Schlagwort-Archive: #Ukaine

Making the Case for the Breakup of Ukraine

Just as the corporate media is not reporting that the USA and Russia are on a collision course which can end up in nuclear war, the corporate media is not reporting that the Ukraine is falling apart. That does not mean, however, that this is not happening. It is. In fact, it has been for a long while already, but since that collapse is smoothed out by a lack of military action and by the political support of the Empire, it does not appear to be catastrophic (in the sense of causing a sudden dramatic change).

Quelle: Making the Case for the Breakup of Ukraine

Originally appeared at The Vinyard of the Saker 01.09.2016

Die Ukraine zwischen Faschismus, Pöbelherrschaft und Zerfall

Die Ukraine zwischen Faschismus, Pöbelherrschaft und Zerfall Und jetzt, im Mai 2016, wird es immer deutlicher, wenn nicht sogar unleugbar, dass das ganze „ukrainische Projekt“ ein völliges Schlamassel ist, womöglich noch schlimmer und weitaus gefährlicher als das Schlamassel in Libyen oder im Irak. von TheSaker                      […]

https://propagandaschau.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/die-ukraine-zwischen-faschismus-poebelherrschaft-und-zerfall/

Kavallerie in Kiew Europäische Schockstrategie für Ukraine Von Reinhard Lauterbach

https://www.jungewelt.de/2015/03-05/045.php
aus: Junge Welt, Ausgabe vom 05.03.2015, Seite 8 / Ansichten

Kavallerie in Kiew
Europäische Schockstrategie für Ukraine
Von Reinhard Lauterbach

Die Ukraine steht am Rande des Staatsbankrotts. Genau die richtige Situation für jene Schockstrategie, die die Autorin Naomi Klein vor Jahren als Rahmenprogramm für die Durchsetzung neoliberaler »Reformagenden« dargestellt hat. Da kann die EU nicht abseits stehen. Sie schickt jetzt jene Kavallerie an den Dnjepr, die Peer Steinbrück vor Jahren der Schweiz nur androhte. Jetzt sollen er und andere Politiker von der Reservebank in einer »Agentur für die Modernisierung der Ukraine« das ruinierte Land im EU-Sinn auf Vordermann bringen.

Steinbrück, der bei seinem Amtsantritt als Finanzminister in Deutschland so weitsichtig war, die Förderung der Immobilienverbriefungen zu seiner Hauptaufgabe zu erklären, befindet sich in Kiew in bester Gesellschaft: Regierungschef Arseni Jazenjuk ist von Ausbildung Banker, Finanzministerin Natalia Jaresko hat zuvor in den USA Hedgefonds gemanagt, und der litauischstämmige Wirtschaftsminister Aivaras Abromavicius kommt auch aus dieser Ecke.

Interessant ist, dass die Finanzierung dieser Agentur zunächst von jenen ukrainischen Oligarchen übernommen werden soll, die in der landläufigen Diskussion zum Inbegriff aller Strukturprobleme des Landes erklärt werden: Rinat Achmetow, der auf zwölf Milliarden Dollar Vermögen verarmte Pate des Donbass und langjährige Finanzier von Wiktor Janukowitsch, bekommt seine zweite Chance ebenso wie Dmitri Firtasch, den die USA noch vor einem Jahr in Österreich wegen Korruptionsvorwürfen verhaften ließen, und der seine drei Milliarden mit dubiosen Vermittlungsgeschäften im russisch-ukrainischen Gashandel gemacht hat. Böcke als Gärtner? Nicht doch! Für sie und etliche andere ist die Gründung der Agentur, in die sie 500 Millionen Dollar investieren sollen, offenbar ein Rehabilitierungsangebot. Die Clique um Petro Poroschenko und Igor Kolomojskij, die die Konkurrenten vor einem Jahr ausgebootet hatte, hat in der Not verstanden, dass das Geld ihrer Klassenbrüder so wenig stinkt wie das eigene.

