Tuesday, August 21, 2018

No wonder the U.S. is so desperate to retake Crimea as it is quickly becoming the go-to spot for nations to avoid sanctions

Just as political correctness has destroyed the truth about the colonization of South Africa in the 17th century, so too have liberal historians falsified the history about Russia's ownership of the Crimean Peninsula.

Crimea was part of Russia from 1783, when the Tsarist Empire annexed it a decade after defeating Ottoman forces in the Battle of Kozludzha, until 1954, when the Soviet government transferred Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federation of Socialist Republics (RSFSR) to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkrSSR).
In fact the only reason that the Crimea's administration was given over to the Soviet controlled Ukraine in 1954 was because the newly appointed Premier Nikita Krushchev was from there.  But even with this being a matter for debate, historical documents show that the legality of ownership was not handed over to Ukraine by 'Russia', but only its administration.
The fact, however, is that the Crimea, historically and linguistically, is Russian. At the time of the handover, a purely administrative affair when no one could ever imagine the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union, it is certain that the authorities in Moscow could never have imagined the possible repercussions of their political and administrative decision.
In other words, Crimea has been a Russian protectorate since the 18th century when they seized it from the Ottoman Turks.  And if anyone today wants to dispute this, perhaps they should go back and re-read their Tennyson and the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Fast forward to today...

When the U.S., along with foreign intelligence services helped fund and enact the Ukraine coup, their goal was to be able to put NATO forces on the border of Russia, while also interfering with their oil shipments through the country into Europe.  However Russian President Vladimir Putin saw this unfolding and quickly engineered a freedom movement in Crimea which led them to vote for re-annexation by Russia.

Actions by both sides in the Ukraine conflict eventually led Washington to respond with an economic sanction war against Russia, and also in pressuring EU countries to do the same.  However the biggest loser in this economic war to date has been Europe, but who has also been slowly changing course by siding with Putin and his allies in areas such as the Nordstream pipeline, and in trade.

It is in this course change that makes Crimea such as an important geographical and geopolitical spot since not only has Europe been using the Peninsula to conduct sanction free trade with Moscow, but Turkey is also now coming on board to use the location as a way to avoid their own economic war instituted by the U.S.
The Crimean peninsula is ready to launch a ferry service to the Turkish Black Sea coast. 
“Negotiations with the freight-shipping agents have been carried out. The Crimean ports involved in the Turkey-Crimea-Turkey ferry line will be announced soon,” said CEO of Crimean Sea Ports Aleksey Volkov. The line will be opened this fall, he added. 
“Ports and services are ready, comfortable conditions for the forthcoming cooperation are provided, we are waiting for the partners’ decision and signing the agreement,” Volkov told TASS news agency. 
The ferry will be used for cargo this year, and passenger traffic will begin in 2019, he said. The Crimean peninsula will deliver meat to Turkey, while the latter will ship fruits and vegetables. - Russia Today
It is ironic that the very region that led to the U.S. imposing economic sanctions and starting an economic war against Russia is now the same place which is allowing other nations to bypass their own sanctions in trade, commerce, and banking.  And perhaps this is why most world chess champions today are from Russian stock, since even when they play politics instead of chess it is like a Grandmaster playing against a child.


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