… by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor … with Press TV, Tehran
A political commentator in Atlanta says that Americans must rise in “revolt” over the US government’s violent policies and “craziness” against independent countries around the world.
You and listen to the 3:30 minute telephone interview at Press TV here.
Jim W. Dean, managing editor at Veterans Today, harshly criticized the Obama administration’s exploitation of the Ukraine crisis and provocation of Russia in order to serve Western geopolitical interests.
Dean particularly touched on the US-backed color revolutions that developed in several nations in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s, which the Washington Post and the New York Times have reported substantial Western involvement in some of those events.
This “unbelievable situation” against Russia is still continuing until this day, Dean told Pres TV in a phone interview on Thursday. “People have to get off their behinds and start protesting this and burying the White House under in phone calls,” he stated. “The public, I’m very surprised, that they should have had more of a revolt here.”
On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama described Moscow’s alleged involvement in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe, vowing to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Russia’s next target.
The West and Russia have been at loggerheads over the political situation in Ukraine after pro-Western forces ousted country’s Russian-backed president Viktor Yanukovych back in February 2014.
The EU and Washington have imposed several rounds of sanctions against a number of Russian entities and individuals over its alleged involvement in the crisis in Ukraine, triggering Kremlin to impose retaliatory measures against some European countries and the US.
Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions in the east have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Moscow forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations to silence the pro-Russians there in mid-April.
Violence intensified in May after the two flashpoint regions of Donetsk and Luhansk held local referendums, in which their residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine.