Economy as a weapon

‫االقتصاد كسالح‬
by Manlio Dinucci ً‫مانٌلو دٌنوتش‬
Translated by Mohammad Yousef ‫سف‬ٛ٠ ‫حشجّت ِحّذ‬
The heavy debt of Ukraine is a catastrophe for the European Union, which will have
to take it on at least partially, but it is a boon to Washington: Kiev will be forced to
comply with all the IMF demands and to privatize what can still be privatized, for the
greater good of corporations.
‫ت بإٌسبت‬١ٍ‫ األلً ٌىٕٗ ٌعبت ِس‬ٍٝ‫خحًّ جضءا ِٕٗ ع‬٠ ْ‫ٗ أ‬١ٍ‫ ع‬ٞ‫ اٌز‬ٟ‫ب‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫ا واسثت ٌالححاد األ‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ش أل‬١‫ٓ اٌىب‬٠‫اٌذ‬
ٓ‫ّى‬٠ ‫ا أْ حخظخض ِا‬ٙ١ٍ‫ع‬ٚ ٌٟٚ‫ق إٌمذ اٌذ‬ٚ‫ االٌخضاَ بّخطٍباث طٕذ‬ٍٝ‫ف ع‬١١‫ف حجبش و‬ٛ‫ س‬: ٓ‫اشٕط‬ٌٛ
. ّٝ‫اث اٌعظ‬١‫خظخظخٗ ٌظاٌح اٌششواث ِخعذدة اٌجٕس‬
The media’s game of mirrors has been projecting deceitful images of the Ukraine
crisis, such as those of US and European banks and corporations who see their
investments in Ukraine go up in smoke and are about to abandon ship before it sinks.
Just when they are about to obtain what they are after: the complete control of the
Ukrainian economy.
‫اث‬١‫س اٌششواث اٌّخعذدة اٌجٕس‬ٛ‫ ِثً ط‬:‫ت‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ األصِت األ‬ٍٝ‫ت ع‬١ّ٘ٚ ‫س‬ٛ‫ش ط‬ٙ‫ حظ‬،‫ت‬١ِ‫ا اإلعال‬٠‫ ٌعبت اٌّشا‬ٟ‫ف‬
ٓ‫ ع‬ٍٟ‫شه اٌخخ‬ٚ ٍٝ‫ع‬ٚ ،‫ا‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٟ‫ُ حخبخش واٌذخاْ ف‬ٙ‫ْ اسخثّاساح‬ٚ‫ش‬٠ ٓ٠‫ اٌز‬،‫ت‬١‫ب‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫األ‬ٚ ‫ت‬١‫ى‬٠‫ن األِش‬ٕٛ‫اٌب‬ٚ
ٍٝ‫طشة اٌىاٍِت ع‬١‫ اٌس‬:ْٚ‫ذ‬٠‫ش‬٠ ‫ ِا‬ٍٝ‫ْ ع‬ٍٛ‫حظ‬١‫ٗ س‬١‫ا ف‬ٛٔ‫ وا‬ٞ‫لج اٌز‬ٌٛ‫ ا‬ٟ‫ حّاِا ف‬، ‫غشق‬٠ ْ‫اٌّشوب لبً أ‬
.ٟٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫االلخظاد األ‬
The rescue rope thrown to Kiev by the IMF and the European Union is in reality a
ball and chain. Ukraine’s external debt, as documented by the World Bank, increased
tenfold in ten years and exceeds 135 billion dollars. In interests alone, Ukraine must
pay about 4.5 billion dollars a year. The new loans will only serve to increase the
external debt thus obliging Kiev to “liberalize” its economy even more, by selling to
corporations what remains to be privatized.
