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Anyone following the Ukrainian crisis in the reality-warping media comes away with this impression: The Ukrainian people, desperate for Western-style democracy, rose up and rebelled against their authoritarian president. Russia then invaded the Crimea in order to keep Ukraine under its iron grip.
The reality, however, is far from the spin peddled by the mainstream media and its globalist backers. The rebellion in Ukraine was orchestrated by Western bankers as part of a vicious chess game that pits Washington against Moscow. Putin did not invade Crimea, and in a referendum voted on March 16, 97% of Crimeans asked to be allowed to join Russia.
Dave Gahary spoke with reporter Pete Papaherakles, the author of this article, to learn more about what’s behind this story, in this informative interview (28:22).
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Gyorgy Schwartz: The man behind the mess in Ukraine
By Pete Papaherakles
Anyone following the Ukrainian crisis in the reality-warping media comes away with this impression: The Ukrainian people, desperate for Western-style democracy, rose up and rebelled against their authoritarian president, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych. Russia then invaded the Crimea in order to keep Ukraine under its iron grip.
The reality, however, is far from the spin peddled by the mainstream media and its globalist backers. The rebellion in Ukraine was orchestrated by Western bankers as part of a vicious chess game that pits Washington against Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not invade Crimea, and in a referendum voted on March 16, 97% of Crimeans asked to be allowed to join Russia.
Ukraine has always been an integral part of Russia, until it won its independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, 1991. Its capital, Kiev, founded 482, was Russia’s first capital since 882, and the heart of Russian Orthodox Christianity, of equal cultural importance to Russians as Moscow and St. Petersburg.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, Trilateral Commission (TC) founder Zbigniew Brzezinski pointed out that Ukraine was a key nation of geopolitical importance that had to be removed from Russia’s grasp and brought into the sphere of the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States, at all costs. A vicious chess game has been taking place since then between Washington and Moscow.
The main player in this global game has been Jewish Hungarian billionaire George Soros, whose real name is György Schwartz. Ranked as the 22nd richest man in the world—worth over $20 billion—Soros is the most influential leftist globalist on the planet and the public face of the Rothschild family banking dynasty. As his biggest campaign contributor, Soros is primarily responsible for putting Barack Hussein Obama in the White House in 2008.
“If there was ever a man who would fit the stereotype of the Judeo-plutocratic Bolshevik Zionist world conspirator, it is me,” Soros allegedly told, with tongue in cheek, the Sydney Morning Herald during an interview published on November 15, 1997. He even received the “Globalist of the Year Award” from the Canadian International Council in 2010.
The twin foundations of Soros’s empire are to be found in two offices in central Manhattan. One is Soros Fund Management LLC, which manages hedge funds with $18 billion in assets. A few blocks away is the headquarters of the Soros “philanthropic” network, operating under the name Open Society Foundations (OSF).
Soros has made billions by currency manipulations in several countries. He made his first billion in 1992 as the man who broke the Bank of England and then went on to pillage the economies of Russia, Malaysia, Thailand and others, raking in many more billions in the process.
Between 1979 and 2011, Soros also gave away over $8 billion to causes allegedly related to human rights, public health and education.
But although Soros carefully cultivates a Robin Hood image, he can better be characterized as “the man who sold the world.” Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’s role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while pursuing his own financial gain.
By his own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia and Croatia, and was the prime instigator behind the wars in Yugoslavia and helped kick off the Rose Revolution in Georgia. When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government ready to assume power when the opportunity arises.
As he has done in dozens of other nations, especially in Eastern Europe over the past two decades, Soros has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Ukrainian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ostensibly to assist them in transforming their country into a more “open” and “democratic” society.
Just one of his OSF entities, the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), has funneled over $100 million to Ukrainian NGOs, community groups, academic and cultural institutions and publishing houses from 1990 to 2010.
In 2012 alone the IRF provided $63 million, more than any other donor organization in cash-starved Ukraine, thus seducing and co-opting all legitimate political opposition into the Soros-approved “progressive” camp.
The IRF website makes clear that the Soros funds are targeted at promoting Ukrainian “partnership” with and “integration” into the EU.
Project Syndicate is another part of Soros’s OSF, dominant in Ukraine, that has a network of nearly 500 newspapers in more than 150 countries with worldwide circulation of over 70 million copies, comprising the largest syndication of independent commentators in the world.
But the greatest power Soros has is that he is a leading member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg, TC and every other globalist organization, where he exerts decisive power in directing the entire New World Order apparatus.
Soros was instrumental in exploiting Ukraine’s privatization process in the 1990s to bring Jewish oligarchs into power like in Boris Yeltsin’s Russia.
Yanukovych was first elected prime minister in 2004, but Soros orchestrated a public outcry called the “Orange Revolution,” which instead brought to power pro-EU politicians Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. He was elected president again in 2010 in a decisive election observed by 22 countries.
The “Euromaidan” protests started in November 2013, only because Yanukovych refused to sign an association agreement with the EU, choosing instead to pursue a Russian loan bailout and closer ties with Russia.
Fueled by Soros’s money and political influence, protests in late 2013 became more violent and finally led to Yanukovych fleeing to Russia on February 21.
Since then, Soros and his Project Syndicate have been flooding the global media with anti-Putin propaganda, while the Hungarian Jew’s puppets like Obama, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and mouthpieces like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN, have been insisting that Ukraine make its own choices, but the only acceptable choice for them is for Ukraine to choose the EU.
Pete Papaherakles is a writer and political cartoonist for AFP and is also AFP’s outreach director. Pete is interested in getting AFP writers and editors on the podium at patriotic events. Call him at 202-544-5977 if you know of an event you think AFP should attend.