Ukraine names Oligarchs and Gangsters as Governors and Ministers
By F. William Engdahl
Personal page: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=659
March 9, 2014
Hello Dear Readers,
one of the aspects of the events today in Ukraine which has been buried by mainstream media and NATO is the role of US intelligence and NGOs in creating the 2014 Ukraine coup d’etat. I want to share with you my analyses from 2014 and 2015 of post-coup Ukraine. In the eight years since 2014 Kiev has been a complete puppet state of Washington and US intelligence. Zelensky owes his job as President to the same corrupt oligarchs including Igor Kolomoisky, behind the events of 2014. What is ongoing today is an operation being run by NATO and compliant Western media to use Ukraine to destroy Russia and ultimately trigger a new world war. The same oligarchs who finance Zelensky were behind the 2014 Maidan coup and support of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and the Right Sektor.For this issue I include several analyses I wrote in the middle of the events of 2013-2015. In light of todays’ events they are eerily foreboding.
If you haven’t yet done so, please consider support for my online voice. The relentless censorship of the Internet and social media by the private corporate social media companies since the 2020 Corona virus, and now the war in Ukraine, is alarming and damaging and can only be compared with book burnings in the Germany of the 1930s, or the Medieval Inquisitions with torture of heretics.
I thank you for your interest and support,
Ukraine names Oligarchs and Gangsters as Governors and Ministers
By F. William Engdahl
March 9, 2014
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, Victori Nuland had in mind when she rejected earlier EU compromise initiatives with the terse comment, “Fuck the EU.”
Now, economic destruction
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Dicey cabinet too…
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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:
“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.”
Ukrainian Pravy Sektor Neo-nazis ‘Officially’ Wage Terror in East
By F. William Engdahl
June 6, 2014
The savage assaults on mostly unarmed innocent women and children and men in eastern Ukraine since the election of the billionaire US-backed Poroschenko as President have involved the same neo-nazi paramilitaries of the Right Sector (Pravy Sektor), the psychopaths who launched the killings and violence at Maidan Square leading up to the February 21 NATO Coup d’Etat. The facts of the situation since the dubious Poroschenko vote have been systematically blacked out of our Western mainstream media.
The recent attacks on Ukrainian ethnic Russians and backers of a federated system that would guarantee basic rights to the citizens in eastern Ukraine have exceeded the bounds of the acceptable in every sense. The deployment by the Kiev government of massive force, including air bombardment of civilians and tank and rocket fire to “subdue the terrorists,” as Kiev’s Yatsenyuk government labels the protesters, suggests that far from being ready for an open honest dialogue with Moscow on key issues such as natural gas pricing, rights of language for Ukrainian ethnic Russians and such, Kiev is marching under orders from abroad to deliberately escalate provocations with Russia. The citizens in east Ukraine are the tragic victims of that. To date, Vladimir Putin has been a near-model of restraint, but that may soon change as the Kiev-CIA-steered provocations escalate as they undoubtedly will.
In one of the more astonishing recent developments in a situation that never ceases to astonish, the Kiev Interior Minister, Arseny Avakov, has been “deputizing” the psychopathic Pravy Sektor members—no other term seems fitting, as ‘neo-nazi’ is not adequate to a gang of murderers who use nazi emblems and images to spread fear and terror rather than and deep ideological reason. They are now being given official status by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry as a Battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard. The outlaws are no longer “outlaws” but are “servants of the state.”
Avakov has created one of several such units, this one known as the Azov Battalion. The battalion has seventy “volunteers” drawn from the Pravy Sektor who are now based in Mariupol near the Azov Sea in east Ukraine where they were involved in the killing of at least 21 people in May. Their mission is to launch paramilitary terrorist attacks on ethnic Russians or simply anti-coup Ukrainians who do not like being government of thugs and murderers.The official logo of this new Government-approved Azov Battalion says volumes. Here is a comparison with related images from the SS and Third Reich:
Ukraine New Battalion Uses Inverted Nazi Symbol as Official Badge
What has been little publicized after the US and EU praise for the election of the Ukrainian “Chocolate King” Poroschenko as President, is that he is merely the new (or not so new) face on the former coup regime of unelected ministers that Washington put in place after their February 22 coup d’etat. Pososchenko’s first act as President was to declare he would ask Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to remain as Prime Minister. Implicitly, that left Yatsenyuk, to retain his motley crew of neo-nazis, terrorists, gangsters.
One of those still in office is Interior Minister Avakov (wanted earlier on an Interpol warrant).
