Judge Napolitano: 'Obama Admin Fomented the Protests in Ukraine' | Fox News Insider
Here's Steven PiferJudge Nap: 'Obama Admin Fomented the Protests in Ukraine'
Is the United States to blame for what has taken place in Ukraine? Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on Fox and Friends this morning and in a column on FoxNews.com, making the case that the Obama administration is at least partially to blame for the situation that has unfolded.
He pointed back to the leaked audio recording of top U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland, saying that the U.S. was working behind the scenes to support the protests and oust the government of Russia-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych.
Napolitano highlighted a statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, who proclaimed Wednesday that the Ukrainian people are entitled to their own government.
"Guess what. They had their own government until there were riots and demonstrations in the streets. Who paid for and who fomented the riots and demonstrations in the streets? Well, if you listen to the tapped and taped phone call of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, we did," said Napolitano, adding that U.S. involvement stemmed from Yanukovych accepting loans from Russia instead of the EU.
"You're gonna say we paid those protesters?" Brian Kilmeade asked.
Napolitano answered "absolutely," saying the situation in Crimea is a "consequence" of the U.S. "meddling in another country."
Here's a Russian articleRinat Akhmetov, the wealthiest oligarch, has been fairly close to Mr. Yanukovych
I think it would be useful if Mr. Akhmetov was using his influence with President Yanukovych to encourage him to negotiate in a serious way to find a solution.
If there was some threat that there might be financial or travel sanctions on Mr. Akhmetov, that could be a useful lever
LINK TO RUSSIAN ARTICLE
Synopsis of article from Euromaidan's Facebook page
USA demands from Akhmetov and Kliuyev to rise a party revolt against Yanukovych. Sanctions otherwise
I's become known of the details of the meeting between the Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Rinat Akhmetov.
Nuland reported that in case of a dispersal of the Euromaidan the US and EU leaders got agreement on a single reaction. That is immediate sanctions against primer politicians and oligarchs in the surroundings of Yanukovych. Moreover, the list will be continued by the names both of those, who are responsible for the the forced dispersal, and of those, who didn’t stand for the peaceful scenario. This remark won’t let anyone of the leaders of the Regions Party to avoid responsibility. What is even more important, Nuland provided the list of politicians, who will be sanctioned in the first place. Those are Rinat Akhmetov, Vadim Novinsky, Andrey and Sergey Kliuevs.
The USA anticipates that the Regions Party fraction will support all of four demands in order to begin peaceful negotiations:
1. To announce pre-term election of the President.
2. To announce pre-term elections of the Parliament.
3. To release Tymoshenko from jail and to recover her civic rights in full.
4. To open criminal cases on all the executives of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Berkut, who participated in dispersals of peaceful demonstrations.
Nuland was very precise that unfulfillment of these conditions will question any operational activities of the Metinvest and System Capital Management companies in foreign countries. The crucial moment is that the meeting was held with just Akhmetov. It means that the US does not consider Yanukovych as a reliable partner. Since the last means to communicate with Yanukovych were exhausted, the USA and EU decided to make final efforts before sanctioning Ukrainian oligarchs. They urged leaders of the Regions Party to go against Yanukovich’s will and in fact to rise a party revolt.
Corruption is not what caused any of this to happen, which is not in any way a problem unique to Yanukovich. I have a feeling most Ukrainian politicians would be in jail if their deeds were known to the world. Some, of course, have been in jail or been at risk of getting sent to jail. I am talking the current government in Kiev.This is nonsense. Yanukovych was the author of his own downfall.
Viktor Yanukovych boasted of Ukraine corruption, says Mikheil Saakashvili | World news | theguardian.com
Viktor Yanukovych leaves behind palace monument to greed and corruption - Telegraph
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I understand not wanting to put US troops on the ground, however we don't need to. We just need to arm the Ukraine, especially the rebels.
As it stands right now Putin holds all the cards and Obama has absolutely no hand whatsoever.
Hell, I say we go at it with Russia, however would China sit back and allow it? maybe - they might have to for their own security, especially economic security.
But yeah, this could get real nasty and Obama is the last person I want in charge when the **** hits the fan.
I said George Bush was pushing for Ukrainian entrance into NATO, as well as Georgia in fact. Are you seriously denying this??No it is correct. And your assertion is self refuting because to back your claim, you state that the President of the United States was pushing for NATO membership for Ukraine.
Last edited by Grant; 03-22-14 at 11:42 PM.
Is that the progressive answer to everything???
You do realize the Koch brothers aren't even in the top 15 when it comes to political donations to any party despite their wealth?
Furthermore, how the hell would the Koch brothers have ANY influence over Obama whatsoever?
How about George Soros' geopolitical interests (who BTW donates way more than the Koch bros)?
You know Putin is threatening to drop like 110 billion in US bonds, which makes anyone that is mega-rich worried, regardless of political affiliation. However that is just the tip of the iceberg here - I wonder who has more invested in Russia wealthy conservatives or wealthy progressive socialists like Soros? who has more to lose beyond economic impact of the bonds?
My money is on the notion that a lot of wealthy progressives have a lot of money tied up in Russian investments, and pissing on Mother Russia and Putin would be like pissing on some of Obama's most lucrative campaign contributors.