The Ukraine Election


Op-Ed Contributor


Published on 26 May 2014


by Paul Craig Roberts

(WireNews+Co)

Washington, D.C.

Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts

Things have to change in order to remain the same.  The Maidan protests were for naught. One Ukrainian oligarch has been replaced by another.

Poroshenko’s palace is as sumptuous as Yanukovich’s palace. Poroshenko even served as a minister in Yanukovich’s government, and he has been part of  Ukrainian political corruption for years.  The only difference is that Poroshenko might choose to ally with Washington and become richer by participating in the West’s looting of Ukraine.

Those poor gullible Maidan protesters.  How much better off Ukraine would be if they had not allowed themselves to be used by Washington.

 


Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is now available.


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Posted 2014-05-26 16:46:00