14.05.2020 Author: Phil Butler

COVID-19 Strategic Economics: The “Get Russia” Game Continues

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Did you read recently that Russia is currently engaged in a hybrid war against the western world? Were you aware that Vladimir Putin’s only mission in life is to restore the Soviet Empire? If not, read the world’s top newspapers or the deep discussions held by western think tanks. For those of you interested in unedited history and geopolitical truth, an unbelievable reboot, sponsored by NATO, is taking place in Ukraine politics.

The Atlantic Council, the Washington based entity former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called the “pre-eminent think tank,” is now calling for a new push to retake eastern Ukraine. In a report by Solomiia Bobrovska, the author writes a creative history of Ukraine and the Soviet Union, followed by a call to the western alliance to use the coronavirus pandemic to seize the initiative, and to exact even harsher economic pain on the Russian people.

Of course, Solomiia Bobrovska is a member of the Ukrainian Parliament with the Holos party, and since the Atlantic Council is part of the western NATO enforced hegemony machinery, she naturally gets a voice there. Some may remember her as the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration after the disgraced Georgian madman Mikheil Saakashvili resigned from the position. Today, Bobrovska is painted as a reformer in a time when Odessa and Ukraine needed reforming most. She’s on the move politically, her ambition a dark reflection of her continued association with Saakashvili. Her resurgence coincides with the surreal re-emergence of the Georgian psychopath’s rise to Deputy PM of Ukraine.

There’s a big lever being pulled to get President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to insinuate this killer into the lives of already battered Ukrainians. And get this, the man banished from Georgia will now be in charge of “reforms” in Ukraine. The lever, an €8 billion tranche of funding from the IMF to save Ukraine from coronavirus pandemic economic collapse, shows us the money behind the Russophobia of the last decade. The western banking elite, the same people who wiggle US President Trump’s strings, they are still hell-bent on running Russia out of business. But, this is no news.

Why are Solomiia Bobrovska and her boss Mikheil Saakashvili being pulled out of mothballs? To derail the peace agreements reached between Zelenskyy and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, end of the story. One expert on the ousted Georgian president says “Saakashvili will bring in the ‘anti-Russian virus’ in the Ukrainian government.”

Figuring out who stands behind all this new trouble on the Russian frontier is easy. Just read the positivity with which the US State Department’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty addresses the Saakashvili situation. According to the American lever pullers:

“Mikheil Saakashvili is well-known in the international arena and has already demonstrated the experience of successful implementation of reforms. President Zelenskiy believes that Mr. Saakashvili has the potential to support the Government of Ukraine and invited him to share his views and developments with the Government and Parliament of Ukraine.”

There’s no mention of Saakashvili being a NATO boogieman or his being personally responsible for destroying relations between Russia and Georgia to satisfy his western handlers. Saakashvili, and his collaborators in Georgia, were up to their necks in corruption and selling off the public trust of the people of Georgia. The privatizations that were personally run by Saakashvili’s co-conspirator and PM Zurab Zhvania surely put billions in the pockets of private concerns. Zhvania died mysteriously in 2005, in what was deemed by some to be an assassination.

An interesting side note here is the fact that in 2005 Zhvania took over complete control of Georgia’s privatization. He also seemed to be shifting the cards on previous Georgian investment companies who wanted to snap up two big deals. One was Georgian Ocean Shipping Company, and the other involved Chiaturmanganumi, a manganese mining factory, along with the Vartsikhe hydropower plant. The two entities which seem to have been jilted by Saakashvili and Zhvania were Greenoak Group and Austria’s DCM.

Run by ousted Russian oligarchs like the now-deceased Kakha Bendukidze, the US State Department, the democracy spreading NGOs, Dutch and English pirates, and the full spectrum of scavengers were hovering over Georgia at the time, Ukraine is just another domino in the game of carving up eastern Europe for profit. As is the case in Ukraine and these other eastern European satellites, Russia is the ultimate target. I mention this to shine a brighter spotlight on the nefarious dealings of Saakashvili, and the templating of revolution and takeover still in motion.

The maze of curious Georgia dealings is too circuitous to get into here. A book entitled “Who Owned Georgia” by Paul Remple (PDF form) offers a lot more insight. As for the Atlantic Council and the liberal world order versus Russia, “containing Russia” and taking advantage of a world pandemic to install NATO in Ukraine, rate higher than any humanitarian purpose. Dig in any hole of west-east conflict you can find, and old Nazis pop up alongside trained oligarch pirates, doing the bidding of a world elite that’s always hated and envied Russia. Sorry to inform you, but the Great Game continues unabated.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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