Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
The war in Ukraine is brought to you by the same architects of the Iraq war, the same architects of the war in Syria and Libya. If the truth be known, all wars are for the financial gain, and preservation of the Federal Reserve Bank.
When Ukraine’s elected president Yanukovych was violently removed from office after rejecting a European Union trade deal, Ukraine’s gold reserves of over $1.5 billion were loaded up on U.S. airplanes and flown to the New York Federal Reserve Bank. From Global Research:
On March 10, kingworldnews, a prominent online financial blog site published an incisive interview with William Kaye, a Hong Kong based hedge fund manager at Pacific Group Ltd. who had previously worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions.
The Spoils of War and Regime Change
Of significance in this interview with William Kaye is the analogy between Ukraine, Iraq and Libya. Lest we forget, both Iraq and Libya had their gold reserves confiscated by the US. According to Kaye, the destination was the New York Fed.
The National Bank of Ukraine (Central Bank) estimated Ukraine’s gold reserves in February to be worth 1.8 billion dollars. According to William Kaye: “That would amount to a very nice down payment to the $5 billion that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland boasted that the United States has already spent in their efforts to destabilize Ukraine, and put in place their own unelected government….
“This would have been his first major decision to transport that gold out of Ukraine to the United States. …Ukraine will … very likely never see that gold again….”
Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused the Yanukovych government of having stolen Ukraine’s gold reserves. This statement was made on February 27th, less than week prior to the report on the alleged airlifting of Ukraine’s gold to the New York, which is yet to be confirmed.
So it was laughable today to read these headlines in RussiaInsider.com: BREAKING: IMF Officials Helped Steal Ukraine Funds - US Investigating.
Oh please, the US is investigating. That should be rich, so let’s see who and what is being investigated by the U.S.
Officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are in flight from evidence of negligence, incompetence, and corruption in their management of billions of dollars in loans for Ukraine.
Nikolai Gueorguiev, head of the Ukraine team at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC, and Jerome Vacher, the IMF representative in Kiev, refuse to respond to questions on their role in the offshore diversion of IMF loan money through Privatbank and Credit Dnepr Bank, banks owned by Ukrainian oligarchs Igor Kolomoisky and Victor Pinchuk…
Hmmm, the IMF head of the Ukraine team at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC and the IMF representative in Kiev are being investigated for “incompetence and corruption” in the management of billions in LOANS to Ukraine by the IMF.
Isn’t that interesting? Why did Ukraine need to borrow billions from the IMF when they had billions in gold reserves? Oh, yeah their gold reserves were stolen and shipped to the Fed in New York, bankrupting them and allowing the parasitic IMF to loan shark in Ukraine.
The role of US system banks, such as Citibank, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase, in clearing US dollar transactions has been the basis of selective Justice Department prosecutions of Russian and pro-Russian Ukrainian companies and individuals since the toppling of President Victor Yanukovych in Kiev in February 2014.
In contrast, Ukrainian allies of the US in that operation, including Yuliana Tymoshenko (below, left), Kolomoisky (centre), and Pinchuk (right), have not been pursued on court evidence of their involvement in corruption and money-laundering.
Oh my God, the real crooks, the allies of the corrupt U.S. State Department officials who oversaw the great gold heist of 2014 are not being investigated. Only the “Russian and pro-Russian Ukrainian” companies are part of the “selective prosecutions.”
Washington’s selectivity and political favouritism was condemned by an Austrian court in May, when a US extradition request for Dmitry Firtash on corruption charges was rejected. Justice Department lawyers are now attempting a retrial of their allegations in an appeals court in Vienna.
For the Justice Department to acknowledge this week that it is investigating Kolomoisky is unusual. Kolomoisky himself was last recorded as visiting the US in April….
