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US Sponsored "Democracy"

Ukraine is part of a wider US pattern

by Martin Foulner

The Herald (Glasgow) November 26, 2004
www.globalresearch.ca 27 November 2004

The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/FOU411A.html

Am I the only one who smells a rat in the current events in Ukraine?

The opposition leader, Viktor Yushchenko, is sponsored by the US through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the Carnegie Endowment for peace and other groups whose only interest is in promoting "democracy". In November 2001 Yushchenko was given the red-carpet treatment by the Bush administration, paid for by NED and the Carnegie Endowment, including lunch with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the architect of the US efforts to draw the Soviet Union into invading Afghanistan in 1979.

In 2001 Yushchenko's cause was helped by Major Mykola Melnichenko who was involved in bugging the office of President Kuchma. Melnichenko managed to flee the country and received asylum in, yes, the US. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall a pattern is emerging in east European elections, as witnessed in Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, etc. The US, through the NED and other groups, is throwing millions of US taxpayers' dollars at "pro-western" presidential candidates and funding civil unrest, strikes, and opposition newspapers. Why? Not because their man is more democratic or less corrupt. The only reason is to secure a favourable market for western investment and access to gas and oil.

When the election does not go the way of the US candidate, whether by fraud or the democratic will of the people, the US cries foul, and orchestrates the removal of the government.

Here is what will happen in Ukraine in the next few days or weeks. The protests (slavishly reported by our media) will grow and grow, general strikes will be called, the country will grind to a halt. The parliament will be surrounded and prevented from functioning. An emergency session will be called and the president will be forced to step down. Yushchenko will pronounce himself the rightfully elected leader and immediately the US will recognise the new government.

Another election outcome decided, the world's media will suddenly forget about corruption in Ukraine and the western mafia will ensure that the direction that the country takes will serve their interests irrespective of and almost certainly against the best interests of the Ukrainian electorate.

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