Brian Lupo served five years in the Marine Corps, lives in the Fort Lauderdale area and runs an engaging podcast at CANNCON. He and his buddy Q put me through the paces last night and, in the process, provided an excellent platform for taking the big picture view of the war in Ukraine and its implications for the future of the United States and the world.
Larry, Gorbachev heard right: No NATO expansion. Whether official minutes could be argued as binding (especially witht the US) is another story.
Larry, you are a national treasure!
Great to listen to three US patriots question the current mad foreign policy. As a non American who has spent a lot of time there, the current state of the US (and wider west especially the U.K.) does not make me happy in any way. This type of interview gives hope.
I fear though that you are right. We need a big shock to change the current corrupt, self serving political and corporate system that has arisen across most of the west. Russia (and possibly China soon) are dispensing that.
Agree too with the comment that we are increasingly creating our own problems – both internally and externally.
Very good conversation, once again. The Administration is waking a lot of people up by giving the population some pain. Others will awaken as the pain increases, but I agree that a national tragedy will eventually finish the job. A large majority of people do not understand that Russia and its people have been tempered by a restoration of religious values and a new leadership and stability and success that goes with it, not measured by great physical riches. The US and Russia have done a moral switch since the 1950’s. Thanks for clarifying and reminding us of that history that has brought us to the current situation.
Eric Newhill says
Good point on the switching of morality and stability.
The founders of this country understood deeply that corruption and evil itself are phenomena that only happen “over there”. They knew that humans across the globe and across time are all the same and that the potential for power hungry, greedy, short sighted, stupid people to seize control is a perpetual threat always and everywhere. Today, Americans seem to have a deeply held bias that we are simply the good guys and above all of that by virtue of birth in this country; something in the water or air that makes us immune. That despite the evidence to the contrary unfolding right before our eyes. More cognitive dissonance, cowardice and spiritual laziness.
Eric Newhill says
aaarghh – meant to say, “The founders of this country understood deeply that corruption and evil itself are *NOT* phenomena that only happen “over there”.”
What an amazing, amazing show !
Larry was at his brilliant best.
I wish all real conservatives, from all the two major religions, come together to combat this rampant degeneration against humanity.
Brilliant. Enjoyed learning this.
Eric Newhill says
Great talk. Great presentation of the background and current realities. Hopefully these forums help spread the word.
Eric Newhill says
Meanwhile, China v Taiwan seems to be heating up – with China even making some kind of threats to do us all a favor and take out Pelosi if she persists with her plans to visit Taiwan. How many wars against nuclear armed countries does the US think it can fight, simultaneously nonetheless. Why is Pelosi even going there? Why don’t we bring manufacturing back to the US for jobs/domestic economy and for national security reasons and let Asian problems be Asian problems? Same crap as UKR, different sphere of influence. These Washington DC people are dangerously insane, IMO.
Larry Johnson says
Yes, that’s the reason for my latest post.
Eric Newhill says
Ah. I see that now. You’re on top of things, my brother.
To those dedicated followers of fashion magazines. This one’s for them.
The Vogue agit prop a very deft piece. Reproduced by the world’s media.
Examined here . . .
Warning – Includes a war photo.
“SMOKE A LOT A WEED DON’T BURN, BURN BURN BURN”. SO PROUD TO BE A LEFTY PACIFIST LIKE HO CHI MINH. “CHARLIE DON’T SURF” AND “THEM WASHINGTON BULLETS AGAIN”. AZOV NUKED BY THEIR OWN KRANIANS! NUDELMAN IS A NUMAN AND A TRAITOR TO HER JEWISH ANCESTRY:
Nudelman was born in 1961 to Sherwin B. Nudelman, a surgeon born to Eastern European Jewish immigrants, and a Christian British native mother, Rhona McKhann, née Goulston. She graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1979. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1983, where she studied Russian literature, political science, and history.
Nuland meeting with Georgian defense ministry leadership, December 6, 2013
John Kerry and Victoria Nuland with Ukrainian opposition leaders Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk and Klitschko, Munich, February 1, 2014
From 1993 to 1996, during Bill Clinton’s presidency, Nuland was chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott before moving on to serve as deputy director for former Soviet Union affairs. From 2003 to 2005, Nuland served as the principal deputy foreign policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, exercising an influential role during the Iraq War. From 2005 to 2008, during President George W. Bush’s second term, Nuland served as U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, where she concentrated on mobilizing European support for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. In the summer of 2011, Nuland became special envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and then became State Department spokesperson.
