Public Comment

Remember History When Considering Ukraine

By Tejinder Uberoi
Friday March 07, 2014 - 01:55:00 PM

Secretary of State, John Kerry, issued a strong statement to Russian czar, Vladimir Putin - “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext.” Oh really! Perhaps, Kerry should look in the rear view mirror and reflect on our ‘shock and awe’ preemptive attack on Iraq based on bogus claims of WMD’s.  

We continue to invade the sovereignty of other nations, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan . . . with drone attacks which are in complete violation of international law. The US position and Obama’s strong ‘red lines’ warnings to Russia reek of hypocrisy. Bahrain recently organized rallies marking the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests that began on Feb. 14, 2011. Our ‘great ally’ Saudi Arabia (the major exporter of terrorism in the world) sent in their troops to crush the pro-democracy movement – accompanied by a deafening silence from Washington.  

Turning back the pages of history reveals our sordid involvement in the affairs of so many nations (regime changes, coups) that according to a recent poll the US was voted the greatest threat to world peace, (Zakaria GPS). Our military interventions, at the behest of faceless bureaucrats in Washington, have subverted the will of people of weaker nations (Haiti, Chile, Honduras, Argentina, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq. . .) to advance US corporate interests. Our military interventions have been disastrous. The Ukrainians should settle their own affairs without our involvement.