Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Note: In the lead photograph, in left foreground, Hans Frank, the Governor-General of German-occupied Galicia, which he ran from Cracow from 1939 to 1944.  He was captured in Bavaria by US forces and tried at Nuremberg between November 1945 and October 1946. Found guilty of murdering Jews and Poles, Frank was hanged on October 16, 1946. Chrystia Freeland was born in Alberta, Canada,  on August 2, 1968. 


Greencrow says:  The following are snippets from a post by one of my favourite pro-Russian bloggers....John Helmer [Dances with Bears] from Moscow.  Helmer skewers Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland both for her support of the Kiev Junta where the democratically elected President of Ukraine was forcibly removed from office by western covert regime-change specialists in the USrael Deep State...and for her naked ambition to replace Trudeau as Canadian Prime Minister.  Please read and I will have final comments to follow.


Chrystia Freeland (lead picture, centre), the Ukrainian-Canadian who is Foreign Minister of Canada, was at a loss for words at the outcome of the Ukrainian presidential election on Sunday. Instead, she re-tweeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement

 “Canada and Ukraine are united by a strong relationship, rooted in close people-to-people ties,” Trudeau declared, referring to the western Ukrainians – now numbering three million, ten percent of Canada’s population. They had sided with Adolph Hitler and the German Army in World War II; after their defeat they were accepted by Canada as refugees.  Freeland’s maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak from a village near Lviv, had served in the German Army as a spy and as press editor and propagandist for the administration of Galicia, which then included both Ukrainian and Polish territory, headed by Governor-General Hans Frank (lead image, left).
“We are unwavering in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and our enduring commitment to the rules-based international order,” Trudeau announced, and Freeland re-tweeted  in a formula broad enough to accept terms with Russia to end the five-year war in the east of Ukraine.  “I look forward to working with President-elect Zelenskiy to deepen our relationship and build a more secure, more prosperous future for people in both our countries.”
The only region of Ukraine in which the majority did not vote for Vladimir Zelensky was Lviv region and adjoining areas of old Galicia. There, if Freeland, who has tried but failed to challenge Trudeau for the Canadian prime ministry, were to run for election, she would be the favourite to be President of Galicia.
Countrywide, Zelensky defeated the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko by 73% to 24%, with a turnout averaging 62%. The only exception was the city of Lviv and the Lviv region, where Poroshenko scored 63% to Zelensky’s  34%, with turnout of more than 67%.
In the east of the country, Zelensky won with more than 80% of the votes – 87% in Donestk, 89% in Lugansk, and 87% in Odessa.  The New York Times reported this geographic distribution as Zelensky’s “triumph in every region, except for the area around the city of Lviv, a center of Ukrainian culture and nationalism in the west of the country.”    

Freeland keeps an apartment with her sister on Maidan Square, in Kiev (undeclared in her parliamentary asset filings).  She has led the political effort in Ottawa to deliver more than a half-billion dollars in Canadian government loans and grants, trade subsidies, and military supplies to Poroshenko’s administration. She has also been instrumental in basing a Canadian military group in the Galician region at Starychi, 40 kilometres northwest of Lviv city. The commander of the Canadian base at Starychi, the general commanding the Canadian Army, and the Canadian ambassador in Kiev have all been Galicians; read their details. The Ottawa calls the Canadian military programme in Galicia Operation UNIFIER.
After trying to conceal the war and post-war record of her grandfather, Freeland and her supporters in the Canadian press blamed Russia for leaking details of the story. In fact, the records came from Ukrainian historians and Ukrainian-Canadians in Freeland’s family; Polish police records; archives of the Jewish communities of Lviv and Cracow;  and American Army records for the time Chomiak lived in Bavaria and began his work as a US spy. For the archive on Chomiak and Freeland’s record, read this
Jewish community organizations in Canada have been reluctant to criticize Freeland for her cover-up of the Chomiak story and for the anti-semitism of  the current Galician groups, both in Canada and Ukraine. This led to acrimonious debate in the Canadian Jewish press; for more, read this.   Jewish voters continue to back Trudeau, Freeland and the Liberal Party for re-election when the federal parliamentary ballot is called in six months’ time, on October 21.
More numerous and powerful, however, than the Ukrainian and Jewish voters are the French in Quebec. In that province Trudeau remains strong enough politically to assure that the Liberals, in alliance with the Bloc Québécois, will continue in power after October 21. Canadian analysts acknowledge that Freeland, who represents a riding in Toronto, Ontario, has no comparable support herself in Quebec. 
Freeland’s ambition for the prime ministry was first reported in January 2017.  As foreign minister she has capitalized on the frequent press opportunities this has allowed to promote herself to voters. The name recognition that has resulted has made her one of the most recognized of Trudeau’s ministers.
Her lack of success in capitalizing on Trudeau’s decline in the personal approval ratings and in the straw vote polls was reported here
Trudeau’s decline has accelerated since February. The resignations of two of Trudeau’s ministers – in February Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver, British Columbia);  in March Treasury Board President Jane Philpott (Toronto, Ontario) — triggered media speculation of a deeper loss of confidence in Trudeau’s leadership.  The Conservative leader Andrew Scheer (Saskatchewan) said Philpott’s resignation demonstrated that Trudeau had “lost the moral authority to govern. Today, a senior member of his inner circle has come to the same conclusion. Jane Philpott’s resignation from cabinet clearly demonstrates a government in total chaos, led by a disgraced prime minister consumed with scandal and focused only on his political survival.”
The alleged scandal involved Wilson-Raybould’s refusal to accept an out-of-court settlement of foreign bribery charges against SNC Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering corporation. She defied Trudeau’s and his government’s policy and insisted on a criminal prosecution of the corporation; that  move  threatened to disqualify SNC-Lavalin from federal contracts and thousands of jobs in Quebec.  Wilson-Raybould accused Trudeau of improper interference in the legal proceeding; Philpott joined her; Scheer jumped on their bandwagon. The majority of eastern Canadian voters, starting in Quebec, saw the issue as a political contest in the run-up to the election; in western Canada, voters took their cue from the Conservatives.  
Secret canvassing by Liberal MPs to promote Freeland to replace the prime minister in time to run the election campaign has not been acknowledged in public. The Liberal parliamentary caucus united around the prime minister,  and on April 2 Wilson-Raybould and Philpott were expelled from the caucus.  Freeland had already travelled to a Montreal suburb to tell Quebec voters she was remaining loyal to Trudeau.