My, my my. Kolomoisky, that name seems familiar, I seem to remember he’s one of Victoria Nuland and Joe Biden’s puppets, a billionaire banker with his own army. From the Fiscal Times:
Ukraine’s New Problem: An Oligarch with a Private Army
Rarely has the warning ‘Be careful what you wish for’ applied more completely to a situation than it does to the relationship of the Ukrainian government and Igor Kolomoisky, a billionaire oligarch with his own private army.
Until Wednesday, Kolomoisky was the governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. He emerged last year in Ukraine’s time of need with the ability and willingness to help the central government in Kiev….
Kolomoisky is the founder of Ukraine’s largest bank and head of the Privat Group, a majority owner in multiple oil and steel companies – and one of the country’s richest men…
Last week the Ukrainian government removed the director of the joint-stock company Ukrtransnafta, which manages major oil pipelines in Ukraine. The director had been a key ally of Kolomoisky, who until last week owned a controlling interest in the company….
Last Friday, armed men in masks, widely believed to be members of the militia organized and funded by Kolomoisky, took over the company’s offices in Kiev. The situation was ultimately resolved peacefully – but it created a problem for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
However useful Kolomoisky’s zeal might be on the battlefield, the fact that a regional governor could deploy his own armed forces to the capital city to take over a company greatly undercut the credibility of the Ukrainian central government.
On Wednesday, Poroshenko fired Kolomoisky – or according to some reports, “accepted his resignation.”
Is there no honor among thieves? I wonder if Kolomoisky’s “major oil pipeline company” is a rival of Burisma Holdings, the company run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz and Vice President Joe Biden’s coke head son Hunter.
So where’s this investigation leading?
In New York this week, an international banker said the publicity is confirmation of what was already known. His colleagues all understand, the source said, the extent to which IMF officials, including Lipton and his US Treasury associates, have winked at the stealing of Fund loan money by Ukrainian figures who are allies of the US-appointed officials now running the country.
“It’s no news the stealing continues. But once the evidence moves into court, and then into the American press, it isn’t the Ukrainian thieves who are on the hot seat. It’s those American, British, and European nationals in charge of the cover-up, whose liability becomes actionable…
What do you suppose they mean when they say “those American, British and European nationals in charge of the cover-up, whose liability becomes actionable? By actionable, do they mean prosecutable in a court of law?
Reporting to Managing Director Lagarde as chief spokesmen for the Fund’s Ukraine operations are Rice, a British national, and Simonetta Nardin, an Italian. She claims to have been a journalist in Italy before joining the IMF in 1997.
In a forum sponsored by the US Government’s National Endowment for Democracy, the Czech Foreign Ministry, the European Commission, and a Taiwan government office in Prague, she also claimed her role is “to make the IMF responsible and accountable for what it does.”
My, my, my, the US Government’s National Endowment for Democracy. Why I just wrote about them in my blog post: “Putin Bitch SlapsOrwellian National Endowment for Democracy”
Russia has said it will not tolerate "interference" by foreign organisations after it put a US pro-democracy foundation on a blacklist.
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), funded by the US Congress, is the first organisation to be labelled "undesirable" under a new Russian law.
Russia's Foreign Ministry warned that "we will never tolerate mentoring and open interference in our affairs by foreign structures".
US officials condemned Russia's move.
So who is this Simonetta Nardin whose job it is “to make the IMF responsible and accountable for what it does?”
Nardin is ducking questions about Vacher’s political demonstration for Ukrainian causes funded by Pinchuk. She and Rice have also avoided questioning about Nardin’s own involvement in political demonstrations she has published on the internet in favour of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren. The IMF Staff Code forbids this.
Whoa Nellie, this Nardin character is colluding with the Obama Administration to urge Senator Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton in Clinton’s bid to be president of the United States? At the same time Vice President Joe Biden along with Secretary of State John Kerry are retroactively classifying the Clinton e-mails to sabotage her bid for the highest office in the land.
Is that why Joe Biden was meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren? Why isn’t the U.S. Justice Department investigating Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry and election tampering?
