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Ukraine names Oligarchs and Gangsters as Governors and Ministers

…by  F.  William Engdahl

 

Unarmed police allowed the terrorists to win
Having unarmed police allowed the terrorists to win

[ Editors Note:  Mr. Engdahl takes us into the belly of the beast today. It is an unpleasant journey into how the major Western Powers have throw their “democracies” behind an incredible rogues’ gallery of cut throats and scoundrels in the Ukraine.

And I will warn you today. If the public does not show more outrage than it has so far, this marriage of international criminal gangs and proxy terrorists will be brought to your neighborhood whenever your crooked politicians decide they want it. 

They are doing this in your name, they say to protect “our” interests, although they still prefer to be vague and fluid as to the definition.  An honest leadership would not do this… only those who assume we would never approve what they are really doing — and why — and for whom.

What we get instead is what I can only describe as one shade to the right of old Soviet Red Terror propaganda. So far the public response has me worried. There isn’t much, and I can assure you the bad guys are making notes on that.

In the end, we may get what we deserve, simply because we could not be bothered to speak up and “resist.” Watch what happens to these Ukrainian people… Jim W. Dean ]

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Victoria Nuland
Victoria Nuland

The newly self-elected Ukrainian government is reorganizing all institutions of power, dissolving the special riot police, naming its cronies to key political posts.

But perhaps the most indicative of the true character of the new regime is the naming last week of new Governors to head the major political divisions of regions of Ukraine.

They include dual Israeli-Ukrainian nationals and notorious billionaire gangsters. This seems to be the “democracy” that US State Department Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Victoris Nuland had in mind when she rejected earlier EU compromise initiatives with the terse comment, “Fuck the EU.”

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Now – economic destruction

Ihor Kolomonskyi
Ihor Kolomonskyi

The non-elected or provisional Ukrainian government headed by 39-year old Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has made key regional appointments as Governors in the industrial pro-Russian eastern Ukraine.

The Prime Minister has named three billionaires, including Ukraine’s richest, to head the key political regional or advisory posts.

Ihor Kolomoisky, a metals, banking and media baron worth between $3 and $6 billion, will be governor of his native region Dnipropetrovsk.

He built his billions as a crony of convicted fraudster, ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko. He is an Ukrainian-Israeli business oligarch of Jewish descent with a dual Ukrainian-Israeli citizenship although dual citizenship is not recognized by Ukraine. Until now he has controlled his business empire from Switzerland.

He is the leading partner of the Privat Group. [1]

Serhiy Taruta
Serhiy Taruta

Serhiy Taruta, the country’s 16th-richest man, was put in charge of the strategic coal mining region of Donetsk.

Serhiy Taruta is a Ukrainian businessman, chairman of Industrial Union of Donbas, and President of FC Metalurh Donetsk. According to Forbes magazine, he ranks among the 500 richest people in the world, with his estimated wealth being around 2 billion US dollars. [2]

Most eyebrow-raising is the role of Ukraine’s richest man, billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, former money backer of Yanukovych. Akhmetov has pledged to “do everything possible to maintain the integrity of our country.”

Akhmetov, whose SCM Group controls nearly half of the country’s coal, steel, ore and thermoelectricity sectors is listed as the 47th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of US 15.4 billion.

He allegedly won his billions through ties to organized crime in the 1990’s. Akhmetov issued a statement on March 2: “I state with all due responsibility that SCM Group, which today employs 300,000 people and represents Ukraine from west to east and from north to south, will do everything possible to maintain the integrity of our country.” [3]

According to Wikipedia, Akhmetov was a former ‘enforcer’ and ‘leader’ of Akhat Bragin’s ‘Tatar’ clan or mafia, responsible for the use of “mafia methods to push aside the ‘red directors’ of the Industrial Union of the Donbass.” [4]

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Dicey cabinet too…

Rinat Akhmetov
Rinat Akhmetov

The new “interim” Cabinet of Arseniy Yatsenyuk fits into a similar pattern of oligarchs, gangsters and corruption. It includes Andriy V. Parubiy as new Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Parubiy led the anti-government riots.

His mooted deputy at National Security is neo-nazi Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor) leader, Dmytro Yarosh. Pravi Sektor is estimated to number 5,000 and were inbvolved in the most extreme violence at Maidan Square and allegedly did the sniper killings of police and demonstrators that led to the coup on February 22.

