Really good interview on the US involvement in this event…-A.M.
Published time: February 19, 2014 03:06
Though the Ukrainian conflict is complex, with “its own dynamic,” protesters are certainly emboldened by support from Western powers, Brian Becker, director of the anti-war ANSWER Coalition, told RT in an interview.
“The United States and NATO and the EU are together using their combined forces to signal to these demonstrators that ‘We are with you,'” he said. The EU, NATO leadership and the Obama administration “are neck deep now in a plan to carry out regime change in this extremely important part of Europe, trying to integrate a former Soviet republic into the EU and, of course, into NATO ultimately.”
In the cheerleading for protesters coming from Washington, Becker believes the US is fomenting discontent to further its reach into Russia’s backyard.
“I think the United States government is playing another dirty game. They’re trying to do what they have tried to do for the last 20 years, which is to incorporate all of the former socialist countries in the eastern and central European bloc – those that were aligned with the Soviet Union – into an American-Western-NATO sphere of influence,” he said.
RT: Some are saying that extremists among the demonstrators are now emboldened to be violent after such strong support from abroad. Are the EU and the US really to blame for this?