she said, for several years to overthrow the government. We worked with well-known neo-nazis and right wing fascists to illegally overthrow the government in late February. And this was done to try and provoke President Putin in Russia into a response.
And Russians responded by allowing the people of Crimea to rejoin Russia, which they have a great long heritage to. So who is responsible for the situation in Ukraine? It’s the deliberate policy of the US and the Western under this financial system to try to weaken Russia, as an effort to weaken Eurasian-Russian policies for economic development.
RT:Obama stressed neither US nor Europe are interested in controlling Ukraine. Do you find this believable?
LF: Of course not. We wanted to use Ukraine, which is a very large country with a long border with Russia. We want to weaken Russia. Because, if you look what Russia is doing with China, with India, with other countries – they are moving forward in terms of economic development, space technology, energy development, infrastructure.
The West right now is going through the most severe financial economic collapse in its history. In Europe and now in the United States, our food supply is dwindling, our energy supplies are not there, we have no forward progressive development. And so the Western financial powers are using Obama and intended to use Ukraine to weaken Russia.
And that is why we went for this overthrow of government in Kiev. And this is blatantly clear. And Victoria Nuland who is a leftover from the Cheney administration made it clear publicly. She picked a new government and said that we spent 20 years and $5 billion building up the so-called pro-democracy forces in Ukraine to overthrow the government. And they hoped that they can go from there to actually overthrowing the Russian government, which the former US ambassador McFaul stated quite clearly, that that is the intention that he had when he was the ambassador, as part of this project democracy networks was to bring in a new government and a new regime into Russia.
So there is no truth to what Obama is saying and you do not forget you get into war, a world war usually by mistakes and miscalculations, not by what people say but what they intend to do. And Russia and China are an enemy of the Western global financial system right now.
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