On 7 February 2014, Oriental Review posted “What about apologizing to Ukraine, Mrs. Nuland?” including a link to the recordings of two successive phone-conversations, uploaded to the Internet the day before, one (up through 04:10) with Obama’s Victoria Nuland telling the U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine whom to appoint (“Yats”) to run the Ukrainian Government after the coup (which would occur two weeks later) and including her subsequently famous line, “F–k the EU,” because the EU’s leaders wouldn’t like to be publicly associated with such boldly nazi (i.e., racist-fascist) people as Obama’s representative was now choosing to run that country; and the other (after 04:10 and spoken in German) between Helga Maria Schmid the EU’s Political Director (also titled the Deputy Director of the EU’s Diplomatic Corps), and Jan Tombinsky the EU’s Ambassador to Ukraine; and this portion of the tape being translated into English at that Oriental Review link, in the printed transcript they were providing of the entire tape.
Schmid told Tombinsky there: “The Americans are beating about the bush and saying that our stand is too soft. They believe we should be stronger and apply sanctions [against Russia]. I talked to Cathy [Catherine Ashton, the EU's Foreign Affairs chief] and she agrees with us on the matter we were discussing last time. We will do it but we must arrange everything in a clever way [i.e., so as to fool the European public into believing that their leaders care about democracy]. … I want you to know that it would be detrimental to our interests if we see in the newspapers that «The European Union does not support freedom» [by its supporting coup-installed nazis to rule in Ukraine]. Cathy will not like it [to be exposed].”
The rot, at the top, is so dangerous, it must stop.
But who will even let the public know about it?
Then, ten days later, on 17 February 2014, Paul Craig Roberts blogged, “US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters,” and he reported that:
A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert Ukraine.
One reader wrote: “My wife, who is of Ukrainian nationality, has weekly contact to her parents and friends in Zhytomyr [NW Ukraine]. According to them, most protesters get an average payment of 200-300 grivna, corresponding to about 15-25 euro. As I additionally heard, one of the most active agencies and ‘payment outlets’ on EU side is the German ‘Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’, being closely connected to the CDU, i.e. Mrs. Merkel’s party.”
Johannes Loew of the Internet site elynitthria.net/ writes: “I am just back from Ukraine (I live in Munich/Germany) and I was a lot at the Maidan. Most of those people get only 100 grivna. 300 is for Students.”
As I reported on February 12, “Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine,” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/02/12/washington-orchestrated-protests-destabilizing-ukraine/
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, a rabid Russophobe and neoconservative warmonger, told the National Press Club last December that the US has “invested” $5 billion in organizing a network to achieve US goals in Ukraine in order to give “Ukraine the future it deserves.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37599.htm
Nuland is the Obama regime official who was caught red-handed naming the members of the Ukrainian government Washington intends to impose on the Ukrainian people once the paid protesters have unseated the current elected and independent government.
How many Americans managed to know about this Obama rot via the U.S. “news” media such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, NYT, WP, PBS, NPR, The Nation, Mother Jones, The Progressive, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Salon, Slate, HuffingtonPost, Alternet, CommonDreams, etc.? Since this is the Republican Obama that’s being displayed, even the overtly Republican “news” media such as Fox have hidden it. And the “liberal” press also do, because they don’t want the public to know that Obama is a closeted Republican. (For example, The Progressive is published by Lisa Graves with money from George Soros, who was one of the investors in Obama’s nazi takeover of Ukraine.)
How can the American people vote intelligently if the aristocracy who own the “news” media won’t even let them know what’s really being done by the leaders they elect? How can democracy survive a deceived public?
If congressional Democrats want to restore democracy to this country, they’ll have to introduce the first impeachment resolution against Barack Obama. If they don’t do that, then the entire political class in this country is complicit in the termination of American democracy — it’s not just the Republicans who are fascists.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.