Nardin (above, left) says she studied at universities in Milan and London. Between 1994 and joining the IMF press office in 1997, Nardin claims she was a journalist in Italy. The Italian guild of journalists (Ordine dei Giornalisti) recorded her membership for the Lazio region (Rome) in October 1998.
By that time she had been serving at the IMF for eighteen months. There is no sign that she had published as a reporter to qualify for guild membership; no record of her byline has been found in Milan and Rome. When asked last month to provide the evidence for her claim, Nardin refused.
Jeebus, what has happened to America? This is just nuts, where’s the free press? Uh, oh: From Russia Times:
90% of Kiev’s Donbass Intel last summer ‘appeared untrue’ – Ukrainian General Staff
The military conflict in eastern Ukraine began in April 2014 when Kiev sent its military to the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, where people had refused to accept the country’s new coup-imposed authorities.
Over 6,800 people have been killed and more than 17,000 injured in ongoing fighting in the region, according to UN estimations.
However, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko presented different figures in late July, saying that the casualties resulting from the conflict had reached 9,000, both military and civilian.
However, the Ukrainian president is unable to make up his mind on the exact number of Russian troops which he claims are helping the Donetsk and Lugansk rebels in their fight against Kiev.
Throughout the year, he had consistently alleged that about 9,000 Russian soldiers were taking part in the warfare in eastern Ukraine.
However, that figure suddenly jumped more than 20-fold, as Poroshenko told Italy’s Corriere della Sera in June that “on Putin’s order, there are 200,000 men and an arsenal of armored vehicles, sophisticated missile systems and anti-air arms amassed in our territory.”
Man that is just criminal. Where’s the international criminal court? Why aren’t they prosecuting the American government for this genocide in Ukraine? Oh, wait they’re busy filing a case against the Bush Cheney regime that came to power after the American government was overthrown in the December 12, 2000 coup. From Esquire:
War Criminals Among Us: Bush, Cheney, and the Eyes of the World
Last week, Richard Clarke, the man to whom nobody in the administration of C-Plus Augustus listened because what did he know, anyway?, had a chat with Amy Goodman in which he minced no words regarding his former employers.
"I think things that they authorized probably fall within the area of war crimes. Whether that would be productive or not, I think, is a discussion we could all have. But we have established procedures now with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where people who take actions as serving presidents or prime ministers of countries have been indicted and have been tried.
So the precedent is there to do that sort of thing. And I think we need to ask ourselves whether or not it would be useful to do that in the case of members of the Bush administration. It's clear that things that the Bush administration did — in my mind, at least, it's clear that some of the things they did were war crimes."
And, something that most of us missed, there was a court on the other side of the world that agreed.
In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were... found guilty of war crimes. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia...
At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.
Full transcripts of the charges, witness statements and other relevant material will now be sent to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as the United Nations and the Security Council.
At the very least, this court parceled out the blame for the torture program in a fair manner and all the way up the chain of command. The testimony of the victims was as horrible as you might expect:
And where are those key advisors now? They are in the Obama State Department combing through the Clinton e-mails to retroactively create a crime to charge Hillary Clinton with so they can continue to wreak havoc on the world. The same criminals are part and parcel to the Obama Administration who has continued the war crimes against humanity. From Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept:
NYT Claims U.S. Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty: The Exact Opposite of Reality
The New York Times today has a truly bizarre article regarding the U.S. and cluster bombs. The advocacy group Cluster Munition Coalition just issued its annual report finding that cluster bombs had been used in five countries this year: Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and Sudan. This is what The Paper of Record, in its report by Rick Gladstone, said this morning about the international reaction to that report (emphasis added):
The use of these weapons was criticized by all 117 countries that have joined the treaty, which took effect five years ago. Their use was also criticized by a number of others, including the United States, that have not yet joined the treaty but have abided by its provisions.