Avakov is busy creating official “National Guard” battalions out of the riff-raff of the Pravy Sektor and its constituent extremist groups. The new Azov Battalion, known also as the “Men in Black” for the black face masks and uniforms (reminiscent of the Black Shirts), is commanded by the Social-National Assemply, a racist, nationalistic, violent national-socialist group within the Right Sector.  They have been playing a key role in the Government terror campaign in Donetsk and other parts of Ukraine since the decision by Poroschenko two weeks ago to “end” the rebellion in the east with brute force.
One of the most alarming aspects of this situation is the degree of blackout in the German mainstream media of this Ukraine reality under a media line that paints Putin as the “evil doer” and the Ukrainian government as a democt´ratic and duly-elected regime that would make a suitable EU member and eventually a NATO member to. That would be really stupid for the EU member states to agree to but at this point, after seeing EU member states do many stupid things regarding Ukraine since last year, it cannot be ruled out.
NATO, Kiev, Right Sector and Kristallnacht Odessa
by F. William Engdahl,
with an Odessa eyewitness to the bestial May 2 massacre
May 10, 2014
Video on the real Odessa massacre by Pravy Sektor
The Kiev Coup government is incapable of investigating any of this
The Kiev Coup government is incapable of investigating any of this
An elderly woman raped and they set afire...evidence of something more than a
A woman raped and they set afire…
A lot of heads should roll for this. The US and EU have ignored all pleas to disarm and monitor Right SectorA young woman and man...unarmed, as all the others were
The following video is from a woman who is a resident of Odessa and who managed to survive in the center of the horror day of May 2, when more than 40 people perished and hundreds were injured.
The extensive photos and videos taken are documenting a savage, deliberately-planned assault by members of the Ukraine Pravy Sektor armed mafia thugs, with connivance of the Ukrainian regional police and Kiev government.
What follows is a summary from a Ukrainian speaking friend who just wrote me, “In this video is a woman from Odessa who survived the horror day of May 2. She is an important eye-witness and tells what she saw and what she heard.
Here is a brief summary of her comments in the YouTube video:
–The “pro-Russian” activists had no weapons, only sticks or bats.
– The molotov cocktails came from outside the building.
–The (pro-Kiev or anti-Russian) radicals (later identified as mainly Pravy Sektor-w.e.) stormed the Trade Union house, and in a short time managed to break in.
– The woman in the video said she, along with three other women, and around twelve men, also with two dead men who were already dead (suffocated from the fire of the Molotov cocktails and the smoke), were in another room. The men had brought the two dead men to the women for first aid but it was too late… They then managed to blockade the entry to their room with cabinets and boxes and managed to hold the door for about 15 minutes.
–In this time all 16 barricaded people heard shots in the hallway.
–Then someone banged on the door and pleaded they let them get out of the hall. They said they were also pro-autonomy (i.e. anti-Kiev) activists.
–After a brief reflection and discussion, the men inside the room wanted to move the cabinets blocking the door, leaving only a small crack of the door open, to see what the situation was. Then the young thugs (they had lied) began immediately to shoot through the tiny door opening into the room where the 16 were.
–The woman (in the video) looked one of the thugs in the eye. He wore a black mask and, laughing, shot her with his pistol, but thank God, missing, and then shouted to his buddies, “I killed a Koloradin!”, slang for those seeking federal autonomy for the regional provinces.
-Then the thugs threw maybe 4 aerosol ballons with some sort of gas, into our room and 2-3 minutes later after the gas affected our men, they managed to break open the door and enter our room.
–And then immediately they shot all the men; and those who still were alive, they beat to death with hard bats. This with their words, “Let’s save the bullets and kill them so…” These beasts also beat the two dead men, despite the fact the women cried out that they were already dead…
–Then the thugs discussed that they wanted to bring the dead into the cellar.
-The four women begged them for mercy… and this woman (in the video-w.e.) told them that she had a small child and so…
- The four women were taken into the hallway and there was a real Hell. Many dead bodies lay everywhere, even on the stairway. Many of the terrorist thugs with dirty jokes, dragged the dead together, to be thrown into the cellar.
- Then the thugs grabbed one of the four women and shoved her somewhere. The witness (in the video) only heard her screams… then no more from the woman.
- The woman (in the video) was then interrogated for about fifteen minutes. The terrorist thugs demanded that she tell them the truth that she was a Russian. But she had a Ukrainian passport with her residence listed in Odessa.
