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Nuland Reportedly ‘Desperate’ During Tour Through Africa

Aug. 31, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Grayzone journalist Anya Parampil reported from her trip to South Africa that an interesting change of tone has come from the renowned beast-woman, Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. During Nuland’s visit to three African countries last month, she appeared “demonstrably unprepared to grapple with recent developments on the African continent,” a South African diplomat told Parampil. Nuland had arrived in the wake of the July 26 military coup in Niger, which followed similar anti-colonialist coups in Mali and Burkina Faso over the last two years.

“In over 20 years working with the Americans, I have never seen them so desperate,” the diplomat said. Despite her hawkish reputation, Nuland appeared “totally caught off guard” by the evident changes taking place on the continent. Parampil reported further that Nuland requested South Africa’s help in dealing with the regional conflicts, a request that was particularly touchy for the U.S., given its large military base in Niger.

While Nuland’s reported desperation certainly comes from the ongoing revolts taking place across Africa, it also certainly results from the much broader shift in mood throughout the world—as expressed in Aug. 22-24 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. At that summit, numerous proposals were put on the table that clearly pave the way for much of the world to leave all the colonialist policies behind forever—something the U.S., with its original anti-imperialist history, should understand quite well.

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