Victoria Nuland: Instigated Coup in Ukraine
By Ron Paul | January 18, 2021
With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th “violent coup attempt” at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don’t look to the mainstream media to report on this, however. Some of the same politicians and bureaucrats denouncing the ridiculous farce at the Capitol as if it were the equivalent of 9/11 have been involved for decades in planning and executing real coups overseas. In their real coups, many thousands of civilians have died.
Take returning Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, for example. More than anyone else she is the face of the US-led violent coup against a democratically-elected government in Ukraine in 2014. Nuland not only passed out snacks to the coup leaders, she was caught on a phone call actually plotting the coup right down to who would take power once the smoke cleared.
Unlike the fake Capitol “coup,” this was a real overthrow. Unlike the buffalo horn-wearing joke who desecrated the “sacred” Senate chamber, the Ukraine coup had real armed insurrectionists with a real plan to overthrow the government. Eventually, with the help of incoming Assistant Secretary of State Nuland, they succeeded – after thousands of civilians were killed.
As we were unfortunately reminded during the last four years of the Trump Administration, the personnel is the policy. So while President Trump railed against the “stupid wars” and promised to bring the troops home, he hired people like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo to get the job done. They spent their time “clarifying” Trump’s call for ending wars to mean he wanted to actually continue the wars. It was a colossal failure.
So it’s hard to be optimistic about a Biden Administration with so many hyper-interventionist Obama retreads.
While the US Agency for International Development (USAID) likes to sell itself as the compassionate arm of the US foreign policy, in fact USAID is one of the main US “regime change” agencies. Biden has announced that a top “humanitarian interventionist” – Samantha Power – would head that Agency in his Administration.
Power, who served on President Obama’s National Security Council staff and as US Ambassador to the UN, argued passionately and successfully that a US attack on the Gaddafi government in Libya would result in a liberation of the people and the outbreak of democracy in the country. In reality, her justification was all based on lies and the US assault has left nothing but murder and mayhem. Gaddafi’s relatively peaceful, if authoritarian, government has been replaced by radical terrorists and even slave markets.
At the end of the day, the Bush Republicans – like Rep. Liz Cheney – will join hands with the Biden Democrats to reinstate “American leadership.” This of course means more US overt and covert wars overseas. The unholy alliance between Big Tech and the US government will happily assist the US State Department under Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Assistant Secretary of State Nuland with the technology to foment more “regime change” operations wherever the Biden Administration sees fit. Finish destroying Syria and the secular Assad? Sure! Go back into Iraq? Why not? Afghanistan? That’s the good war! And Russia and China must be punished as well.
These are grave moments for we non-interventionists. But also we have a unique opportunity, informed by history, to denounce the warmongers and push for a peaceful and non-interventionist foreign policy.
Reblogged this on AuntyUta and commented:
I want this reblog so I can ponder about what it says a bit more.
“. . . planning and executing real coups overseas. In their real coups, many thousands of civilians have died. . .” This is the real world, isn’t it?
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It is difficult to take anything Ron Paul takes seriously. He always has sided with the rightwing extremist faction of the U.S. Republican Party which most people dismiss as not totally in touch with reality. Though he considers himself to be a “constitutionalist”, that strict adherence to the Constitution apparently ends with the 14th Amendment. He favors rolling back of the Civil Rights Act freeing entire sectors of the free market to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender. He opposes most government programs and supports yearly reductions of federal spending by over one trillion dollars.
His support for known hawks such as John Bolton and Mike Pompeo should be sufficient to show his support for foreign military intervention. Some of his top donors are defense contractors. He voted for the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorists. He proposed HR 3076 which would have unleashed a government-financed private army of mercenaries and assassins to indiscriminately and unaccountably kill terrorists irrespective of nationality.
Perhaps the best recommendation I can make regarding Ron Paul is to favor the reverse of whatever he says. While he is intelligent and definitely not a pathological liar such as Donald Trump, he has his own set of problems.
I’m curious, Lew, what do you disagree with in this article he’s written?
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Lew, if there is some truth in what Ron Paul says about American Foreign Policy, would you not like to know whether their Foreign Policy is to be continued more or less unchanged, or to what extend it might be changed under Biden? I say, going to war in foreign countries we really can do without.
Ron Paul writes, that we have “a unique opportunity, informed by history, to denounce the warmongers and push for a peaceful and non-interventionist foreign policy.”
I wonder, is there such a unique opportunity now? What do you think? Or do we need to have wars just to show how powerful we are? And why can we not be honest about it and admit that we support warmongers? And if we do not want to support them, why not say so? To say we cannot make up our minds about it, is not good enough.
By the way, I belong to the ‘mob’ that was peacefully demonstrating against the Iraq war! Yes, Howard said, we were ‘the mob’.
Maybe we feel, if we don’t have these wars, we cannot continue to have our ‘good’ lives. Maybe we just hope, we can cling to our good lives a bit longer despite climate change, nuclear threats and pandemics and the ever increasing imbalance between rich and poor. I wished we had more leaders who genuinely want to work for peace among all people!
Very well put, Aunty.
Thanks for reblogging, Aunty.
I happen to like Ron Paul and I believe he is a pacifist. He also seems to understand economics and has written the book “End the Fed,” which influenced me greatly.
Fact is, the US was born and bred on war. It has been expansionist since its inception and can’t seem to stay out of war for more than a few years. According to books such as “The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at Federal Reserve,”,” by G. Edward Griffin, the Fed was created in order to provide unlimited backing for J. P. Morgan’s overseas (mainly British) loans, when Europe was on the verge of WWI.
This central bank model was a re-incarnation of the central bank concept engineered by Hamilton as George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury. In 1789, the source of income for financing the central bank was the Whiskey Tax, which led to the Whiskey Rebellion. (George Washington was a major whiskey distiller, and profited by controlling the whiskey business).
Later, with the passage of the income tax and the Federal Reserve Act (under Woodrow Wilson in 1913), the Fed launched into the magical role of creating money out of thin air, which it lends to the federal government at interest.
The fact that the federal government and its debt has soared over the past century should come as no surprise to anyone. Nor should anyone be surprised that future generations are expected to pay perpetual interest on debt-backed currency that was spent in their names before they were even conceived or conceived of.
Thank you for your very thoughtful answer, Katherine. I was unaware of the history of the Whiskey Rebellion.
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