As Americans, we should feel proud that our government, though refusing to sign the cluster ban treaty, has nonetheless “abided by its provisions” — if not for the fact that this claim is totally false. The U.S. has long been and remains one of the world’s most aggressive suppliers of cluster munitions, and has used those banned weapons itself in devastating ways.
In December 2009 — just weeks after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — President Obama ordered a cruise missile strike on al-Majala in southern Yemen. That strike “killed 35 women and children.” Among the munitions used in that strike were cluster bombs, including ones designed to scatter 166 “bomblets.”
Although the U.S. at first refused to confirm responsibility, a Yemeni journalist, Abdulelah Haider Shaye, visited the scene and found irrefutable proof that it was done by the U.S., a finding subsequently confirmed by Amnesty International as well as a cable released by WikiLeaks.
As a result of Shaye’s reporting of U.S. responsibility, President Obama demanded that the Yemeni journalist be imprisoned and the Yemeni puppet regime complied; Amnesty’s Philip Luther said at the time that “there are strong indications that the charges against [Shaye] are trumped up and that he has been jailed solely for daring to speak out about U.S. collaboration in a cluster munitions attack which took place in Yemen.”
So not only did Obama use cluster bombs against Yemeni civilians, but he then forced the imprisonment for years of the Yemeni journalist who reported it.
Five years later, Yemen is again being pummeled by cluster bombs. Human Rights Watch extensively documented last week that the “Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians.”
You’ll never guess where those cluster bombs came from: “Based on examination of remnants, Human Rights Watch identified the weapons used in all seven attacks as United States-made, ground-launched M26 cluster munition rockets.”
Man I want to throw up. That is so evil it is breathtaking. And, as I reported in my blog post:
Pentagon Legalizes Killing Journalists As ‘Law Of War’
The Pentagon just changed the rules of war to include legitimizing the killing of any journalists they deem “belligerent.”
The new “laws of war” were released as part of a book of instructions on legitimate warfare practices approved by the United States military.
This “rule book” of sorts details what the US government deems the acceptable ways of killing those they claim are the “enemy”… including journalists whose reporting they do not approve.
The manual explains that the Pentagon considers such journalists “unprivileged belligerents,” even though they are not “enemy combatants….”
Now, the American 1,176-page “Department of Defense Law of War Manual” says that it is perfectly legitimate to shoot, explode, bomb, stab, or cut journalists they deem “belligerent.”
So now the time comes to destroy Ukraine in order to cover up the crimes committed by the Obama Administration save the American war machine. If Americans think for a minute that they will be spared from the American war machine they are sadly mistaken. From Paul Craig Roberts:
Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts
Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are losing their pensions and traditional support payments. The Ukrainian population is headed for the graveyard.
On June 1 the TASS news agency reported that Ukraine has stopped payments to pensioners, World War II veterans, people with disabilities, and victims of Chernobyl. According to the report, Kiev has also “eliminated transport, healthcare, utilities and financial benefits for former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps and recipients of some Soviet-era orders and titles.
Compensations to families with children living in the areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl accident will be no longer paid either. Ukraine’s parliamentary opposition believes that the Prosecutor General’s Office should launch an investigation against Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who actively promoted the law on the abolition of privileges.”
Notice that this is a yank of the blanket from under the elderly in Ukraine. “Useless eaters,” they are assigned to the trash can. How do the deceived Maiden student protesters feel now that they are culpable in the destruction of their grandparents’ support systems? Do these gullible fools still believe in the Washington-orchestrated Maiden Revolution? The crimes in which these stupid students are complicit are horrific.
Yatsenyuk, or Yats as Victoria Nuland calls him, is the Washington stooge that the US State Department selected to run the puppet government established by Washington. Yats sounds like a right-wing Republican when he refers to pensions, compensations, and social services as “privileges.”
This is the Republican view of Social Security and Medicare, programs paid for by the payroll tax over the working lives of Americans. The Republicans stole the payroll revenues and spent them on their wars that enrich Wall Street and the military/security complex, and now blame “welfare handouts” for America’s fiscal plight.