- In the midst of all the chaos, she managed to flee the house where, by then, firemen and police stood. The firemen came after 1-hour 20-minutes, even though a fire station was directly across the street from the trade union house. They claimed they had been blocked from acting by the terrorist thugs.
All Ukrainian politicians in Kiev had praise for the massacre of the innocent civilians. And the terrorist thugs got bonus money.
In the basement of the house afterwards, many more dead bodies were found. Many others simply vanished.
Those who had been taken to hospitals soon fled from their beds because the Ukraine SBU security police were seizing all personal data from them, in order later to get further revenge.”
The suspected killer of the pregnant woman is on the left
The suspected killer of the pregnant woman is on the left
The video in Ukrainian:
And here is a second video from another source in English with a similar reportage:
As of latest reports from journalists, the woman in the Odessa video has since been threatened and is urgently seeking to get asylum outside Ukraine.
Only the start…
Protesters camp was burned to drive them into the building where Right Sector was waiting for themThe protester camp was burned to drive them into the building where Right Sector was waiting for them
With full backing from Washington at the moment, the Pravy Sektor apparently feels it has carte blanche to wage their terror and criminal beastiality.
The latest Tweet reports from RT eyewitness peace-correspondent, Irina Galushko, who reports from Odessa, say that Ivan Katerinchuk — the name of the new regional police chief whom some say was instrumental in Friday’s clashes — told the Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) terrorist thugs in Odessa afterwards that he had also been on the Maidan Square (Where Right Sector controlled the protest sites with extreme violence-w.e.), and that he “hopes the Right Sector will be helpful and diligent (sic).”
He opened his initial speech to the public with a traditional Pravy Sektor chant, “glory to heroes.” The crowd answers with traditional “death to enemies.” on being named the new regional Police head, Katerinchuk immediately declared that “separatism is illegal, unlawful, so is its propaganda,” to the cheers of thugs from Right Sector.
Eyewitness reports further say that thousands of such Right Sector thugs and other neo-nazis are streaming into eastern Ukraine and Odessa regions. on April 24, eight days before the Odessa massacre by alleged Right Sector thugs, Dmitry Yarosh, the head of the Right Sector band, and their presidential candidate (sic and sick), announced that the group has moved its headquarters from Kiev to eastern Ukraine.
“I moved my headquarters to Dnepropetrovsk. The purpose is to prevent the spread of the Kremlin infection,” Dmitry Yarosh announced at a press conference in Dnepropetrovsk.
He also acknowledged creation of a new paramilitary brigade of some 800 trained terrorist paramilitary thugs in the east, a special squad of fighters called “Donbass.”
Yarosh added that “We coordinate all of our actions with the leadership of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security service of Ukraine.” The coup-installed head of the National Security and Defense Council is Andriy Parubiy, a co-founder of the neo-nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine together with Oleh Tyahnybok, the virulently anti-semitic head of Svoboda party.
It is strongly suspected by knowledgeable sources that Donbass fighters include the deadly, “dirty war” NATO-trained Ukrainian National Assembly- Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense which has been engaged on behalf of NATO as a sort of Gladio-B since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, killing Russian soldiers and civilians in Chechnya and Georgia and now in their home turf, Ukraine. Local media reports that the Donbass unit will comprise some 800 thugs of the type that massacred innocent civilians in Odessa on May 2.
The stage is being set for a full-scale civil war in eastern Ukraine between some ten million Russian-speaking citizens and the rest of the country. The mainstream western media to date is stone silent on the role of the Pravy Sektor criminals in the events.
God forbid if this insanity is allowed to spread further, as it will likely at some point draw Putin in and then Victoria Nuland, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and CIA head John Brennan might have their world war slaughter they devoutly crave.
Ukraine and the War Against Human Intelligence
By F. William Engdahl
July 15, 2014
What has been taking place in Ukraine since Washington decided to destroy all semblance of order in Ukraine on February 22 and install a regime of psychopathic criminals, is nothing less than an all-out war against human intelligence. It’s taking place on several levels, one factor that makes it confusing for many. At its core, however, it is a war of certain very rich and very powerful Western old families, centered especially in the USA, and Great Britain.
This Anglo-American oligarchy, for that’s what they are, sees its grip on global power slipping everywhere. The economic and financial base on which their military power stands is rotting and collapsing. Britain and the USA are mired in a financial catastrophe that no amount of central bank largesse has been able to cure despite seven years of trying.In fact, their injection of trillions of dollars of Central bank liquidity has only made the financial bubble that much worse as they refuse to make fundamental change to a banking system out of control.
