“Russia’s extreme wealth doesn’t allow the US to rest, prompting Washington to invent a putative 'Russian threat' and scheming against Moscow through the Ukrainian crisis, the head of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, told Kommersant daily.”
“There are a great deal of examples of Russia fruitfully cooperating with the US in many aspects, including such burning issues as countering terrorism and reaching a deal on the Iranian nuclear program, Patrushev said. But under the far-fetched pretext of the 'Russian aggression in Ukraine' Washington has suspended such contacts, he said. The US is forcing EU member states to impose anti-Russian sanctions and policies, Patrushev said.”
“American influence over EU countries is 'massive,' says the head of Russia’s Security Council, recalling multiple cases of the European politicians changing their plans to visit Russia after Americans applied pressure on them. [...] Russia is following very closely the 'color revolutions’ trend, in particularly the developments in neighboring Ukraine, he said.”
“While Russia possesses incalculable natural resources, the Americans believe that Russians own their wealth 'illegitimately and undeservingly,' because in Washington’s opinion Russians use their wealth in a wrong way, Patrushev said. The reason for expansions of 'instability zones' in the Middle East, North Africa and in Ukraine is 'persistent aspiration of the west to tackle their problems at expense of others,' Patrushev said.”
Recently, we saw in Greece pro-euro currency demonstrations in which many MPs of the neoliberal Right participated. These demonstrations emerged when the possibility of Grexit came on the table as an answer to pro-government demonstrations by people who support the end of austerity and ask from the Greek government not to retreat in creditors absurd demands. Obviously, there is a dangerously polarized situation which starts to bring memories from the civil war, when Greece was divided in the Left-Right ideological basis. The US interference back then is well known to most of the Greeks today. Therefore, these demonstrations today have the smell of "color-revolutions" and the US interference again, as the US see the danger that Greece may escape from the Western sphere of influence.
What we see in Ukraine is probably another failure of various think tanks, mostly from Washington, which they are funded, of course, by the international capital. It seems that, apart from the fact that they have underestimated Putin's abilities, they have also wrongly estimated that Russia had passed permanently in the neoliberal phase and would be ready to become an easy victim to promote their plans. According to these plans, the ultimate goal would be probably to dissolve the vast Russian territory in future and bring in power Western-friendly puppet regimes, in order not only to conquer the valuable resources, but also to impose permanently the neoliberal doctrine on "unexplored" regions and populations.