Among the members of the Pravi Sektor is the hard-core Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian National Self-Defense (UNA-UNSO), reported tied to NATO and used for their “dirty wars” in Chechnya, Georgia and elsewhere since 1991.   Haaretz, Israel’s oldest newspaper, reports that Right Sector distributed translations of Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Maidan Square.[5]

In 1991 on Ukrainian independence from Russia, new National Security and Defense Council head Parubiy founded the neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine together with Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, who is now a People’s Deputy in the new Ukrainian pariament.

Yarosh also heads the neo-nazi Stepan Bandera Tryzub organization since 2005. On their website, Yarosh issued an appeal to Dokka Umarov, the Chechen terrorist guerrilla leader associated with Al-Qaeda, for support of Ukraine.[6]

"We love democracy...really, we do."
“We love democracy.. .really, we do.”

Svoboda is an extreme far-right party, basically fascist and anti-semitic. Its previous name, the Social-National Party of Ukraine says much. Svoboda Party has six major cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Tyahinybok, its head, has given speeches in the past deriding “kikes” and in 2005 wrote a letter to the president calling for an investigation into “organised Jewry and criminality in Ukraine”.

Svoboda is part of an alliance of European neo-fascists, the Alliance of European National Movements, which includes France’s National Front, the British National Party and Hungary’s Jobbik. [7]

Among the key posts, the Svoboda Party now controls the General Prosecutor’s Office. Deputy Prime Minister, Oleksandr Sych, is from Svoboda and will have key economic responsibilities.  As well Svoboda controls the Ecology Ministry and the important Agriculture Ministry.

Lowest harvest in many years expected
Lowest harvest in many years expected

Ukraine’s corn harvest is in danger because of the chaos. The country is the third largest corn exporter in the world. The Interior Minister, Arsen Avakov, was accused of illegal privatization of land and abuse of power and was under criminal investigation by the previous government, which forced him to flee to Italy. [8]

Rounding out a new circle of corruption, Yuriy Prodan is Energy Minister, a post that raised many eyebrows in Ukraine because he is tied to Privat Group of controversial billionaire Igor Kolomoisky.

As well, Oleksandr Shlapak, new Finance Minister a former deputy head of Kolomoisky’s PrivatBank, is also a representative of the Kolomoisky group. [9]

This is the result of the US-engineered coup in Ukraine. Now with EU and US financial aid conditional on the new Ukraine government embracing severe IMF austerity and privatization as well as demand to end domestic gas price subsidies, the new government is clearly looking forward to the next rape of hapless Ukrainians and worse.

Why would people in the US, allegedly promoters of democracy, not care about the gangsters and murderers their policies have brought into Kiev? US-Polish security strategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski stated it clearly back in 1997:

Zbigniew Brzezinski
Zbigniew Brzezinski

“Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia.

Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire. Russia without Ukraine…would then become a predominantly Asian imperial state, more likely to be drawn into debilitating conflicts with aroused Central Asians, who…would be supported by their fellow Islamic states to the south…

if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as its access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.” [10]

Editing:  Jim W. Dean

End Notes:


[1] Wikipedia, Ihor Kolomoyskyi .

[2] Daily Mail, Bring on the oligarchs Ukraine drafts in its superrich tycoons to help curb unrest in Russian-speaking east, Mail Foreign Service, 8 March 2014, accessed in

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576100/Bring-oligarchs-Ukraine-drafts-super-rich-tycoons-help-curb-unrest-Russian-speaking-east.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

[3] Roman Olyearchyk, Akhmetov joins Ukraine oligarchs in pledging to protect homeland, Financial Times, March 2, 2014 http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a99fc964-a189-11e3-a29e-00144feab7de.html#axzz2vOBdROJp.

[4] Wikipedia, Rinat Akhmetov.

[5] Anshel Pfeffer, The new dilemma for Jews in Ukraine, Haaretz, 25 February, 2014.

[6] Wikipedia, Dmytro Yarosh.

[7] Jessica Elgot, Ukraine’s New Leaders: From Neo-Nazis To A Muslim, A Jew And A Heavyweight Boxer, 3 March 2014, Huffington Post, accessed in http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/03/ukraine-government_n_4889063.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

[8] Katya Gorchinskaya, The not so revolutionary new Ukraine government, Kyiv Post, February 27, 2014, accessed in

http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/katya-gorchinskaya-the-not-so-revolutionary-new-ukraine-government-337768.html?flavour=full.

[9] Ibid.

[10] Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and it’s Geostrategic Imperatives, New York: Basic Books, 1997, p. 46.

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F. William Engdahl

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant, author and lecturer. He is author of the best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. It has been published as well in French, German, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Korean, Turkish, Croatian, Slovenian and Arabic. In 2010 he published Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century, completing his trilogy on the power of oil, food and money control.

