Astounding, is it not?
Journalists everywhere will be going down because of FARA violations. Heck, you’ll probably see some outright treason charges as a result of this. How many sealed indictments have journos’ names on them right now, just waiting to be unsealed?
Ben Collins, do you care to comment?
Will Sommer, are you ready to face the music?
Just kidding, you don’t even qualify as a #FakeNews journalist. You’re just a vindictive little snotrocket shot from the depths of Soros’ Satanic sinuses.
Okay, but apart from exposing a network, a nexus of corrupt, why did I give you that big Ukrainian history lesson?
Because something is happening in the Ukraine… and I suspect Q-team has a lot to do with it.
Poroshenko just got beaten by a “Ukrainian Trump” in a Presidential election.
And it wasn’t like a narrow victory, either. It was a “populist” landslide winning, 73 to 24.
(Methinks Ukraine had a biiiiiiiit of help with their election integrity this go-round).
This is, of course why, as Rex will point out in a minute, the media keeps deriding him as a “comedian.”
Just a quick update for Rex here.
Joe Biden is set to announce his candidacy tomorrow.
I hear he’ll be wearing his “brown trousers” while standing at the podium, though.
Okay, back to Rex:
He’s right. Zelensky certainly does have his work cut out for him. But if this is what he’s leading with, it looks like he’s ready to step up to the plate:
Even the IMF seems to be turning the screws against the guy:
Ukraine Enters Uncharted Waters After Comedian Wins Presidency
KIEV – Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide.
Critics accuse the president-elect of having an excessively close relationship with powerful oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, whose TV channel broadcasts his comedy shows.
Zelenskiy has promised not to be unduly influenced by Kolomoisky. But the fate of PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest lender which was nationalized in 2016, is set to be one of the earliest and most important tests of that pledge.
The government wrested PrivatBank from Kolomoisky as part of a clean-up of the banking system backed by the IMF. However, a Kiev court ruled last week that the change of ownership was illegal.
Zelenskiy has repeatedly denied he would seek to hand PrivatBank back to Kolomoisky if elected, or help the businessman win compensation for the ownership change.
The IMF will also be watching closely to see if Zelenskiy will allow gas prices to rise to market levels. That is a politically sensitive issue and one Zelenskiy has been vague about.
So, basically, the big banks in Ukraine were “Nationalized” in 2016 as part of the ongoing crisis, and ostensibly to “fight corruption.”
Of course, these make the big banks defacto Rothschild banks, and given how much has been stolen by corrupt Ukrainian leaders, we can assume this was more about keeping those dark money channels open for the big politicians, than it was about fighting any kind of corruption.
And of course, as part of this deal came “tariffs” on the little man.
Essentially, in the wake of the crisis, the nation was facing an impending debt crisis as well. So the leaders – who were busy extracting hundreds of billions for themselves – went to the IMF and secured a 3.9 billion dollar bailout loan… in exchange for a set of increasing tariffs on gasoline.
The Criminals padded their wallets, sold their nation out, and mired them in debt and misery, all for an unnecessary bailout that the nation wouldn’t need, had they not had criminals in charge.
Anyway, the loan comes in installments. The first 1.4 billion was delivered after Ukraine raise its gas prices 23%.
The second is supposed to arrive in May, following another 15% raise.
But now, as far as I can tell, it looks like they’re trying to sabotage Zelensky before he’s even in office by LOWERING gas prices, decreasing the cost of gasoline by 3.4 percent, instead of raising it by that 15% they promised.
This is what debt slavery looks like on an international scale.
And none of this would even exist, but for the previous crooks in office!
The kicker: One of those guys who got screwed by his bank being nationalized was the same guy who put Zelensky on TV for so many years. And the courts there in the Ukraine just ruled that the seizure of his bank was illegal. So it’s safe to say the tide may be turning in Ukraine.
And about Kolomoisky, the TV oligarch who broadcast Zelensky’s show… I’m getting real Sheldon Adelson vibes from him, because at the very least, he’s been opposing the right people:
Billionaire Victor Pinchuk is Ukraine’s most renowned philanthropist, spending… – Oct. 14, 2016. By Isobel Koshiw
Other than fellow oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, with whom he has feuded, Pinchuk maintains working relationships with other oligarchs and top politicians, including Kuchma’s three successors – Viktor Yushchenko (2005-2010), Viktor Yanukovych (2010-2014) and incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
Pinchuk was the guy we talked about earlier, affiliated with the Clinton Foundation. If Kolomoisky was opposing him, well… I’m not going to declare anyone a “good guy” or a “white hat” in all this, but, as the saying goes… the enemy of my enemy…
At any rate, it looks like Ukraine may finally have a chance here with their new President-elect, embattled though he may be, already:
“The question now is does he carry through with the IMF? Can he tackle corruption as promised? Can he resolve the crisis with Russia in the eastern provinces? All of this depends on who he appoints to his cabinet and what happens in October,” Truman says.
The IMF isn’t going away. It was never even up for debate during the campaign, so international funding—and its consequences (privatization, lower subsidies)—is not going to come up for a referendum vote under President Zelenskiy.
Russia has been silent on Zelenskiy’s win, saying that Vladimir Putin would talk to him only after his inauguration for some reason. The two countries have been battling each other since 2014.
Washington has invested a great deal in the Ukraine relationship and given that Congress views Kiev as the front line against Russia, it is likely that Trump will be sure to make friends with the TV star sooner rather than later. Trump phoned Zelenskiy on Sunday, beating Putin to the punch. Zelenskiy will probably come to Washington before he goes to Moscow.
Zelensky needed a lifeline.
How much you want to bet Trump is that lifeline?
All he has to do now, is have his party win a majority of seats in Parliament in October, and he’ll be able to set to work on his anti-corruption agenda.
Something tells me he’ll have quite a bit of help on that front, too.
But do you really think Trump is going to walk away from all this, empty-handed?
No, Trump tweeted this out this morning:
To be continued…