ٛ٘ ،‫الساث‬ٚ‫اساث اٌذ‬١ٍّ‫ع ب‬ٚ‫ عبش لش‬،‫ف‬١١‫ ٌى‬ٟ‫ب‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫االححاد األ‬ٚ ٌٟٚ‫ق إٌمذ اٌذ‬ٚ‫ أٌماٖ طٕذ‬ٞ‫إْ حبً إٌجذة اٌز‬
‫ عششة ِشاث خالي عشش‬ٌٟٚ‫ا اٌبٕه اٌذ‬ٙ‫ثم‬ٚ ٟ‫اٌخ‬- ‫ت‬١‫ا اٌخاسج‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ْ أ‬ٛ٠‫ ٌمذ حؼاعفج د‬.‫مت حبً ِشٕمت‬١‫ اٌحم‬ٟ‫ف‬
‫اس‬١ٍِ 5.1 ٛ‫ا أْ حذفع ٔح‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٍٝ‫ ع‬،‫ْ فمؾ‬ٛ٠‫ائذ اٌذ‬ٛ‫ ف‬ٌٝ‫ بإٌسبت إ‬.‫الس‬ٚ‫اس د‬١ٍِ 531‫صث اٌـ‬ٚ‫ حجا‬- ‫اث‬ٕٛ‫س‬
ٍٝ‫ ع‬-‫ت‬١‫ْ اٌخاسج‬ٛ٠‫ا اٌذ‬ٙ‫ف – ِع سفع‬١١‫ سخجبش و‬ٟ‫ذة اٌخ‬٠‫ع اٌجذ‬ٚ‫ف حؼطٍع بٗ اٌمش‬ٛ‫ ِا س‬ٛ٘ ،‫ا‬٠ٕٛ‫الس س‬ٚ‫د‬
.‫ت‬١‫ن اٌغشب‬ٕٛ‫اٌب‬ٚ ‫اث‬١‫ اٌششواث ِخعذدة اٌجٕس‬ٌٝ‫ ٌٍخظخظت إ‬ٝ‫ع وً ِا حبم‬١‫ بب‬،‫ش" االلخظاد أوثش‬٠‫"ححش‬
The conditions attached to the loans are dictated by the IMF, controlled by the United
States with 17,5% of the vote (seven times more than Russia) and by other major
western powers, while a state like Ukraine is only entitled to half a vote.
ٍٝ‫اث اٌّخحذة (اٌحائضة ع‬٠‫ال‬ٌٛ‫ٗ ا‬١ٍ‫ّٓ ع‬١ٙ‫ ح‬ٞ‫ اٌز‬، ٌٟٚ‫ق إٌمذ اٌذ‬ٚ‫ا طٕذ‬ٙ١ٍّ٠ ‫ع‬ٚ‫ف اٌّخعٍمت باٌمش‬ٚ‫إْ اٌظش‬
‫ٌت‬ٚ‫ٓ أْ د‬١‫ ح‬ٟ‫ ف‬،‫ت‬١‫ اٌغشب‬ٜٛ‫ؼا أوبش اٌم‬٠‫أ‬ٚ ،)‫ا بسبع ِشاث‬١‫س‬ٚ‫ أوثش ِٓ س‬، ‫اث‬ٛ‫ باٌّائت ِٓ األط‬5,71
.‫ث‬ٛ‫ ٔظف ط‬ٟ‫ا إال ف‬ٌٙ ‫ا ال حك‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫وؤ‬

It is listed on the London.‫الساث‬ٚ‫اساث ِٓ اٌذ‬١ٍِ 1 ِٓ ، ‫ىشف‬٠ ‫ش‬١‫حعب‬.. pursues “an aggressive strategy” aiming to reduce Russia’s gas supplies to Europe. It is envisaged that ExxonMobil and other US companies will supply growing quantities of gas to Europe by exploiting reserves in the Middle East. The plan also calls for strong pressure to be put on Gazprom.. the largest Russian company of which the State controls the majority of shares. and according to JP Morgan. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland disclosed that the United States had invested more than 5 billion dollars. while still possessing a significant industrial and agricultural base. and having concluded in 2009 with Moscow a favorable ten-year agreement on the transit rights of Russian energy supplies to Europe. including the US where production has increased. also under US control.