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AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S./NATO are engaged in destabilization operations in Ukraine in order to take control so that the oil corporations will have greater chance to control natural gas coming out of Russia and also to use Ukraine as a NATO base and put missile defense systems on Russia’s border, Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator for the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, told the Voice of Russia Radio in an interview.
In Venezuela, which also has huge oil reserves, the same operations are taking place. The instruments include the National Endowment for Democracy, USAID as a key CIA player and funding from billionaires such as George Soros. USAID had 65 “projects” going on in Ukraine and the US Government, according to Victoria Nuland, has spent $5 billion on the Ukraine project, he continued.
“I've been following this Ukraine story for a long time. Because of the work of my organization we are trying to prevent the arm's race from moving into space, so we've been very concerned about US and NATO missile defense deployment surrounding Russia,” Mr. Gagnon explained and added missile defense systems are key elements in the US first strike attack planning.
Ukraine is important due to its location, as a missile defense location and a NATO base because it is right on Russia's border, it borders the Black Sea, they are strategically located. “But I think more importantly is the natural gas pipelines running through Ukraine, moving Russian natural gas to Europe and to other places as well. So if you could just imagine that NATO suddenly occupies Ukraine: what are the implications then to Russia's ability to move its natural gas? Well, clearly that becomes problematic. So I think this is really what it is all about,” he noticed.
“Right now in Venezuela which also has large amounts of oil, the U.S. is destabilizing Venezuela today and one of the tools that they are using is the National Endowment for Democracy. That is the same National Endowment for Democracy I read had 65 projects going on in Ukraine. So clearly the US taxpayers are funding this so called National Endowment for Democracy – it doesn't have anything to do with democracy, it has everything to do with regime change. And that is what it is all about. And when you look at the boards of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, you find some pretty shady characters are involved in this, people in the very extreme elements of U.S. Republican and Democratic Party. That is the reality of it.”
“This is the kind of thing that, historically, the U.S. does. They send in special operation forces, they send in various kinds of people whether they are military or whether they are private mercenary types, and they send them in to train, to direct, to foment a lot of these violent terrorist situations. So we know that in Syria the U.S. has been doing just that very thing. We know that in Iran, the U.S. for years, it's been reported in the New Yorker magazine by Seymour M. Hersh, the great journalist, that the U.S. has been sending terrorist operatives into Iran for years, blowing up things, killing people. Clearly it is the modus operandi of the military industrial complex and their corporate allies,” Bruce Gagnon believes.
“I have to say that I was a part of the Occupy Movement here in the U.S. a couple of years ago when it was going strong and we saw that the Obama Administration from the White House issued a directive to police departments all over America to shut down the Occupy Movement and they went in and they beat people, they bulldozed the camps, they beat them, they arrested them, they put them in jail, all that kind of thing... If tomorrow the Occupy Movement in the USA tried to invade the White House, tried to invade the Congress of the US, tried to take over various government buildings in Washington they would be shot, they would be killed. And the American people would be told that these people are terrorists and they have to be stopped,” Mr. Gagnon concluded.