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UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT RESIGNS: JULY 24 2014, AND A BIT OF WAFFLING FROM THE US DEPT OF STATE: PART ONE

You may have missed it, and in case you did, the entire puppet regime put into power in Kiev by the USA has resigned, but there’s a catch: no one really knows why, except that it seems clear that the IMF imposed “austerity” program was the ultimate catalyst. Here’s a couple of articles, the first by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Reagan administration treasury official:

Government of Ukraine Collapses

And here’s the link to Prof. Michael Chossudovsky’s article:

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

Roberts summarizes the resignation and possible motivations behind it as follows:

“Today the Ukrainian government resigned. The prime minister Yatsenyuk, or “Yat” as (he is) affectionately called by Victoria Nuland who put Yat into office, resigned along with the entire Cabinet. The parliament refused to vote the harsh conditions demanded by the IMF. I am not sure what this means. Perhaps it is just a tactic to force the parliament to do as the IMF says. Or perhaps Yat, Washington’s stooge, has realized that IMF or no IMF, Ukraine’s economy is imploding and wants to get out of the blame.

“The point for now is that I checked the BBC, the New York Times, and CNN and there is not one word about the collapse of the government of Ukraine.”

True enough, when Dr. Roberts posted his article, there wasn’t a peep from the western lamestream media, as I also tried to find confirmation. Then Ms. D.O., a regular here, found this:

Ukraine Prime Minister Resigns as Key Coalition in Parliament Falls Apart

You’ll notice that in the New York Times’ version of the events, the focus is on the separatist fighting in the Donetsk region; there’s nary a peep about the IMF austerity program. The only hint at the economic and financial reasons motivating the resignation occurs in the Times’ statement here:

“’I declare my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition and blocking of government initiatives,’ Mr. Yatsenyuk said after two major parties announced they were pulling their support, a step that allows President Petro O. Poroshenko to dissolve Parliament and call elections for the fall.”

The “government initiatives”  in the Times’ fluff “reporting,” however, are made very clear by CHossudovsky:

“On July 24th, the Rada failed to support the government’s bill pertaining to the 2014 budget sequestration, which had been demanded by the IMF on behalf of Kiev’s external creditors. The disbursement by the IMF of the “Second Tranche” of a 17 billion dollar policy based loan was conditional upon the prior adoption of this legislation.

“’The parliament must adopt amendments to the state budget needed to finance our army and also documents needed for cooperation with international financial institutions.[e.g. IMF, World Bank, EBRD]‘ said PM Yatsenyuk. (emphasis added)”

In other words, no vote, no IMF money; no IMF money, no money for the Ukrainian military fighting the separatists.

In Chossudovsky’s report, he maintains that this man, Mr. Oleh Tyahnybok, whom Mr. Chossudovsky states is a Neo-Nazi, will be one of the power brokers in the formation of a new government.

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Alleged Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Oleh Tyahnybok

Then there’s this admission from a Pentagon official:

US pulling out its Cold War-era plans over Ukraine conflict, top commander admits

So what “old contingency plans” might the US be “looking at” once again?

Well, as the article also avers, General Dempsey made the statement that Russia is pouring military forces into the eastern Ukraine, allegations repeated by State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. The only trouble is, there’s no proof; it’s all based on classified intelligence sources and information, which, over course, “we are not at liberty to talk about”:

State Dept. accuses Russia of firing artillery into Ukraine, refuses to provide any evidence

Now, if you’re like me, you’re probably beginning to smell the old “weapons of mass destruction” story that was put out to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

And that brings us to the high octane speculation of today, or rather, or tomorrow, because we’ll have to wait till tomorrow to connect a few more dots…

See you on the flip side…

 

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JULY 24 2014

Joseph comments on the recent BRICSA summit in Brazil as context for an important developing story coming from British Columbia, Canada. Here’s the links to the articles: BRICS against Dollar Dominance or the US as Global Stronghold of Evil Premier eyes China currency centre in B.C

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MAY 8 2014

Joseph comments on three developing stories: (1) Putin signs into law the creation of a system of domestic clearing in Russia bypassing Visa and Mastercard, (2) The BRICSA development bank (and when the preliminary structure is supposed to be done…you won’t believe it when you hear it folks), and (3) the issuance of bonds in[More...]

IMF, GLOBAL TAXES, AND AN INTERESTING CONCLUSION FROM THE DAILY BELL

In case you didn’t know it folks, our friends from the Daily Bell are back, and treating us to their usually prescient and penetrating analysis of all things financial and oligarchical, but this one is…well, intriguing to say the least.  It seems that the International Monetary Fraud…er…Fund … is once again floating the idea of draconian global taxes: DAILY[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM NOV 14, 2013

Once again, folks, Germany is producing “too much” it seems, for the central banksters of the Anglo-sphere.  In this bit of historical deja vu, Joseph comments on the following article from Zero Hedge: EUROPE DEMANDS GERMANY EXPLAIN ITS ROBUST ECONOMY

TIDBIT: SURPRISE SUPRISE: PANETTA ADMITS SPYING WAS FINANCIAL

Leon Panetta, surprise surprise, has admitted all that electronic spying you’ve been hearing about was “financial in nature.” Obama halted NSA spying on IMF and World Bank headquarters

MORE SIGNS OF FACTIONAL INFIGHTING? THE WALL STREET JOURNAL VS THE UNITED KINGDOM

Here’s a very unusual story from Zero Hedge that appeared the day I am scheduling and writing this past week’s blogs (i.e., Friday, Oct 18, 2013).  It seems that American’s premier financial news organ, The Wall Street Journal, has complied with an injunction in a British court not to publish an article naming the names of the banks,[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 17 2013

Joseph Comments on the recent theater in the US government shutdown fiasco, calls both political parties to account, and points out three stories that were running under the radar while all the clowns were marching back and forth to the White House to see the clown-in-chief. UPDATED: Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International Wire[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM SEPT 19, 2013

Joseph comments on the following articles: EGYPT SETS PATH TO REJECTION OF IMF BRAZIL: PURGING AMERICA’S NSA FROM ITS INTERNET RUSSIA SEEKS PRIVITIZATION IN GREECE Sour over Syria: American senators attack Russian banks

BRICSA NATIONS CAPITALIZE THEIR DEVELOPMENT BANK AT $100 BILLION

We’ve been blogging over the past few years on this site about the development of the BRICSA entente cordial as a geopolitical counterweight to the waning political and moral capital of the West, and more importantly, as a response to post Cold War American unipolarism. As a component of our analysis here, I have pointed out[More...]