The bloody wedge
The best way to understand Washington Ukraine policy is to see it as a bloody wedge being driven with brutal force between Russia and the states of the European Union, especially Germany and France.
In his book, The Grand Chessboard, US geopolitical strategist and establishment insider, Zbigniew Brzezinski revealed the strategic significance as his powerful friends see it, of the Ukraine in that grand chessboard of their power:
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. However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.
In the same book he added, “the United States may have to determine how to cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby threatening America's status as a global power."
Since the US-orchestrated collapse of the Soviet Union in the beginning of the 1990’s Washington military planners, led by the hawkish neo-conservatives have worked to drive a wedge between Russia and Ukraine for the reasons Brzezinski identifies.
However, in the seventeen years since Brzezinski wrote his book, the geopolitical background has changed dramatically, to the disadvantage of what Brzezinski calls “America’s primacy.” After the disastrous Yeltsin years, where a Russian president willingly handed the very crown jewels of his country to western speculators and corporate interests in return for a few paltry billions of dollars reward, a nationalist reaction under Vladimir Putin began to try to stabilize the collapse and to rebuild a functioning national state.
At the same time, after the beginning of the US financial crisis in 2007, the West and especially the Wall Street and City of London banking oligarchy began to face their worst crisis since the 1930’s.As the USA and EU crises deepened after 2008, BRICS group—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—began to define a different course for economic policy. That growing Eurasian cooperation was a death warrant to the global English-speaking power that had dominated world politics since the early days of the British Empire following the Napoleanic wars.
In November 2013, when the corrupt but pragmatic government of Viktor Yanukovich in Kiev shocked the European Union by announcing plans to join with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan in forming an Eurasian Economic Union, Washington launched a full-scale destabilization of the government, using many trained protestors, to create the impression of a Ukraine demanding democracy and an end to the Yanukovich crony corruption. Honest citizens were used as window dressing in a cynical Washington game.
In reality the Maidan Square “revolution” was but a second attempt at the 2003 Color Revolution. US State Department Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, infamous for her remarks “Fuck the EU” when she told US Ambassador Pyatt who she planned to have as Prime Minister in Kiev, later admitted that the US Government has spent “$5 billion to promote democracy in Ukraine.”
In fact what took place on February 22, 2014 hours after an EU-Ukraine compromise agreement to end the protests was shattered by NATO-trained snipers at Maidan Square, was an operation led by the US State Department, the CIA and Pentagon to turn Ukraine into a blood-soaked wedge between Russia and the EU. To date, some five months on, their success has been limited. But their attempt is only beginning. The goal, as now should be clear to most thinking people, is to commit such inhuman atrocities against innocent civilians—women, children, elderly,--that Putin’s Russia is forced to take military action.
Only the beginning
The violent protests that were orchestrated by the US State Department late in 2013 in Maidan Square were prepared and executed to the last detail by the CIA in order to bring civil war and to split Ukraine permanently from Russia.
Evidence since uncovered in Poland and elsewhere confirms the covert role of US intelligence in training the neo-nazi terrorists of Pravy Sektor, the designated “security” guards of the Maidan Square protestors. In September 2013, two months before the Maidan Square protests, NATO and or the CIA secretly brought 86 veteran Pravy Sektor members to Poland for special training at a police training center in Legionowo. There they received four weeks of training in “crowd management, person recognition, combat tactics, command skills, behavior in crisis situations, protection against gases used by police, erecting barricades, and especially shooting, including the handling of sniper rifles.”  These Kiev-backed “terrorists” are executing atrocities of a scale that would have made Heinrich Himmler of the Nazi SS give a sadistic grin.
Reports have surfaced that the Kiev Pravy Sektor commandoes in eastern Ukraine have even begun extracting the organs from their victims for sale on the black market. A mass grave was discovered in Mariupol containing dozens of bodies that had the abdomens and chests cut open and the cavities inside them empty of organs according to one media report.
Since the June 7 inauguration of the US-tied Petro “Chocolate King” Poroschenko as Ukrainian president, the role of the Pravy Sektor, rather than being disbanded as a Kiev parliament voted mandated, is being made official.
The Pravy Sektor moved its main headquarters to Dnepropetrovsk to “closely monitor” the developments in the east, according to a statement from its boss, Dmitry Yarosh: “I moved my headquarters to Dnepropetrovsk. The purpose is to prevent the spread of the Kremlin infection.” Yarosh openly admits working as part of the new Kiev government: “We coordinate all of our actions with the leadership of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security service of Ukraine,” Yarosh said.
