IMF Vultures Circling Over Ukraine

The Importance of IMF Reforms to Support Ukraine

This blog post by Anthony Reyes, the new media specialist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, was published on the Treasury Department website on March 6.

The Importance of IMF Reforms to Support Ukraine
By Anthony Reyes

Given the events unfolding in Ukraine, the important role the United States has in providing economic support for the Ukrainian government, together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and our international partners, has become even more urgent. While delivering a statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine today, President Obama highlighted this issue by calling on Congress to quickly approve IMF legislation that would enable the United States to do just that:

“Today, once again, I’m calling on Congress to follow up on these words with action, specifically to support the IMF’s capacity to lend resources to Ukraine and to provide American assistance for the Ukrainian government so that they can weather this storm and stabilize their economy, make needed reforms, deliver for their people, all of which will provide a smoother pathway for the elections that have already been scheduled in May.” …

http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/03/20140307295613.html

Robbing Peter to loot Paul.  What a racket.  What happened to Ukraine’s gold?

The Censorship of Comments on Huffington Post

I know, HP doesn’t even pretend to be an investigative news source, but there are a lot of well meaning but clueless people that read it and I’m tired of preaching to the choir.  Networking outside our usual circles is the fastest way to spread information, but the censorship of comments on HP is getting even more overbearing than usual.  If you have some extra time on your hands you should try registering and posting comments there.    I think my stuff is automatically blacklisted.

 

US State Dept Refuses To Comment on Looted Ukranian Gold

Like New York Fed, State refuses comment on transfer of Ukrainian gold

After two days of hectoring the U.S. State Department by telephone and e-mail, and doing so as a newspaper editor, your secretary/treasurer today recruited his U.S. representative’s office to try to extract from State an answer to the question of whether the U.S. government has taken custody of Ukraine’s gold reserves, as suggested by news reports like the one cited here:

http://www.gata.org/node/13754

At last at noon today came this cordial reply from Katherine Pfaff in State’s press office:

“We refer you to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on this.”

Of course the New York Fed yesterday already had deflected the question to the National Bank of Ukraine:

http://www.gata.org/node/13761

All along your secretary/treasurer also has been querying not only the National Bank of Ukraine but also the Ukrainian embassy in Washington and the Ukrainian mission to the United Nations in New York. Of course no reply is expected, except maybe something like “Перейти ебать себе.”

The difficulty in getting a straight answer here is pretty good evidence that the Ukrainian gold indeed has been sent to the United States.

We may have to leave further inquiry to bigger news organizations with greater resources, organizations that, unfortunately, remain too scared or controlled to get into the gold issue.

But what’s really noteworthy here is how easy important journalism about gold would be for anyone attempting it. All one has to do is put the right critical and specific questions to central banks and other government agencies, whereupon they can only refuse to answer and run away, incriminating themselves.

No one in financial journalism or gold market commentary who has not attempted to put such questions to a central bank or other relevant government agency is worth listening to….

http://www.gata.org/node/13764

Hacked Emails Show US Preparing False Flag in Ukraine

A russian attack on ukraine is just the ticket to justify NATO intervention on behalf of “democracy”.  Target: an air force base at Melitopol, on or before march 15.

Summary of letters is below.  The original article includes the full mail headers:

From: “Gresh, Jason P” <GreshJP@state.gov>
To: igor.protsyk@gmail.com, i.v.protsyk@mil.gov.ua
Subj: Peninsula
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 17:57:09 +0200

Ihor,

Events are moving rapidly in Crimea. Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network.
I think it’s time to implement the plan we discussed lately. Your job is to cause some problems to the transport hubs in the south-east in order to frame-up the neighbor.
It will create favorable conditions for Pentagon and the Company to act.
Do not waste time, my friend.

Respectfully,
JP

Jason P. Gresh
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Assistant Army Attaché
U.S. Embassy, Kyiv
Tankova 4, Kyiv, Ukraine 04112
(380-44) 521 – 5444 | Fax (380-44) 521 – 5636

From: Igor Protsyk <igor.protsyk@gmail.com>
To: krivonis.te@gmail.com
Subj: Get active in Melitopol
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:50:35 -0700

(translated from ukrainian by translate.google.com)

Basil , you must quickly carry out proactive in Melitopol. There’s 25 aviation brigade . Must zamaraty our sworn friends and good neighbors. I think you understand me.
Just proceed carefully and cautiously. 25 brigade combat mission out , so do not do them much damage to aircraft . There is already damaged aircraft , that He can do everything. Yihny board numbers you give. Remember , you need everything to be as real attack of the Russian Special Forces.
Brigade commander there is a reasonable man . Details of know he will not, but in extreme cases it can turn to. We did come.


COL Igor PROTSYK
Chief, Bilateral Military Cooperation Division
Main Directorate for Military Cooperation and PKO
General Staff, Armed Forces of Ukraine
tel +38044 481-5407
cell +38067 407 97 40
e-mail: i.v.protsyk@mil.gov.ua
e-mail: protsyk@ukr.net

From: Василь Лабайчук <krivonis.te@gmail.com>
To: kolyarny@gmail.com
CC: igor.protsyk@gmail.com
Subj: Urgent need poshumity
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:20:46 -0700

(translated from ukrainian by translate.google.com)

Oleg , an urgent need poshumity on behalf of Russians at the airport in Melitopol. This should be done by March 15 . Sam understands why.
First of all you must contact Pasha Tarasenko. You must know him , he is a local Liberty and has a theme.
Before you arrive 10-12 boys from the Centre. Top fighters Trident . Chief Mike there , you should know it too . Details will know him. We need people to meet and provide everything you need.
Proceed with caution. Speak only Russian. 25 team is executing combat missions , so do not do them much damage to aircraft . There is a lot of scrap metal, with it you can do anything . Damaged aircraft you specify. It is essential that all was as real attack neighbor’s Special Forces. But without corpses.
Give me again your account. The money will come in time, do not worry.
See the appendix . This is an example of action. Decisions are made in person.

http://sporaw.livejournal.com/258830.html