This hearing is available on C-Span for those who can stomach it: http://www.c-span.org/video/?324656-1/victoria-nuland-testimony-us-policy-toward-ukraine-Russia
This hearing dramatically shows the state of United States leaders — their willful ignorance, their staunch prejudices, their pompous outrage, their narrow education, and their appetite for war against Russia. The hearing played like theatre — completely orchestrated.
By Stephen Lendman, March 7, 2015
Posted on Global Research
On March 4, Nuland addressed House Foreign Affairs Committee members.
She called murdered US-funded, Boris Nemtsov a “freedom fighter, Russian patriot and friend.”
She absurdly called Ukraine “central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a ‘Europe whole, free and at peace.’ ”
Fact: Washington wants Ukraine used as a dagger against Russia’s heartland – with menacing US bases on its borders threatening is sovereign independence.
Nuland called US planned and implements year ago Maidan violence using well-trained Nazi thugs “peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians.”
“They braved frigid temperatures, brutal beatings and sniper bullets…Ukraine began to forge a new nation…holding free and fair election…and undertaking deep and comprehensive economic and political reforms.”
Fact: US-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s police showed remarkable restraint.
Fact: Washington-supported Nazi thugs bore full responsibility for beatings, sniper killings and other violence.
Fact: Ukrainian parliamentary and presidential elections were farcical – with no legitimacy whatever.
Fact: So-called economic reforms involve crushing hardships on already impoverished Ukrainians in return for loan-shark-of-last-resort IMF blood money.
Fact: No responsible political reforms exist. None are planned. It bears repeating. Ukraine is a US-installed fascist dictatorship.
Nuland lied claiming
“enhance(d) (Ukrainian) transparency in public procurement, reduce(d) government inefficiency and corruption, (laws) making the banking system more transparent, and measures to improve the climate for business and…foreign investment.”
Ukrainian banking is a black hole of grand theft. State farmland and enterprises are being sold to Western predators at fire sale prices.
Corruption is worse than ever. Government and military officials are stealing everything they can get their dirty hands on – at the expense of imposing crushing austerity on deeply impoverished millions.
Hyperinflation grips the country. The “breadbasket” of Europe can’t feed its people. Rationing was imposed.
Energy prices skyrocketed to unaffordable levels. Ukraine symbolizes humanitarian disastrous conditions wherever America shows up.
Nuland recited a litany of Big Lies about the “new Ukraine,” – a Nazified menace to its people
Claiming it’s “building a peaceful, democratic, independent” nation is polar opposite truth.
She aimed the worst of her rant at Russia and Donbass freedom fighters.
She lied about Crimea “under illegal occupation” – ignoring near Crimean unanimity to reverse a historic mistake and rejoin Russia.
She turned truth on its head claiming
“(i)n eastern Ukraine, Russia and its separatist puppets unleashed unspeakable violence and pillage.”
“MH17 was shot down. Hundreds of Russian heavy weapons and troops poured across the border, fueling the conflict.”
“Sixteen Russian uninspected ‘humanitarian convoys’ entered Ukraine in violation of agreements with the Ukrainian government, the ICRC and the international community.”
“Donetsk airport was obliterated…Debaltseve, a key rail hub beyond the ceasefire lines, fell to separatist and Russian forces six days after Minsk was signed…”
“This is a manufactured conflict controlled by the Kremlin, fueled by Russian tanks and heavy weapons; financed at Russian taxpayers’ expense and costing the lives of young Russians…”
Fact: Kiev collaboratively with Washington launched naked aggression against Donbass residents wanting democratic rights everyone deserves – wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.
Fact: No Russian hoards “poured across (Ukraine’s) border.” Kiev’s own military chief said so.
No evidence whatever shows Russian involvement. None exists except photos exposed as fakes.
Fact: Washington and Kiev bear full responsibility for unleashing unspeakable violence against Donbass residents.
Fact: One or more Ukrainian warplanes downed MH17- a US/Kiev false flag. Russia and rebels had nothing to do with it.
Fact: Russia is the only nation delivering vitally needed humanitarian aid – inspected by ICRC representatives.
Fact: Minsk ceasefire terms included nothing about Debastseve.
Fact: Washington and Kiev “manufactured” Donbass’ conflict – not Moscow or rebels.
Not a single House Foreign Affairs Committee member challenged Nuland’s obvious and outrageous Big Lies.
They accepted them as gospel. They let an unindicted war criminal insult them.
Russia and rebels are consistently and wrongfully blamed for US/Kiev crimes.
Obama wants war, not peace. He wants unchallenged control over America’s newest colony. He wants it pillaged for profit.
He wants it as a stepping-stone toward long sought regime change in Russia – replacing its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet governance.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.