We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Monday, March 3, 2014
Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Sniper Shootings
I don't normally post articles which provides political analyses based on private sources, but I make an exception with Engdahl. I have followed his writings over many years and found his views to be solidly based in reality. (Of course, no one is infallible.) Lending credibility to the views expressed in this piece is the fact that the US has a long historical record of such Gladio-type subversive actions. We have seen the Empire's use of snipers to create panic and terror in various countries in Latin America since the 1970s, and more recently in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and now Ukraine. It makes me wonder when we will start reading about unknown snipers firing on civilians in the currents protests in Venezuela.
Of special interest to me was his report and documentation of a news event that I previously saw referred to, but couldn't find any source for, last week: the fact of a negotiated deal between European leaders and Ukraine in the latter part of February following Asst. Secretary Nuland's infamous leaked remarks in early February.