Oliver Stone: U.S. Behind Ukraine Revolt, Has ‘CIA Fingerprints on It’

AP Photo/Carlo Allegri
AP Photo/Carlo Allegri

Hollywood director Oliver Stone took to his Facebook page on Tuesday to offer his opinion about the year’s events in Ukraine. Stone pointed the finger at the United Sates government, and the CIA in particular, for the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Stone, who is in Russia directing a film about the exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has also decided to film a documentary about Russian president Vladimir Putin, which included a four-hour interview with Yanukovych.

Stone now believes that the Central Intelligence Agency contributed to Yanukovych’s downfall after feeding violent protests that left scores of people dead and injured, ultimately leading to a “regime change.”

Stone’s post partially read:

Interviewed Viktor Yanukovych 4 hours in Moscow for new English language documentary produced by Ukrainians. He was the legitimate President of Ukraine until he suddenly wasn’t on February 22 of this year.

Details to follow in the documentary, but it seems clear that the so-called ‘shooters’ who killed 14 police men, wounded some 85, and killed 45 protesting civilians, were outside third party agitators. Many witnesses, including Yanukovych and police officials, believe these foreign elements were introduced by pro-Western factions– with CIA fingerprints on it.

Create enough chaos, as the CIA did in Iran ‘53, Chile ‘73, and countless other coups, and the legitimate Government can be toppled. It’s America’s soft power technique called ‘Regime Change 101.’

He went on to blame the west for controlling the media’s narrative of the events, and chastised the U.S. for its invasion of Iraq in 2003 over reports of the existence of weapons of mass destruction.

Stone made no mention of a report released in October, in which the New York Times revealed the existence of mass quantities of WMDs over the course of the war.

He shared his hope that the truth would come out:

A dirty story through and through, but in the tragic aftermath of this coup, the West has maintained the dominant narrative of “Russia in Crimea” whereas the true narrative is “USA in Ukraine.” The truth is not being aired in the West. It’s a surreal perversion of history that’s going on once again, as in Bush pre-Iraq ‘WMD’ campaign. But I believe the truth will finally come out in the West, I hope, in time to stop further insanity.


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