U.S. President Joe Biden has gotten himself in one hell of a mess this time. The Ukraine situation is not just out of hand, it’s an epic muck up. And we are not 30-seconds to Armageddon because Vladimir Putin went crazy. Here’s a take nobody west of the Dnieper River knows about, yet.
Run Gonzalo, Run!
This morning I was watching a freelancer who is hiding from neonazis in Kyiv. The journalist who is known to the world as Gonzalo Lira (Coach Red Pill) has been walking the streets of Ukraine’s capital for weeks now, trying to reveal the flipside of the Washington-based narrative. He’s had to run for his life, a time or two, or so I hear. Naturally, in liberal world order circles, he’s labeled as a “pro-Russia propagandist,” or worse. His observations, however, offer a far more transparent view from embattled Ukraine. Lira’s most recent revelations on Ukraine are a truth the people of the world need desperately. Let me outline the reasons I think President Joe Biden and his corporate backers have gone schizoid over the Russian demilitarization program in progress.
Lira opens his latest with “the cokehead of Kyiv,” a reference to the drug habits of puppet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who you may recall is an actor and comedian. I know, this seems a bit preposterous, but bear with me. The hideaway truthteller in Kyiv has suggested linkages between cokehead Zelenskyy, and fellow cokehead Hunter Biden, the son of American President Joe Biden. So, the question arises, “Are these linkages real?”
Well, as it turns out Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Hunter Biden have a common benefactor, just as Lira suggests. Lira says Zelenskyy was “created” by notorious Ukraine oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi. Well, it turns out this is true. According to the Pandora Papers Zalenskyy and his TV production partners were beneficiaries of a web of offshore firms created in 2012. According to some sources, Kolomoyskyi stuck $41 million into this offshore account, just for starters. Our Coach Red Pill also says Zelensky is now a billionaire, though I cannot find an offshore or asset trail that proves this.
Lira also reveals via YouTube that Zelenskyy’s political party, “Servant of the People,” was named for the TV show that the mafioso oligarch Kolomoyski propelled into a monumental success for Ukraine’s TV audience. Again, Lira is spot on. He is also correct when he says Kolomoyski pumped money into Hunter Biden’s bank account to the tune of $50,000 a month. Kolomoisky had a “controlling interest” in Burisma Holdings, according to this New York Post report. This Daily Signal story reveals more about these connections.
Ukraine’s Comedian In Chief
Okay, so what’s the big deal, right? Big-time players are dealing over and under the table, what’s new? Well, Kenneth Rapoza outlined part of the big deal back in February, just before the Russians moved into Ukraine. What the veteran Forbes analyst points to, it seems to me like Zelenskyy and his benefactor trying to fleece foreign investors. Here’s an interesting insight from Rapoza’s story about Ukraine’s president flushing himself down the political toilet:
“The list of Zelensky’s targets is long. It includes multinational Swedish medical laboratory firm Synevo; it has been targeted by Ukraine’s IRS equivalent for allegedly failing to provide documents confirming the company’s expenses.”
Setting aside, for the moment, a mention of a Biolab, Rapoza goes on to talk about Zelenskyy freezing the bank accounts of foreign investors, and so on. Another interesting facet of the Forbes piece is the fact that Rapoza brought to light a poll showing that most Ukrainians had little faith in his abilities as commander in chief. This was a week before Russia invaded, and before western media went bananas proclaiming the former comedian a new Napoleon. Interesting, huh? Especially since our friend Gonzalo Lira is now talking about how Zelenskyy was “created” by Ukraine and outside media.
Well, Ihor Kolomoisky has been described as “a leech who sucks our blood here and puts it in Switzerland.” Now, this Gonzo journalist says Biden and the rest of the elites sucking blood from Ukraine are freaking out because they don’t want more secrets to turn up. Secrets? What secrets? Why would the western elites want Russia to utterly level Ukraine, as Gonzalo Lira and others suggest? Our cokehead, cardboard cutout superhero Zelenkyy now says his forces are on the brink of utter victory against the Russians. To quote the dance king comedian directly:
“Because we have already reached a strategic turning point. We are already moving toward our goal, toward our victory.”
Nazi Biolabs — What Could Go Wrong?
Coincidentally, virtually every corporate or oligarch-owned media outlet in the western world is patently denying what the U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland told the U.S. Senate under oath. Like a choir, they’re singing over the blockbuster news that the U.S. Department of Defense is funding Biolabs in Ukraine. Now there’s a clusterfuck the American elites would like to see buried under Ukraine ashes. I wonder why Putin and the Russians are so adamant about keeping Ukraine neutral?
