If you want something said, ask Tymoshenko. If you want something done, ask the U.S. judicial system.
During the last two decades, Ukraine has been robbed blind.
Only one person has served jail time for it: former PM Pavlo Lazarenko. And, yes, that happened outside Ukraine.
The $200M he had looted in Ukraine in the ‘90s amounts to a fraction of what his stay-at-home buddies have been looting all the while.
Which finally brings us to our main character, Tymoshenko. What’s her story?
Hers is a story of accidental love and manifest destiny, of modesty and compassion, of industry and imprisonment, of success and sacrifice.
In this airbrushed account of her life, she tells us that:
- She’s the Iron Lady (she’s not the Gas Princess);
- She only does business with Putin, Barroso and Biden (she never did business with Lazarenko);
- She once met a poor old lady in a decrepit khata and felt impelled to “change the situation” (she’d probably change her entire wardrobe, if only she lived like that lady);
- She never consorted with the oligarchs, nor did she ever consort with Yanukovych;
- She’s the martyr (Yushchenko is the traitor);
- She’s the reformer who kicked RosUkrEnergo out (she’ll punish the bastards who quadruple-charged the government for Tamiflu, creating shortages and causing deaths — on her watch — just give her a little more time);
- She’s the workaholic who works for Ukraine, takes responsibility and has Ukraine-first family values (don’t believe those stories about her estranged husband and her love affair with Shufrych — it's all a big lie).
PM/presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko [opening quote]: Since early childhood, when I started going to school, I felt that, in my life, I must do something very weighty. It wasn’t just a random thought for me. It was the confident knowledge that my life would not be very usual, that I would have to devote my life not just to myself and my family.
Handwriting: I believe in Ukraine! Yulia Tymoshenko
Quotes from her latest “Svoboda on Inter” appearance would have turned this biopic into a bestseller.
When asked about her husband’s business — the elixir of her wellbeing (for those who still believe in Santa Claus) — she modestly replied: “He’s in the construction business. It’s a small company.”
When asked to name the company, the Gas Princess, uh, the Iron Lady, gave us a dose of how she puts career over family:
I have no time for this. And I absolutely have no interest in this. Because when I come [home], he’s already asleep. When I go [to work], he’s still asleep. When we do get in touch on weekends, it happens very rarely. And I try to say something pleasant. Delving into business — let alone employing government capabilities — I consider this immoral.
Or how about this one, from a recent interview: “If all officials treated corruption as I do, New Zealand would only come second. Ukraine would come first.”
PM/presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko [closing quote]: I love Ukraine so deeply that Ukraine has become my life. It’s not about my family — may they forgive me — nor is it about my personal affairs, nor is it about my ambitions. My life is about Ukraine. I made an oath to her once, and I will be with her until my last breath — whatever the status, whatever the position, whether in government or in opposition, in politics or outside politics...uh...it’s just my life. I understood this a long time ago and I no longer wrestle with this destiny of mine.
Indeed, why wrestle with your own destiny if you can wrestle with other people’s destinies? Using other people’s money.
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Original source: http://www.1tv.com.ua