By searching further a day later, there are several articles in the media. Ms. Nuland spoke before a Senate hearing, thus indeed a BS statement not worth a deflated US dime.
Victoria Nuland : the U.S. is ready to "ease sanctions if Russian forces leave Ukraine"
The U.S. Deputy State Department Secretary Victoria Nuland said the United States is ready to ease sanctions against Russia for the sake of "serious negotiations" on Ukraine and the withdrawal of Russian troops from there. In addition, Ms. Nuland said that the Abrams tanks will not be at Ukraine's disposal in time for its spring offensive against Russia.
"In the context of the Russian decision to engage in serious negotiations and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and return the territories, I would, of course, welcome the easing of sanctions," Victoria Nuland said at a Senate hearing.
According to Ms. Nuland, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has a similar position.
Earlier today, on January 26, the United States added more sanctions on Russia and its officials.
The Atlantic Rift | by Alexander G Rubio @EuroTrib on Feb 1st, 2006 |
Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the advent of the Iraq war in particular, but really predating those events by at least a decade, there's been a perception that the Atlantic powers have been drifting apart, and, on the American side, that Europe has grown complacent and unwilling to stand up in defence of itself or its principles.
This notion was famously popularised by Robert Kagan in his phrase, "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus". 1 The same attitude underlies historian Victor Davis Hanson's "Letter to the Europeans", published in The National Review Online on January 6 of this year, decrying what he saw as European failure to live up to their heritage.
Note 1 : Robert Kagan, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. [link to book]
We are all from Mars now as I have predicted this development from 2005 forward.
This is going to be a long drawn-out war with many more deaths, casualties and destruction. Primarily the people in Ukraine will suffer, does the West really care? I doubt it as here in The Netherlands everyone is busy with their job and to secure income to lead a happy life with their family members. All pleasures a wealthy nation can provide, Ukraine is a far away dispute not on everyone's mind.
The Neoconservative Theory of International Politics | Sept. 2018 |
Kristol's core four 'theses' of neoconservative foreign policy are as follows:
1. Patriotism is a natural and healthy sentiment and should be encouraged by both private and public institutions.
If we are to take Kristol at face value, clearly there is no point of going forward with looking at neoconservatism as an IR [International Relations] theory, for his set of attitudes is just that. And yet, his four core theses are built upon a series of assumptions, including that about regime type, anarchy, interest formation, and collective security that make it appear to be much closer to an IR theory than a simple `persuasion.'
- International institutions that point to an ultimate world government should be regarded with the deepest suspicion.
- Statesmen should, above all, have the ability to distinguish friends from enemies.
- For a great power, the "national interest" is not a geographical term.
Where are the Barbarians located in the Real World mr. Josep Borrell, not infected by your rearing and imagination.
Strictly fictionary sourced from an ultra-conservative Irish citizen ...
'Solving' Middle Europe|
Ralph Adams Cram's First-World-War Plan for Redrawing Borders
Ralph Adams Cram was not just one of the most influential American architects of the first half of the twentieth century: he was a rounded intellectual who expressed his thinking in fiction, essays, and books in addition to the buildings he designed.
All the same, amidst the clamours of the First World War this architect of buildings played the architect of peoples and sketched out his idea of what Europe after the war -- presuming the defeat of the Central Powers -- would look like.
In A Plan for the Settlement of Middle Europe: Partition Without Annexation, Cram set out his model for the territorial redivision of central and eastern Europe "to anticipate an ending consonant with righteousness, and to consider what must be done... forever to prevent this sort of thing happening again".
Cram, who provided a map as a general guide, predicted the return of Alsace-Lorraine to France, Schleswig-Holstein to Denmark, the Trentino and Trieste to Italy, much of Transylvania to Romania, Posen to a restored Poland, and Silesia divided in three.
Fundamental to the architect's thinking was that "neither Germany, Austria-Hungary, nor Turkey can be permitted to exist as integral or even potential empires". Austria and Hungary would be split and Germany needed to be partitioned (not, as some later plans had it, annexed).
Ralph Adams Cram -- American architect and writer (1863-1942)
Nuland: US ready to discuss easing sanctions against Russia after withdrawal of its troops from Ukraine | Azeri Report - April 29, 2022 |
The US is ready to discuss the easing of sanctions against Russia after the withdrawal of its troops from Ukraine, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, Report informs.
If the Russians leave, there could be some easing of sanctions, Nuland noted. But the US must also be ready to return these sanctions, reapply them if Putin returns or threatens to return, she said.
She added that Ukraine can ask for international peacekeepers to monitor the agreement on the withdrawal of troops and ensure security along the borders.
Vicky Nuland in Pow-Wow with war party in US Congress - March 9, 2022
U.S. Under Secretary of State Nuland on Accelerating Aid to Ukraine and Sanctions Against Russia
Nuland and members of the committee expressed concern that conditions would continue to deteriorate in Ukraine. Committee Chairman Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said, "I am afraid - and I hope I'm dead wrong - that this may be just the beginning of the fight for Ukraine's existence...We are prepared to support the Ukrainian people. But it may be a long road. So while the response of the past 12 days is valiant, it cannot be the end."
Menendez acknowledged that the Ukrainians are fighting for more than their own physical and national survival. "The fight for Ukraine is a fight for democracy. A fight for freedom." Nuland said Putin is "testing the foundations of international law and he is testing us all," and added that "Ukrainians are fighting for their nation's survival, but they are also fighting for all of us."
