The momentum in Washington to supply the Ukrainian Army with weaponry could have the potential to ignite proxy war between The United States and Russia, foreign policy experts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said Thursday.
former National Intelligence Council officer Eugene Rumer,the Carnegie Endowment’s Russia and Eurasia Program Director:
“Let’s make no mistake, what you’re arguing for is a proxy war against Russia,” (for the U.S. to arm the Kiev government) “is essentially to fight the Russian military with the hands of Ukrainian soldiers with us [the United States] in a sort of remote-control situation,”
Brookings Institution Fellow Jeremy Shapiro:
(Shipments of weapons might be) “portrayed as a war of the West against Russia… and at a certain level it will be.”
A majority of Americans are either unaware or under-informed about the ongoing conflict in the Crimean theater. Hostilities have been non-stop since the attempted overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych by President Barrack H. Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden of the United States, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After attempts to install Vitali Klitschko as President ground to a halt due to an intercepted phone call between Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Victoria Nuland, and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, a drawn out proxy war began.
In upcoming segments I will flesh out the scale of the Crimean conflict. The potential for escalation is historically high. In the Crimean War, the inability to back down, small escalations and moreover alliances made war not only unavoidable, but inevitable.
a good primmer for the story our media ignores is the Vice Series on the Proxy War in the Ukraine