A senior US diplomat has allegedly been caught using decidedly undiplomatic language by saying “fuck the EU over its position on Ukraine on an apparently bugged telephone conversation.
After tape of the conversation said to be between the top US diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt was published on YouTube, the US suggested Russia may have been involved in the hacking of the call.
This is dirty politics but not entirely unreasonable as the Obama administration is seeking support from its EU allies for its latest attempt to meddle in the affairs of a sovereign state. The Jug Eared Jihadist is unique for a man of his alleged intellect in that he does not learn from previous mistakes.
US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that if the Russians were responsible for listening to, recording and posting a private diplomatic telephone conversation, it would be “a new low in Russian tradecraft”.
When asked if the call was authentic, Ms Psaki would not directly confirm it was Ms Nuland’s voice but said: “I didn’t say it was inauthentic.” And that is as near to a definite answer as you will ever get from a career diplomat.
Paski said Mrs Nuland “has been in contact with her EU counterparts and of course has apologised for these reported comments”.
In the audio, voices resembling those of Mrs Nuland and Mr Pyatt discuss international efforts to resolve Ukraine’s ongoing political crisis.
At one point in the published recording, the voice that sounds like Mrs Nuland’s declares tht the EU position should be ignored and tells Mr Pyatt that Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary-general, is going to appoint Robert Serry, the former Dutch ambassador to Kiev as his representative in Ukraine. “That would be great I think to help glue this thing and have the UN glue it and you know, F*** the EU,” the voice says.
In a tweet, posted before the recording went viral on Thursday, the Russian aide, Dmitry Loskutov suggested the conversation was “sort of controversial judgment from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland speaking about the EU.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney referred to the tweet and Russia’s apparent interest in what has become a struggle between pro-Moscow and pro-Western camps in the former Soviet Republic, but did not comment on the authenticity saying US officials “do not discuss private conversations”. He said, “I would say that since the video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government, I think it says something about Russia’s role.”
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UPDATE – 9 February, 2014
Washington Response to Fuck EU Phone Call Confirms US-EU Regime-Change Conspiracy in Ukraine
Washingtons response has confirmed the authenticity of a YouTube clip of a leaked telephone conversation between US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt that emerged Thursday.
In the call, posted by an anonymous Russian source, Nuland and Pyatt discuss installing a new, pro-US government that will incorporate the fascistic opposition which has been leading street protests against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Even though Washingtons campaign for regime-change has been coordinated with the European Union (EU), and particularly with Berlin, in the phone conversation with Pyatt, Nuland attacks the EU for being insufficiently aggressive, saying at one point, Fuck the EU.
Asked about the leaked video, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, I didnt say it was inauthentic. She added that Nuland was in contact with her EU counterparts and, of course, has apologized for these reported comments.
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