Die Menschen in der Ukraine dürfen sich derweilen warm anziehen, auch wenn der Winter langsam zu Ende geht. Vor ein paar Tagen hat das Parlament in Kiew beschlossen, die Gastarife bis auf einen kleinen Grundbedarf, dessen Preis »nur« verdoppelt wird, zu vervierfachen. Von der Metro bis zur Miete explodieren die Lebenshaltungskosten, während Löhne und Renten eingefroren sind. Wie gut, dass der »Agentur für Modernisierung« auch der Franzose Bernard Kouchner zuarbeiten soll, bekannt als Gründer der Hilfsorganisation »Ärzte ohne Grenzen«. Der Spezialist für Katastrophenhilfe und »ethischen Imperialismus« ist in der Ukraine am rechten Platz: hat doch der aus Georgien importierte neue Gesundheitsminister der Ukraine eine radikale Privatisierung der Gesundheitsfürsorge angekündigt.

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Martin Zeis
globalcrisis/globalchange NEWS
martin.zeis@gmxpro.net

On October 3 German Bild reported that Germany is mulling the deployment of 200 soldiers to the eastern part of Ukraine. The paratroopers from Seedorf, Lower Saxony, are to protect and assist monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE)… It should be noted that aside from military exercises this will be the first time German soldiers will be deployed in Ukraine since 1944 (!). Some may believe that the fact is mentioned out of place. They may say that it were the troops of Hitler’s Germany that the Red Army pushed away from Ukraine, but now we’re talking about the military of a democratic state coming as peacekeepers. The denazification of Germany was a success and is a thing of the past now. Taking into consideration the literally touching support of the Kiev regime by Merkel’s government, there is some ground for taking a different point of view…

Let Yury Rubtsov – Fate of Ukraine According to General Plan Ost (I) – Strategic Culture Foundation -…
strategic-culture.org
http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/10/08/fate-ukraine-according-general-plan-ost-i.html

US Threatens Russia Over Petrodollar-Busting Deal, zerohedge, April 4, 2014

An dieser Stelle dokumentiere ich das Posting von Martin Zeis:
Es geht um eine neue Büchse der Pandora, die mit den Sanktionen gegen RUS geöffnet wurde . Die Antwort Russland könnte/wird ein Gegenangriff gegen den Petrodollar sein, mit dem bislang die allermeisten Öl-Geschäfte weltweit fakturiert wurden. Nun aber bahnt sich entweder ein Barter Geschäft an Russlands mit Iran an oder die Fakturierung statt in Petro-Dollars in Rubel (oder anderen lokalen Währungen). Die Bedrohung für die US-Dominanz durfte somit größer sein als die Empörung des Westens über die Sezession der Krim!

Von: Martin Zeis <martin.zeis>
Datum: Samstag, 5. April 2014 12:30
An: “Global Change engl. Liste” <gc-special-engl%Martin.zeis>
Betreff: US Threatens Russia Over Petrodollar-Busting Deal, zerohedge, April 4, 2014

US Threatens Russia Over Petrodollar-Busting Deal
By Tyler DURDEN, zerohedge, April 4, 2014 (1)

On the heels of Russia’s potential “holy grail” gas deal with China (2), the news of a Russia-Iran oil “barter” deal (3), it appears the US is starting to get very concerned about its almighty Petrodollar

*U.S. HAS WARNED RUSSIA, IRAN AGAINST POSSIBLE OIL BARTER DEAL
*U.S. SAYS ANY SUCH DEAL WOULD TRIGGER SANCTIONS
*U.S. HAS CONVEYED CONCERNS TO IRANIAN GOVT THROUGH ALL CHANNELS

We suspect these sanctions would have more teeth than some travel bans, but, as we noted previously, it is just as likely to be another epic geopolitical debacle resulting from what was originally intended to be a demonstration of strength and instead is rapidly turning out into a terminal confirmation of weakness.
As we explained earlier in the week,
Russia seems perfectly happy to telegraph that it is just as willing to use barter (and “heaven forbid” gold) and shortly other “regional” currencies, as it is to use the US Dollar, hardly the intended outcome of the western blocakde, which appears to have just backfired and further impacted the untouchable status of the Petrodollar.

If Washington can’t stop this deal, it could serve as a signal to other countries that the United States won’t risk major diplomatic disputes at the expense of the sanctions regime,”

And here is Voice of Russia, “Russia prepares to attack the Petrodollar:
The US dollar’s position as the base currency for global energy trading gives the US a number of unfair advantages. It seems that Moscow is ready to take those advantages away. (4)

The existence of “petrodollars” is one of the pillars of America’s economic might because it creates a significant external demand for American currency, allowing the US to accumulate enormous debts without defaulting. If a Japanese buyer want to buy a barrel of Saudi oil, he has to pay in dollars even if no American oil company ever touches the said barrel. Dollar has held a dominant position in global trading for such a long time that even Gazprom’s natural gas contracts for Europe are priced and paid for in US dollars. Until recently, a significant part of EU-China trade had been priced in dollars.

