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Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show
PandoDaily ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2014 | Mark Ames

Posted on 05/06/2014 11:12:08 PM PDT by wetphoenix

Just hours after last weekend’s ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, one of Pierre Omidyar’s newest hires at national security blog “The Intercept,” was already digging for the truth.

Marcy Wheeler, who is the new site’s “senior policy analyst,” speculated that the Ukraine revolution was likely a “coup” engineered by “deep” forces on behalf of “Pax Americana”:

“There’s quite a bit of evidence of coup-ness. Q is how many levels deep interference from both sides is.”

These are serious claims. So serious that I decided to investigate them. And what I found was shocking.

Wheeler is partly correct. Pando has confirmed that the American government – in the form of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) – played a major role in funding opposition groups prior to the revolution. Moreover, a large percentage of the rest of the funding to those same groups came from a US billionaire who has previously worked closely with US government agencies to further his own business interests. This was by no means a US-backed “coup,” but clear evidence shows that US investment was a force multiplier for many of the groups involved in overthrowing Yanukovych.

But that’s not the shocking part.

(Excerpt) Read more at pando.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: nwo; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 05/06/2014 11:12:08 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix

Alex, we’ve told you to stay over at InfoWars and don’t come sneaking over here every couple of months.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: wetphoenix

fl


3 posted on 05/07/2014 12:05:19 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: wetphoenix

Gee, how’s that “coup” working out for you NOW, Pierre? Perhaps you should stick to hocking counterfeit handbags and fake jewelry online.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 1:16:52 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LMAO...Adam Kokesh for 50 Alex...

“But the real political power rests with Ukraine’s pro-western neoliberals. Political figures like Oleh Rybachuk, long a favorite of the State Department, DC neocons, EU, and NATO—and the right-hand man to Orange Revolution leader Viktor Yushchenko.”


5 posted on 05/07/2014 3:30:09 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering whether “wetphoenix” is posting from Moscow or from St. Petersburg? Seems to me that it must be one or the other.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn; 2ndDivisionVet; WhiskeyX

In the Bloggers & Personal forum, on a thread titled Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show, Hawthorn wrote:
I’m wondering whether “wetphoenix” is posting from Moscow or from St. Petersburg? Seems to me that it must be one or the other.

Neither, sometime back he posted a comment about a storm in a city in Siberia stating it was near where he was.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 7:07:57 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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>> sometime back [wetphoenix] posted a comment about a storm in a city in Siberia stating it was near where he was. <<

Interesting. There was a post on FR back in late 2013 about Putin’s team of Internet hackers and trolls, who IIRC were based in St. Petersburg. I think the story said they were paid by the post, rather than being on salary. That is, they would appear to be contractors rather than the FSB’s direct hires.

So maybe an FSB contractor can easily relocate to Siberia after receiving his basic training in St. Petersburg?


8 posted on 05/07/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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~Neither, sometime back he posted a comment about a storm in a city in Siberia stating it was near where he was~

LOL, If I’m a ‘paid troll’ or a ‘spy’ why would I ever post it?


9 posted on 05/07/2014 6:19:54 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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