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After leaving the Peace Summit in Jeddah, Victoria Nuland visited Niamey to give the miliary Junta a browbeating ... the military leaders would not stoop as low to meet a deputy secretary of State for Eastern European Affairs. Doors stayed shut.

Enough about Sullivan. Let us now turn to Victoria Nuland, an architect of the 2014 overthrow of the pro-Russian government in Ukraine, one of the American moves that led us to where we are, though it was Putin who initiated the horrid current war. The ultra-hawkish Nuland was promoted early this summer by Biden, over the heated objections of many in the State Department, to be the acting deputy secretary of state. She has not been formally nominated as the deputy for fear that her nomination would lead to a hellish fight in the Senate.

It was Nuland who was sent last week to see what could be salvaged after a coup led to the overthrow of a pro-Western government in Niger, one of a group of former French colonies in West Africa that have remained in the French sphere of influence. President Mohamed Bazoum, who was democratically elected, was tossed out of office by a junta led by the head of his presidential guard, General Abdourahmane Tchiani. The general suspended the constitution and jailed potential political opponents. Five other military officers were named to his cabinet. All of this generated enormous public support on the streets in Niamey, Niger's capital--enough support to discourage outside Western intervention.



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 17th, 2023 at 09:26:29 PM EST
Niger : une émissaire américaine a rencontré les auteurs du coup d'État

La numéro deux de la diplomatie américaine par intérim a indiqué avoir rencontré le général de brigade Moussa Salaou Barmou, nouveau chef d'état-major de l'armée, de même que d'autres responsables, mais n'avoir pas pu s'entretenir ni avec le chef des militaires au pouvoir, le général Abdourahamane Tiani, ni avec le président renversé Mohamed Bazoum.

Victoria Nuland a dit avoir proposé "de nombreuses options" pour mettre fin au coup d'État, de même que les "bons offices" des États-Unis "s'il y avait un désir de la part des responsables de revenir à l'ordre constitutionnel", tout en ajoutant ceci : "Je ne dirais pas que cette offre a été prise en compte de quelque manière que ce soit."»

[Remember the events leading up to the Maidan Massacre of Feb. 24, 2014 in Kyiv - "FU*K  the EU"]



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 17th, 2023 at 09:27:20 PM EST
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Brig. Gen. Moussa Salaou Barmou, who trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, helped oust Niger's democratically elected president | The Intercept |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 17th, 2023 at 09:28:20 PM EST
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Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on the Situation in Niger

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 17th, 2023 at 09:29:22 PM EST
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From Chi-Town bag man to ECOWAS asset: Bola Tinubu
...A 1993 report by IRS Special Agent Kevin Moss explained that "there is probable cause to believe that funds in certain bank accounts controlled by Bola Tinubu…represent proceeds of drug trafficking; therefore these funds are forfeitable to the United States."...
Which reminded me of Carol Moseley-Braun: From improbable rise to abrupt, ignominious fall
...As a Senator, Moseley Braun made trips with Matthews to Nigeria without notifying the State Department or the U.S. ambassador at a time when the United States had issued sanctions against that nation. Those trips garnered enough backlash to cost Moseley Braun re-election in 1998....
and, of course, The Understudies "with a white mother and a Kenyan father"
by Cat on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 12:42:37 AM EST
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