The logic of it all makes no sense. Nuland says these labs are busy trying to destroy their research before the Russians get their hands on it. But, as our pal Lira suggests, why would a lab be afraid of the cure for cancer being found out by Russians? Or, what’s so vital and deadly, that Russian discovery would be a big deal? The labs were into things that kill, that’s the answer. Or else, why would the United States Department of Defense fund them? This ground-shaking story has not fully developed, but it looks like Mr. Putin will very soon have still more legitimate reasons to present for denazifying a country on Russia’s border.
Returning to the other “secrets” Biden and the western elites don’t want to be revealed, it is widely accepted that Ihor Kolomoisky is the leader of the Ukrainian mafia. At a point, he had at his beck and call the “Dnieper-1” Battalion, which was a personal army filled with Nazi extremists and mercenaries. Interestingly, this story on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the State Department propaganda channel, offers more insight into “interests” in Ukraine. The more prominent mafiosos luting Ukraine have a sort of impenetrable shield around them. But some of the lesser ones, billionaires like Vlad Yatsenko, seem more vulnerable.
Fintech oligarch Vlad Yatsenko founded Revolut with fellow oligarch Nik Storonsky. The latter’s father was a prominent executive for Gazprom. What’s important is, the company they founded became the UK’s highest valued fintech venture. Here’s where things get interesting. Revolut, though interesting, is not nearly as fascinating as the biggest investors in the company. Chief among them, Tiger Global Management, also held (or still holds) huge stakes in Meta (Facebook parent), Softbank, Airbnb, Uber, LinkedIn, This hedge fund was created by Charles Payson “Chase” Coleman III, from old-money but with his own new billions. This privileged figure has his fingers in everything from cryptocurrencies to starting up the technocrats we see foaming over Russia’s moves today. Is anybody else wondering why Silicon Valley billionaires are so anxious to help Ukraine? And how about Mark Zuckerberg letting Facebook and Instagram users practice hate speech against Russians?
Another aspect of all this is the linkage between old and new money. Take, for example, Coleman’s wife being the grand-niece of Jüri Vilms, the man most often associated with Estonian independence from Russia. Here we see linkages to a centuries-old battle by Europe’s crowned heads and richest families against Russia. The world’s old money seems to be propping up newcomers in order to finally destroy Russia. Rogue profits by western interests in Ukraine are just some icing and fuel for this much bigger financial feast. Following the breadcrumbs out of Ukraine one eventually runs into shell corporations, huge hedge funds, and a web of financial wheeling and dealing that is dizzying.
Proxy Wars for Profit
It turns out, the whole stinking mess is a jumble of western money interests.
One I turned up, through researching Ukraine’s Horizon Capital, was the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a division of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. IFC sank $20 million into Horizon’s Emerging Europe Growth Fund II, which set me think of the old adage “follow the money.” So I did. It turns out the IFC is funneling shiploads of cash into all the countries on Russia’s borders. These so-called “emerging economies” are getting billions in loans and grants for everything from pig farm expansion to airport modernizations. Also helping Ukraine become a bigger pig farm, is the U.S.-run European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
And, of course, Ukraine immediately announced the Rothschilds would be advising the country once the Euromaidan coup was over. An interesting note here is the Rothschild family teaming up with Ihor Kolomoyskyi chum, oligarch Oleksandr Yaroslavskyi in the high-tech business park ‘Ecopolis HTZ’, the Ukraine Silicon Valley. Nat Rothschild and Rothschild & Co. are neck-deep the most corrupt and poorest nation in Europe. Again, an in-depth discussion into the vast sea of business dealings in Ukraine is impossible here. Another name that comes up in all this is ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal, who met with President Zelenskyy last year about $1 billion in investments in Ukraine’s steel industry. Mittal’s company is now the world’s largest steel company. It’s interesting to note that Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Lakshmi Mittal had a meeting two days before Russian forces entered Ukraine.
Finally, it’s curious that biopharma companies backed by western investors are going all-in pitching the NATO no-fly zone that would surely mean World War 3. One notable case was Andrey Tolmachov, founder and CEO of Enamine, who issued a call for drugmakers to push NATO to close the skies over the country as Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has been requesting. Chief executives at Nkarta, BioMarin, Rubius, atai Life Sciences, Blueprint Medicines, Ovid, Global Blood Therapeutics, and dozens of others signed the letter, pledging to cease investments in Russian companies, as well.
On the flip side, it will be interesting to see if Russia begins seizing assets of alleged Ukraine mafiosos like Rinat Akhmetov, whose steel and renewables interests seem to meld with outside interests, the World Bank, and so on. Akhmetov’s steel mill in Mariupol switching to a wartime footing and making tank barriers should cinch it for the Russians. In my next report, I’ll look into exactly which International Finance Corporation (IFC) and U.S.-backed loans and grants have assisted Ukraine’s oligarchs. Maybe more “secrets” will turn up.