The United States and Ukraine Started the War – Not Russia

U.S. the culprit of war in Ukraine

Wie ontketende de oorlog in de Oekraïne? Omdat duidelijk te maken hoeven we niet verder terug dan de afgelopen twintig jaar, aldus Richard Ochs. Buiten beschouwing blijven dus de desastreuse jaren onder Jeltsin en alles wat eraan vooraf ging. Hij geeft een helder chronologisch overzicht om nader in te gaan op de agressieve politiek gevoerd door de USA.

Richard Ochs

For eight years, Ukraine terrorized the people of Eastern Ukraine with U.S. weapons but this was never reported on.


  • October 2002
    “Full Spectrum Dominance” declared by the Pentagon to rule the world.
  • January 2014
    U.S. military trainers arrive in Ukraine. 1
  • February 2014
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a violent coup.
  • March 2014
    Ukraine started the war and killed 10,000 Russian-speakers in Eastern Ukraine.
  • February 2015
    Ceasefire agreements at Minsk were violated by Kyiv, continuing war.
  • May 2019
    Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine after false peace promise.
  • May 2019
    U.S. Rand Corp. think tank issued a manifesto to destroy Russia. 2
  • March 2021
    Russian troops appeared at the Ukrainian border.
  • Feb. 17, 2022
    Ukraine attacked a kindergarten in Donetsk, blaming Donbass separatists. 3
  • Feb. 21, 2022
    Kyiv increased its shelling of Donbass by a factor of 100 within four days. 4
  • February 21, 2022
    Russia recognized independence of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • February 22, 2022
    Donetsk reported intelligence that Ukraine planned invasion of Donbass 5


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The democratically elected government of Ukraine, overthrown by a U.S.-supported violent coup in 2014, was sparked by a massacre of protesters by a renegade Nazi brigade in the Ukraine Army, a cynical and deliberate false-flag tactic to anger the population. It worked as well as the German Nazi false flag Reichstag Fire that allowed Hitler to take over Germany. 6

A more recent false flag attack was the anthrax terror a month after 9/11/2001 which stampeded the U.S. into war for oil, costing 2 million lives and 10 million displaced. The anthrax from a U.S. Army lab was falsely blamed on an Islamic zealot. 7

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In 2014, the Ukraine Army started shelling Donbass in the east, killing 10,000 civilians, which is 10 times more than the UN-reported 1,000 civilians that Russia allegedly killed in 24 days since their incursion into Ukraine, February 24 to March 20.

DPR Claims Shelling Against Donetsk From Ukraine | News | teleSUR English

Shelling of Donetsk from Ukraine. – Source:

Considering that the population of West Ukraine is 10 times that of the seccessionist-held Donbass, one can easily calculate that those killings by Ukraine were 20 times the percentage of population killed than those allegedly killed by Russia now.

The map below shows the blue two-thirds of Donetsk and Luhansk was occupied by Kiev which was besieging people in the brown one-third to the east. The Russian rescue mission stopped Ukraine’s genocide of Donbass.

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In addition, 4,000 combatants were killed in the Donbass siege. Trainers and equipment from the U.S. were there since 2014 to help the Ukrainian Army.

Not only has Kyiv started the war in Ukraine, but it also committed major war crimes like the shelling of a kindergarten in Donetsk, while trying to blame Russian for false flag attacks.

Why? Because Kyiv knows NATO has their back and they want to remove Russian-speakers from Ukraine. They want to grab that valuable property in the east.

It has been confirmed that 14,000 were killed Ukraine’s 2014 civil war, most of them Russian speakers in Donbass. Ukraine cleared minefields on February 23 around Donbass, preparing to invade. Russia blocked that with the incursion on February 24.


1. Secretary of War Lloyd Austin told Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation on March 20, 2022 “Our trainers have been in Ukraine since 2014.”
2.  The US capitalist think tank, Rand Corporation, declared US war on Russia with their 2019 manifesto on how to destroy Russia, which has not been repudiated by any US government entity nor reported by any US mass media.
Rand Corporation: How to Destroy Russia. “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia” |
3. Ukraine attacked a kindergarten, blaming Donbass separatists.
Report of the Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
The Monitoring Mission’s report on the kindergarten incident:
“On 17 February, the Mission followed up on reports of damage to a working kindergarten in the north-western part of Stanytsia Luhanska (government-controlled, 16km north-east of Luhansk), located about 4.5km north-west of the north-western edge of the disengagement area near Stanytsia Luhanska.”
Comment by munitions expert:
“So the kindergarten was 4.5 kilometers inside Ukrainian-held territory. The monitors were denied access to the site by Ukrainian authorities and were only able to see it from a distance (very suspicious).  Also suspicious is that the mission was told that “20 children had been in the kindergarten at the time of the incident but reported no injuries”.  Really?  An artillery shell bursts through a classroom wall, and no one was injured?  More likely, they had been warned to get out ahead of time and evacuated before the shell was fired.
“But there is no doubt whatsoever about how far away the tank (or artillery piece) was. The impact was dead on, and not from a descending shell. And the surrounding buildings mean that whoever fired at the kindergarten was situated in that very small open space right next to it.  And we know it was a dummy shell, because of the unbroken windows.  If there had been an explosion, they would have been shattered.  Someone took deliberate aim from only a few hundred yards away and carefully fired a single shot on a flat trajectory. They probably weren’t interested in causing “collateral damage”, but just wanted a propaganda photo. How convenient that the damage was to a kindergarten and not to one or another of the anonymous buildings surrounding it.”
4. The Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reports each day on the security situation with daily reports:
Daily and spot reports from the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Wednesday February 16: number of explosions: 5 in Donetsk and 71 in Luhansk = 76
Thursday February 17: Kindergarten hit by Ukraine’s false flag attack
Thursday February 17: number of explosions: 128 in Donetsk and 188 in Luhansk = 316
Friday February 18: number of explosions: 135 in Donetsk and 519 in Luhansk = 654
Saturday February 19: number of explosions: 553 in Donetsk and 860 in Luhansk = 1,413.
5. Ukraine Army’s Plan to Attack Donbass
Firefight! Ukraine Army’s Plan to Attack Donbass
Published on 21 Feb 2022. “In recent days, the number and intensity of shelling on the territory of the Republics by the Ukrainian army has sharply increased. The units of the People’s Militia are forced to constantly suppress the firing points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to prevent the death of the civilian population.”
6. Watch the documentary “Ukraine on Fire” by Oliver Stone, producer of “JFK.”. Dmitry Yarosh’s highly trained and disciplined paramilitaries had dressed during the coup as if they were state security troops, and they fired down upon the Maidan demonstrators and police, in what’s called in the trade a “false flag” attack—one that’s designed to appear to have been perpetrated by the side you’re intending to defeat, so as to deceive the public about who had caused the violence and thus get your enemy to be blamed (by your own electorate) for the bloodshed, and thereby unite your country to fear your chosen (typically foreign) enemy and so to be willing to invade them. Adolf Hitler had most prominently pioneered the false-flag technique, both in his burning of the Reichstag, and in his setting up the incident that became his excuse to invade Poland in 1939. Dmitriy Yarosh is a proven master of this craft.
Why did Vladimir Putin (Probably) Save Volodymyr Zelensky’s Life?
FREE FROM TERROR; Graham McQueen, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: the Case for a Domestic Conspiracy (Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2014).


