What America’s Coup in Ukraine Did

by Eric Zuesse

On March 23rd, Gallup headlined “South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering”, and the Ukrainian part of that can unquestionably be laid at the feet of U.S. President Barack Obama, who in February 2014 imposed upon Ukraine a very bloody coup (see above), which he and his press misrepresented (and still misrepresent) as being (and still represent as having been) a ‘democratic revolution’, but was nothing of the sort, and actually was instead the start of the Ukrainian dictatorship and the hell that has since destroyed that country, and brought the people there into such misery, it’s now by far the worst in Europe, and nearly tied with the worst in the entire world.
America’s criminal ‘news’ media never even reported the coup, nor that in 2011 the Obama regime began planning for a coup in Ukraine. And that by 1 March 2013 they started organizing it inside the U.S. Embassy there. And that they hired members of Ukraine’s two racist-fascist, or nazi, political parties, Right Sector and Svoboda (which latter had been called the Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine until the CIA advised them to change it to Freedom Party, or “Svoboda” instead). And that in February 2014 they did it (and here’s the 4 February 2014 phone call instructing the U.S. Ambassador whom to place in charge of the new regime when the coup will be completed), under the cover of authentic anti-corruption demonstrations that the Embassy organized on the Maidan Square in Kiev, demonstrations that the criminal U.S. ‘news’ media misrepresented as ‘democracy demonstrations,’ though Ukraine already had democracy (but still lots of corruption, even more than today’s U.S. does, and the pontificating Obama said he was trying to end Ukraine’s corruption — which instead actually soared after his coup there).
The head of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor said it was “the most blatant coup in history” but he couldn’t say that to Americans, because he knows that our press is just a mouthpiece for the regime (just like it was during the lead-up to George W. Bush’s equally unprovoked invasion of Iraq — for which America’s ‘news’ media suffered likewise no penalties).
When subsequently accused by neocons for his having said this, his response was “I told the business journal Kommersant that if the US were behind a coup in Kiev, it would have been the most blatant coup in history,” but he was lying to say this, because, as I pointed out when writing about that rejoinder of his, he had, in fact, made quite clear in his Kommersant interview, that it was, in his view “the most blatant coup in history,” no conditionals on that.
Everybody knows what Obama, and Clinton, and Sarkozy, did to Libya — in their zeal to eliminate yet another nation’s leader who was friendly toward Russia (Muammar Gaddafi), they turned one of the highest-living-standard nations in Africa into a failed state and huge source of refugees (as well as of weapons that the Clinton State Department transferred to the jihadists in Syria to bring down Bashar al-Assad, another ally of Russia) — but the ‘news’ media have continued to hide what Obama (assisted by America’s European allies, especially Poland and Netherlands, and also by America’s apartheid Middle Eastern ally, Israel) did to Ukraine.
I voted for Obama, partly because the insane McCain (“bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”) and the creepy Romney (“Russia, this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe”) were denounced by the (duplicitous) Obama for saying such evil things, their aggressive international positions, which continued old Cold-War-era hostilities into the present, even after the Cold War had ended long ago (in 1991) (but only on the Russian side). I since have learned that in today’s American political system, the same aristocracy controls both of our rotten political Parties, and American democracy no longer exists. (And the only scientific study of whether America between the years 1981 and 2002 was democratic found that it was not, and it already confirmed what Jimmy Carter later said on 28 July 2015:

Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.”

But yet our Presidents continue the line, now demonstrably become a myth, of ‘American democracy’, and use it as a sledgehammer against other governments, to ‘justify’ invading (or, in Ukraine’s case, overthrowing via a ‘democratic revolution’) their lands (allies of Russia) such as in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and maybe even soon, Iran.
Here are some of the events and important historical details along the way to Ukraine’s plunge into a worse condition than most African nations:

Please send this article to every friend who is part of the majority that, as a Quinnipiac University poll published on March 22nd reported, “A total of 51 percent of voters say they can trust U.S. intelligence agencies to do what is right ‘almost all of the time’ or ‘most of the time’” (and that level of trust was far higher than for the rotten press and for the rotten politicians), even after the CIA’s rubber-stamping Bush’s lies to invade Iraq, and after the FBI’s shameless performance on Hillary Clinton’s privatized State Department emails even after her smashing their cell-phones with hammers, etc., and all the other official cover-ups, with no American officials even so much as being charged for their rampant crimes against the American public. Besides: ever since the CIA’s founding, it has had an “Operation Gladio” that specializes in organizing terrorist acts so as for them to be blamed on, first, communist countries when they existed; and, then, after the end of communism, on allies of Russia. Did the American dictatorship begin right after FDR died in 1945? How much longer will these lies succeed?
For the people of Iraq, and of Syria, and of Ukraine, and many such countries, this dictatorship has destroyed their lives. Trusting the ‘intelligence’ services of a dictatorship doesn’t make any sense at all. They’re all working for the aristocracy, the billionaires — not for any public, anywhere; not here, not there, just nowhere. Should the cattle trust the feedlot-operator? Only ignorance can produce trust, under the conditions that actually exist.
So, unless the idea is that ignorance is bliss, pass along the truth, when you find it, because it is very rare — and the system operates to keep it that way.

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.


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Dec 20, 2019 9:58 PM

What a fabulous article! Nothing hits home like the truth and it being told that you sense from the start. As Americans being fed lies daily on their Jewish controlled news sites it makes it easier to know your enemies when you can recognize their origins of deceit. The impeachment hearings filled to the brim with nothing but Jewish witnesses while the Jewish Communist Democrats in Congress, lied about everything to the point of absurdity in order to try and remove and overthrow a President who is stifling their corruption across the globe and especially in Ukraine!

Sep 28, 2019 11:59 PM

One of the best posts about Obama’s role in the Ukraine that I’ve read..!