Mr. Engdahl is one of the more widely discussed analysts of current political and economic developments, and his provocative articles and analyses have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and well-known international websites. In addition to discussing oil geopolitics and energy issues, he has written on issues of agriculture, GATT, WTO, IMF, energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, beginning the first oil shock and world grain crisis in the early 1970’s. His book, ‘Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation has been translated into eight languages. A new book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order describes the American military power projection in terms of geopolitical strategy. He won a ‘Project Censored Award’ for Top Censored Stories for 2007-08.

Mr. Engdahl has lectured in economics at the Rhein-Main University in Germany and is a Visiting Professor in Economics at Beijing University of Chemical Technology.

After a degree in politics from Princeton University (USA), and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm, he worked as an independent economist and research journalist in New York and later in Europe, covering subjects including the politics of energy policy in the USA and worldwide; GATT Uruguay Round trade talks, EU food policies, the grain trade monopoly, IMF policy, Third World debt issues, hedge funds and the Asia crisis.

Engdahl contributes regularly to a number of international publications on economics and political affairs including Asia Times, FinancialSense.com, 321.gold.com, The Real News, Russia Today TV, Asia Inc., GlobalResearch.com, Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Grant’sInvestor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International and Freitag and ZeitFragen in Germany, Globus in Croatia. He has been interviewed on various geopolitical topics on numerous international TV and radio programs including Al Jazeera, CCTV and Sina.com (China), CCTV (China) Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), and RT Russian TV. He is a Research Associate of Michel Chossudovsky’s well-respected Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, Canada and member of the editorial board of Eurasia magazine.

Mr. Engdahl has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, GMO, economic and energy subjects. Among them are the Ministry of Science and Technology Conference on Alternative Energy, Beijing; London Centre for Energy Policy Studies of Hon. Sheikh Zaki Yamani; Turkish-Eurasian Business Council of Istanbul, Global Investors’ Forum (GIF) Montreaux Switzerland; Bank Negara Indonesia; the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies; the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Economics.

He currently lives in Germany and, in addition to teaching and writing regularly on issues of international political economy and geopolitics, food security, economics, energy and international affairs, is active as a consulting political risk economist for major European banks and private investors. A sample of his writings is available at Oil Geopolitics.net

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  1. What we are supporting in the Ukraine is a reflection of what we in the US (and West) already are.

    Jim Willie is right, that the US operates within the fascist business model. Why are we surprised when we see the US aid and abet fascist (and jihadi) groups in the Balkans, Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Chechnya, …? It is a reflection of what the US (and the West) is.

  2. I don’t know about anyone else but my comments keep getting wiped before I have a chance to submit them. It is definately NOT the VT website.

  3. Remember the #Holodomor where Russia & USA conspired to exterminate 7? 10? 20? million Ukrainians who resisted these “Good Guys” of WW2? When the “Good Guys” start throwing around epitaphs, like “Nazi” & “Neo-Nazi” in the Ukrainian conflict, we know we are leaving the factual world and entering the world of #hollywoodism  . The “Nazi Card” is  a form of  “Reductio ad Hitlerum” & it gives evidence to the unsoundness of their arguments. The meme “Nazi” never existed except in the minds of propagandists & #antideutsch racists. Neither Hitler or his party used the term “Nazi”. It was used in WW2, by the USA & Russia so that Deutschland could be invaded & the Folk exterminated for their land, technology, patents etc. The problem with Ukraine today, is there is still real indigenous Ukrainians living there that want to have a sovereign country, without being a colony of “The Good Guys”. Both USA & Russia are united in getting rid of the “Nationalist”, “Nazis”, “Neo-Nazis” and carving up Ukraine amongst themselves. A civil war By Way Of Deception would help exterminate the remaining Ukrainians who are resisting colonialization.

    • Hans,
      I live in a city where there is a very large Ukrainian Canadian population. I am acquainted with many of my generation. There is a strong “tribal instinct” even here. Very few, however, when talking about the Holomodor disaster that befell Ukraine under the Soviets, will admit that the Jews were responsible for it, and that many times more Christian Russians were slaughtered by the communist Jews before, during, and after. It always comes back to “the Russians”. That is still the problem today. In Ukraine “the Russians” are the bogeyman, whereas in the “West” it is al Qaida. While the Russians today are not icons of humanity, they appear to be more sane than the psychopaths of the NATO countries.

