The Twilight Zone Of The US State Department

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Above: December 10, 2013 by Ukrainian Union Opposition press services hows US Assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (R) and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt (L) distributing cakes to riot policemen on the Independence Square in Kiev on December 10, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW KRAVCHENKO

Note: In a State Department press conference the spokesman for State, Jen Psaki, claimed the US does not support changes in government unless they are democratic. This brought the AP reporter, Matthew Lee to question that statement. Of course, there have been many US inspired coup’s around the world.  In Venezuela, US involvement in the attempted coup in  when Chavez was president is one example of many. So, the denial by State regarding the Maduro coup should be questioned, indeed doubted. The role of the United States in coups around the world brings to mind the recent coup in the Ukraine.  We included some photos in this article that highlight the involvement of the US in that coup. The US public has been told that Russia is the aggressor despite the reality that the US supported a coup of the democratically elected government of Ukraine but the State Department.

“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop … the Twilight Zone.” (American Television series, 1959-1965)

State Department Daily Press Briefing, February 13, 2015. Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, questioned by Matthew Lee of The Associated Press.

Sen. John McCain (R) shakes hands with a protester during a mass opposition rally at Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013.

Sen. John McCain (R) shakes hands with a protester during a mass opposition rally at Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013.

Lee: Not in this case.

Psaki: – is that we do not support, we have no involvement with, and these are ludicrous accusations.

Lee: In this specific case.

Psaki: Correct.

Lee: But if you go back not that long ago, during your lifetime, even – (laughter)

Psaki: The last 21 years. (Laughter.)

Lee: Well done. Touché. But I mean, does “longstanding” mean 10 years in this case? I mean, what is –

Psaki: Matt, my intention was to speak to the specific reports.

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Lee: I understand, but you said it’s a longstanding US practice, and I’m not so sure – it depends on what your definition of “longstanding” is.

Psaki: We will – okay.

Lee: Recently in Kyiv, whatever we say about Ukraine, whatever, the change of government at the beginning of last year was unconstitutional, and you supported it. The constitution was –

Psaki: That is also ludicrous, I would say.

Lee: – not observed.

Psaki: That is not accurate, nor is it with the history of the facts that happened at the time.

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland together Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left) Source Reuters

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland together with coup leaders Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (L to R) Vitaly Klitschko and Arseniy Yatseniuk. In a taped call before the coup, Nuland selected Yatseniuk to be the next leader of Ukraine. Source Reuters

Lee: The history of the facts. How was it constitutional?

Psaki: Well, I don’t think I need to go through the history here, but since you gave me the opportunity –- as you know, the former leader of Ukraine left of his own accord.

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Leaving the Twilight Zone … The former Ukrainian leader ran for his life from those who had staged the coup, including a mob of vicious US-supported neo-Nazis.

If you know how to contact Ms. Psaki, tell her to have a look at my list of more than 50 governments the United States has attempted to overthrow since the end of the Second World War. None of the attempts were democratic, constitutional, peaceful, or legal; well, a few were non-violent.

  • Dawn Wolfson

    A link to the list would have been nice..

  • kevinzeese

    We gave a link in the by-line. See http://williamblum.org/aer/read/137. It is the 2nd story so it may not have been obvious.

  • Dawn Wolfson

    I looked twice, so not obvious. 🙂 But I was able to Google it….