In her Quebec fealty speech, Freeland  pitched her support for Trudeau on the basis that he supports her as a ‘feminist’ and as a ‘working mother’.  Source: https://montrealgazette.com/

The press in Quebec and Quebec politicians had already rallied around SNC Lavalin and Trudeau. French-speaking journalists dismissed the claim that the two resignations signified Trudeau was “anti-feminist”. Melanie Joly (Quebec), minister for Francophonie, told the Journal de Montréal on April 3 that Wilson-Raybould and Philpott had started a “false debate” over Trudeau’s commitment to women voters. “Loyalty,” Joly told the newspaper, “is not an affair for a man or a woman. When one is a member of a team and when one must be able to rely on our colleagues who comprise that team, confidence is important.”   

The leading French newspaper followed on April 5 with an opinion piece strongly endorsing Trudeau, and accusing Wilson-Raybould and Philpott of playing a “very bad vaudeville”. 

A Toronto political analyst says that right now Freeland has counted the votes and decided “she is a fervent Trudeau loyalist. To that extent she rises or falls with him on the present trajectory. I don’t see her having much political traction without him generally, and certainly not in Quebec. The ‘feminist foreign policy’ brand has become a bit tired, frankly. It’s an automatic claim all Canadian politicians make in any case.”


Greencrow says:  So, [according to Helmer's analysis at least] It WAS just as I suspected.  The "SNC Lavalin scandal" caper was just Kabuki Theatre to get rid of Trudeau and replace him with Freeland.  I smelled it from the start.  Freeland, despite the fact she is almost universally loathed throughout Canada...has immensely powerful contacts in USrael [Hillary Clinton faction of the divided MosCIAd].  It was her Sorosian coattails that got Trudeau into power...and it was/is her USrael contacts that are now crapping their pants at how unpopular Trudeau is and how he will likely lose the fall election.

IMO the entire SNC Lavalin charade was an effort to remove Trudeau and replace him with Freeland prior to the Fall (s)election.  They went all out in this effort and, for a week or two, it looked like they might achieve their goal.  But it is indicative of how far the MosCIAd Clintonesque Deep State has fallen--both in the United States [with the Mueller Report exonerating Trump], in Ukraine itself with the election of Zelensky over Porochenko…... and in Canada...as evidenced by its inability to shoehorn the politically wounded Trudeau OUT of power.

They only quit the regime change effort [according to Helmer] when their secret polling indicated that Freeland could not win in the pivotal Province of Quebec. Now, according to Helmer and his "Kremlin sources" they've retreated, and have again thrown their lot in with Trudeau by hook or by crook.

So now Canadians [yeah, who cares about THEM?!] are stuck between a rock [Trudeau] and a hard place [Scheer] .  Both are very poor choices to lead Canada into the next phase of the globalist struggle between the Western Five Eyes Deep State vs. The multi-polar BRICS "Road and Belt" states, led by Russia and China.  The bottom line is...Canada is not permitted to have a real leader in the populist sense.


Anonymous said...

Certainly hope Freeland is not re-elected, like Hillary it would be one more slap at the 'deep Crown'.
And amazed the leader of the Conservatives or NDP hasn't offered Jody their leadership position, mind you the cards may not be all on the table yet.
Garuda salutes you.

greencrow said...

Hi Anonymous:

One would HOPE that there are SOME decent cards left to be played in this dismal run-up to the fall (s)election.