Nuland at Brookings

Nuland at Brookings
by Stephen Lendman
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is one of many hardcore neocons infesting Obama’s administration.
On January 27, she spoke at Washington’s Brookings Institution. An elitist think tank supporting wealth, power and privilege. An establishment organization representing America’s dark side.
Deploring peace. Promoting war. Featuring speakers like Nuland discussing “unity in challenging times. Building on transatlantic resolve.” More on her comments below.
A previous article explained her hardcore background. A foreign service official for Democrat and Republican administrations.
Earlier she covered Russian internal politics at Washington’s Moscow embassy.
Served on the Soviet Desk in Washington. Worked in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Served in Guangzhou, China. 
Was Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. Directed a task force on Russia, its neighbors and an expanding NATO.
Was Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott’s chief of staff. Was US Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO. 
Was Dick Cheney’s principal Deputy National Security Advisor. Was Permanent US Representative to NATO.
A former National War College faculty member. Obama’s special envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
On September 18, 2013, she was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Her husband, Robert Kagan, co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). A neocon foreign policy theorist/hardliner.
He advised John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Served on Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is PNAC’s current incarnation. Kagan is a board of directors member. Representing the worst of America’s dark side. So does Nuland.
She was Obama’s point person in charge of manipulating regime change in Ukraine. Replacing its democratically elected government with fascist thugs.
Very much involved in Kiev’s aggression on Donbas. She promotes “transatlantic resolve” against Russia.
Wants pro-Western fascist governance replacing its sovereign independence. A US-installed stooge replacing Putin. 
Eliminating a major rival. Transforming Russia into a US colony. Brookings’ Center on the United States and Europe/anti-Putin ideologue, Fiona Hill, introduced Nuland.
Called her “one of our most distinguished public servants and diplomats. (At) the forefront of many of the major crises that we’ve been dealing with over the last several months.”
Heavily involved in creating crises. Mainly Ukraine. Blamed Russia for Kiev’s crimes. Irresponsibly accused Moscow of “aggression.”
Urged greater NATO presence close to Russia’s border, saying:
“All NATO allies must continue to contribute to the land, sea, and air assurance mission all along NATO’s eastern front line.” 
“All must contribute to NATO’s new spearhead force which will allow us to speed forces to trouble spots, and we must install command and control centers in all six front-line states as soon as possible.”
NATO is an offensive killing machine. Nuland lied calling it “a defensive alliance.” When its only enemies are ones it invents.
“Our goal is deterrence of aggression,” she said. US-dominated NATO’s goal is world conquest. 
Waging multiple direct and proxy wars to achieve it. Responsible for mass slaughter and destruction. Multi-trillions of dollars spent for making the world safe for monied interests.
“Our fight against ISIL and its affiliates” requires transatlantic unity, she claimed. ISIL/ISIS/IS and similar terrorist groups are US foot soldiers.
Recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed at CIA/US special forces bases Turkey, Jordan and Georgia. 
Used against America’s adversaries. Earlier against Libya’s Gaddafi. Currently against Syria’s Assad.
Perhaps heading for Ukraine. Nuland ludicrously calls it the “frontline for freedom.” Her comments sounded like bad fiction.
Saying “(o)ver the past year, we have all rejoiced in (its) successes.”
Including replacing democracy with fascist tyranny. Tolerating no opposition. Abolishing human and civil rights. 
Holding sham elections with no legitimacy whatever. Shutting down independent media.
Waging dirty war without mercy on its own citizens. Against self-defense forces wanting democratic freedoms. What everyone deserves.
Washington wants Russia’s government toppled. Nuland turned truth on its head claiming otherwise.
Saying “we…want…a strong democratic Russia. (A) Russia that works with us, and with Europe, to build peace and security in the region and globally.”
No world leader works harder for regional peace and stability than Putin. None more aggressively pursues war than Obama.
Putin supports a sovereign independent Ukraine. At peace internally and with its neighbors. 
US policy is polar opposite. Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions.
Not according to Nuland. Blaming Moscow for US/Kiev crimes. Ludicrously claiming “an off-ramp for Russia, a route back to better ties with all of us, and it’s very, very simple.”
“The minute Russia allows Ukraine to control its side of the international border, and stops fueling the conflict the situation will improve.”
In other words, peace in Ukraine depends on Russia observing Washington rules. Surrendering its sovereignty. 
Letting America control Eurasia en route to global dominance. Hill called Nuland’s address “inspiring.”
Admitted Washington wants Western-style governance replacing sovereign Russian independence. 
Ukraine is the pretext. Regime change the objective. By color revolution or war.
Soviet Russia’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev expressed grave concerns about what’s ongoing in two recent interviews.
In mid-January, he told Der Spiegel he’s “truly and deeply concerned.” Asked about possible major conflict in Europe, he said “inevitably (it would) lead to nuclear war.”
“(S)tatements from both sides and the propaganda lead me to fear the worst.”
“I don’t say things lightly. I am a man with a conscience. But that’s the way things are. I am truly and deeply concerned,” he stressed.
“NATO’s eastward expansion” destroyed European security. Responsible Russian proposals are “arrogantly ignored by the West.”
“We are now seeing the results.” He called Ukraine’s conflict personal. He’s “half Ukrainian.” On his mother’s side. 
His wife Raisa was Ukrainian. She died in 1999. He has relatives and friends in Ukraine. 
When Soviet Russia dissolved, “America…started building a global empire,” said Gorbachev. “(A) mega empire.”
“(S)urrounding Russia with so-called rings of defense – NATO’s eastward expansion.” 
Intervening militarily instead of seeking peace and stability. When NATO raped Yugoslavia, it “triggered a backlash in Russia.”
“No Kremlin leader” could ignore what happened. Or what followed. Gorbachev said he urged both sides in Ukraine to resolve conflict diplomatically.
What’s ongoing “threat(ens) the entire world,” he stressed. His pleas for peace and stability “fell on deaf ears,” he said.
Gorbachev is aged 83. His strength and health are waning, he explained. In the last 18 months, he had “three serious operations.”
“The whole world is fighting against aging,” he said. “(B)ut there’s nothing you can do about it.”
“In some ways I feel old, but in others I feel young.” In the time he has left, he wants to “live life and not just survive or vegetate and wait for death.
He’ll travel to America to lecture, he said. His only source of income besides his books, he explained.
“I still have goals and that keeps me going. I want to continue to be part of the discussion about Russia’s future, about global peace and environmental protection.” 
“I want to write books, give lectures, attend conferences and give interviews.”
Asked if he fears death, he said “not at all.”
On January 29, he said “the US has already dragged us into a new Cold War, trying to openly implement its idea of triumphalism.”
“…I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid (Washington) might take the risk.”
“All we hear from the US and the EU now is sanctions against Russia.”
“Are they completely out of their minds? The US has been totally ‘lost in the jungle’ and is dragging us there as well.”
Things are on a collision course unless cooler heads stop it. Peace more than ever is vital. 
The alternative is humanity destroying nuclear war. Ongoing events aren’t encouraging.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at 
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