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Published:March 14th, 2014 16:04 EST
The Largest Expansion of "Freedom" Halted by the New "Cold War" Russian Tsar Putin...

The Largest Expansion of "Freedom" Halted by the New "Cold War" Russian Tsar Putin...

By Harvey Carroll, Jr.

The largest expansion of "Freedom" has been halted by the new "Cold War" Russian Tsar Putin... 

I am proud of my near 30 years as a private citizen influencing the largest expansion of "Freedom" in history...  I have dealt with European Policy, I favored the Iron Curtain being torn down, and did what I could do to make that happen as well as other suggestions that have helped expand freedoms into former Soviet States, i.e. Ukraine... I did this and the following three important things that have made this expansion of Freedoms possible... 

1) Buying out Nuclear Weapons from Eastern Europe/Ukraine to reduce Paranoid Policies of the Past Cold War, and the buy-in of the International Space Station to maintain technology advances.

2) I favored IFC/World Bank Bailouts due to the 2008 economic crises, to economically stabilize Ukrainian Banks and the region.  Sadly, the current situation in Ukraine is again affecting the banking system in Ukraine.

3)  More recently, I tried to be a voice of reason to maintain Peace during "Peaceful Protest" that turned violent by Yanukovych Snipers, and now by Russian aggression into Crimea, Ukraine...
 
Because of these three decades of Diplomacy, and International Trade and Commerce "Freedom" expanded from the Cold War Curtain in Berlin East of the Dnipro River that runs through the center of Ukraine, and south to the Crimean Peninsula...  Russia`s aggression into neighboring nations based on claims Putin was protecting Russian Speaker`s Freedom.  Yet, this is double talk as we clearly see Putin failing to protect Russian Speaker`s freedoms in the Streets of Moscow that voice their opposition to his leadership failures...  In fact, Putin, Yanukovych of Ukraine, and alAssad of Syria has kinships in crackdowns and brutality against peaceful Protester`s... I am sorry, but I just cannot buy his protection claims when he is so brutal against the Russians in the streets of Moscow, and offering support to such ruthless leadership that acts on behalf of personal wealth as opposed to the society that they are sworn to provide professional public administration to...

My background story starts with military police service in West Germany during the Cold War in the mid 80`s.  I participated in large scale military maneuvers; because I stood out, I was asked to be in the same areas of Commanding Generals and Dignitaries during large scale "War Game Exercise."  I remember spending a week in the same room with multiple Generals, and their Staff doing war games, discussing the anticipated changes that would come with the new Soviet President Gorbachev, and much more that I have been sworn to secrecy... (Strangely, years later during the 1st Gulf War I put words in President Gorbachev`s mouth via a "Classified Deal" to gain support during the war... This last ditch attempt to get Gorbachev to guarantee Iraq`s borders of Saddam would back out of Kuwait to prevent war failed, but set the stage for Gorbachev to be open to tearing down the Iron Curtain)... 

During this time I was also pursuing my academic interest taking University Glasses in International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy and eventually obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree specializing in Real Estate and Finance.  I also obtained three partial Master`s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Diplomacy and International Commerce.  Tack on about 30 years of business, land development as well as a love for politics ranging from hundreds of success at the Local, State, National and International Level I think I have more than earned the right to make comments on Policy Making...  Then add nearly 12 years of actually traveling into Ukraine and into Crimea, Ukraine I certainly am an expert on this region...

1)  I have never worked as a paid person in the White House, State Department, NSA, CIA or Pentagon; however, I have written personal "Position papers" and have managed to advise the Bush, Sr. and Clinton Administration to buy out Nuclear Weapons from Eastern Europe... I also made suggestions for the little "White House Lie" that protected this and other Diplomatic Mission that Hillary Clinton as 1st Lady went on...  She personally was involved in buying out nuclear weapons from Eastern European i.e. nearly 800 Nuclear Weapons from Ukraine alone...  I also met the nuclear scientist and the Russian Transportation Minister that organized the transportation from Russia, other CIS States and Ukraine to Savannah River Nuclear Site in South Carolina, USA  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_River_Site  I understand that a number of agreements with Russia and the security of Ukraine were made during this deal...  The collapse of the Soviet Union justified the expenditure to prevent Nuclear Weapons from ending up on the Black Market...  I was criticized from making such suggestions in my Diplomacy and International Commerce classes nearly a year before the 9/11 Terrorist attacks... One only has to realize that I had enough foresight to prevent Nuclear Terrorism... Former Soviet States were also hostile toward each other as 15 bankrupt and desperate nations pondered turning nuclear weapons against themselves.  A Nuclear Buyout and Security Agreement`s to help stabilize both defense and economic situations by pouring billions of American Dollars into the Bazaar`s/Markets did just that...  Ironically, after decades of Cold War, it was America and the West that came to the Eastern Blocks with Freedom and Stabilizing AID...