Richard Ochs is bestuurslid van Maryland Peace Action.
Hij heeft artikelen gepubliceerd in de Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Chronicle en de website:
Hij is voormalig voorzitter van de Aberdeen Proving Ground Superfund Citizens Coalition, lid van de Depleted Uranium Task Force van het Military Toxics Project en lid van de Chemical Weapons Working Group.

In de jaren zestig was Richard een van de oprichters van de Students for a Democratic Society aan de University of Maryland, College Park. Hij verzamelde tien arresten voor gelijke rechten met het Congress of Racial Equality en was resident printer voor de D.C. Black Panther Party. Sinds de jaren 60 is hij ongeveer 40 keer gearresteerd, vanwege protest tegen verschillende Amerikaanse oorlogen. In 1978 werd hij verkozen tot Shop Steward in IUMSWA Local 24, als representant van 150 branders en lassers op de reparatiescheepswerf Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore.

Ochs was een Groene Partij kandidaat voor Maryland State Delegate in 2006 en is te bereiken via

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Met huid en haar heeft Europa, bakermat van het plegen van genocides, zich overgeleverd aan haar erfgenaam overzee, waarvoor slechts een wetmatigheid geldt, onze macht is grenzenloos.

In een boekbespreking van The New York Review of Books wordt dit ons helder voor ogen gevoerd voor wie nog mocht twijfelen: “The Forgotten Crime of War Itself” door Jackson Lears. Hij bespreekt hierin het pas verschenen: “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War” van Samuel Moyn, verschenen bij Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Humane oorlogen, het gaat je verstand te boven of je moet in de wieg gelegd zijn als oorlogsmisdadiger, dan prefereer je gasgranaten, zoals Churchill, om “an almost bloodless surgery” door te voeren aldus een Brits advocaat voor internationaal recht.

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On September 1, 1939, when the Germans began bombing unarmed civilians in Warsaw, they “shocked the conscience of humanity,” according to Franklin Roosevelt. By 1944 the Americans and the British were igniting firestorms in cities across Germany. One US officer worried that it would “convince the Germans that we are the barbarians they say we are.” The war in the Pacific was a race war for the Americans as the war in Europe was for the Germans. Even before the incineration of Japanese cities began, the GI skull collections and the nonchalant executions of civilians including women and children made it clear that the Pacific theater “was ‘Indian country’ all over again,” as Moyn observes. There were plenty of good reasons for The New York Times to conclude, in 1944, that war could not be made humane—“it can only be abolished.” The task was to end the dirty business in a way that ensured “no city shall ever be bombed again.”

Het vervolg was een onmiskenbaar en ongekend wreed signaal: atoombommen op steden die als proef moesten dienen voor de militaire wetenschap. Buitengewoon humaan.
Na 1989 ontbrandde de militaire inzet van de USA pas werkelijk, 80% in de jaren sindsdien gerekend over de periode vanaf 1945.

Bill Clinton came to the presidency at the unipolar moment, just after the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991. It was a propitious time for imperial expansion in the name of universal values. Even as the Warsaw Pact disbanded and the justification for NATO collapsed, Clinton began the policy that Bush the second continued—the eastward advance of NATO, which seasoned observers from George Kennan to Henry Kissinger to William Burns all warned would provoke Russian security concerns.
(Recent events have demonstrated their prescience.) While Albright and her colleagues itched to put their “superb military” to work, proponents of putatively benign intervention abroad offered opportunities.

Inmiddels is de NAVO een instrument in de handen van het Amerikaans industrieel-complex en wordt ons aangepraat dat het vredesdoelen dient.
Update 15 april 2022



David Teurtrie – Ukraine, pourquoi la crise – Le Monde diplomatique – Février 2022
Tariq Ali – News from Natoland – New Left Review – 16 February 2022

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