December 13, 2013
Victoria Nuland, assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, addressed the U.S. - Ukraine Foundation on December 13, 2013. Note the Exxon and Chevron logos flanking both sides of her podium. A little after 7 minutes into her speech, Nuland informed her audience the US spent over $5 billion supporting the goal of Ukraine joining the E.U..
January 28, 2014
A little after 3 minutes into this intercepted phone call between Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, Nuland said, "F--- the EU," and more importantly, a little after 1 minute, Nuland told Pyatt the names of the people she wanted governing Ukraine nearly a month before the democratically elected Ukraine president had been ousted. One of her picks is a Neonazi:
I think Yats is the guy who's got the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the... what he needs is Klitsch and Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I just think Klitsch going in... he's going to be at that level working for Yatseniuk, it's just not going to work.Nuland championing Oleh Tyahnybok, a neonazi, to be part of the cabinet says it all.
in 2004 leader Oleh Tyahnybok gave a speech attacking what he called "the Moscow-Jewish mafia ruling Ukraine" and in another speech declared: "the Moskali, Germans, Kikes and other scum who wanted to take away our Ukrainian state."Nuland's conversation puts US support of Ukraine protests into perspective. Clearly US meddling is not out of respect for the EU ("F_ck the EU"), democracy (the democratically elected President had to flee for his life), or for the fair treatment of the people of Ukraine (got Neonazis?), but for regime change to a motley crew who will tow their line or else.
Chevron is interested in fracking the Ukraine.
The [Chevron] effort is likely to include hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of the shale rock to see if oil and gas can be produced in commercially viable amounts. Because of the risks that environmentalists say fracking poses to groundwater and geological stability, it is out of favor in much of Europe.Frack the EU, indeed.