      I agree the terms “Nazi” or “Neo-Nazi” are meaningless and are labels to demonize. However, labelling them “NATO Black Ops Forces” or “Western Agents Provacatures” doesn’t get them press time for 2 reasons 1) it is too long; and 2) more importantly, it is true.

      As for the “US” role in the Holomodor, Roosevelt, (the crypto) had his administration packed with Jews and sent the Jew, William Bullitt, to be the first Ambassador to the USSR, and his buddy “Uncle Joe”.

      Real Ukrainian nationalists are going to be screwed again.

    • Thank you for the feedback. I see now that I may of been too diplomatic using the words “Russian & USA”. Blaming the Russians or the USA is misleading. They are puppets whose actions are scripted by the Chosen but folk are starting to wake up and I sincerely hope that the real indigenous Ukrainians who want a sovereign country will prevail.

  4. ——Crimea’s case is documented and also similar to Kosovo who recently got its Independence.

    ——-Unlike Crimea they don’t have Neo-Nazis leaders, or Psycho, illegitimate prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk, who said in front of “Children,”———“I will put a bullet between my eyes, if the President does not resign.”

    ——The 3-so called “World Leaders–USA, France UK–plus Germany, they are so Stupid” that they don’t even know, that every time they lie, they are lying to themselves, since the “Most of the Citizens of the World” are Smarter than they are.”

    ——What is interesting, is that the so called “World Leaders”, since the Arab Springs, they are getting more and more comfortable meeting the Terrorist Opposition Groups.

  5. ——Let’s only keep the people that USA belongs to…….”Native Americans”, please don’t call them Indian-Americans (those group are who came from “India” /Asia

    ——Let the “Native” check our files and decide who they want to invite back to USA, as their “Guests” whether we were born in USA or came with our ancestors.

    ——They have to make us take an “OAT Of USA”, No More Dual Citizenship, especially for those Israeli-Americans.

    ——You could add your ideas…

  6. The Zionist Jewish takeover of the Ukraine is right in line with the master plan as envisioned and predicted in the Protocols. If the US does not even have the strength or independence to have justice done for the Zionist attack in New York on 9/11/2001, and is nothing but the slave warrior for Israel, with the EU in tow, things do not look good for any of us. The end game of Zionism is, we will all be slaves, and they are the masters and have all the money. They are on plan, moving right along. For better insight I encourage everyone to read Douglas Reed, “The controversy of Zion”. He wrote this 60 years ago, and what he warned about is evident today.

  7. “this marriage of international criminal gangs and proxy terrorists will be brought to your neighborhood whenever your crooked politicians decide they want it. ”
    In my community, a ski resort, they are already here and are on the attack.

  8. Well, it is pretty clear from this article, Russia has no future if it allows the criminal interim government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to consolidate its hold over any part the Ukraine. The Crimea alone will not ‘save’ Russia if the rest of the Ukraine becomes a launching pad for a US/Israeli/NATO destabilization blitzkrieg into Russia. Putin has pulled back trying as Paul Craig Roberts has said to appear ‘reasonable’ and this has created opening for Russophobes (especially the Zionists). Russia’s future depends on its recapturing the government in Kiev. For the moment at least and sadly the West has the momentum.

    • I agree. If the Jewish-controlled “West” gets to keep what they’ve stolen in Ukraine, it will just get worse for Russia.

      I would’ve thought that Russia’s security agencies would’ve had some knowledge of what the “West” was up to in Ukraine. Apparently not. I’m just amazed that Putin didn’t see this coming.

      Of course, Russia should’ve stopped the Empire in Yugoslavia or Iraq. Having failed to take any meaningful action previously (or even threaten to take action), Russia is now surrounded and the USraeli Empire is at the door.

      If Putin insists on playing by some kind of “rules”, while the Jews and their puppets don’t, then he will soon find himself in a position where nukes may be his only option.

    • I fully agree gents. Russia needs to see this for what it is – a direct attack on them. They are going to be destroyed or neutered for temporarily preventing the attack on Syria, Iran and the establishment of ‘greater israel’.

      They should have intervened in Ukraine long before this coup took place and now that it has they need to act decisively to defend their country from the zio-bolsheviks. It is no good trying to negotiate in good faith with the scheming little blood suckers. Their continual demands are never ending and entirely self-centred.

      The zios in their pre-planning saw Putins reaction to invade Ukraine as his only logical move. They will be amazed by his apparent patience. The zios have gone ahead with the pre-planned media narrative that he invaded Ukraine ANYWAY! Never let the truth get in the way of a good story!

