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A cast of colorfully corrupt characters, Including former Georgian puppet leader Saakashvili, are involved in the blatant US takeover of a country on Russia’s doorstep, one geopolitical analyst told Sputnik.

​The US colonial experiment in Eastern Europe has taken on a new urgency this week with speculation that an American citizen, Natalie Jaresko, will be announced as the next Prime Minister of Ukraine. Geopolitical analyst Daniel McAdams, of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, discusses the developments with Loud & Clear's Brian Becker.

Who is Natalie Jaresko?

Natalie Jaresko is an investment banker who became a Ukrainian citizen in December 2014 after being appointed the country’s finance minister.

"The first thing that Jaresko did as finance minister is she sent a letter to John McCain saying they need more weapons, she is a corrupt war hawk," McAdams told Loud & Clear. "She is representative of the worst, most corrupt type of Americans that are sent into these countries."

McAdams details that Jaresko "was hooked up into a USAID enterprise fund that was capitalized with $150 million and it is supposed to show the locals how wonderful capitalism and democracy is."

"What it really shows Ukrainians is how rich you can get if you are a phony, fake capitalist. Out of these funds, she paid her own company millions of dollars in fees. She is just a corrupt disaster."

Is Ukraine a failed state at this point?

"It really is a laughingstock of a nation," says McAdams. "The US was saying the reason why Yanukovych had to be overthrown was this terrible corruption, we're going to get rid of this terrible government and we are going to bring in this new government that is the model of democratic reform. Well, look at how Ukraine has sunk."

"The corruption is worse now than it ever was under Yanukovych," McAdams continues. "The economy is nonexistent, regular infusions of US money are the only thing that keeps the country alive, and politically it cannot get anything done because fights regularly break out in parliament."

Saakashvili reemerges

Mikheil Saakashvili, the US-supported former president of Georgia who led his country into a ruinous and unnecessary war with Russia, has incomprehensibly reemerged as the US-supported Governor of Ukraine's Odessa Oblast. Brian Becker asked McAdams whether this is “a coup d'etat following another coup d'etat in Ukraine?"

"It is very fitting that Saakashvili is now playing a role in trouncing democracy in Ukraine at the behest of the US, he has done it before," McAdams remarks. "In Georgia, when the people took to the streets to demand the overthrow of their corrupt leadership, the US tapped Saakashvili who was dramatically more corrupt and repressive than the prior leadership, his views on the media are something out of the dark ages."

Is America recreating its colonial Middle East policy in Eastern Europe?

"Yes," answers McAdams. He says the US has already "fixed" Ukraine, so "we're now on our way to fix Syria, and don't forget we fixed Libya a few years ago."

He notes that Americans are distracted by the presidential election cycle and local current events. "The attention span is pretty short for Americans with these revolutions.” The US model of interventionist policy is "like a kid who breaks their toys and then become disinterested with them," McAdams adds.

"It is a poetic ending. We used to give the locals some control over the composition of the governments that we overthrew and now we have tossed that aside so that we actually send American citizens as proconsuls to run these places."

In McAdams’ opinion, the US has become "a cheap knock off of the Roman empire."

Poroshenko says Ukraine's top priority is NATO ascension, but is this really about containing Russia?

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the US will quadruple its military spending in Europe and send more troops into countries that it has never been to before, and ramp up its presence on Russia's border, explained McAdams.

"It is all about encircling Russia and then if Russia makes any sounds then the word is how Russia is militarizing. The overthrow of Ukraine's leadership is only about the US strategic interests"

The "new" Cold War: a fiction propagated by the West’s defense-industrial complex

Becker observes that in the Pentagon Quadrennial Defense Review, Russia is named as the number one threat to the United States, resulting in  not only an expansion of US military exercises but subsequent profits for the military-industrial multinational corporations, justified on the grounds that Russia is supposedly on the march.


 
“This whole thing is being led by neoconservative think tanks,” McAdams agrees. “Look at the Institute for the Study of War run by Kimberly Kagan, her donors are Raytheon and the other bomb makers."

As McAdams explains, the entirety of US interventionist foreign policy is driven by simple motives: corporate profits and shareholder value.

"The military-industrial complex openly funds these think tanks that set the policies and call for more war and it keeps these neoconservatives in enormously well-paid positions in Washington. The idea that Russia is a threat is simply good for their bottom line."

"War is very profitable, it makes careers"

McAdams said there is a "joke in Washington, if you are involved in an area and your recommendation is to do less, that isn't good for your career. If you are a foreign policy expert, then you want more foreign policy. Unfortunately, the breaks are completely off and the country is going insane."

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  • Randall Lee Hilburn
    Neocons are as far as I know all duel American/Israeli citizens. If this woman is a Neocon then she is the same.
  • Zhukov
    US policy is totally unprofessional and Third World.
  • michael
    jaresko as pm, that will be interesting to watch out for. And when...
    But the article is also correct about the placement of americans in countries they have 'interfered' with. This also occurs in so-called allied countries such as australia.
  • goldcamshaft
    So, what position will that Biden kid get?
  • siberianhuskyin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
    michael,
    Australians are nothing more then the Yankees of the Pacific. So no change there
  • Mitach2002
    Not hard to tell this wasn't well thought out.
  • cast235
    This was all Russia's fault . And specially Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
    Russia could had leap into KIEV. What it did? "We already spoke with our partners".
    With such partners who needs enemies?
    U.S sounds aggressive because Russia don't ever break a sweat.

