Ukraine and a Tectonic Shift in Heartland Power

Linked with Frederick William Engdahl – Germany and USA. – Published on Geopolitics-Geoeconomics, by F. William Engdahl, 22 March 2010, 23 pdf pages.
Part I: The Geopolitical significance of Ukraine today

A decisive vote against NATO:

On February 14 Ukraine’s Election Commission declared Viktor Yanukovych the winner in that embattled country’s Presidential runoff vote, defeating former Prime Minister and Orange Revolution instigator Yulia Tymoshenko. Contrary to the positive spin Washington is trying to put on the events, they mark the definitive death of Ukraine’s much-touted “Orange Revolution.“ 

The relevant question at this juncture is what the defeat of Ukraine’s Orange revolution signifies for the future of the Eurasian Heartland, as British geopolitician Halford Mackinder termed the region? Even more significantly, what does it imply for a two-decade long Pentagon attempt to weaken and ultimately cripple Russia as a military power in Washington’s awesome and overly ambitious agenda of Full Spectrum Dominance?

To understand the long-term significance of the Ukraine vote for the future global geopolitical balance of power we should go back to the original Orange Revolution of 2004. Viktor Yushchenko was the handpicked candidate of Washington, and especially the neo-conservatives around the Bush Administration, in their attempt to split Ukraine from its historic and economic ties to Russia and bring the country, along with neighbor Georgia, into NATO.

Ukrainian economic and political geography: … (full long 23 pdf pages text).

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