There is the idea that if you argue in favor of the Russian perspective, or against the Kiev fascist clique/Euromaidan perspective, this means you have become a victim (or are a paid agent) of Russian propaganda, or the “Kremlin propaganda machine” as it’s often called.
This issue is a distraction, but it keeps coming up, so we’re going to address it here. People like this guy can’t formulate an argument based on facts and evidence, so they believe they can counter anything they disagree with by saying it’s from a Russian source:
Roman K: Try to do a little research (not katsap sources) and maybe you will learn a little history and reality… you are aware that muscovy is home to nearly half the world’s fascists & nazis, right? Many are putler’s buddies… You are aware that katsaps, including the main katsap, collaborated with hitler, right? You are aware that you are so full of katsap useful idiot propaganda, right?
Note: Katsap is a derogatory term for Russian used by Ukrainians.
We haven’t done “a little research” and don’t know “a little history” like you, Roman. We’ve done a lot of research and know a lot of history too. Perhaps it isn’t the Russophobic, revanchist, whine-fest version of history taught in Ukrainian and other eastern European schools, but it’s never too late for you!
Here are just a few of the non-Katsap, non-Kremlin-funded, non-Russian sources we use in our research of the Ukraine crisis and its connection to the political situation in Russia. Inclusion in this list does not denote endorsement of the individual’s overall views:
John Pilger: Australian-British journalist.
Propaganda Has Triumphed over Journalism, and the Consequences Are Enormous:
In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia:
Stephen F. Cohen: professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University.
The American Who Dared Make Putin’s Case:
Patriotic Heresy vs. the New Cold War:
George Friedman: American political scientist, founder and CEO of STRATFOR.
Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’:
Washington was behind Ukraine Coup d’Etat, In Response to Russia’s Stance on Syria:
April 30, 2014; Dr. George Friedman – Thoughts from Ukraine:
Borderlands – The View Beyond Ukraine:
Dr. Webster G. Tarpley: American historian, philosopher of history, author, and journalist.
Brzezinski Clan Color Revolution vs. Diebold Vote Fraud In New Hampshire:
Obama Is Zbigniew Brzezinski Puppet:
The men behind Obama – interview with Webster Tarpley:
Ukraine, so to speak, asking for it:
Metaphysical Doubts Concerning the Existence of Modern Ukraine, a 1918 Creation of the German General Staff:
Henry Kissinger: American diplomat and political scientist, former National Security Advisor, and Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Spiegel Interview with Henry Kissinger – Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?:
To settle the Ukraine crisis, start at the end:
Kissinger urges policy, not posturing, on Ukraine crisis:
Robert Parry: investigative reporter.
‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War:
NYT Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda:
Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?:
The Putin-Did-It Conspiracy Theory:
Ukraine – the ‘new Hitler’ and the Vladimir-Putin-did-it conspiracy theory:
Dennis Kucinich: former U.S. Representative from Ohio, and candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008.
Is NATO’s Trojan Horse Riding Toward the Ukraine Spring?:
Dennis Kucinich Blames US Meddling for Russian Invasion:
Dennis Kucinich and Lawrence Wilkerson Expose US Role in Creating Ukraine Crisis:
Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking:
Paul Craig Roberts: American economist, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, and a co-founder of Reaganomics.
Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun:
How Can You Tell Whether Russia Has Invaded Ukraine?:
Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie:
Putin Just Warned The West It Faces These Terrifying Consequences:
Pat Buchanan: American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, former Presidential candidate, senior advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and an original host on CNN’s Crossfire.
A Foreign Policy of Russophobia:
Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?:
Ukraine’s Crisis, Not Ours:
Pepe Escobar: Brazilian journalist.
The IMF Goes to War in Ukraine:
Washington plays Russian roulette:
Checkmate Ahead – Russia Is Beating the U.S. In the Chess Game Over Ukraine:
The new European ‘arc of instability’:
Ron Paul: American physician, author, former Republican congressman and Presidential candidate.
What Does The US Government Want in Ukraine?:
Ron Paul slams US on Crimea crisis and says Russia sanctions are ‘an act of war’:
Ron Paul to Obama – Let’s just leave Ukraine alone!:
Udo Ulfkotte: German journalist, former editor for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and advisor to the Kohl government.
German politicians are US puppets:
European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure (VIDEO):
Leading German Journalist Admits CIA ‘Bribed’ Him and Other Leaders of the Western Press:
Oliver Stone: American film director, screenwriter, producer.
Oliver Stone’s New Movie – “Ukraine: The CIA Coup” Coming To A Theater Near You:
Oliver Stone on Ukraine Protests – “The Truth Is Not Being Aired in the West”:
Ukrainians are suffering from US ‘ideological crusade’ against Russia:
CIA Fingerprints All Over Ukraine Coup:
Ray McGovern: retired CIA officer, political activist.
Ukraine – One Regime Change Too Many?:
Europe will now think twice before following Washington’s orders – Ex-CIA Officer Ray McGovern:
Ray McGovern on Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’:
The Risk of a Ukraine Bloodbath:
Wayne Madsen: American investigative journalist, author and columnist.
The Secret Agenda of Ashton and Nuland Revealed:
The History of the Ukrainian-American Cabal Stoking the Euro-Maidan Protests in Ukraine:
Ukraine is a Neo-Con Testing Ground for Russia by Wayne Madsen:
Tony Cartalucci: geopolitical researcher and writer based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Russian Tanks in Ukraine? Consider the Source:
Ukraine – Nazis in Plain Sight:
NATO Hopes for A “Russian Invasion” of Ukraine:
Daniel McAdams: journalist, foreign affairs advisor to former US Congressman Ron Paul.
Fmr. Bush National Security Advisor – Start WWIII With Russia!:
Gen. Breedlove Announces More Aid to Ukraine Military, Denounces Russian ‘Militarization’:
Students for Liberty – The ‘Regime Change’ Libertarians:
US hypocrisy over Ukraine ‘absolutely stunning’:
Events in E. Ukraine ‘beginning of ethnic cleansing campaign’:
Noam Chomsky: American linguist, political commentator.
Red Lines in Ukraine and Elsewhere:
ISIS, Ukraine, and Gaza:
Chomsky and Kissinger – Don’t Increase US Military Involvement in Ukraine:
Noam Chomsky on the History Behind the Islamic State Group and Putin’s Actions in Ukraine:
George Galloway: British politician, broadcaster, writer.
The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea:
The US is a Knuckle-dragging, Low Grade Moronic Culture:
Russia Has Every Right To Act In Ukraine (Video):
West created Frankenstein monster in Ukraine:
Peter Hitchens: English journalist.
Forget ‘evil’ Putin – we are the bloodthirsty warmongers:
Still not Getting the Point on Ukraine:
Beware of this nation steeped in blood and carpeted with graves:
We’re being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don’t mean President Putin):
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Polish-American political scientist, geostrategist, U.S. National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997:
The outrageous strategy to destroy Russia: