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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..
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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.

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Frack the Ukraine...

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by CIndyCasella on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:06:39 AM PST

  •  Mrs. Kagan is an incompetent neocon (4+ / 0-)
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    corvo, Orla, salmo, CIndyCasella

    who should be replaced.

    "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

    by Paleo on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:22:17 AM PST

  •  Vicky surfaces? (0+ / 0-)

    She has been very, very quiet since that phone call was leaked.

  •  why is this person (1+ / 0-)
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    CIndyCasella

    still employed by this administration?

    •  The Ukraine crisis is hurting the Democratic Party (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, protectspice

      in midterm elections and has put Obama in a very bad situation.  Nuland's allegiance to Dick Cheney is what this outcome points to, not Obama, nor the Democratic Party.

      Why indeed.  That's a very good question.  

      Her husband was the co-founder of PNAC, Project for a New American Century, and Jeb Bush and Dick Cheney were both members.  This organization successfully lobbied for/planned all the wars we've been engaging in, starting with Iraq.  They're good and mad at Obama and Putin over not getting the wars they wanted with Syria and Iran due to detente, and they're the two people in the hot seats right now over this latest intrigue.

      Read this article about how her brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Kimberly Kagan, had a weird hold over General Petraeus.  A general said that their control was perhaps due to their ability to write Op-eds in the MSM.  Therein lies the rub.  These neocon folks can put their MSM smear machine in high gear at a moment's notice.

      Civilian analysts gained Petraeus’s ear while he was commander in Afghanistan

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 08:58:38 AM PST

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      •  I have long held that Barack Obama (1+ / 0-)
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        is basically a true conservative in his private opinions. I would align his conservatism with that of the old eastern Republicans like Jack Kemp or Rockefeller. My opinion has been constantly reinforced from day one of President Obama's administration by the president's own inaction regarding keeping Bush appointees in his administration. I do not expect that the president would go on a witch hunt to purge all Bush holder-overs from his administration. However neither has he made it known to all of his cabinet level people that he would like to see Republican hold-overs removed from politically sensitive positions. I also understand that this would apply to appointed positions and not civil service positions. The failure to clean house has come back to create a number of problems for the Obama administration.

        Another self-inflicted  problem created by President Obama is his lack of any real working connection with the Democratic members of Congress. Obama has behaved more like an Independent candidate elected to the presidency than a Democrat elected to the presidency. This communication failure has prevented the development any significant political strategy planning against the Republicans, and as a result lead to the big Republican gains in the 2010 election. If politicians don't talk together they cannot plan together, share information, and strength ties and dedication, all of which result in many missed opportunities over the past five years.

      •  It has been my contention for some time now (0+ / 0-)

        . . . that the difference between the neoconservative U.S. foreign-policy camp & the neoliberal (or, liberal interventionist) camp is a matter of degree rather than kind. Both camps advocate a "muscular", interventionist foreign policy, albeit with slightly different rationalizations. Both camps believe in using military power to achieve U.S. foreign-policy objectives. Both camps extol the concept of American "exceptionalism", i.e., the notion that the U.S. is such a righteous & chosen country that it need not feel bound by the same international law that applies to everyone else. Both camps enthusiastically supported Bush & Cheney's glorious adventure in Iraq &, for the most part, remain unapologetic about it.

        Ukraine is part of their agenda. The goal is global domination for the U.S., which in this region means rolling back Russian power & influence whenever & wherever possible. So now that Russia has been pushing back, they collective pound their fists on the table & demand that Russia do as we say & not as we do.

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