Jul 26

Company In Which Joe Biden’s Son Is Director Prepares To Drill Shale Gas In East Ukraine (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2014):

Recall what we said earlier today: the proxy Ukraine war just like that in Syria preceding it, “is all about energy.”

Recall also the following chart showing Ukraine’s shale gas deposits, keeping in mind that the Dnieper-Donets basin which lies in the hotly contested eastern part of the nation and where as everyone knows by now a bloody civil war is raging, is the major oil and gas producing region of Ukraine accounting for approximately 90 per cent of Ukrainian production and according to EIA may have 42 tcf of shale gas resources technically recoverable from 197 tcf of risked shale gas in place.

Dnieper Donetsk shale basin

Finally, recall our story from May that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, just joined the board of the largest Ukraine gas producer Burisma Holdings. From the press release: Continue reading »

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May 14

In case you want to see more of Jen Psaki:

U.S. State Department Confirms Authenticity Of Intercepted Ukraine ‘FUCK THE EU’ Phone Call, Accuses Russia Of Dirty Tricks (Video)

Reader squodgy commented:

“Awesome. Lovely to see slimeball wriggle and dodge and duck and dive.
Glad you kept it at the top, the irony after the Snowden NSA revelations is heartwarming.”

Couldn’t have said it better.


And now …

White House On Biden’s Son Joining Ukraine Gas Giant – No Ethical Issues Here (ZeroHedge, May 14, 2014):

Yesterday we were the first to report that none other than Vice President Joe Biden’s son was joining the board of Ukraine’s largest gas producer. It appears to have signaled peak crony capitalist as the new went viral with almost complete disdain. There was one defender though… as The Washington Examiner reports, The White House brushed off questions about any ethical issues as Jay Carney snapped “Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens, and where they work does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice-president or president.”

As The Washington Examiner reports,

Asked about the hiring by a reporter Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Jay Carney referred questions about it to the vice president’s office and noted that it did not indicate that Obama was involved or approved of it.

Hunter Biden and other members of the family are obviously private citizens and where they work is not an endorsement by the president or vice president,” he said.
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May 13

The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden’s Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer (ZeroHedge, May 13, 2014):

The farce is complete…

Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director.


R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. On his new appointment, he commented: “Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine.” Continue reading »

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