‘As the US and EU apply sanctions on Russia over its ‘annexation’ of Crimea, JP Sottile reveals the corporate annexation of Ukraine. For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, there’s a gold mine of profits to be made from agri-business and energy exploitation.
On 12th January 2014, a reported 50,000 “pro-Western” Ukrainians descended upon Kiev’s Independence Square to protest against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. Stoked in part by an attack on opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, the protest marked the beginning of the end of Yanukovych’s four year-long government. That same day, the Financial Times reported a major deal for US agribusiness titan Cargill.
Despite the turmoil within Ukrainian politics after Yanukovych rejected a major trade deal with the European Union just seven weeks earlier, Cargill was confident enough about the future to fork over $200 million to buy a stake in Ukraine’s UkrLandFarming.
Tens of Thousands Sign Petition to Reunite Alaska With Russia
‘Over 22,000 people have signed a petition calling for the secession of Alaska from the United States to seek reunification with Russia.
The petition, available on the White House website, opened on March 21. If the motion attracts 100,000 signatures within a month, the Obama administration is obliged to respond according to its guidelines.
The petition, entitled “Alaska Back to Russia,” encourages a vote on secession, citing historic travels of Russian explorers to Alaska, as far back as the crossing of native Siberians across the Bering land bridge over 10 thousand years ago.
The document tracks the settlement of the region by Russians, including Aleuts colonizing the Aleutian Archipelago, and the expedition of famed explorer Mikhail Gvozdez who first sited Alaska in 1732.’
Kiev leaders took power with Right Sector's help, but now afraid of them
‘Notorious Ukrainian right-wing militant leader Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, has been shot dead during a police raid against his gang, confirmed Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior. Neil Clark, a UK-based journalist and broadcaster who’s been covering the events in Ukraine extensively, explains why allegations that the Right Sector activist was assassinated make perfect sense.’
Ukrainian authorities to tame Eastern regions with aid of private military company
‘An overseas private military company will engage in the suppressing of protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the East of Ukraine, a source at the Security Service of Ukraine said Monday.
“The case in hand is Greystone Ltd. company,” he said.
The incumbent authorities in Kiev that came to power as a result of a coup believe that the Security Service branches in the eastern regions are unable to suppress the protest moods and “to neutralize” the leaders and activists of the broad pro-Russian movement here.
This opinion is maintained, among others, by the interim acting president of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov.’
‘When the first phone intercept came out with Victoria Nuland’s famous F-bomb we knew the Russian security people must be sitting on a mountain of them, and how interesting things could get if they released one a week.
We also knew that all the other European heads and military leaders would have to start thinking about calls they have made ending up on YouTube…ones they would regret.
Tymoshenko’s PR people at first claimed the phone call intercept was faked. Later on her Twitter she admitted it was real. But she claimed the part about killing 8 million Russians was not correct…as that was only referring to ‘Ukrainian Russians’. I guess that makes a big difference, especially if you are a one.’