Why the Ukraine Civil War Was Engineered By The West



Why the Ukraine Civil War Was Engineered By The West

Historical background on Russian Orthodox and Catholic Rome conflicts, from year 1054,and the Ukraine War

TMR Editor’s Note:
The following book by William F. Engdahl — The Lost Hegemon: Whom the Gods Would Destroy — is a must read for anyone looking to understand the true causes of the 2014 Ukraine Civil War.

For a much shorter treatment of the same subject matter the following article is provided: Anglo-American Axis Wages Financial/Economic War Against Russia 

The Millennium Report
November 27, 2017

Subject: The Deeper Agenda Behind the Washington Coup in Ukraine

FROM:  William F. Engdahl 

Dear Readers,

In this installment of my free geopolitical newsletter I would like to share something I wrote on the first anniversary of the February 2014 Ukraine coup d’etat. Much of the fabricated attack on Russia today can be traced back to that failed coup and the fact that Russia not in her blood-strewn history has bent her knee to foreign intimidation.

On one level it is a contest that goes back 1000 years or more to the Great Schism between the Eastern Church of Orthodox Christianity and the Church in Rome. Orthodox Christianity refused in 1054 to endorse Rome’s demand to accept St. Augustine’s Doctrine of Original Sin and split from the Church of Rome. That Orthodox branch of Christianity was comprised by Russia, parts of Ukraine, Greece, Serbia and Srpska Republic and then Constantinople. Four decades later, Catholic Pope Urban II declared a Holy Crusade to destroy Orthodox Constantinople with European peasant armies whipped into a murder frenzy by St Bernard of Clairvaux and the Knights Templar, with intent to unite Eastern Orthodox with Rome under his Roman Papacy. Urban II declared it was a war against Muslim invaders threatening the Holy Lands and Constantinople, seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

In fact 1095 was the beginning of two centuries of such crusades and lay at the heart of most European wars since, including the Thirty Years War. I mention this as an undeniable component of today’s western antipathy for Russia has its roots in that theological power dispute of 1000 years past. In 2014 NATO created a coup that split Ukraine from Russia politically and militarily. The result was that a predominantly Orthodox ethnic Russian population in eastern Ukraine, to avoid reprisals from Kiev, declared secession. The western Ukraine, predominantly Roman Catholic declared a de facto war against Russia. There is a geopolitical, military and economic element to the present hostility between Russia and the west that has deep roots most are unaware of. For those readers interested in such history, you might find my book, The Lost Hegemon: Whom the Gods Would Destroy, of interest. 

For a better reading experience I converted the text to a pfd-file which You can find in the attachment of this mail. It’s 4 pages in A4 format.

Thank you for your support and feel free to share this,

F. William Engdahl