THE COUP IN UKRAINE

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
THE COUP IN UKRAINE
Published 7-02-2014, 04:44

Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong is a former political counselor at Canadian Embassy in Moscow

In my last Sitrep I said that the West was trying to pull off a coup in Ukraine against the duly elected President.

We now have very strong evidence in the shape of an intercepted phone call betweenAssistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. They talk about how to arrange a new government and are not as supportive of the EU as they would be in public. Pretty hard to spin this as anything else but another "colour revolution”.

But, of course, suchalleged intercepts are often faked and by themselves aren’t necessarily evidence of anything.

But White House spokesman, Jay Carney has (probably inadvertently) admitted the veracity of the intercept. Surely he will attempt to walk this back once he realizes that he has given away the secret, but it’s too late.

The intercept ishere; the report of Carney’s press conference ishere.

Get it now before it is disappears down the memory hole.

So who made the intercept? Carney says Russia but Ukraine also has the capability. Whether Kiev or Moscow, they’re finally getting better at the propaganda war.

Will there be more intercepts coming?


Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
`Thinking about the unthinkable: ...
Institutions shape people, but then again people change and, at...
`Thinking about the unthinkable: ...
Top
popular in the journal
`Thinking about the unthinkable: ...

`Thinking about the unthinkable: ...

Institutions shape people, but then again people change and, at times, subvert the institutions in which they sit. There is no better illustration of this ancient piece ...
Hot Water in Ukraine

Hot Water in Ukraine

Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited Washington, determined to put a new, more confident face on his beleaguered country. He made an ...
Nuclear War threat from Ukraine...

Nuclear War threat from Ukraine...

The United States and Russia are dangerously close to stumbling into a war over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill hundreds of millions of people in a single day, a ...
Ukraine: An Apprehensive Bird’s...

Ukraine: An Apprehensive Bird’s...

The world’s political, military, and media antennae are now mostly catching signals from the Middle East, specifically from the area around ISIS. Briefly, my take on the ...
To Russia With Love

To Russia With Love

It’s not only the actor Gérard Depardieu, his new residency in Saransk, Mordovia, where he benefits from a 6 percent income tax rate as a "private entrepreneur” ...