In May 2013, Nuland was nominated to act as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and was sworn in on September 18, 2013. In her role as assistant secretary, she managed diplomatic relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, as well as with NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Nuland was the lead U.S. point person for the Revolution of Dignity, establishing loan guarantees to Ukraine, including a $1 billion loan guarantee in 2014, and the provisions of non-lethal assistance to the Ukrainian military and border guard. Along with Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, she is seen as a leading supporter of defensive weapons delivery to Ukraine. In 2016, Nuland urged Ukraine to start prosecuting corrupt officials: “It’s time to start locking up people who have ripped off the Ukrainian population for too long and it is time to eradicate the cancer of corruption”. While serving as the Department of State’s lead diplomat on the Ukraine crisis, Nuland pushed European allies to take a harder line on Russian expansionism.
During a June 7, 2016, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing titled “Russian Violations of Borders, Treaties, and Human Rights”, Nuland described U.S. diplomatic outreach to the former Soviet Union and efforts to build a constructive relationship with Russia. During her testimony, Nuland noted Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine which she said, “shattered any remaining illusions about this Kremlin’s willingness to abide by international law or live by the rules of the institutions that Russia joined at the end of the Cold War.”
On February 4, 2014, a recording of a phone call between Nuland and U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, on January 28, 2014, was published on YouTube.  In their phone conversation, Nuland and Pyatt were having a discussion about the make up of next Ukrainian government. Nuland told Pyatt that Arseniy Yatsenyuk would be the best candidate to become the next Prime Minister of Ukraine. Nuland suggested the United Nations, rather than European Union should be involved in a political solution in Kiev, saying that “So that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and have the U.N. help glue it and you know … fuck the EU”. The following day, Christiane Wirtz, Deputy Government Spokesperson and Deputy Head of the Press and Information Office of the German Federal Government, stated that German Chancellor Angela Merkel termed Nuland’s remark “absolutely unacceptable.” The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, condemned the remark as “unacceptable”. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki said the discussion was not evidence of any American plan to influence the political outcome, remarking that “It shouldn’t be a surprise that at any point there have been discussions about recent events and offers and what is happening on the ground”.
Nuland left the State Department in January 2017, amid the departure of many career officials who left in the early days of the Trump administration.
On January 24, 2018, The Washington Post published an interview with Nuland where she opined on the work of President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She described an exodus of career foreign service officials and dysfunction within the State Department, and stated that the American judiciary and media were under assault. Nuland also decried a trend towards American isolationism, stating: “When we withdraw and say it’s every nation for itself, you open the door for countries dissatisfied with their territorial position and influence in the international system — or with the system itself.” She encouraged whole-government responses to international issues, stating, “Military leaders would be the first to say military solutions alone result in more and longer military entanglements. The role of American diplomats and political leaders is to work concurrently with the military to bring to bear all of the political tools we have.”
In January 2018, the Trump administration began new high-level engagements with Russian government officials by scheduling a meeting between Russia’s top general Valery Gerasimov and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti. Nuland stated, “These channels are especially vital at a time when relations at the leader level are so unpredictable.” She said Scaparrotti was “uniquely positioned” to address concerns about Russia’s “ongoing military role in Ukraine, its INF treaty violations, its active measures to undermine Transatlantic democracies and the other strategic tensions that are driving the US and its allies to take stronger deterrent measures.”
Nuland with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in May 2021
On January 5, 2021, it was reported that President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Nuland to serve as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under Secretary-designate Antony Blinken. Hearings on Nuland’s nomination were held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 15, 2021. The committee favorably reported Nuland’s nomination on April 21, 2021. On April 29, 2021, her nomination was confirmed by the entire Senate by voice vote, and she started her work as Under Secretary of State on May 3, 2021.
CAUSE WE KNOW THE DOD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR COVID WITH THEIR BIO LABS DUH
That was quite the epic video. Thanks.
Great interview Larry. Few thoughts. I think you are correct in that these people running the USA are totally spiritually blind ( Stupid to use your words) because they think their wealth and ” breeding” makes them superior which is why they are the kindred of National Socialists ( NAZI). They push the LGBTQ agenda because they are perverts and they want to normalize their behavior. Additionally a virtuous people are not easily enslaved but people enslaved to their passions are already slaves.
Larry Johnson says
Astute observation. Wish I’d said that.