2)  During my personal visits to Ukraine over the past 12 years I anticipated economic crises affecting Ukrainian Bank`s.  At a meeting of the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank), I advised them to prepare Bank Bailout packages to prevent runs on banks and a total economic collapse of Ukraine, which was still struggling from the Soviet Collapse...  I also shared like information for American Bank Bailouts with the U.S. House and Senate Financial Services Committee`s (Frank and Dodd) to assist the U.S. Economy maintain stability... I am very familiar with the Ukraine Economy as it has a like GDP of my home State of Kentucky of about 170 Billion nominal GDP.  (The difference is Kentucky only has 4.4 Million People, while Ukraine has 44.5 Million people.) Ukraine has a 10% Agricultural base, 30% Industrial Base and a 60% Service Industry with Crimea vastly dependent upon the Tourism from Northern Ukraine, and not Russian business and/or the Russian Black Sea Fleet is a very small fraction of the Crimean economy...  The Russians that were visiting Crimea will shift and visit Sochi, Russia and the Russian occupation in Crimea will also divert Tourism from the region and economically devastate Crimea.

3)  I owe my life to a Dr. in Ukraine.  He was the one that found my Kidney Cancer while doing a routine check up on one of my visits...  While in the Crimean region I wrote "Comprehensive Economic Plans for Saki and Yevpatoria, briefly analyzed Yalta and other Cities...  After having my Kidney Removed from the Lexington, Kentucky Veterans Hospital I visited Ukraine/Crimea again and during recovery I had a lot of time; therefore, I wrote comprehensive plans for my home city/state, as well as for the Crimean Cities...  The coastline has the potential to develop like the Florida Coastline, and the many resorts that I visited and even worked at during my time living in Orlando, Florida area... The region has the potential to develop tens of Billions of Dollars` worth of 3 to 5 Star Resorts; however, the instability, the lack of rule of law, civil society, and honest business and investment rules prevent growth and development...  Add a "Boycott" of Tourism and the regions will be devastated economically... 

In conclusion, I am proud that I did what I could to influence the fall of the "Iron Curtain," and the largest expansion of "Freedoms" in history...  I am also proud of my suggestions to buy out nuclear weapons, help stabilize the former Soviet Union after its collapse, and help many of those states for the past few decades, i.e. Ukraine the past 12 via IFC Bank Bailouts, the writing of economic growth and development plans, road and tourism bond suggestions and much more.  I support President Obama`s perspectives on working through International Diplomatic channels. http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/01/readout-president-obama-s-call-president-putin My first thought is to ask for the some 18 Billion dollars back that the United States provided to buy out nuclear weapons from former Soviet States, i.e. Ukraine, with agreements for Russia to guarantee the sovereignty of Ukraine`s borders and give it to develop Crimea`s coastline like Putin develop the Sochi, Russian coastline...  Sadly, this will not happen; however, I have suggested Toll Road and Tourism Bond issue projects to be analyzed and considered for "All" of Ukraine... 

Thank you,

Harvey Carroll, Jr.

PS:  I have never obtained a job at the White House, State, Department, Pentagon, NSA, CIA or any other Government Agency...  I did this out of my heart and in doing so I have lost money, taken on great stresses, which these are just a few of the many projects I dealt with around the world...  While my suggestions are often taken into account, I am disrespected, unappreciated in Diplomatic Circles and have been Black Listed in Washington Job circles in favor of less vocal suck ups... I have never received any real recognition, appreciation and/or the respect for working hard to expand "Freedom", save millions of lives and positively affect the economic fate of nations in my other ventures...  It is as if I am non-existent, but my history shows different...