now, it comes down to this: the US State Department is at war with
the White House. State’s allies in the Democratic majority
congress want to help overthrow the occupant of the White House
because he’s interfering in
the department’s foreign policy. The lifers at State are the same
ones who executed a coup in 2014 against Ukraine’s government and
threw out the elected president Victor Yanukovych because he tilted
to join a Russian-backed regional customs union rather than NATO.
State’s diplomatic lifers are old hands at coups. Now they’re
at it at home, right here in the USA.
since the Maidan Revolution of 2014, they have worked sedulously to
exert control over Ukrainian affairs. And they especially can’t
stand that the recently elected president Zelensky declared that he
wants to improve his country’s relationship with next-door-neighbor
(and ex-sovereign) Russia. The occupant of the White House, Mr.
Trump, had often expressed a similar interest to improve the USA’s
relations with Russia. State would prefer to amp up a new cold war.
Mr. Trump has some nerve interfering with
lifers at State also have something to hide: their exertions to
connive with Ukraine government officials they controlled
to interfere in
the 2016 US presidential election in favor of their former boss, Mrs.
Clinton. The current impeachment spectacle is an attempt to pitch a
smokescreen over that embarrassing mess, which includes the CIA’s
and FBI’s efforts to blame Russia for their own illegal
interventions in the 2016 election — the heart of the three-year
impeachment narrative. The Joe-and-Hunter Biden affair is the left
anterior descending artery in that heart.
current testimony in the House Intel Committee raises another
question. Whose back-channel diplomats are legitimate in US foreign
policy: Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, or State’s
own boy, billionaire freelance international political adventurer
George Soros? The president dispatched Mr. Giuliani to Ukraine
because he didn’t trust the State lifers to get to the bottom of
the mischief emanating from Kiev during the 2016 election, in which
State lifers played an active role, along with Mr. Soros and his
agents — in particular an outfit called the AntiCorruption Action
Center, jointly funded by Mr. Soros and State (i.e. US taxpayers).
Soros’s AntiCorruption Action Center was one entity that then US
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch submitted to Ukraine’s then General
Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko on a “do not investigate” list,
according to reporter John Solomon (story
other words, State was confirming its own embassy had engaged in
pressure on Ukrainian prosecutors to drop certain law enforcement
cases, just as Lutsenko and other Ukrainian officials had alleged….
More recently, George Kent, the embassy’s charge d’affaires in
2016 and now a deputy assistant secretary of state, confirmed in
impeachment testimony that he personally signed the April 2016 letter
demanding Ukraine drop the case against the Anti-Corruption Action
an activist US embassy meddled in Ukraine’s internal political
affairs. That’s a breach of international law. No doubt Marie
Yovanovitch will be asked about these matters starting in about 15
minutes from as I write. Mr. Soros funded a network of nonprofits
operating in Ukraine going back a decade, including the International
Renaissance Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, Project
Syndicate, and the CIA-connected Atlantic Council, which also
received millions in support from Ukrainian gas pipe oligarch Victor
Pinchuk. (Guess who else is a consort of the Atlantic Council —
International Man of Mystery and 2016 election meddler Joseph
Mifsud.) In 2015, Pinchuk paid $150,000 to Donald Trump’s
foundation for Mr. Trump to speak by video-link to a Kiev conference
for strengthening Ukraine’s ties to the West. At the same time,
Pinchuk had contributed $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.
you can see, the relationship between Ukraine and the USA since 2012
has developed more rabbit holes than Watership Down. Ukraine also
happens to be an economic basket-case with a GDP equal to about half
the GDP of Connecticut. Poor Ukraine, a semi-failed state of our own
making, used by the State Department as a launching pad for intrigues
against both Russia and the President of the United States. Maybe Mr.
Trump sincerely wants to clean up that mess and shut down the State
Department’s rogue outside operations channel as represented by
George Soros. If only they can get rid of Mr. Trump, wouldn’t that
make everything just peachy again? (Though probably not so much for