In addition, following the April secret visit to Kiev by CIA director John Brennan, reports have been received that eastern Ukraine is swarming with both CIA, FBI and private mercenary soldiers from the notorious US Blackwater Security and its offshoots, Academi and Greystone.
According to verified Ukraine reports, on May 18 in savage attacks by Kiev forces in the region of Slavyansk, 70 foreigners, including 13 agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were killed, and 12 others were wounded," People’s Mayor of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov , told reporters.
Ponomaryov described "foreign mercenaries in the ranks of Ukrainian executioners…a private military company Analizy Systemowe Bartlomiej lost 6 people, Greystone (US Blackwater-w.e.) - 14 people, Academi (US Blackwater-w.e.) - 50 people. CIA and FBI have lost 25 employees, of which 13 - killed." Not surprisingly, the Obama administration has denied presence of any CIA or FBI personnel in Ukraine fighting. Reports say that at least 400 veteran Special Forces mercenary killers under Greystone/Blackwater aegis are engaged in the attacks in eastern Ukraine on the population.
Grim future prospects
As of this writing, Russian officials are mooting Israeli-style “surgical” retaliatory air strikes against Ukrainian military that have bombed inside Russian territory killing civilians. Such an escalation is precisely what the CIA and Washington neo-conservatives around Victoria Nuland are hoping for. Then, step-by-step, the world would move closer to what would become a new world war.
The aim of such a new war, whatever name it is called, will be to destroy any resistance to David Rockefeller’s so-called New World Order or what Brzezinski calls “American primacy,” in effect, to destroy human intelligence and intelligent, moral human beings as the World War II attempted. It will aim to rupture ties between China and Russia, to isolate Iran, to spread a Muslim Brotherhood Caliphate across the Arab Middle East that will be beholden to the CIA and Pentagon for its survival.
Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine
by F. William Engdahl
December 18, 2014
If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a semblance of genuine democracy of the sort thousands of ordinary Ukrainians demonstrated for on Maidan Square just one year ago vanished with the announcement by Victoria Nuland’s darling Prime Minister, “Yat” Yatsenyuk, of his new cabinet.
The US-picked Ukraine President, billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko called “snap” elections at the end of August for October 26. He did so to make sure genuine opposition to his regime of murderers, gangsters and in some cases outright Nazis would be able to push an unprepared genuine opposition out of the Verkhovna Rada or Parliament. Because the parliament had significant opposition parties to the US-engineered February 22 coup d’etat, they had blocked many key pieces of legislation that the Western vultures were demanding, from changing key land ownership laws to privatization of precious state assets. By law, the old parliament would have sat until its five year term ended in October, 2017. That was clearly too long for State Department neo-con Ukraine puppet-mistress Victoria Nuland and her backers in Washington.
Now, with a new parliament that is controlled by the Petro Poroshenko bloc as largest party and the boyish-looking former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who is also new Prime Minister as head of the second largest party, the way was clear to get on with the rape of Ukraine. What shocked some is the blatant foreign takeover that followed, like a Wall Street vulture fund raid on a distressed debtor country of the Third World.
The ridiculous charade
Yatsenyuk, former finance minister in a previous criminal regime, and a suspected senior member of the US-intelligence-friendly “Church of Scientology,” has named three complete foreigners as cabinet ministers in key economic posts. And in an extraordinary act, the three have been made instant Ukrainian citizens by Poroshenko in a ridiculous ceremony. Ukraine is looking more and more like the US-occupied Philippines after the Spanish-American War of 1898 when General Arthur MacArthur, father of the mentally-dis-ordered Douglas, was Washington’s dictator on the spot.
The new Ukrainian Finance Minister, the one who will control the money and decides where it goes, is one Natalia A. Jaresko. She speaks fluent Ukrainian. only problem—she is an American citizen, a US State Department veteran who is also a US investment banker. Now, the Ukrainian Constitution, prudently enough, stipulates that government ministers be Ukrainian. How then does our sweet Natalia come in?
The President of Ukraine, another Victoria Nuland favorite, the “Chocolate King” corrupt oligarch billionaire, Petro Poroshenko, made her a Ukrainian citizen in a bizarre ceremony the same day just hours before the parliament declared her Finance Minister.
