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Ukraine on the brink


Half a year ago, in the very last day of May I came to an age-old tiny and tranquil Ukrainian town with its ancient church of Our Lady of Intercession looking onto a slow river from its high bank, and I was swept off my feet by a flash-flood of young maidens, fresh and sixteen, celebrating their high school graduation in a park under an open warm blue sky, wearing white bands and garlands of flowers in their golden hair, and white ceremonial aprons on top of dark and mercilessly short skirts leaving open their graceful knees above high white socks and dark sleeveless tops flashing tender arms and elbows, blue eyes a-gleaming in the shade of black poplars. My Greek friend also fell silent and pensive, and told me with stifled voice: the Ukrainian girls are the most beautiful; we have nothing like that in our part of the world.

This image came back to me as totally different images of the Orange Revolution flowed from television screens; and the disintegration of Ukraine became a question of weeks, if not days. This country in its present borders came into being quite recently, in 1991; the chances are, Ukraine will be split between West and East; with or without a civil war. The important achievement of Stalin who brought back the Western Ukraine into the Orthodox fold from its long captivity under the Western yoke was undone. It is possible that the border between the two parts will move further East, where it was in the beginning of the 17th century. Geopolitically, it is an additional (on top of dismembered Yugoslavia) catastrophe for the Russians and for Eastern Orthodoxy. The Western forces will advance eastward and threaten Russia from the positions they lost in the long series of wars that started with Ivan IV’s Livonian War and ended in the partition of Poland in XVIII century. For geopolitics, ideology plays only a subservient role in the long-term confrontation and cooperation of civilisations. The Orthodox, the West and Islam are three big constants; from this point of view, the Orthodox had lost, and the West gained in the centuries-long game. The net gainer is the US who realised its wet dream expressed by Brzezinski: break Ukraine away, for Russia can’t be superpower without Ukraine.


In Ukraine, the US attained victory that eluded them in Iraq. However, the identification of the US with the West is far from perfect. Carl Schmitt preferred to view England and the US as an “Atlantic” force of the Sea opposing the Continental forces of Western Europe, Russia and the Islamic world. In my view, the “Atlantic” force is as religiously grounded as the three others; I called it “Neo-Judaic civilisation”. Ukraine, together with other East European states, will present an American ‘Neo-Judaic’ outpost, so-called “New Europe”, flanking independently-minded Europe from the East and Russia from the West. Western Europe stood by the US in its confrontation with the East (The Cold War), but the New Europe will forever keep the old, Western Europe in the siege ring. Thus the US victory in Ukraine is a cause for grave concern for Europeans and for Russians, as well as for the Islamic world.

For the people of Ukraine, the future is gloomy. The pro-American claimant for Presidency Victor Yushchenko is a devotee of neo-liberal economics; a supporter of full privatisation and forced sale of Ukrainian assets to US companies for their soon-to-be-worthless dollars. In the part of Ukraine he will succeed in keeping (if any), a new American colony will be established, where US troops will threaten Moscow and control the profitable oil route. They could learn of their fate from an amazing book by John Perkins, a self-described “economic hit man” - a US intelligence professional who cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. In an interview[i] Perkins explained his job:

“Our job is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country [the US], to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we’ve been very successful. We’ve built the largest empire in the history of the world. This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life. We give countries debts they can’t repay, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves.”

American support of Yushchenko means that Yushchenko agreed to do its will, to turn the people of Ukraine into American slaves. Yushchenko is also supported by the World Bank and by the IMF. Neo-liberal ‘market doctrine’ promoted by the World Bank had killed millions of Russians, Africans, Latin Americans whose governments followed their blue-print. Ukraine has also had its fair share of ‘market economy’ and its population is steadily decreasing. Yushchenko pushed for neo-liberalism when he was the prime minister; now he promised to push even stronger for it.

The pro-American forces in the Western Europe, yesterday’s predator, also want to get a share of the spoils, as German observer Susanne Scheidt wrote:

“If Yushchenko will get hold of the government, he will make sure that the privatization programme drawn up by the World Bank will go on as scheduled. On behalf of this programme, German banks have planned huge investments in Ukraine that amount to a take-over of Ukrainian public utilities, networks and gas transport. The German giant Ruhrgas AG has already signed a deal with Yushchenko to import gas through the Ukrainian corridor from US investors in Azerbaijan, whereas the present Ukrainian government has always refused to sign such a deal”.

