Sign our petition urging President Biden to fire Victoria Nuland, in solidarity with feminists at CODEPINK and beyond!
When President Biden chose Victoria Nuland as Undersecretary of State, we knew she would bring pain and heartache to mothers and daughters around the world. Instead of promoting diplomacy, Nuland lights matches wherever she meddles, agitating for war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Ukraine.
If we, champions of a feminist foreign policy, remain silent or support this Bush-era neocon simply because she is a woman, Victoria Nuland might just burn down the world in a nuclear holocaust.
Instead of promoting a ceasefire and peace negotiations in Ukraine, Victoria Nuland chooses to escalate the war by promising the US will arm Ukraine to seize Crimea – with US-funded drones already attacking Crimea and long range rockets on the way, Nuland’s push to cross another one of Putin’s red lines only ensures more death, destruction and ecocide in Ukraine.
The fact that Nuland was given a diplomatic job in the first place never ceases to amaze us because her record reads like a rap sheet for a war criminal:
🤔 Nuland served as Vice President Dick Cheney’s deputy national security adviser from 2003-2005, during the US war and occupation of Iraq, a painful chapter in US history that left over a million Iraqis dead and thousands of US soldiers in body bags.
🤔 In 2005, Nuland became ambassador to NATO, where she lobbied Europe to participate in the disastrous U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. In persuading other governments that the US could win that war, she sold a lie across Europe to prolong a near 20 year occupation that left Afghanistan broke, with six million children and adults at risk of starvation.
🤔 In May 2013, Nuland was nominated to act as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs where she was supposed to employ diplomacy in relations with Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet states. Instead, Nuland and the White House hurled $5 billion in taxpayer dollars at Ukraine to overthrow its democratically elected President and engineer a transition government to privatize Ukraine and prepare for war with Russia.
🤔 Now as Policy & Planning chief, #3 in the US Department of State in the Biden administration, Nuland has repeatedly stated that she wants to destabilize other regions in Russia’s nuclear neighborhood: Belarus and Kazakhstan, because they are too friendly with Russia. What she really wants is regime change in Russia, a country of 193-million people, 150 different ethnic minorities and 6,000 nuclear weapons.
Nuland’s mission to sacrifice Ukrainian lives to take back Crimea–annexed by Russia following the 2014 coup–could drag other European nations onto the battlefield, kicking off World War III.
Marcy, Medea, and the CODEPINK team