U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine, March 1, 2014.
(Pete Souza/White House)
Obama Declares Self-Determination To Be A Threat To US National Security
Paul Craig Roberts
In his March 6 Executive Order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine,” Obama declares that support for Crimean self-determination constitutes “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation
Obama and the lawyers who drafted his executive order did not notice that the way the order is drafted it applies to Obama, to the unelected coup government in Kiev, and to the Washington and EU regimes. The order says that any person “responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly . . . actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine” is subject to having his assets frozen.
Washington and the EU are the only two governments whose personnel have undermined democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine by overthrowing the elected government and imposing an unelected one.
Obama The Poster Boy For Duplicity Speaks : Crimea’s Secession Referendum a Violation of International Law
Considering the number of States in the USA that have considered , spoken about or petitioned for secession. It makes one wonder if the International Law will also be used as an excuse here at home.
Who gets to decide who the legitimate government of Ukraine is ?
Who represents the interests of the People of Crimea?
Does International Law not consider the wanton and deliberate destabilization of another country and the killing of it’s citizens a crime?
Or is that just reserved for countries other than the US and the EU ?
Because judging from the trail of dead bodies and overthrown governments the US and EU have left in their wake throughout the Middle East. One can ascertain that this duplicity is solely attributed to those countries who’s assets are coveted by the West. Made ripe for the taking by manufactured uprisings and political coups. It is more than evident where the International Community stands on such matters. As has been made quite evident since Libya.
The hypocrisy being displayed by the governmental entities involved and the lack of factual information being disseminated by main stream media is becoming a bit more than one can stomach.
One does not need to be a political scholar to understand what is taking place there. One has only to be open and ready for truth to see the crimes that are being perpetrated against the Ukrainian people and the power struggle that is taking place for the right to loot and pillage their Country.
Dmitry Orlov: Ukraine-Crimea Update, U.S. Will Self-Destruct in Near Future Update & More
Published on Mar 18, 2014
Dmitry Orlov of Cluborlov.com predicts, “The United States right now, from my point of view and the point of view from observers from around the world, is on suicide watch. It’s a country that is going to self-destruct at some point in the near future.”
On the Ukraine crisis, Orlov thinks, “The Crimea referendum was the first legal way to find out what the people wanted to do.” Orlov goes on to say, “In Washington, in the Obama Administration and in the Kerry State Department, we have absolutely breathtaking levels of incompetence. These people really don’t know what they’re doing and are dangerous at any speed.”
Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with Russian blogger Dmitry Orlov coming to you from Central America.