The Only ‘Agency’ Ukraine Has Is The Central Intelligence Kind

“You’re denying the agency of Ukrainians!”

This is a line you’ve probably had bleated at you by propagandized empire livestock if you’ve engaged in online debate about the role western powers have played in paving the way to this war.

One of the many, many tricks that imperial spinmeisters have pulled out of their hats in their shockingly frenetic campaign to manage the narrative about what’s happening in Ukraine is to insist that it’s outrageous and disgusting to suggest that Ukraine is being used as a sacrificial pawn in the grand chessboard maneuverings of the US-centralized empire, because it is denying the “agency” of that nation. The argument is that Ukraine freely chose to enter into the situation in which it now finds itself, with no outside pressure or influence of any kind whatsoever.

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Written by Caitlin Johnstone


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  1. Answers to questions: @0:08 No I’m not, the agency of Ukrainians was denied when the US back coup overthrew the publicly elected Ukrainian government in 2014 @0:34 Of course Ukraine is a pawn in a chess, just look a what NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO’s founding treaty is SOLELY for the collective defense against the Soviet Union, so why does NATO still exist long after the USSR’s demise and is Ukraine in the North Atlantic? @0:52 When the US overthrew the elected government in 14’, leaked phones show Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland telling U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt that of the 3 opposition leaders Yatseniuk would be the next president. Also if Ukraine didn’t do what the US wanted it wouldn’t get any money, like Joe Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016. This clearly shows Ukraine doesn’t have any independent agency.

  2. "Holocaust deniers or Pedophilia apologists" You could have just said Vaush & it would also fit with Imperialist slag..I know you didnt say that part but you could have…I like to think that you thought about youtube vulgarity algorythm stopped you.
    Dude your Australia was litterally allowing Chinese millitary ships to dock in its ports & they were one of your biggest trading partners then US said you have to hate them now & your government did exactly that.

    I was saying eastern europe will be the next battle groundwhen America pulled out of Afghanistan but nobody would take me serious.
    Last time they funded & propped up a failed Austrian painter,this time its a failed Ukrainian comedian.

  3. The Ukranians voted for a peace-platform. Which is what the US-control was there to absolutely never enact. Making democracy defunct, but passionately preserved for propaganda purposes.

  4. And still. In the U.S., there is no single payer healthcare, the homeless are multiplying, air is dirty, water is poisoned, young people start out with mountains of debt, if they pursue a higher education, middle class does not exist, thousand go to bed hungry But the government has sent over a billion dollars worth of weapons and bombs to Ukraine.
    Imagine all the people, living life in peace…..✌🏼❤️🌱

  5. You couldn't be more accurate as to the response of my relatives/acquaintances to my(treasonous, to them) views regarding the current tragedy in Ukraine. They have completely swallowed the government propaganda shoveled at them about all things Russian since WW2. And they obstinately refuse to listen to any information that refutes what they already "know".

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