Nov 14, 2017 11:21 PM

Overthrowing Ukraine was an attempt to end Russia being the major power on the Black Sea and establish it as a NATO lake to stop Russia from using the sea to aid Syria or Iran. That was ruined when Putin seized Crimea, keeping the Russian naval base.

craig cuthbert
craig cuthbert
Oct 3, 2019 9:57 PM
Reply to  Farrier

Hard to call it a dictatorship. They’re on their 3rd or 4th President since Yanukovych, and 16th Prime Minister since 1991.

Nov 12, 2017 8:36 AM

Another russian lie from the kremlin whore Eric Zuesse

Nov 22, 2017 3:50 PM
Reply to  Sato

This is Eric Zuesse responding: Please supply documentation, not just spew uninformative hate as your deceived and/or lying propaganda. I supplied my evidence in this article, via links. What’s your counter-evidence?

Mar 25, 2017 4:58 PM

In fact, the destabilization of the Ukraine occurred at the dawn of the new century in 2004. The Presidential election of that year between Victor Yuschenko and Victor Yanukovich resulted initially in the victory of Yanukovich. However serious allegations regarding electoral fraud were raised. This resulted in mass demonstrations in Kiev and other cities throughout Ukraine.
A re-run was ordered and the second time around Yushchenko took the Presidency with 52% of the vote to Yanukovich’s 44%. Suffice it to say that prior to the re-run a number of shadowy foreign NGOs – including the National Endowment for Democracy – were active in promoting civic disobedience in a number of Ukrainian cities in west and central Ukraine. Independence Square in the middle of Kiev was occupied after the first election which was declared invalid. These events became known as the ‘Orange Revolution’.
It would be misleading to assume that significant numbers of the protestors did not have a valid case against Yanukovich in terms of corruption and self-serving. However, it was equally true that many of the demonstrators’ motives were somewhat less noble. Prior to the election Yushchenko had promised his running mate Yulia Tymoshenko the position of Prime Minister should he win the election. Thus throughout, the disturbances were a struggle between the eastern and western oligarchs.
On the crucial question of the nature of these events, ‘Peoples power’ or ‘revolutionary coup’ the issue remains undecided.
This notwithstanding the British historian David Lane of Emmanuel College Cambridge argued that
”The ‘Orange Revolution’ in Ukraine was widely considered to be an instance of the ‘coloured revolutions’ of 1989 engendered by democratic values and nascent civil societies in the process of nation building. The … extent to which the ‘Orange Revolution’ could be considered a revolutionary event stimulated by civil society, or a different type of political activity (a putsch, coup d’état), legitimated by elite-sponsored ‘soft’ political power. Based on public opinion poll data and responses from focus groups, the author contends that what began as an orchestrated protest election fraud developed into a novel type of political activity—a revolutionary coup d’état. It is contended that the movement was divisive rather than integrative and did not enjoy widespread popular support.”
Which is about the nearest we will get to an authentic answer.
What followed, however, was a complete and corrupt shamble of opportunism, corruption and self-serving misrule of Yuschenko and Tymoshenko who, after becoming involved in some dubious energy deals was to become known as the ‘Gas Princess’. These two paragons of democracy eventually became bitter enemies and saw the return of Yanukovich after the Presidential contest between her and Yanukovich in 2010 which Yanukovich narrowly won.

Nov 12, 2017 8:40 AM
Reply to  Frank

So many lies and manipulations, bravo!
You can send your resume to Russia Today without hesitation.

craig cuthbert
craig cuthbert
Oct 3, 2019 10:05 PM
Reply to  Frank

Ask young Ukrainians (especially in 2004) whether they want to live as Europeans or Russians….There’s your Euromaidan.

Most young Russian 20something or 30 something ex-pats – living in London or New York, Paris or Hamburg – would laugh if you asked them about their aspirations to return to Moscow, Minsk or St. Petersburg.

Jul 24, 2023 5:16 PM
Reply to  craig cuthbert

Young people in former Eastern Bloc countries aren’t exposed to facts regarding America. For example of the 38 OECD nations the US is at or near the bottom of every metric of consequence. They think the US is a land of endless opportunities, which is true if you’re wealthy.

Plus, they won’t like living in close proximity to so many black and brown people as refugees that went to the UK have stated.

Mar 25, 2017 12:33 AM

Good article but for heaven’s sake will you please try to write short sentences and short paragraphs. Your paragraphs are almost unreadable as they include the history of the world. But good intentions. Regards

Mar 24, 2017 2:15 PM

Wanted Dead or Alive !
Mass Murder (c) 600,000+ Killed, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Yemen.
Reward : Clear Conscious, Service to Humanity.

Mar 24, 2017 12:06 PM

Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet and commented:
It’s long been a truth that democracy in the US died a long time ago and the wealth and power behind the POTUS, irrespective of who that might be, are mere puppets. Obama won his presidency on outright lies and the crooked Clintons and Sarkozys of the US corrupt elite serve no-one’s interests but their own at the cost of the lives of Ukrainian Russian ethnics and the Libyan, Iraqi and Syrian people. “Saving Syria’s children” would require the removal of the source of their suffering, which can be firmly laid at the door of murderous Washington War Hawks, rent-a-gobs like Samantha Powers and Victoria Nuland(nee Kagan)and corrupt MSM supporting the rogue state that is the USA.

Empire Of Stupid
Empire Of Stupid
Mar 25, 2017 3:42 PM
Reply to  mohandeer

Uh-oh, you just mentioned the Deep State, which we are told is merely an illusion. I’m reminded of Stanislaw Lem’s brilliant novel, Eden (1959), which presciently describes a government so secretive that it denies its own existence.

Mar 24, 2017 10:36 AM

Reblogged this on Susanna Panevin.