Inter-imperialist rivalry and civil strife in Ukraine

The battle for Crimea is a window to the hidden agendas kept in the closets of European oligarchs. Russian empire is no better than the EuroAtlantic one’s desire to control territories and all the resources that lie underneath. The race is as much for strategic control of the Black Sea as it is for occupation of land mass which provides food security. Punches thrown from Washington to Moscow over Ukraine are really for the diminished control of pipelines than over the lives lost in protests.
The world is going through a strategic re-organization based on re-emergence of Russia as an imperial power hungry for its own colonization of weaker nations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The battle for Ukraine is only the begining of another codl race for world supremacy.

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Does unrest drop from the sky? Most certainly not; like any other political phenomenon, the kind of civil unrest we can observe in Ukraine is a result of determinant economic, social and political factors which in convergence transform into open struggle, which cost the lives of 75 people so far. The main entry point for an analysis is the class alliances in Ukraine that internalize the economic domination that both the SCO-aligned Russian bourgeoisie and the EU-aligned German bourgeoisie (backed by other Euroamerican powers) and reproduce it.

The protests and riots we are witnessing in Ukraine were triggered by the Yanukovich government’s acceptance of a $15 billion aid package offered by the Russian government and the concomitant decline of an Association Agreement offered by the European Union. This proposed agreement would’ve imposed austerity-tied loans on Ukraine, it included several security policies, provisions that would have subordinated key aspects of Ukraine’s…

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