‫با‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫اشٕطٓ حجاٖ أ‬ٚ ‫است‬١‫ عٓ س‬، ‫الٔذ‬ٛٔ ‫سغُ اعخزاساث‬ The Obama administration.that Ukraine has been reduced..‫ـ‬١‫ س‬ٟ‫ب‬ٚ‫ي أْ "االححاد األس‬ٛ‫اٌم‬ٚ ‫ف‬١١‫ و‬ٟ‫ذة ف‬٠‫ِت اٌجذ‬ٛ‫ْ ػّٓ اٌحى‬ٛ‫ى‬٠ ْ‫حك ٌٗ أ‬٠ ‫ِٓ ال‬ٚ ٌٗ .‫ا اإلٔخاج‬ٙ‫ صاد ب‬ٟ‫ اٌخ‬،‫ت‬١‫ى‬٠‫ا األِش‬ٕٙ١‫ِٓ ب‬ٚ ،‫ش٘ا‬١‫غ‬ٚ .ً١‫اٌّس‬ ‫أوثش ِٓ ٔظف‬ٚ ،‫س‬٠‫ باس‬ٚ ٓ١ٌ‫بش‬ٚ ْ‫سطاث ٌٕذ‬ٛ‫ ب‬ٟ‫ ِذسجت ف‬ٟ٘ٚ :ٟ‫حت أِاَ االسخثّاس األجٕب‬ٛ‫ا ِفخ‬ٕٙ‫ ٌى‬، . An investment that allowed Nuland..through the responsibility of its successive governments since 1991 . which in spite of Nuland’s apologies shows the true colors of Washington’s politics towards Europe.It is to a situation like this .. to order who must and must not be part of the new government and to tell the EU to "go f… itself. Berlin and Paris Stock Exchanges.ٟ‫م‬٠‫األفش‬ٚ ‫سؾ‬ٚ‫األ‬-‫ْ اٌششق‬ٚ‫ِخض‬ Major companies have already submitted to the US Energy Department 21 requests to build harbor installations for exporting liquid gas. Africa and other regions.‫با‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٌٝ‫ت إ‬١‫س‬ٚ‫س إِذاداث اٌطالت اٌش‬ٛ‫عب‬ Ukraine’s condition is due at the same time to western penetration in its political and economic fabric. Just for the promotion of “good governance” in Ukraine. writes the New York Times. the major importers being Germany and Ukraine (Italy ranks fifth). ‫ خفغ إِذاداث‬ٌٝ‫ذف إ‬ٙ‫ت" ح‬١ٔ‫ا‬ٚ‫ت عذ‬١‫ج‬١‫ حخابع "إسخشاح‬،‫ّض‬٠‫سن حا‬ٛ٠ٛ١ٔ ‫فت‬١‫ حسب ِا وخبخٗ طح‬،‫باِا‬ٚ‫إْ إداسة أ‬ ّٓ‫خؼ‬٠ٚ ٗ٠‫سد‬ٛ‫ اٌّشحبت اٌخاِست) أوبش ِسخ‬ٟ‫ا ف‬١ٌ‫طا‬٠‫ا (إ‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫أ‬ٚ ‫ا‬١ٔ‫ حعذ أٌّا‬ٞ‫ اٌز‬،‫با‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٌٝ‫ إ‬ٟ‫س‬ٚ‫اٌغاص اٌش‬ ‫با عبش اسخغالي‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٌٝ‫ذة ِٓ اٌغاص إ‬٠‫اث ِخضا‬١ّ‫ و‬ٜ‫ت أخش‬١‫ى‬٠‫ششواث أِش‬ٚ ً١‫ب‬ِٛ ْٛ‫فش إوس‬ٛ‫اٌّخطؾ أْ ح‬ . but which is open to foreign investments..