Is Monsanto’s right to turn Ukraine into GMO food production a privilege? ls VP Biden’s son’s right to destroy Ukraine’s surface and underground water in fracking operations a privilege? Are the external costs imposed on Ukrainians by these looting activities a privilege?
Of course not! These are not privileges…. as the termination of pensions and payments was triggered by the coming into effect of Yat’s law to “stabilize the financial condition of Ukraine,” the purpose of the termination of Ukraine’s social welfare system might be to free up money to hand over to the IMF and Western banks. In Ukraine, as in Greece, the gullible and naive population that saw salvation in unity with the West will be driven into the ground.
Russia, of course, will be blamed. I can already write the New York Times and Washington Post editorials and the words that will come from Obama, CNN, and Fox “News.” In fact, so can my intelligent readers.
The same looting is underway in Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. In Great Britain everything achieved by the Labour Party over many decades has been taken away, and not only by the Conservatives but by Labour leader Tony Blair himself.
Tony Blair sold out his constituents for money and is now among the One Percent. Bill Clinton did the same thing. Bill and Hillary were able to spend $3 million on their daughter’s wedding, almost a world record, dwarfing many Hollywood weddings. Obama is not even out of office and is already rich. America’s faithful vassals–Merkel, Hollande, and Cameron–can look forward to equal riches.
I disagree with Dr. Roberts’ assessment of the Clintons. I view the Clintons as Democrats in the same vein as FDR or JFK. If the Clintons were part of the Democratic Party’s elite, Bill Clinton would never have been impeached and Hillary would be serving her second term. To understand what I mean, we should look at FDR’s Vice President Henry Wallace and how the party ousted him rather than take a chance on Wallace continuing the New Deal. From the Intifada-Palestine:
It was 70 years ago this year the United States took a major turn toward political conservatism instead of the liberal direction President Franklin Roosevelt had followed the previous 12 years. The momentous change– greatest shift in our nation’s political history– came at the Democratic Party nominating convention of 1944.
It occurred even though FDR, architect of lasting welfare reforms during the Great Depression, was a shoo-in to be elected to an unprecedented fourth term that fall. The difference came in the identity of his heir apparent, a vice-president who seemed sure to inherit the presidency from a man so ill that few who were knowledgeable of politics expected him to complete a fourth term.
Roosevelt was certain that person would be Henry Wallace, a man with FDR’s liberal views, who was vice-president from 1940 to 1944. Instead it became Harry Truman, Senator from Missouri, whom corporate powerbrokers insisted upon because he would do their bidding and that of Israel.
Because they controlled funding for Democrats– as they did for Republicans– they were able to force Wallace to be dropped from the ticket at the convention. That was unusual because Roosevelt and Wallace were a winning tandem, facing no threat of being upset at the polls during that last year of victory in World War II.
Though there was no danger of defeat, corporate donors, as the prime source of campaign money for both parties, insisted Wallace must go. The influence of money in elections was a corrupting element then that today continues to infect politics through the freedom of individuals and groups to donate vast sums of money to candidate campaigns.
This not only earns access to elected officials, but gives big donors significant control of how those officials vote. In ’44, they feared that Wallace’s liberalism, which was greater than Roosevelt’s, would diminish corporate and Israeli control of politics.
How did they convince other Democrats, who were comfortably secure with the political dominance they had from the presidential status quo? The key was two words: FASCISM and ZIONISM.
So the time has come, the Federal Reserve Bank’s 100 year charter expired in 2013 and the Central Bank now has complete control over the American government. The Feds Ukraine fiasco has led to a failed state and now they want a thermonuclear war with Russia. The warring games continue off Russia’s shoreline. Thomas Jefferson warned America:
If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered. ”
Jefferson was right and now Ukraine must be destroyed to save the Federal Reserve Bank’s war machine.
By Patricia Baeten