    Libya. Russia was friends with west, and let it all be. Iraq, Russia just moved off the way. Now in Syria west is all talks and threats.
    Why Russia listened to Kerry, when all was going well. By now there would had been SERIOUS progress. But as soon as west media start the propaganda , Russia become all concerned about words. And waste time answering. Let the Russian media do it.
    The Syrian truce, if it may be called that, was a lives saver, but could be a disaster.
    Lavrov trusts Kerry, that it's ONLY concern is how to remove Assad and prevent a Russia fast response.
    Turkey is doing all that with U.S E.U approval. With winks and soft selected words.
    Since they know that west is losing Kurd's support when it's been betrayed.
    Russia did another BLUNDER. Give west intel maps. How you so fool? they will use it to gain advantage. For U.S Syria is a proxy war. And will win at any expense. MAPS are treasures.

    Now it have a plan to train arm and attack certain areas. JUST to expand opposition terrains and divide at will, and Russia could end in a war , for it's ignorance.

    Ukraine. Why Russia have to implement MINSK? Why U.S can have special forces inside Syria, train and arm opposition and Russia cannot in Ukraine?
    This is something Russia will have to weight careful, because it allows itself into a certain position.
    Russia been doing from bad to worst , since listening to Gorbachev.

    To win.
    Demand that all attacks inside Syria should be approved by Damascus. And let Damascus take over. No more Kerry wants.
    In Ukraine, seat back and observe. DO RUN aerial reckon and attack violators specially the NAZIS that are acting on west behalf. Time to shut the trap down.
    IF U.S can fly over Syria and attack so can Russia over Ukraine. Invite China. In all cases.
    Topple KIEV puppets. Pay for a coup. And take Ukraine BACK.
  • Ivan Buckeye
    I knew of a guy sent into Ukraine and the laughable part of it was that he claimed he was teaching people how to bake chocolate chip cookies and sell them. What a joke and his second cover for being in Ukraine was being a Christian missionary. Americans have become absolutely brainwashed and so far removed from reality that this can't end well.
  • Sigraven
    I must say this ones going well for the US..compared to Afghanistan, Iraq ,Libya,Syria and ....
    Sorry hope my dripping sarcasm hasn't stained the page.
  • michaelin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)
    siberianhusky, true and prior to the mid '60's they were brits in the pacific. :)
  • michaelin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)
    siberianhusky, true and prior to the mid '60's they were brits in the pacific. :)
  • Athanasios
    Currently, we have the false impression that the government in Ukraine acts on behalf of the Ukrainian people. In theory, when installing an American or Israeli government, things might be much clearer, and the Ukrainians would know they live under a foreign-imposed dictatorship.
    But reality is different.
    Recall that George Papandreou was American born and became prime minister of Greece in 2009.
    And Hell followed with him...
  • Hagbard Celine
    Non-citizenship or worse jet dual citizenship in key positions of the public sector is a clear indication of corruption. This little ladys job will be to funnel my tax Euros into the pockets of her pals and cause chaos in Russia and the EU while she is at it. The Feds Fisher is no better.
  • corlemmersin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
    cast235, Why should Ukraine be a part of Russia? It is an independent nation. And if they choose for strong economical ties with EU and US they can do this of course. And yes if they want economical ties with the Putin regime it is also possible. But economical ties is something different then the landgrabbing in Ukraine from the Russian government. This will make Russian Ukraine relations only worser and worser.
    For you the Russian government is great and reliable. And economical far better then the US and EU. Maybe you must choose to live in this countrie? It is a big countrie so space enough.
  • Selectric Typeball
    Oops! This is a major problem for Russia now. You can name-call her all you want, but from the American side, Natalie Jaresko is a high-achiever, and a rare commodity, reaching this level of success, as a first generation immigrant.
    Now, she can not only speak perfect American English to the Mainstream US News Cameras, but she can also provide an American-Level understanding of what's actually happening there, that will raise Ukraine's credibility well over 100 fold.

    Russia may ultimately lose Ukraine, with her as prime minister.
    Now, for the very first time, Ukraine will actually start to make sense to Americans, and they may start to self-identify with it, like they do with France (Paris), instead of looking at the place as a bunch of foreigners, with an incomprehensible mindset.

    This is potentially a major sea-changing event for Ukraine to have Western Influence and Legitimacy for the very first time; and how is Russia going to compare with Jaresko's natively understood pro-American rhetoric now?

    Ukraine may officially become a Western Country now. She is not like Saakashvili. She was Born in the USA. This is going to be a difficult road for Russia to get Ukraine back now, if she is successful.
  • siberianhusky
    And so the American domination of the Ukraine begins.
  • Baybarsin reply togoldcamshaft(Show commentHide comment)
    goldcamshaft, Probably doggy style, with him taking it
  • Baybarsin reply toSelectric Typeball(Show commentHide comment)
    Selectric Typeball, You have a very interesting observation there. I have seen something happening in Canada with displaced Ukrainians who intitally pressured our then PM Harper to support this facade. With the corruption, the appointment of Saakashvilli and now the overt American influence, these people are backing down from their support and realizing that all is not well in their Ukraine.

    Is Ms. Jaresko really that smart? She obviously does not care to follow U.S. laws ( www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/12/john-helmer-ukraine-finance-minister-natalie-jaresko-accused-in-colo ) when working with financially savvy husband(s) who set up and operate investment funds. It would appear that fraud and perjury are key elements in the resume of a Ukrainian leader.
  • ronin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
    cast235,

    You are on spot. Thank you for your posting - it is surely educational.
  • Oskar
    I guess Ukrainians just think themselves too smart and that dame Jaresko is just the case (homment.com/9AeSNZiTDi).

    It looks like Ukraine does wrong and really treats "democratic values" differently from rest of Europe. IMHO they are more prone to authoritarian ways. They are used to it.
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