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Tempting the Banksters: Zelensky Courts US Companies

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Tempting the Banksters: Zelensky Courts US Companies

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Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

The transformation of Ukraine into untarnished, saintly victim, symbol of democracy and civil society savaged by brutish Russia, has been nothing less than remarkable.  The endemic corruption of a state captured by oligarchic tendencies and its own breed of kleptocrats has somehow gone by the wayside, only interrupted by the occasional symbolic purge by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Lo, before us, the Athenian project writ large in eastern Europe, deserving of protection.

Each arms shipment is made and justified on the basis of Ukraine’s civilizational imperative, proclaimed as not merely European but global.  It is a spectacular refit verging on pantomime.  But occasionally, a few cracks in the show appear.  For one, Zelensky’s desperate effort to make his impoverished and war ravaged country appealing to investors, and who that message is being sold to, is telling.

In his January 23 address to the National Association of State Chambers, the Ukrainian President rubs and massages the US ego with stretchy analogies.  He links the creation of a business with defending Ukraine.  It seems that fighting and dying in the Ukraine War “is like starting your own business and working day from morning till night, every day, so that one day you can see how your dream is becoming true – when you finally have your own operating business.”  (Someone really ought to furnish him with Arthur Miller’s sober corrective Death of a Salesman.)

Ukraine is held out as a receptacle awaiting the joyful stuffing of cash and capital.

“We have already managed to attract attention and have cooperation with such giants of the international financial and investment world as Black Rock, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.  Such American brands as Starlink or Westinghouse have already become part of our, Ukrainian, way.”

Zelensky does little to differentiate civilian and military enterprises, though it is clear he would, at this point, prefer the immediate reward of weapons rather than US banking and financial services.  These are all part of that anti-democratic continuum that is the military industrial complex.  “Your brilliant defence systems – such as HIMARS or Bradleys – are already uniting our history of freedom with your enterprises. We are waiting for Patriots. We are looking closely at Abrams.”

While he calls the Russian effort predatory in nature, he ignores the predatory corporate nature of those companies he praises and embraces.  Goldman Sachs has an extensive record of undermining civil society in a number of countries, leaving a trail of unaccountable financial devastation.  It remains, to use Matt Taibbi’s famous description, “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money”.

Most recently, its lengthy involvement in the looting of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (IMDB) led to the conviction of one single junior partner, a lamentable effort suggesting that white collar crime not only pays but pays handsomely.

Dennis M. Kelleher, President and Chief Executive Office of Better Markets, offers a summary that cannot be bettered.  “Without Goldman’s imprimatur and management of the private placement of $6.5 billion of bonds in three offerings in less than a year, there would have been no money to launder or loot, no money to bribe, buy votes and corrupt democracy and justice, and no murder of a prosecutor investigating those activities.”

Of that amount, the then Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his cronies were most grateful, reportedly making off with half the stash.  Goldman’s own reward for engineering the entire, jaw dropping steal: $600 million.

These are warnings best heeded in the corridors of Kyiv.  But Zelensky is no mood for lessons in US corporate history and its extensive record of global pillaging.  Last October, he held a meeting with representatives of the Great Vampire Squid.  Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John Rogers and Co-Head of the Office of Applied Innovation and President of Global Affairs Jared Cohen were on hand to smell out opportunities, blood funnel at the ready.  Gullibly, the president told them of his appreciation “when such people are not afraid and come to Ukraine to support us.”  Such companies would “bring something new and create jobs for Ukrainians.  That is what we need.”

Charmingly, Zelensky wished to convince both Rogers and Cohen that measures were needed to counter the spread of disinformation.  Perhaps this was not the strangest briefing: the investment bank is infamous for its own brand of disinformation in cooking the books.

In his National Association of State Chambers address, the Ukrainian president insists that “everyone can become a big business by working with Ukraine”, covering “all sectors – from weapons and defence to construction, from communications to agriculture, from transport to IT, from banks to medicine.”  A country weakened and depleted by war is a potential bankster’s playground, offering a chance for cheap pickings, low-cost investment efforts for high returns and minimum regulations to police abuse.  And a few lucky politicians can get wealthy along the way too.

Names such as Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, far from being paragons of democracy, malign it.  The boardroom member and shareholder are not electors of political representatives, even if they manipulate electoral outcomes and the decisions of governments.  Many Ukrainians are in for a nasty surprise.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He currently lectures at RMIT University.  Email: bkampmark@gmail.com


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Germany is going to let americunt and gay faggot nords to send their troops into Ukraine.

Eventually all the faggot jews will be forced to die in the meatgrinder until no filthy jews are left in the world.

And especially after Ukraine, there will be no more faggots alive either.

Dumbfk jew glorifies nazis,so pity oh pity me:

Dud holocaust,pity oh pity me planet earth,my chosen lgbtq pro gayto militas gonna get smashed by the heteros,wrong or right.you cannot serve satan and god this is the holy war,straighten them all out!

jews been wanting their holocaust long enough.


OTAN Piggies Go Oink Oink Oink

Its all about the cocaine. Zelensky is hooked on it. Very few countries behaves lke Ukraine, because they are not in control of themselves. Throwing men to their deaths senselessly is what Nazis do. The West is now a Nazi collaborating bloc of losers. When they taste defeat, its going to be glorious. I hope they choke on it.

Last edited 2 months ago by OTAN Piggies Go Oink Oink Oink
Dumbfk jew glorifies nazis,so pity oh pity me:

Russias not invited? Goes to show the jiew scheming sewer rat is just another p00f,no ifs,no buts FIXED! =Z= MAY THE FORCE BE WITH THE TRUTH:


“jeter des hommes dans la mort”…. SOIT!!! Mais des hommes Blancs principalement !!!! Car la destruction de l’humanité est et reste lourdement toujours le même paradigme. Tuer l’homme blanc et inonder de nè…es l’Europe tout en stérilisant les femmes blanches !!! Zelensky est avant tout juif et Ukrainien par stratégie tribale !!!


This guy is giving the seventh mortgage of his country by now. At least. And the Bozos (western tax payers) are still buying.

Last edited 2 months ago by PleaseHurrytheFuckUp

Un juif n’a pas de pays! C’est un chasseur cueilleur avec un gros carnet de chèques sans foi ni loi. Dieu la chassé du Temple et le sermonant de race de vipères ; Ce qu’il est et restera jusque là fin des temps !!!

Edgar Zetar

Well, after the Ukraine war ended with Zelensky defeat, Ukraine new capitol will be in Lviv and maybe after the defeat the Masters of the Universe would put all the blame on Zelensky and their corrupt goverment and maybe later they would forge some Info to point to Zelensky as beign a double agent working for the Kremlin… time would say, we should sit and wait the final act of the perform of a Professional Actor and Player.

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Dumbfk jew glorifies nazis,so pity oh pity me:

The fact remains germany was let off too freely by the west,next time best charge them in moscow, fk berlin! FIXED!

Dumbfk jew glorifies nazis,so pity oh pity me:

Pathedic no excuses cia/gimp is a loser and a bum and they who approve shall perish in hell=FIXED! =Z=


When will this drug addicted munkey be braught to Justice?


Courting? Please, the tribe has always been there. “We have already managed to attract attention and have cooperation with such giants of the international financial and investment world as Black Rock, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.” Duh. This just advertising.


HE BELONGS IN PRISON I hope we see two US marines haul his happy ash to a russian courthouse and drop him off to the russian police

Ghost of Moscow👻

Why does Zelensky voice sound so horrible in this speech, he sounds like he has Cancer or something, or is Ukrainian just a harsh sounding language when you talk in English?

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