Another great supporter of Yushchenko is a group of Russian Jewish oligarchs kicked out of Russia by Putin. Extremely wealthy, dreaming of revenge, hating Putin’s Russia, this offshore gang of Berezovsky, Gusinsky and other ex-Yukos oilmen provide a big share of financial support for the Orange revolution. They also pay for the services of Russian Israeli PR experts who organise the show in Kiev. They are supported by the network of the powerful Ukrainian Jewish community; while behind them stands George Soros, the Jewish international magnate actively pumping money and organisational capacities into the Orange forces of Yushchenko. These external forces rely upon local young men who received training and advice from the experts who already organised similar putsches in Georgia, Serbia, Romania.


Internal supporters of Yushchenko consist of two quite different groups. The biggest is the nationalists of Galichina, West Ukraine. While Galichina is a beautiful land with its own traditions, friendship with the Russians is not one of them. For centuries Galichina belonged to Poland or to the Austro-Hungarian Empire; their religion is Uniate Christianity; their language is half-way between Polish and the language spoken in Kiev. Galichina has a strong nationalist tendency; during the World War Two they formed an SS division fighting on the German side. Nowadays, they form the base for such groups as swastika-bearing Svoboda (formerly Ukrainian National Socialist Party), UNA and UNSO who venerate Bandera, the Ukrainian nationalist and supporter of Hitler. Today they are united in support of Yushchenko.

They do not mind that Yushchenko is supported by the Jewish oligarchs; the oligarchs do not mind them, either. Soros even financed them. So much for antisemitism: the Jews remember to mention it only when it suits them. In my view, nationalism is often used as cheese in mousetrap. Bandera the nationalist supported Hitler, but Hitler did not even think to establish a strong Ukrainian state; he just used the Ukrainian nationalists to undermine Russia. The same thing happened everywhere: Breton nationalists supported Hitler for they thought he will establish an independent Brittany. They were disappointed, for Hitler thought they are unnecessary after he took over France. Arab nationalists undermined the Ottoman Empire on the service of the West just to find themselves sold out to the Zionists. Now the Ukrainian nationalists do the same mistake again – they support the US; but eventually they will lose for the US does not need a strong independent Ukraine.

Another group of Yushchenko supporters is liberal, relatively wealthy and pro-Western. Many people, especially in the capital Kiev find their livelihood connected with the West. There are dozens of very rich bankers and businessmen, thousands of those who work in NGOs, receive grants of Soros or of the EC, there are small importers, upmarket tarts; there are tens of thousands of aspiring young men and students who still hope to ‘make it’ in the capitalist competitive society. We know that they will be disappointed just as it has happened in so many countries; the West is not going to wait for millions of educated Ukrainians to take their place at the top. But in Ukraine, as in Russia there are millions who still believe in the American dream, and America spends a lot of money to keep this dream alive.

The future of Ukraine may be bleak: the beautiful girls I saw on the shores of Dnepr River will be shipped to cathouses of Tel Aviv and Istanbul; their boyfriends will fight for America in Iraq and elsewhere, their coal mines will be privatised, sold for peanuts and closed down. Ukraine can be free in union with Russia – or in thrall to the West and the Jews. Whatever the final result of elections – and it will be disputed - Eastern Ukraine probably will join Russia; Western Ukraine will be taken up by Poland or will remain an ‘independent’ stub of a state. There is still a chance to repeat the victory of Chaves or the Miracle of Minsk, where Lukashenka succeeded to defeat the local agents of Soros and Berezovsky, for they are not invincible; but Yanukovich is not made of stern stuff; Putin is not a daring politician, and the Slav Orthodox world feels itself lost. Maybe that is why tens of thousands of Russians came spontaneously to visit the tomb of Joseph Stalin on 21 December, on 125 year jubilee of the great man who restored fortunes of Russia, beat off the western attacks and united the Ukraine.