ٞ‫االلخظاد‬ٚ ٟ‫اس‬١‫جٗ اٌس‬١‫ ٔس‬ٟ‫ ف‬ٟ‫لج ٔفسٗ اٌخغٍغً اٌغشب‬ٌٛ‫ ا‬ٟ‫ا سببٗ ف‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ػع أ‬ٚ ‫اث اٌّخحذة لذ اسخثّشث أوثش‬٠‫ال‬ٌٛ‫الٔذ أْ ا‬ٛٔ ‫ا‬٠‫س‬ٛ‫ىخ‬١‫ت ف‬١‫ش اٌخاسج‬٠‫ص‬ٚ ‫ طشحج ٔائبت‬، ‫ا فمؾ‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ أ‬ٟ‫ذ" ف‬١‫اٌشش‬ ‫حك‬٠ ِٓ ،‫ وشف أِش٘ا‬ٟ‫ت اٌخ‬١‫احف‬ٌٙ‫ اٌّىاٌّت ا‬ٟ‫ وّا جاء ف‬، ‫الٔذ‬ٌٕٛ ‫سّح‬٠ ‫ اسخثّاس‬. ‫ٍّه لاعذة‬٠ ‫ ِاصاي‬ٞ‫ذ اٌبٍذ اٌز‬١‫ الخ‬، 5995 َ‫ حعالبج ِٕز عا‬ٟ‫ِاث اٌخ‬ٛ‫ت ِٓ اٌحى‬١ٌٚ‫بّسؤ‬ٚ ،‫ػع‬ٌٛ‫ ٘زا ا‬ٌٝ‫إ‬ ‫ق‬ٛ‫ص حم‬ٛ‫اث را ِٕافع بخظ‬ٕٛ‫ س‬50 ٗ‫ احفالا ِذح‬ٛ‫سى‬ِٛ ‫ ِع‬9009 َ‫لـّع عا‬ٚ ٞ‫اٌز‬ٚ ،‫ت ِعخبشة‬١‫صساع‬ٚ ‫ت‬١‫طٕاع‬ . ‫ش اٌغاص‬٠‫أئ ٌخظذ‬ِٛ ‫ اٌخّاسا ٌبٕاء ِٕشآث‬95 ‫ت‬١‫ى‬٠‫صاسة اٌطالت األِش‬ٚ ٌٝ‫ لذ لذِج فعال إ‬ٜ‫بً إْ اٌششواث اٌىبش‬ ُٙ‫ت األس‬١‫ٌت غاٌب‬ٚ‫ا اٌذ‬ٙ١‫ت اِخٍىج ف‬١‫س‬ٚ‫ أوبش ششوت س‬،َٚ‫ غاصبش‬ٍٝ‫ا ع‬٠ٛ‫ؼا ػغطا ل‬٠‫خؼّٓ اٌّخطؾ أ‬٠ٚ .ٓ١١‫ى‬٠‫ ُ٘ ِٓ األِش‬-ْ‫سغا‬ِٛ ٟ‫ب‬. ٟ‫ا األجأب – حسب بٕه ج‬ٙ١ّ٘‫ِسا‬ Washington’s strategy pursues a double goal: on one hand to put Ukraine in the hands of the US-dominated IMF and annex it to NATO.” An expression. ُ‫ت "اٌحى‬١‫ حشل‬ٌٝ‫ فبإٌسبت إ‬. on the other . half of its foreign stockholders are from the United States. in a leaked telephone conversation.

declaims that “one cannot be insensitive to the cry of pain of the Ukrainian people. dusting off an elementary school book.” ‫ أنه ال ٌمكن أن‬، ‫ وهو ٌزٌل الغبار عن كتاب من المدرسة االبتدائٌة‬،) ‫بٌنما ٌتلو رٌنزي (رئٌس الوزراء الجدٌد فً اٌطالٌا‬ "ً‫ال نبقى باردي الشعور تجاه "صرخة ألم الشعب األوكران‬ . which Washington contributed to create. To this end. Washington is coming to an agreement with Berlin on a partition of areas of influences.hand to use the Ukrainian crisis. ٗ١ٍ‫ّٓ ع‬١ٙ‫ ح‬ٞ‫ اٌز‬ٌٟٚ‫ق إٌمذ اٌذ‬ٚ‫ذ طٕذ‬٠ ٟ‫ا ف‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫ػع أ‬ٚ ،‫ت‬ٙ‫ ِٓ ج‬:‫جا‬ٚ‫اشٕطٓ ٘ذفا ِضد‬ٚ ‫ت‬١‫ج‬١‫اطً إسخشاح‬ٛ‫ح‬ ‫ اسخغالي األصِت‬،ٜ‫ت أخش‬ٙ‫ِٓ ج‬ٚ .‫ت‬١‫ى‬٠‫ادة األِش‬١‫ اٌم‬ٞ‫ ر‬ٟ‫ا بحٍف شّاي األؽٍس‬ٙ‫إٌحال‬ٚ ، ‫اث اٌّخحذة‬٠‫ال‬ٌٛ‫ا‬ ٖ‫ز‬ٌٙٚ .ٓ١١‫ب‬ٚ‫س‬ٚ‫ا األ‬ٙ‫ حٍفائ‬ٍٝ‫اث اٌّخحذة ع‬٠‫ال‬ٌٛ‫ر ا‬ٛ‫ض ٔف‬٠‫ ٌخعض‬،‫ا‬ٌٙ‫ إشعا‬ٟ‫اشٕطٓ ف‬ٚ ‫ ساّ٘ج‬ٟ‫ اٌخ‬، ‫ت‬١ٔ‫وشا‬ٚ‫األ‬ .‫ر‬ٛ‫ُ ِٕاؽك إٌف‬١‫ حمس‬ٍٝ‫ٓ ع‬١ٌ‫اشٕطٓ بظذد االحفاق ِع بش‬ٚ ْ‫ت فئ‬٠‫اٌغا‬ All this while Matteo Renzi (new Prime Minister of Italy). to reinforce US influence over its European allies.