Lately, China has led the BRICS efforts to dislodge the dollar from its position as the main global currency, but the “sanctions war” between Washington and Moscow gave an impetus to the long-awaited scheme to launch the petroruble and switch all Russian energy exports away from the US currency .

The main supporters of this plan are Sergey Glaziev, the economic aide of the Russian President and Igor Sechin, the CEO of Rosneft, the biggest Russian oil company and a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Both have been very vocal in their quest to replace the dollar with the Russian ruble. Now, several top Russian officials are pushing the plan forward.

First, it was the Minister of Economy, Alexei Ulyukaev who told Russia 24 news channel that the Russian energy companies must should ditch the dollar. “ They must be braver in signing contracts in rubles and the currencies of partner-countries, ” he said.

Then, on March 2, Andrei Kostin, the CEO of state-owned VTB bank, told the press that Gazprom, Rosneft and Rosoboronexport, state company specialized in weapon exports, can start trading in rubles. “ I’ve spoken to Gazprom, to Rosneft and Rosoboronexport management and they don’t mind switching their exports to rubles. They only need a mechanism to do that ”, Kostin told the attendees of the annual Russian Bank Association meeting.

Judging by the statement made at the same meeting by Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament, it is safe to assume that no resources will be spared to create such a mechanism. “ Some ‘hot headed’ decision-makers have already forgotten that the global economic crisis of 2008 – which is still taking its toll on the world – started with a collapse of certain credit institutions in the US, Great Britain and other countries. This is why we believe that any hostile financial actions are a double-edged sword and even the slightest error will send the boomerang back to the aborigines,” she said.

It seems that Moscow has decided who will be in charge of the “boomerang”. Igor Sechin, the CEO of Rosneft, has been nominated to chair the board of directors of Saint-Petersburg Commodity Exchange, a specialized commodity exchange. In October 2013, speaking at the World Energy Congress in Korea, Sechin called for a “global mechanism to trade natural gas” and went on suggesting that “ it was advisable to create an international exchange for the participating countries, where transactions could be registered with the use of regional currencies “. Now, one of the most influential leaders of the global energy trading community has the perfect instrument to make this plan a reality. A Russian commodity exchange where reference prices for Russian oil and natural gas will be set in rubles instead of dollars will be a strong blow to the petrodollar.

Rosneft has recently signed a series of big contracts for oil exports to China and is close to signing a “jumbo deal” with Indian companies. In both deals, there are no US dollars involved. Reuters reports, that Russia is close to entering a goods-for-oil swap transaction with Iran that will give Rosneft around 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil per day to sell in the global market. The White House and the russophobes in the Senate are livid and are trying to block the transaction because it opens up some very serious and nasty scenarios for the petrodollar. If Sechin decides to sell this Iranian oil for rubles, through a Russian exchange, such move will boost the chances of the “petroruble” and will hurt the petrodollar.

It can be said that the US sanctions have opened a Pandora’s box of troubles for the American currency. The Russian retaliation will surely be unpleasant for Washington, but what happens if other oil producers and consumers decide to follow the example set by Russia? During the last month, China opened two centers to process yuan-denominated trade flows, one in London and one in Frankfurt. Are the Chinese preparing a similar move against the greenback? We’ll soon find out.
Finally, those curious what may happen next, only not to Iran but to Russia, are encouraged to read “From Petrodollar To Petrogold: The US Is Now Trying To Cut Off Iran’s Access To Gold.” (5)

(1)
www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-04/us-threatens-russia-sanctions-over-petrodollar-busting-deal

(2)
www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-21/petrodollar-alert-isolated-west-putin-prepares-announce-holy-grail-gas-deal-chin

(3)
www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-02/whither-petrodollar-russia-iran-announce-20-billion-oil-goods-deal

(4)
http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_04_04/Russia-prepares-to-attack-the-petrodollar-2335

(5)
www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-16/petrodollar-petrogold-us-now-trying-cut-irans-access-gold