"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1997 The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives
F*** the EU: Leaked tape of Sr. US Diplomats Conversation Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki called the leak "a new low in Russian tradecraft" and said "I didn't say it was inauthentic" when asked to confirm if the tape was legitimate.
"Sowing discord among Western allies is a tactical maneuver, straight out of the Soviet playbook"
Awaiting Russia’s Next Move in Ukraine
2/10/14 Celestine Bohlen, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/world/europe/awaiting-russias-next-mov...
Western diplomats worry over possibility of more aggressive moves by Russia once the Sochi Games are over. Sowing discord among Western allies is a tactical maneuver, straight out of the Soviet playbook. What worries Western diplomats is the possibility of more aggressive moves by Russia once the Sochi Games are over... All agree the stakes are high in what is sounding more and more like an eerie replay of the Cold War. A Russian official accused the US of “crudely interfering” in Ukrainian politics, while a US diplomat in a taped conversation, warned that the Russians would surely “be working behind the scenes to torpedo” any agreement brokered in Kiev by the West. When the Olympics end, the competition over the future of Ukraine will still be going on. The question is how leaders in Russia and the West choose to play it out.
Nuland: US spent $5 Billion In Ukraine
December 13, 2013 Speech by Victoria Nuland - Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, National Press Club