In justifying his astonishing move, Poroshenko declared, “There are absolutely extraordinary challenges facing Ukraine…All this requires innovative solutions in the government…These decisions mean searching for candidates for the new government not only in Ukraine but also abroad.”
Forget your earlier silly schoolbook notions about how a democracy and a nation function. This is the age of no nation state, of private capital taking over the world for sake of profit. Looting über alles is the motto. The nation of Ukraine is being put on the auction bloc to be privatized anyway, so it makes sense that the auctioneers at the US State Department head-hunt the ones to do the inside job of preparing that auction wherever they find the willing executioners. And because what the privatizers have planned, it is easier to believe a non-Ukrainian would let the country be raped easier than a native Ukrainian, even corrupt natives.
In her acceptance speech Jaresko declared, “The new team aims to change the country, to improve its transparency and to eliminate corruption. The members of the team are ready to deal with the challenges Ukraine faces today. This is a government of professionals and technocrats, and we intend to work. I’ve been living in Ukraine for 22 years and until this day I was the head of a large company that controlled three investment funds.,” she told Ukrainian television news service TSN.
What Jaresko did not say was that she had been sent to Ukraine 22 years before as a member of the US State Department.
Jaresko’s qualifications for the job fit the requirements of a vulture fund rapist banker. She was founder and CEO of Horizon Capital Associates, LLC. Her Horizon Capital is “a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage, buyouts, growth capital, and expansion opportunities. It prefers to invest in financial services, fast moving consumer goods, retail, and industrial goods sectors. It typically invests in mid-cap companies based in Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova,” according to Business Week. They were founded in 1995 and have offices in Kiev. Jaresko is also at the same time CEO of a private equity fund WNISEF.
WNISEF or Western NIS Enterprise Fund is a $150 million private equity fund, active in Ukraine and Moldova investing in small and medium-sized companies. Since its inception, “WNISEF has invested approximately $168 million in 118 companies in the region in a range of industries with a concentration on fast moving consumer goods, construction materials, packaging, retail, and financial services. WNISEF is managed by Horizon Capital Associates, LLC. WNISEF was established by the US Congress and funded by the US government via US Agency for International Development (USAID).”
Before she founded Horizon and WNISEF, the Harvard-trained Jaresko worked for the US State Department in the IMF-steered looting of the country that began just after the US-inspired collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. From 1992-1995 she was Chief of the Economic Section of the US Embassy in Kiev. When US-backed Viktor Yushchenko was installed via Washington’s “Orange Revolution” as President in 2004, Jaresko served on his Foreign Investors Advisory Council.
US State Department deputy spokeswoman, former CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf has already denied Washington had any hand in her appointment.Of course she would never lie.
Another foreign banker as Economy Minister
Apparently not satisfied that only one investment banker as Finance Minister would suffice, Nuland’s Washington friends have installed Aivaras Abromavicius, a Lithuanian investment banker, to be Economy Minister. According to the official US Government propaganda site, Radio Free Europe—the old CIA Cold War propaganda news service still exists, with its old name as kind of a sick joke—Abromavicius, born in Vilnius, Lithuania, has worked in Kyiv since 2008 as partner and fund manager at the East Capital asset management group. East Capital reportedly has invested almost $100 million in 2012 in Ukrainian projects. It would be interesting to know whose money. Abromavicius describes himself as a Ukrainian patriot (sic!), and has pledged “radical measures.”
East Capital is a Sweden-based “frontier markets” fund active in 25 emerging market countries. The founder of Abromavicius’ East Capital is Peter Elam Håkansson according to their website. Before that Håkansson held leading positions with the Swedish Wallenberg family’s Enskilda Securities.
And a Georgian Health Minister
Rounding out the bizarre new Cabinet of Yatsenyuk is Alexander Kvitashvili, a Georgian. Kvitashvili was health minister in Georgia between 2008 and 2010, under then-President Mikheil Saakashvili, like Yushchenko, another US-installed corrupt puppet President from the US-financed Rose Revolution of 2003. Kvitashvili studied and worked in the United States before becoming Georgia’s health minister.
According to Radio Free Europe, “Yatsenyuk has tasked Kvitashvili with introducing sweeping reforms to tackle rampant corruption among health authorities.” However, the designated corruption-fighter has one handicap: he does not speak the Ukrainian language. That doesn’t matter apparently, as he has stated that he has a “deep respect for Ukraine and its people.”More than that, a corruption-fighting health minister in Ukraine these days apparently doesn’t need.
Strasse der Republik 17
Wiesbaden Hessen 65203