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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

LET’S TALK ABOUT CUBA(AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ARGENTINA)

While Mr. Putin was enjoying soccer games with Mama Merkel in Brazil, and presumably doing nothing but chatting informally with her about the game and the score and what fun soccer really is, he also managed to find time to conclude a nuclear deal with BRICSA want-to-be Argentina, Putin Signs Nuclear Energy Deal With Argentina[More...]

HAVING FUN AT A SOCCER GAME: THE BRICSA AGENDA EMERGES

Now, while the world cup soccer finals were going on – which Germany eventually won – the nations of the BRICSA bloc were busy talking to each other, and one of them, Mr. Putin, was talking with Mama Merkel. I was not able to comment on all of this at the time, having had to[More...]

PUTIN, THE UKRAINE, AND A $20,000,000,000 FAST ONE… SOME SPECULATION

In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis and the Russian “annexation” of the Crimea, there has been a certain school of thought out there that says Mr. Obama played Vladimir Putin for the fool, as Russian rhetoric about invasions of the Eastern Ukraine only served to pull Western capital out of Russia. This school of[More...]

A SUBTLE BUT DISTURBING SIGN: THE ELITE IS RUDDERLESS?

I’ve been avoiding commenting much directly about the Ukraine and the recent sanctions business, seeking to place the whole problem in a much larger context of Western geopolitical stupidity. As regular readers here will recall, I’ve also voiced and advanced the idea over the years since the bailouts, that the Western oligarchs appear to be[More...]

COLD WAR, ACT TWO: OTHER ASPECTS OF THAT RUSSIAN DOMESTIC CLEARING LAW

This article came to me from Mr. V.T., who has also been following the story of the domestic clearing law just passed by the Russian state Duma and signed by President Putin. There’s more teeth in this law than is being reported by the lamestream pressititutes of the Western media. Taking a page from the[More...]

RUSSIA’S PUTIN WEIGHS IN ON SPACE DEFENSE

It was inevitable… …We’ve seen the calls of then Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, one month prior to the Chelyabinsk meteor incident, for a Russian asteroid monitoring and defense system, a system whose capabilities for defense against other kinds of threats were clear. More recently, as I’ve been suggesting, the BRICSA nations would have to beef[More...]

TIDBIT: ALEXANDER DUGIN, A PUTIN ADVISOR, AND HIS OPEN LETTER TO AMERICANS

This one needs no commentary, but it’s worth sharing; as always, make up your own mind: Alexander Dugin’s Letter to the American people on the Ukraine

RUSSIA AND EGYPT SIGN $3 BILLION ARMS DEAL: MORE (REALLY HIGH) OCTANE SPECULATION

The past three days we’ve been exploring the “Renaissance Model” hypothesis that I believe may be informing a gradual strategy of disclosure and space matters. Mr. Richard Dolan, whose crucial and signally important volumes, UFOs and the National Security State, made the profound observation that UFOs constitute the significant key to understanding post-war history, and that the absence[More...]