Victoria’s “Not So Secret” Meddling in Ukraine

February 9, 2014

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Who is Victoria Nuland and why do the Russians like to hear her “talk dirty” on the phone?
Amid the 50 billion-dollar distraction that is the Sochi Olympics, a scandal of Olympic proportions is brewing in the U.S. State Department.
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, using an unencrypted phone, was caught in an outright manipulation of political opposition figures in Ukraine. While discussing the reluctance of the E.U. to impose sanctions designed to hurt the pro-Russian government, Nuland blurted out “Fuck the E.U.”. The conversation was allegedly posted on YouTube by the Russians, intending to expose the meddling.

“Talk dirty to me”…
Nulands silver tongue was explained away by spokeswoman Jen Psaki as language she had learned while working on a Russian Trawler when she was 22 years-old. My estimate is that would have been around 1984. I have met lots of fishermen and longshoremen on the Pacific Coast and I have never heard of one of them serving on a Russian trawler. And to think that little girl grew up to be an American neo-con spearheading an operation to lure Ukraine into the reaches of western banks and potentially position Ukraine as a staging ground for western military interests.

The Fascist, The Boxer, and The “Wonk”.
Nulands “Hot Talk” revolved around three opposition leaders to the pro-Russian government run by Viktor Yanukovich. Nuland favors wonkish Arseniy Yatsenyuk to join Ukriaine’s government over German favored ex-boxer Vitali Klitschko and Fascist Oleh Tyahnybok, pictured above on the left of the photo.
Klitschko is described as not having done his homework, but the muscle on the streets represents avowed Fascist Tyahnybok.
Here’s part of a transcript of the intercepted call from a BBC news article:

“Nuland: Good. I don’t think Klitsch should go into the government. I don’t think it’s necessary, I don’t think it’s a good idea.

Pyatt: Yeah. I guess… in terms of him not going into the government, just let him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I’m just thinking in terms of sort of the process moving ahead we want to keep the moderate democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok [Oleh Tyahnybok, the other opposition leader] and his guys and I’m sure that’s part of what [President Viktor] Yanukovych is calculating on all this.

(skipping diologue)

Nuland: OK… one more wrinkle for you Geoff. [A click can be heard] I can’t remember if I told you this, or if I only told Washington this, that when I talked to Jeff Feltman [United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs] this morning, he had a new name for the UN guy Robert Serry did I write you that this morning?

Pyatt: Yeah I saw that.

Nuland: OK. He’s now gotten both Serry and [UN Secretary General] Ban Ki-moon to agree that Serry could come in Monday or Tuesday. So that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and to have the UN help glue it and, you know, Fuck the EU.”

So we see above that despite the talk about Ukrainian self-determination, this is an operation to stack the deck and if The E.U. is dragging it’s heels, then Nuland will bring the U.N. on a leash to bark their approval.

Now who exactly is Victoria Nuland?

According to Nuland’s Wipedia bio:

“Nuland is a career Senior Officer of the United States Foreign Service and has worked for both Democratic and Republican administrations. During the Bill Clinton administration, Nuland was chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott before moving on to serve as deputy director for former Soviet Union affairs. During the George W. Bush administration, she served as the principal deputy foreign policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney and then as U.S. ambassador to NATO. During the Barack Obama administration, she was special envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe before assuming the position of State Department spokesperson in summer 2011, which she held until February 2013.[2]”

Nuland is married to Neo-con Robert Kagan, co-founder of “The Project For a New American Century”,
the ultra-conservative think-tank that opined for “A new Pearl Harbor” for their middle-east regime-change plans to hatch. That event was recognized as the 9-11 attacks.

From Kagan’s bio:

“In 1983, Robert Kagan was foreign policy advisor to New York Republican Representative Jack Kemp. Between 1984 and 1986, he worked at the State Department Policy Planning Staff and was a speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz. From 1986 to 1988, he served in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs at the State Department.[citation needed] In 1997 he co-founded and served as a director for the now-defunct Project for the New American Century.[1][2][5]
Kagan spent 13 years as a Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, before joining the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow in the Center on United States and Europe in September 2010.[11][12][13][14][15] He was a foreign policy advisor to John McCain, the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election.[16][17]”
Robert Kagan’s brother is Fred Kagan:

(Fred) “Kagan authored the “real Iraq Study Group” report as the AEI’s rival to the ISG report of James Baker and Lee H. Hamilton in December 2006. The AEI report, titled Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq, was released on January 5, 2007, and Kagan was said to have won-over the ear of President George W. Bush,[3] strongly influencing his subsequent “surge” plan for changing the course of the Iraq War. Along with retired Gen. Jack Keane, retired Col. Joel Armstrong, and retired Maj. Daniel Dwyer, Kagan is credited as one of the “intellectual architects” of the surge plan.[4] According to Foreign Policy magazine, Kagan’s essay, “We’re Not the Soviets in Afghanistan,” influenced the strategic thinking of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, that reportedly influenced Gates’ decision to support sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.[5]”
In 2010, U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus — appointed by President Barack Obama to head international forces in Afghanistan — hired Kagan as one of two experts on fighting corruption.[6] An article in the Washington Post on 19 December 2012 discussed the relationship that the Kagans had with General Petraeus, and to a much lesser extent with his successor in July 2011, Gen John R. Allen. It discussed various visits made by the Kagans from mid-2010 including their having been given access to the Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center in Petraeus’ headquarters. It commented on and raised questions about their sponsorship by Defense contractors through the American Enterprise Institute. It also detailed how the Kagans had become involved in Iraq in 2007 under an initiative by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who was their first introduction to Afghanistan in 2010.[7]”

As described by one critic, No family since John and Allen Dulles has had this much influence on American policy.

Nuland may have also been a burr under Obama’s saddle in the Benghazi affair. From her bio:

“Nuland has emerged as one of the key figures who have been accused by various sources of initiating a cover up of the 2012 Benghazi attack. After reading the first draft of the State Department talking points that stated that the incident was a coordinated terrorist attack, she sent a message writing that they “could be abused by members of Congress to beat the State Department for not paying attention to agency warnings so why would we want to seed the Hill.”[4] After this memo former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was given talking points that formed the basis of her statements on This Week with George Stephanopoulos,[5] Meet the Press,[6] State of the Union with Candy Crowley,[7] and Fox News Sunday.[8][9]”

In this respect, she may have set Susan Rice up for failure intentionally. It makes one wonder what her intent was speaking on unsecure phones in Ukraine.
Going back to this 2012 ABC news report, Obama asks then-Russian President Medvedev for elbow room on weapons agreements:

” At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.”

Since then, Obama has made agreements with Iran on weapons development and Russia on safeguarding Syrian gas weapons.
It would come as no surprise if the Nuland-Kagan cabal in the State Department isn’t out to sabotage the Obama administrations plans for negotiations, instead of war.

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2 Responses to Victoria’s “Not So Secret” Meddling in Ukraine

  1. Kate DeGraw on February 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Perhaps the Kagan brothers grew up with the Koch brothers!

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