Victoria Nuland, a shadowy character in the Ukraine crisis

Ukraine seems doomed to infinite suffering. To its current domestic problems (economic problems and corruption, according to the European Union) in addition to those arising from the possible confrontation between NATO troops and Russia in its troubled territory, has been added in recent days the disastrous presence of Victoria J Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, in the negotiations between Washington and Moscow. Nuland’s murky background rarely comes to light in the hegemonic press, inside and outside the United States.

She is a career diplomat but more than anything a lobbyist for the main arms-producing companies in her country, including General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and other corporations whose profits grow in proportion to the warmongering of United States foreign policy and which in part they return to their mentors in the halls of Washington, including Nuland. It is not a minor fact that she is married to Robert Kagan, one of the harshest and warmongering neoconservatives, and that together they participate in a series of organizations and think tanks dedicated to exalting the essential American supremacism in world affairs. Both have a significant share of responsibility because they are among those who designed the tremendous military failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, among other war adventures.

Between 2003 and 2005 Nuland was one of the main advisers to Vice President Dick Cheney and a fervent promoter of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a policy that over the years produced a balance of half a million deaths, although there are estimates that are much higher. In his second term, President George W. Bush rewarded her for her belligerence and appointed her ambassador to NATO between 2005 and 2008, during which time he devoted himself to organizing international support for the occupation American in afghanistan. In 2013, Barack Obama appointed her Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, a position from which she actively promoted the protests of nationalist and neo-Nazi groups against the government of Viktor Yanukovych, then president of Ukraine and representative of the Party of Regions, opposed to the assimilation of Ukraine by the European Union and NATO. Not only Nuland sponsored the “soft coup” (which culminated in numerous bloody episodes) but, exceeding her powers, she personally participated in the demonstrations that the extreme right staged in Kiev’s Maidan Square at the end of December 2013 (view photo).

After the parliamentary removal of the Yanukovych government on February 22, 2014, the open US intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine became even more visible. Despite the fact that Washington assured that the problems of the European country should be resolved by the Ukrainians, Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt, the United States ambassador to Ukraine, were in charge of selecting who, among the opposition leaders, should take the reins of the government. The American option fell on Arseni Petrovich Yatseniuk, a lawyer and politician closely linked to the banks who on February 27, 2014 is appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine. In a telephone conversation between Pyatt and Nuland, the ambassador suggested that before making the proposal in favor of Yatseniuk (who snubbed other opposition leaders) it would be advisable to consult with the European Union. Nuland’s response was final, and thus it was recorded and spread throughout the world: “to hell with the European Union!” The submissive governments of the region, unworthy vassals of Washington according to Zbigniew Brzezinski, meekly accepted the insult. Angela Merkel and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, they limited themselves to saying that the words of the American were “absolutely unacceptable” without demanding any retraction. Hard sample of the moral and political bankruptcy of the European governments!

Days ago, and this is the reason why we write this note, Nuland stated that if the Russian invasion of Ukraine were to materialize, the “Nord-Stream 2” gas pipeline would – intended to transport gas from Russia to Western Europe without passing through Ukrainian territory – will not be able to start operating. If there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that the leading role of this character is bad news because it will reduce the chances of finding a diplomatic solution to the current Ukrainian crisis. Nuland, and with her the “hawks” of Washington, they are the most radicalized and violent expression of imperialism in the current phase of decline. They believe in the “civilizing mission” of their country (hence the idea of ​​the United States as “the essential nation”) and consider Russia and China as barbaric nations that threaten the stability of the current world (dis)order and that the only language they understand is that of force. That is why NATO has Russia surrounded from the Baltic to the Black Sea and the US war fleet is approaching Taiwan.


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