“Pripyat funfair was due to be opened on May 1st. The Chernobyl disaster happened April 26th, 1986.No one ever managed to ride the ferries wheel. It remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster, making it still dangerous today.
The regular folks of Ukraine, those very similar to you and I, have long been pawns in the geopolitical games of empire and contrived wars. From the banker created Bolsheviks and the ensuing Holodomor to the death of possibly 10 million citizens in banker created World War II to today's banker created 'revolution,' there has been little in the way of true peace. In between all this there was Chemobyl. April 26 was the 28th anniversary of the explosion heard 'round the world' and yet this disaster did little if anything to stop the proliferation of what could be called the most dangerous technology on earth, which is the offshoot of the nuclear weapons industry that threatens us in real terms at this very moment.
War crimes are now being carried out. Ukraine has cut off much of the water supply to Crimea. Mercenaries are being sent to eastern Ukraine.
The “Ukraine crisis” repeats a script as old as the Cold War. The narrative features rising attacks by corporate states and media on the traditional whipping boy of Russia. As usual, “escalating the crisis” is US-led. As usual, alarm about “increasing lawless aggression” is projection of US policy itself. In fact, one more US-directed violent overthrow of an elected government has carved off the biggest country of Europe from next-door Russia.It is far from the first time but I am ashamed of my country. The government and media parrot lies without concern for the consequences. Most of the American people are silent or distracted or complicit. An old mostly now discarded document that mentions the right to the 'pursuit of happiness' is ignored in pursuit of money and power.
It is true that Ukraine – the biggest country and bread basket of Europe – has now been pried wide open for transnational Western banks, agribusiness, Big Oil and NATO to feed on. And it is true that all talk of “land grab” has been projected onto Russia even as US Greystone and Blackwater mercenaries – now called “Academi” in the Big Lie lexicon – move on the ground in Ukraine as the US and NATO propagate ever more threats of force and embargo against “Russia’s aggression”. Reverse blame is always the US geostrategic game. “Russia’s designs to take the whole of Ukraine” is again US projection of its own objective, as in the old days when “world rule plot” was attributed to the former USSR. Yet a line has been drawn at Crimea, and drawn again in Eastern Ukraine, and it is backed by a country that cannot be arm-twisted, propaganda invaded, or air-bombed with impunity. That is why the one-way threats never stop. It is the first line yet drawn by an historical power outside of China against the exponentially multiplying US-led private transnational money sequences devouring the world.
To borrow a phrase, "We are all Ukrainians now." Pawns whose lives are mere footnotes in the history of an ever expanding world order of death and slavery. If it doesn't give you the blues, stick around, it may soon.