Ukraine: Energy, Economic and Military Choke Point

By: Gordon Long | Sun, Mar 9, 2014
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Ukraine Cartoon

22 Minutes, 25 Slides

Gordon T Long and Macro Analytic co-host Charles Hugh Smith discuss the current situation in the Ukraine from the perspective of what westerners must understand about the escalating crisis. As usual it is about Power and Money and has little to do with the needs of the Ukraine people. The public must not confuse the needs of sovereign powers with the strategies of the 'elites', or as Charles Hugh Smith refers to as the "Deep State".

A Map of Russian Gas Supplies to Europe via Ukraine

An Ethnic Divide

The Ukraine area is actually two countries ethnically, with historically the Crimea always been part of Russia. This ended abruptly when in the 50's a reportedly drunken President Nikita Khrushchev (the only Ukrainian Russian President) annexed the Crimea to the Ukraine. As a result of this decree, which was chronicled to have taken less than 15 minutes of consultation, a large Russian population and the Russian Navy's only southern warm water port was annexed to the Russian Ukraine.

Ukrainian Ethnic Population

The Petrodollar & LNG

Critically and little appreciated is that the US Petrodollar strategy is at stake in this fight. LNG is not oil which the Petrodollar is based on. LNG distribution and pricing in US dollars therefore must be achieved at all cost. This is a central reason for the regime change in Syria. LNG sold only in US dollars from Saudi Arabia / Qatar (and soon also through Africa) will halt Rubble:Euro exchange and instead require the use of the US$.

Southern Corridor Natural Gas Supplies

There is a lot going on below the surface in the Ukraine. It is a choke point from an Energy, Economic and Military perspective.

This is all laid out clearly in a fast paced 22 minutes with 25 detailed slides.


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Gordon T. Long has been publically offering his financial and economic writing since 2010, following a career internationally in technology, senior management & investment finance. He brings a unique perspective to macroeconomic analysis because of his broad background, which is not typically found or available to the public.

Mr. Long was a senior group executive with IBM and Motorola for over 20 years. Earlier in his career he was involved in Sales, Marketing & Service of computing and network communications solutions across an extensive array of industries. He subsequently held senior positions, which included: VP & General Manager, Four Phase (Canada); Vice President Operations, Motorola (MISL - Canada); Vice President Engineering & Officer, Motorola (Codex - USA).

After a career with Fortune 500 corporations, he became a senior officer of Cambex, a highly successful high tech start-up and public company (Nasdaq: CBEX), where he spearheaded global expansion as Executive VP & General Manager.

In 1995, he founded the LCM Groupe in Paris, France to specialize in the rapidly emerging Internet Venture Capital and Private Equity industry. A focus in the technology research field of Chaos Theory and Mandelbrot Generators lead in the early 2000's to the development of advanced Technical Analysis and Market Analytics platforms. The LCM Groupe is a recognized source for the most advanced technical analysis techniques employed in market trading pattern recognition.

Mr. Long presently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, continuing the expansion of the LCM Groupe's International Private Equity opportunities in addition to their core financial market trading platforms expertise. is a wholly owned operating unit of the LCM Groupe.

Gordon T. Long is a graduate Engineer, University of Waterloo (Canada) in Thermodynamics-Fluid Mechanics (Aerodynamics). On graduation from an intensive 5 year specialized Co-operative Engineering program he pursued graduate business studies at the prestigious Ivy Business School, University of Western Ontario (Canada) on a Northern & Central Gas Corporation Scholarship. He was subsequently selected to attend advanced one year training with the IBM Corporation in New York prior to starting his career with IBM.

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