Senators who oppose the administration's negotiations to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal that President Donald Trump jettisoned expressed concern that Russia might benefit from any such arrangement. And several committee members said they opposed any plans to supplement U.S. energy supplies with oil from Venezuela.
Nuland said the administration is moving urgently to both provide the needed aid to Ukraine and ensure that sanctions against Russia exert maximum pressure on Putin from countries and economies around the world.
"From the U.S. perspective, the endgame is the strategic defeat of President Putin in this adventure," Nuland said.
More on suspending talks with Iran on JCPOA nuclear deal and boycott of Venezuelan oil export ...
Mission Accomplished: A thirty years war fighting terror under leadership and inspiration from America.
When will the global community stand up realizing the United States is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Remarks by Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at a UN Security Council High-Level Briefing on Global Counterterrorism
Last year, the world faced more than 8,000 terrorist incidents, across 65 countries, killing more than 23,000 people - stories like Mrs. Anjali, of families and communities left shattered, stories of unbelievable horror and desperation, but also of heroism like hers.
Other recent attacks around the world - the bombing of a police station in Indonesia, the coup attempt in Germany, and hateful incidents here in our country - remind us that no country is safe from this threat, and it cannot be defeated by any of us alone or by any regional bloc. We must all work together.
It is incumbent upon us to tackle these issues jointly - from the under- and ungoverned spaces susceptible to terrorist control, to the desperate conditions conducive to recruitment, to the sources of illicit financing, to the perverse ideologies spreading online and across borders.
The UN now estimates that racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism, what we call REMVE, has increased over 320 percent in recent years, with worrying new transnational links among groups.
This ideology, rooted in perennial hate like xenophobia, racism, antisemitism, and all forms of bigotry, has found common cause online, with new members being recruited through various social media platforms, and fake and manipulated photos quickly spreading misinformation and hate.
It is therefore critical that we build on our shared capabilities to better detect, degrade, and respond to these new threats.
That's why we are working with partners to strengthen their domestic law enforcement, judicial capabilities, and border security, improve intelligence and information sharing on these threats, and sever key sources of terrorist-financing.
In May, we launched the Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Forum in Berlin, bringing together law enforcement officials from some 40 countries to build capacity and share best practices.
After the Patriot Act, more shit initiated by American [In]Justice Department and Policing. Remember the cops in Ferguson Missouri??
There's nothing Jewish about fighting against Palestinian freedom or militarizing the police | JVP - Dec. 2022 |
Written during the height of the Black-led uprisings in June 2020 sparked by the police murder of George Floyd. Entitled "Law Enforcement Trainings in Israel" and authored by senior staff at the ADL, the document details how the ADL, one of the main facilitators of police exchanges between the U.S. and Israel, was forced to acknowledge that its exchange program helped militarize U.S. police and harm communities of color.
The leaked memo also reveals that the ADL decided to disrupt their police exchange program in large part due to sustained campaigning by the nation-wide Deadly Exchange campaign and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). JVP, along with its coalition partners across the U.S., sees this as a key, vital step towards stopping the militarization of our communities, defunding and abolishing policing, and challenging the US-Israel alliance that maintains Israeli apartheid.
Before the Iraq War, US Special Forces and Army Units got city guerrilla training on location in Israel before doing damage in Baghdad and Fallujah. Vast experience from Jenin during the Second Intifada of Palestinians after the failed Oslo Accords under Ariel Sharon and Bibi Netanyahu.
No need to remind the community jihadist terrorism was nurtured and supported by both Israel and the US. Fighting on our side, the extremists were repeatedly called "freedom fighters" from Afghanistan in the 1980s, to Chechnya, Caucasus, Bosnia, Kosovo, Xinjiang, Libya, Egypt and Syria. The US quite easily and w/o blushing renamed the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq or MEK from an terrorist group to a opposition force we should support contra Ira. Thanks to strong lobby under leadership of John McCain, John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani.
As the bombing reprisal of Afghanistan lasted longer than the necessary three months, it became a war on Islam provoking a global backlash of terror acts and easy recruitment of thousands of fighters. Many jihadists received training from UK and U.S. Special Forces in top secret camps in Northern Jordan and Camp Bondsteel in Albania. Destroying planet Earth one nation at a time.
The illegal invasion of Iraq under false pretenses is a major war crime and crime against humanity. Under president Trump and the rightwing Republicans, Islamophobia peaked and due to the influx of Syrian 🇸🇾 refugees to Europe, xenophobia got an impulse leading to a political surge to the right across Europe, a breeding ground for violence and ultimate war. No time for peace ☮️ in Europe.
As our top EU diplomat so rightly put the issue forward: "It's Us vs Them" ... the jungle outside the beautiful garden of Europe. Similar words uttered by an infantile George Bush on the ruins of the Twin Towers in New York of mayor Rudy Giuliani. As Bush was briefed by Cheney and Rumsfeld on the urgency of the Iraq War through picture cards depicting Biblical scenes.
"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists"
Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People - Sept. 20, 2011
This mentality prevails now for some time across Europe and with the younger generation lacking any knowledge of European and World history. The knowledge stops at the turn of the century and the start of the digital age. We can remake the world is commonplace today. America's path of war to a NWO
How is Israel's land grab different from Russian occupation of Crimea and the Donbas? Western hypocrisy for all to see.
Free Palestine 🇵🇸 🇵🇸 🇵🇸
From the diaries ...
New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out | June 2018 |