From the desk of Justin Raimondo:
Dear friend of Antiwar.com,
I’ve got just enough time to bang out this note to you before I start writing my Friday column – but I wanted to get this out a.s.a.p. because you need to be apprised of what’s happening.
The news is breaking today (8/10) that a team of Ukrainian saborteurs infiltrated Crimea and tried to do significant damage to Crimean infrastructure: their goal was to create an international incident on the eve of US elections that would put the US at loggerheads with Russia – sudden “crisis” that would call for a US military response.
Ukrainian assassins had earlier tried to murder the President of the rebel Luhansk Republic by placing a bomb under his car: he was seriously injured, but survived. Now their terrorist campaign has escalated to a new level – with frontal attacks on Russia itself.
Their goal: provoking Putin into a military response.
The scenario: right before the US election, the US and Russia face off over Ukraine.
With Hillary Clinton and her journalistic hit squad going after Trump with accusations of him being a “Russian agent,” the stage is set for a ginned up politically-motivated international “crisis” – an “October surprise” that may come well before October.
Whatever one may think of Trump, he asks a good question: “Wouldn’t it be good if we could get along with Russia?” The War Party doesn’t want to get along with Russia, and if they have to start World War III in order to prevent that – well, then, so be it!
We here at Antiwar.com are on an emergency alert, working overtime to inform the American people of this dangerously escalating situation – but we need your help!
The forces that want to drag us back to the bad old days of the cold war are well-funded – and relentless. They don’t have to worry about where their funding is coming from – but we do.
We’re right in the middle of a fundraising campaign as this news of a Ukrainian provocation is breaking. That’s why I’m dropping everything to write to you, personally, to ask for your help.
Would Hillary Clinton start World War III to get elected? Do you even have to ask?
Yes, we can stop World War III before it starts – but we need your help to do it.
The danger has never been greater – and our need for your support has never been greater. Please – make your tax-deductible donation today.
In peace and liberty,