Down here on planet Sky TV the new cold war is going well. Macho Generals are booming across the airwaves of the need for more money to be sent their way to combat ‘the re-emergence of state threats that we may have been tempted to think had diminished with the end of the Cold War’; whereas up above us in the celestial Sky, the entente cordiale continues unabated, as American astronauts cheerfully stump up the $71 million ticket to put their life in the hands of the Russian Bear and blast off into space aboard the Russian made Soyuz-FG rocket. The media seem strangely reluctant to mention this. More surprisingly, they do manage an oblique dig that perhaps the Ukrainians are not all rosy cheeked, hearty peasants who must be protected from those dreadful Russians – FIFA is still having an attack of the vapours over the Ukrainian pro-Nazi banners on display in San Merino, and has insisted that the nasty Ukrainians be hidden from the view of decent people when next they play those nice Russians…it’s a confusing story.
To read the commentary in the western media, one must believe that the duly elected, but inherently corrupt, government of the Ukraine was overthrown by a spontaneous revolt of the freedom-seeking Ukrainian people. Russia apparently has ‘expansionist desires to recreate a Russian empire’. Allegedly by forcibly invading and taking possession of Western Ukraine; an agricultural area of high unemployment, unsupportable civl debt, civil unrest between the pro-Nazi’s that so exercise FIFA and the mostly Muslim population who take a light hearted view of jihad, and who have never forgiven the Russians for the years of starvation during the Stalin era. What first attracted you to the Western Ukraine, Mr Russian Bear? After Afghanistan, Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, one would suspect the answer was ‘not a lot’.
When Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to the reunification of Germany, a cultural icon in the post ‘ich bin ein Berliner‘ Kennedy era, and also threw in the dissolution of the Warsaw pact, and the withdrawal of Soviet forces from eastern Europe for good measure, it was on the understanding that neither NATO, nor the EU would attempt to move eastward. On Tuesday I was querying why the EU, in the form of Ms Ashton had deliberately broken that memorandum of understanding by using economic coercion to subordinate Ukraine to their own interest – offering the Ukrainians 11 Billion to ‘come on over’ to the EU.
Today I want to look at NATO, or rather Uncle Sam’s pocket book that is behind NATO, to see whether they were the hand operating Ms Ashton from behind…I am indebted to the work of an independent journalist by the name of Steve Weissman who has been remarkably dogged in uncovering the forces behind the media’s universal belief that this is all the fault of those nasty Russians. Steve doesn’t work for the mainstream media – but then his interest in establishing facts probably already told you that.
Around the time that the Russian speaking multi-billionaire gas and oil oligarch Yulia Tymoshenko was being repackaged into an all singing, all dancing, innocent Ukrainian girl-child, perfect for the western media as an icon of naïve peasantry that the emotional American public would support and finance to overthrow the shackles of Russian repression – other shadowy US departments were working out how best to bring this revamped image of pro-Nazi’s and multi-billionaire oligarchs to the fore in the media.
Social media was the new gizmo for yer forward thinking rainbow coalition of revolutions. Yellow, Pink, Orange, will we have Taupe? Very popular colour I am told. Perhaps Magnolia for the British revolution, if it ever occurs. I digress.
What the Ukrainians peasants needed was that all American invention, the Internet, and Twitter, and Blackberries and everything like that. It must have sounded so logical in the salons of Texas and California. They dug deep in their pockets. With a $10,000 here and a $50,000 there, in no time at all they had raised astounding sums – far outstripping the generous donations to rebuild clitorises in Burkina Faso – but it was not all private money. Weissman has systematically traced all the money that was flowing into ‘bringing Ukraine into the 21st century’ and teaching them the wonders of the Internet. I do commend the full and lengthy article to you, when you have time.
What particularly caught my eye, was the millions, many millions that was being poured into teaching these ‘poor peasants’ about the Internet, that was coming, directly or indirectly, from the US government. For if anybody knew that actually nobody needed to teach the Ukrainians anything at all about the Internet and how to use it, it was the US Government.
You see, when the Internet was barely a twinkle in many a back bedroom, the Ukrainians had smartly stepped aboard the digital highway. The Ukrainian mafia had realised that its ability to put stranger in touch with stranger anonymously held all sorts of possibilities for your criminal mind – and pornography occurred to them long before any thoughts of fomenting revolutions of any other shade. You could call it the ‘blue’ revolution. The Ukrainians practically invented ‘kiddy porn’, certainly of the digital variety.
Back in 2001, Kiev parents were sending their children – and they were children, some as young as 8 – off to the ‘Ukrainian Angels Studio’ in Kiev to be photographed in a variety of indecent poses, for mass distribution on the Internet. They were getting paid between $10 to $40 for a photo session:
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry said that the majority of girls’ parents knew, or had a suspicion of their children’s “work,” although no one went to the police to report the crime, Interfax (Pravda) said.
Nice, huh? The quality and quantity of material from that studio was unmatched, and soon it became the most popular child erotica website in the world. The site brought in several hundred thousand dollars in profit during the 3 years it was in service. Although two people connected to the studio were arrested, the parents refused to press charges and they were released. It didn’t end there. Ukrainians spread out throughout the western world, carrying their knowledge of the Internet and how to use it to create a social revolution, in child pornography at least, to all corners of the profitable western world.
A few months ago, Ukrainian Maksym Shynkarenko found himself with a 30 year sentence in New Jersey for running a derivative of that original Kiev business, as did a host of New Jersey residents who had accessed the site. In Canada, a local man, Barry Jefferson, pleaded guilty to trading 1,583 images of children in sexual poses many of which were traced back to those original Ukrainian Kiev ‘chickens’. He got 12 months. The most astounding result was in what would eventually be known as ‘Operation Joint Hammer’, still tracking down copies of the photographs of those Ukrainian children – they turned up a list of 5o,000 subscribers for this sort of material, spread across 28 countries – amongst which were some 5,000 American subscribers.
And amongst those were 264 employees of those same US departments of government and defence that were busy raising money for the poor uneducated Ukrainians who needed to know how to use the Internet…does the left hand ever talk to the right hand?
So the result of all the ‘high level diplomacy’ and ‘skilled negotiations’ and billions employed in funding this revolution is that we get the most Internet savvy child porn purveyors in history, footballer supporters so racist their team can’t be allowed to show their face, several million uneducated unemployed agricultural workers, a population that has been groomed to believe that there will be no austerity for them, and its only costing us 11 billion. Meanwhile the Americans hand over $71 million a throw to enable them to continue to foster the idea that they can afford to be in the ‘space race’.
I don’t think the Russian Bear is growling at us at all – I think that rumble you can hear is possibly him laughing his socks off.