Oliver Stone is the executive producer of Ukraine On Fire, a documentary about the violent coup in Ukraine in 2014, and the events leading up to it. The CIA fingerprints were all over the massacre in Kiev during the coup, Stone noted. He wrote on his Facebook page:
“A dirty story through and through, but in the tragic aftermath of this coup, the West has maintained the dominant narrative of ‘Russia in Crimea’ whereas the true narrative is ‘USA in Ukraine.’ The truth is not being aired in the West. It’s a surreal perversion of history that’s going on once again, as in Bush pre-Iraq ‘WMD’ campaign. But I believe the truth will finally come out in the West, I hope, in time to stop further insanity.”
While ordinary Ukrainians thought they were fighting for a more democratic and modern Ukraine that would join the EU, Victoria Nuland of the U.S. State Department had already made other plans that were being carried out, plans that would tear the country apart socially and, as you will see, physically as well.
The documentary features interviews with Putin from Oliver Stone’s series of interviews with the Russian President recently aired on Showtime, and with the democratically elected president Viktor Yanukovich who was ousted in the coup and had to flee for his life in a dramatic night rescue overseen by Vladimir Putin.
Why I recommend watching Ukraine On Fire.
You will get to see first hand just how the U.S. carries out violent coups. Most follow a distinct pattern of propaganda, demonization of a leader, organised and paid for mob violence, damage to property, and snipers who shoot people on both sides to intensify the rioting, violence to create the illusion of a revolution as if it was a set in a Hollywood movie. Afterwards the country is often thrown into years of civil war and chaos, as has happened in Ukraine and as we have seen in Iraq and Libya. Such carefully planned actions are aimed at regime change – not to rid the country of a “brutal” or corrupt “dictator” as we are invariably told, and neither to install American-style democracy (in this case Nazis were installed in the new puppet government), but to benefit corporations looking to exploit the country’s resources (shale gas in eastern Ukraine for Shell oil, aided by Hunter Biden to lend a hand), and/or to further a hidden agenda as one would move a chess piece to affect a ‘checkmate’ – as happened in the bloody coup in Romania in December 1989.
The Ukrainian coup was, in effect, a knife thrust into Russia’s underbelly. And it is still bleeding. In the words of Zbigniew Brzezinski, whoever controls central Eurasia controls the world. The ultimate goal is war with Russia – something that would make Victoria Nuland, John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham very happy and, of course, it would make billions for the military industrial complex. As for the Neocons in Washington, it would be a dream come true to carve Russia into tiny pieces to firmly establish America as the world’s only superpower.
To keep you from learning the truth, mainstream media consistently lies about the cause of events and what is really happening behind the scenes in disturbing world events. The details of the violent coup in Ukraine and the ongoing genocide in Eastern Ukraine are conspicuously absent from the news. The greatest lies are often told in silence. When people believe these lies it creates what is known as “cognitive dissonance” when faced with the truth. The truth then seems harsh and strangely alien. In fact, it does not resonate at all. One could liken it to musicians simultaneously striking the wrong notes. The automatic response is to reject it, to cover our ears, or to attack the person who exposes the truth for all to see.
This is why there has been a backlash against Oliver Stone during many of the interviews about his series of interviews with President Putin.
The truth was also conspicuously absent during the coup in Iran in 1953, where the CIA overthrew democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh after he nationalised Iran’s oil to ensure that the Iranian people would benefit from their country’s resources. The truth about what happened in the bloody takeover of Indonesia’s Sukarno in 1965 was also silenced. In that silence the army was able to carry out torture and mass killings of over a million people. Likewise the truth about the 9/11 bloody coup in Chile in 1973 went missing somewhere, along with 3,000 people murdered and over 30,000 tortured at the hands of the newly installed American puppet, Pinochet. Such inconvenient facts the public need not know – nor the newly elected Labour Prime Minister, Gogh Whitlam in Australia at the time. His reaction when he found out that Australia’s secret services took part in the coup against Allende in Chile would eventually lead to his downfall too.
In his documentary South of the Border, Oliver Stone interviewed seven Latin America presidents fighting to keep their countries out of the jaws of U.S. corporations and the IMF, and to stave off American regime change that would plunge their people into poverty again or worse, civil war. President Maduro of Venezuela is having the fight of his life right now against U.S. interference in their domestic affairs to affect regime change. Stone interviewed President Hugo Chavez who preceded him, and learned about the coup the CIA staged in 2002 that nearly ended his life. Snipers were used in that coup too, and again, many people died.
Why should watching this documentary matter to you?
It will make you more aware of what is happening in the world. And awareness is the beginning of a shift towards exposing the truth for all. Instead of being sheep led into another large-scale slaughter in another World War, maybe we will wake up in time to protest in sufficient numbers to save ourselves, and this beautiful planet.
Watch Ukraine on Fire on demand at Vimeo, June 27 and 28.
Ukraine on Fire will be available on DVD and Blue-ray on July 18 from Cinema Libre Studio.
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