The European Union and NATO Provoked The Mess In Ukraine

It was the EU that provoked the Ukrainian shambles, not Vladimir Putin

Quite one of the oddest and most frightening stories of the year has been the ludicrous and persistent misrepresentation in the West of the reason for the tragic shambles unfolding over Russia and Ukraine.
This has been presented as wholly the fault of the Russian “dictator” Vladimir Putin, compared by Hillary Clinton and the Prince of Wales to Hitler, for his “annexing” of Crimea and for fomenting the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine. Almost entirely blotted out has been the key part played in triggering this crisis by the remorseless urge of the EU to draw the cradle of Russian identity into its own empire.
It was entirely predictable that Russia and the ethnic Russians of eastern Ukraine would respond as they have done. So, too, was the wish of the vast majority of Crimeans, 82 per cent of them Russian speakers, to rejoin the country of which they were part for most of two centuries – let alone Russia’s reaction to the prospect of seeing their warm-water ports taken over by Nato.

My view:

I am astounded that this article was permitted publication in a main stream newspaper.

The remorseless, unfounded attacks on Russia by western media disinformation agents is remarkable.

Clearly the democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine was overthrown through agitation by American intelligence operatives in league with European Union goons.  

Ironically, the Yanukovych government had less than a year remaining in its tenure when the uprising peaked.

So one must ask the question - what was so damn urgent about Ukraine for the US and EU to orchestrate the overthrow of its government?

Only three possibilities have emerged to date.

1. Ukraine gold reserves (30 to 40 tonnes) has been "safely" relocated to the US we assume.
2. Obama is vindictively striking back at Putin for showing him up in the Syrian affair.
3. The US and EU are trying to hurt Russia due to several bilateral currency swaps that allow Russian oil to be sold for non-US currencies (mostly Yuan).

If there is another possibility, I certainly would like to know.