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    Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    'Some undiplomatic language by the top U.S. diplomat for Europe has rattled relations with the European Union and added more tension to the East-West strains over Ukraine’s political crisis.

    “F--k the EU,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said in a private phone call expressing frustration with European Union efforts to resolve Ukraine’s political turmoil.

    On the eve of Russia’s showcase Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. suggested today that Moscow’s intelligence apparatus was responsible for the leaked tape of the intercepted phone call, apparently made last month, between Nuland and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki blamed Russian “tradecraft” -- a word used to describe espionage activity -- after an unknown individual posted the audio recording on Google Inc.’s (GOOG) YouTube. The clip, subtitled in Russian rather than Ukrainian and accompanied by photographs and images of people mentioned in the call, was reported earlier today by the Kyiv Post earlier today as Nuland arrived for talks in the Ukrainian capital.

    While saying the U.S. doesn’t know who recorded the call or posted it, Psaki said an aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was the first to draw attention to it in a posting on Twitter Inc. (TWTR) The aide, Dmitry Loskutov, tweeted in English: “Sort of controversial judgment from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland speaking about the EU.”

    “We think this is a new low in Russian tradecraft, in terms of publicizing, posting,” Psaki told reporters today in Washington.

    U.S. Apology

    Psaki didn’t dispute the authenticity of the recording and said Nuland has called EU officials to apologize. Psaki joked that those who know her aren’t surprised by her language in private conversations..'


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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'Some undiplomatic language by the top U.S. diplomat for Europe has rattled relations with the European Union and added more tension to the East-West strains over Ukraine’s political crisis.

    “F--k the EU,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said in a private phone call expressing frustration with European Union efforts to resolve Ukraine’s political turmoil.

    On the eve of Russia’s showcase Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. suggested today that Moscow’s intelligence apparatus was responsible for the leaked tape of the intercepted phone call, apparently made last month, between Nuland and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki blamed Russian “tradecraft” -- a word used to describe espionage activity -- after an unknown individual posted the audio recording on Google Inc.’s (GOOG) YouTube. The clip, subtitled in Russian rather than Ukrainian and accompanied by photographs and images of people mentioned in the call, was reported earlier today by the Kyiv Post.'


    Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine - Bloomberg
    Not sure how this shows much of a "US role."
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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    I say **** the EU all the time.
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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    I listened to the alleged recording and it sounded like nothing more than a frustrated official expressing that frustration regarding inaction by the EU in the Ukrainian crisis.

    Based on what I've read about the entire Ukraine situation, I would have to agree with her comments.

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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'Some undiplomatic language by the top U.S. diplomat for Europe has rattled relations with the European Union and added more tension to the East-West strains over Ukraine’s political crisis.

    “F--k the EU,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said in a private phone call expressing frustration with European Union efforts to resolve Ukraine’s political turmoil.

    On the eve of Russia’s showcase Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. suggested today that Moscow’s intelligence apparatus was responsible for the leaked tape of the intercepted phone call, apparently made last month, between Nuland and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki blamed Russian “tradecraft” -- a word used to describe espionage activity -- after an unknown individual posted the audio recording on Google Inc.’s (GOOG) YouTube. The clip, subtitled in Russian rather than Ukrainian and accompanied by photographs and images of people mentioned in the call, was reported earlier today by the Kyiv Post earlier today as Nuland arrived for talks in the Ukrainian capital.

    While saying the U.S. doesn’t know who recorded the call or posted it, Psaki said an aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was the first to draw attention to it in a posting on Twitter Inc. (TWTR) The aide, Dmitry Loskutov, tweeted in English: “Sort of controversial judgment from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland speaking about the EU.”

    “We think this is a new low in Russian tradecraft, in terms of publicizing, posting,” Psaki told reporters today in Washington.

    U.S. Apology

    Psaki didn’t dispute the authenticity of the recording and said Nuland has called EU officials to apologize. Psaki joked that those who know her aren’t surprised by her language in private conversations..'


    Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine - Bloomberg
    Anything that has to do with the rogue activity of our government no longer surprises me...in fact, take this and multiply it by 10 and that is closer to the truth in its involvement.

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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    False and dangerous nonsense.
    And do you have a link to proof that it is 'false'?

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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    And do you have a link to proof that it is 'false'?
    The conversation itself cannot reasonably be interpreted to mean what is claimed.
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    Re: Intercepted Phone Call Shows U.S. Role in Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The conversation itself cannot reasonably be interpreted to mean what is claimed.
    Why not?

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