  9. This is an excellent article it will get many people onto the ground floor. More of this is needed, much more.
    The history of this country is amazing to learn about. a minimum of a 1,000 year struggle for security and identity..here we are in supposed civilized surroundings and it seems not much has changed from the slings and stones.. a true pity.

    Raptor

  10. Mr. Engdahl falls into the same trap as many others do in regards to “anti semitism”, otherwise I concure to all what he wrote.

    Beeing or proclaiming to be anti semitic is one of the very essential prerogatives, especially in western Ukrain or Galicia. This is related to the very complex history of Ukraine of the past roughly 1000 years, in which the jews were the tax collectors and many more for the blue blooded polish and/or lithuanian aristocracy. After that, in the sowjet era, they were again those who were at the head of the cheka and the polit commisars, who where again absolutely ruthless against the poor ukrainian peasons and now they are again at the head of the looting class in Ukraine in the field of media (totally jewish controlled now), in the economy (mostly corrupt jewish oligarchs) as well as politics (more jewish members of parliament as in the Knesset).

    This ukrainian history makes it so easy to get people on the streets by shouting against the jews, but at the same time the right wing – quasi fascists have no problem at all and their money lenders (mostly powerful “formal” jews” also have no problem to promote this political force – why? Very simple, because it’s notrhing but a joke and the people don’t realize how they are beeing played, the “real” normal jews should be frightened as well as any other “normal” ukrainian about this absolutely dangerous game.

    That’s, what Mr. Engdahl does not mention in his analysis, but it’s essential to understand.

  11. I don’t know much about this country or what they are up to, if anything. I do know there are a ton of corrupt individuals with no concern for commoners. Our children are no more out of their reach than any of the other children. No longer is America feared. No longer does America stand tall, and impose a threat. The lies, the manipulations, the deceptions and betrayals have told the world, the government is not up front and honest with its own people, so it cannot be anything but the same with us. Now, the Bush family and their terrorists ideations have developed and the past 25 years of interference, harassment, and invasions into sovereign nations is coming back like a boomerang right at us. Blowback from many directions will be a consistent concern–just what they wanted so they can see, I told you so.
    We stuck a stick in the hornet’s nest once too often, and now Russia has caught on to our whimsy and decided to flex his muscle knowing America is not the power she was at one time. I am probably all wet but somehow all this is intertwined into our previous macho BS foreign policy. This is what takes place when presidents lie and lie repeatedly. Correct me if I am wrong, but we’ve asked for this stuff, and retaliation may be our downfall.

  12. So Ukraine’s to be run by gangsters for gangsters.
    Is it that different to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC?
    It’s simply that it’s going to be done overtly there while they’re operating under a bit of a fig leaf in the US.

  13. From the introduction

    What we get instead is what I can only describe as one shade to the right of old Soviet Red Terror propaganda. So far the public response has me worried. There isn’t much, and I can assure you the bad guys are making notes on that.

    Brian Internet porn has helped make the masses clueless and they don’t really care what is happening in the world. Internet porn is not a Mennonite operation.

  14. Once again (…) the Khazars are taking vengeance on the Rus. But don’t expect anyone to react Everybody is busy watching porn.

    • I guess, I get your thoughts behind this rather cynical remark, Xiongnu.

      Let’s dream of a world with no TV. What would it be like? You might say, there still is radio and all the MS news papers left. But wait, there is a big difference.

      To prove this, turn down the tone in your TV and watch any News, CNN other other channels. I tell you this You will be astonished how crazy all the anker man/women look like without any tone.

      Second experiment Turn up your TV tone to normal and turn down the colors to black and watch TV. The result will be the same (tip do this during ads – it’s really a joke, nothing more).

      This is, what I did with all my three kids when they were young, they were only allowed to watch ads either with tone off or with colors off. The resulzt was amazing! The magic of manipulation needs both, otherwise it breaks down, try it – it’s funny.

    • I totally agree cut the sound during ads & the power to sieze your attention is gone. I no longer watch the “idiots lantern”.

    • Although the topic is somewhat off point, I want to jump in and agree. Watching TV with the sound off makes it clear, through their gestures and demeanor, that the talking heads are lying through their teeth. If you also darken the room with the sound off and look away from the set, you’ll see stroboscopic light effects playing on the walls that, I imagine, work like bells going off in the viewer’s head causing the mind to subconsciously jump to attention. The porn may still be soft on most TV, but it’s intention isn’t entertainment but social engineering and control, as thoroughly demonstrated in E. Michael Jones’s “Libido Dominandi.”

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