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“Ding Dong, the witch is… retired.” Such was the sentiment among many in the America First foreign policy community at the shocking news of Victoria Nuland’s resignation from her position as Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the State Department—an elevated perch from which the controversial Nuland spearheaded and championed active US military involvement on behalf of Ukraine.

The New York Times:

Victoria J. Nuland, the fourth-ranking official at the State Department and a determined advocate of tough policies toward Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia, will retire this month after more than 30 years of government service.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced Ms. Nuland’s departure from the post of under secretary for political affairs on Tuesday in a statement noting her “fierce passion” for freedom, democracy and human rights, and America’s promotion of those causes abroad.

Mr. Blinken singled out her work on Ukraine, which he called “indispensable to confronting Putin’s full-scale invasion” of the country.

Biden’s slavish and bungling approach to arming Ukraine still wasn’t enough for Nuland, who consistently lobbied for more and more weapons, including anti-tank missiles. The esteemed Mrs. Nuland was no stranger to Ukraine politics and had amassed one of the most decorated Deep State resumes when it comes to influencing and outright meddling in the affairs of Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.

Nuland’s regime change tool of choice was, of course, the color revolution model, which involves a combination of lawfare, media censorship, leveraging Soros-controlled NGOs, and mass mobilization and street action efforts. In fact, Nuland enjoyed an honorable mention in Revolver News’ now classic color revolution series, advancing the argument that several key players in the plot against Trump were also part of the “Atlanticist” faction of the deep state that has traditionally relied on color revolution operations for regime change overseas.

Revolver News:

Of course, the principal figure associated with the Euromaidan Color Revolution in the US government is none other than Victoria Nuland, who served as President Obama’s point person on Russia during the Color Revolution in Ukraine.


Nuland was a year into her role as Obama’s assistant secretary for Europe. She had been in Kiev, frantically working behind the scenes to put in place a new governing coalition in Ukraine as it teetered on the brink of revolution against its Russia-backed leader, Viktor Yanukovych.

Nuland took the extraordinary step of personally speaking to the mass of protesters organized against the Russian-backed President Yanukovych.


Nuland’s highly symbolic appearance in the square came a day after Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strong statement, expressing the United States’ “disgust with the decision of Ukrainian authorities to meet the peaceful protest … with riot police…”

Nuland has always been vigorously anti-Trump, an unsurprising position given Nuland’s commitment to US intervention overseas. Indeed, Nuland belongs right alongside Norm Eisen as a poster child for Revolver’s thesis that some of Trump’s most effective detractors were color revolution operatives with Eastern Europe diplomatic portfolios who aimed to target Trump in much the same way they would target an ostensibly “authoritarian” Eastern European leader for removal.

Read More: Meet Norm Eisen: Legal Hatchet Man and Central Operative in the “Color Revolution” Against President Trump

Nuland is not only a poster child for the Deep State’s Color Revolution faction; she in many ways instantiates the very notion of a deep state itself—that is, the notion of a powerful bureaucratic class that operates on a trans-partisan basis on behalf of entrenched special interests of the ruling class. She has worked for Hillary Clinton and George Bush alike and just happens to be married to Robert Kagan, one of the key architects of George Bush’s tragically disastrous Iraq War. Talk about bedfellows! Revolver News’ Darren Beattie exposed Nuland’s likely role in the Biden Regime’s regime change operation against Pakistan’s widely popular leader Imran Khan, who is currently languishing in prison as a result of a deep state attack on him, not at all dissimilar to the attack Trump currently faces from the American deep state. Revolver’s Beattie was the last Western journalist to have interviewed Khan prior to his incarceration.

The news of Victoria Nuland’s resignation is therefore most welcome, but what ultimately does it mean? Though it was not clear from the way most of the media covered the issue, this is not simply an issue of Nuland deciding to retire in her old age. According to two senior state department sources who spoke with Revolver News, Nuland quit in a rage at having been passed over for a key promotion. Specifically, Nuland was thought to be a shoe-in to replace the retired Wendy Sherman in the role of Deputy Secretary of State. Rather than elevate Nuland to the post, however, Secretary of State Blinken chose Kurt Campbell, a former NSC official who had served as one of the key architects of Obama’s famed “pivot to Asia” policy. Nuland was so incensed at being passed over, and passed over specifically for Campbell, that she resigned in anger. 

In a nutshell, the pivot to Asia policy entails “rebalancing” the focus of our geopolitical efforts from Europe to Asia, specifically China. Perhaps one of the best-known manifestations of this was Obama’s controversial TPP trade proposal, which was ill-conceived yet had the intended effect of isolating China. Pivot to Asia proponents, including Campbell, routinely advocate for strengthening ties with India and other potential China rivals in the region. That Nuland was passed over for Campbell specifically is interesting in this context, as Nuland, more than anything, with her pathological and maniacal focus on Eastern Europe and Russia, could with justification be said to represent the antithesis of the “pivot to Asia” view that would have us treat Russia as a lower priority with respect to China. It would be difficult to read too much into the Campbell post and the Nuland snub, but one can’t help but wonder if this isn’t portentous of a more coordinated re-orientation toward Cold War II with China on the part of the deep state.

At any rate, the occasion represents a fitting end to the loathsome career of Victoria Nuland.