Earlier this month, Professor Cohen was a presenter at an international conference in Brussels. Among other points, he reiterated that the current situation in Ukraine presents "the worst international crisis since The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962".
The original source for this video can be found here. The link has a list of bullet points from Professor Cohen's speech: https://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/20/4761
The video, which has been edited to fit the 15-minute format of YouTube, shows Professor Cohen making a number of key points:
- The possibility of premeditated war with Russia is real. Outside of October 1962, this was never a possibility during Soviet times.
- Putin started as a pro-Western leader, he wanted partnership with the US, provided helping hand after 9/11 and saved many American lives in Afghanistan. In return he got more NATO expansion and unilateral abolition of the existing missile treaty upon which all Russian security was based.
- Since November 2013, Putin has became not aggressive but reactive. For this he has been criticized by some in Moscow as an appeaser.
- The Kiev regime is not a democratic one, but an ultra-nationalistic one and Poroshenko is a diminishing president.
Unless the Kiev regime changes its approach to Russia or unless the West stops supporting Kiev unconditionally, we are drifting toward war with Russia.
Please take the time to watch this very important video and then please be sure to check back each Wednesday when we post the podcasts of Professor Cohen's weekly appearance on the John Batchelor radio program. Nowhere else in the "media" will you find a more fair and balanced discussion of this ongoing, extremely dangerous crisis.