Skip to comments.Ukraine should blow up Putin's Crimea bridge
Posted on 05/20/2018 4:54:33 AM PDT by McGruff
Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday. Putin did so by in a typical show of bravado by leading a column of transport vehicles across the bridge.
Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge.
While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine's very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin's perspective that's the whole point. The bridge cost Russia's near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin a formal physical and psychological appropriation of Ukrainian territory.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Another article by the same guy.
I got played by Russian intelligence
by Tom Rogan May 18, 2018
No wonder he has a bad case of butt hurt.
You really love that KGB POS.
You are aware that everyone on the Trump team sees him as an enemy, not to be trusted. It’s obvious that your loyalty lies with Putin and Russia over team Trump and the US.
“No wonder he has a bad case of butt hurt.”
One can always tell by the panicked ‘tone’ of pieces like this that the guy writing it is a psycho.
The only part that bothers me is that he gets any copy. In other words, if some no-name Klansman wrote that all blacks should be rounded up and put in camps, would the Washington Examiner also run that piece? No friggen way.
Donald Trump: ‘Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch, therefore our lunch, for a long period of time’
Mar 13, 2014
Eun Kyung Kim: TODAY SHOW (NBC)
Donald Trump slammed President Obama Thursday on TODAY for failing to take a stronger line against President Vladimir Putin in dealing with Ukraine, saying he feared Obama would now make up for lost time with imprudent moves to “show his manhood.”
The real estate mogul and reality-TV star, who has criticized Putin for sending military troops into Crimea, said Obama must now take fierce steps to prevent the situation from escalating further.
“We should definitely do sanctions and we have to show some strengths. I mean, Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch, therefore our lunch, for a long period of time,” Trump said. ...”
Heres the interview w/ Matt Lauer on YouTube...
Donald Trump (2014): Vladimir Putin Has Eaten Obamas Lunch:
Trump, in Warsaw Speech, Criticizes Russias Destabilizing Role in Ukraine, Syria
The president also reaffirmed his commitment to NATOs mutual-defense pact
Jul 6, 2017
President Trump called Russia a destabilizing influence in Europe and the Middle East, and urged it to join the community of responsible nations, in his strongest remarks yet against the regime of Vladimir Putin, whom he is scheduled to meet Friday in Hamburg for the first time.
His remarks in Warsaws Krasinski Square, which marks the 1944 Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, came after the U.S. agreed to sell Patriot missiles to Poland. The president also used the opportunity to reiterate the NATO commitment to mutual defense, a declaration he did not make during the NATO summit in May, prompting consternation among U.S. allies wary of Russias ambitions.
To those who would criticize our tough stance, I would point out that the United States has demonstratednot merely with its words but with its actionsthat we stand firmly behind Article 5, the mutual-defense commitment, Trump said Thursday. Words are easy, but actions are what matters. And for its own protection, Europe, and you know this, everybody knows this, everybody has to know this, Europe must do more.
Trump has repeatedly said NATO members must spend more on defensea position in line with past U.S. administrations. But he has been criticized because he appeared to suggest U.S. commitment to mutual defense was predicated on its allies defense spending. ...
“Its obvious that your loyalty lies with Putin and Russia over team Trump and the US.”
You really need to lay off the bottle, in the mornings.
The nations of the west have acknowledged that Crimea is Russia by inaction
It can get cold in the winter in the Ukraine without Russian natural gas. Or, if the doesn't want to wait, trade infrastructure for infrastructure - take out power plants.
Mike Pence on Putin and Russia:
(from the VP debate on Oct 5, 2016)
When Donald Trump and I observe that, as Ive said, in Syria, in Iran, in Ukraine, that the small and bullying leader of Russia has been stronger on the world stage than this administration, thats stating painful facts.
Thats not an endorsement of Vladimir Putin thats an indictment of the weak and feckless leadership of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
PENCE: Weve just got to have American strength on the world stage. When Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the Russians and other countries in the world will know theyre dealing with a strong American president.
PENCE: What were dealing with is the you know, theres an old proverb that says the Russian bear never dies, it just hibernates.
And the truth of the matter is, the weak and feckless foreign policy of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has awakened an aggression in Russia that first appeared a few years ago with their move in Georgia, now their move into Crimea, now their move into the wider Middle East.
“You are aware that everyone on the Trump team sees him as an enemy”
You should tell the Mueller guy. He’s been trying to find Trump/Putin collusion for a year now.
You’re another sick misguided puppy.
I guess if Ukraine blew up the bridge Putin would invade Ukraine, oh wait he already has done that.
The Examiner is willing to fight to the last Ukrainian.
I guess if you’re not into starting World War 3 against a country that isn’t even threatening us, you’re a Putin Puppet...at least by one person’s standards.
>>You should tell the Mueller guy.
>>Hes been trying to find Trump/Putin collusion for a year now.
Hillary Clinton & Robert Mueller Linked in Russian Uranium Exchange
American Liberty PAC ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | Kirk
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated a uranium exchange with Russian law enforcement by former FBI Director (and current chief Deep State inquisitor) Robert Mueller.
The exchange was exposed via a recent Wikileaks publication of a secret cable between Hillarys State Department and the Russian embassy.
Hillary sent Mueller to Moscow with orders to turn over a 10 gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) which was obtained during a shadowy 2006 nuclear sting operation conducted in the Georgian Republic.
The ostensible reason for the transfer was to engender further trust between Russian and American law enforcement in the area of nuclear materials and to learn more about how to trace nuclear materials.
But when it comes to Hillary and Russian uranium interests, the shady Uranium One deal cannot pass unnoted.
There still has been no real investigation into how Hillary gave permission for a Russian company to acquire a quarter of the North American uranium reserves after Russian interests poured hundreds of millions into the Clinton Foundation and gave Bill Clinton six figure speaking fees.
At the very least, this exchange raises serious questions about the ability of Robert Mueller to do his job as special prosecutor on the Russian collusion charges since he already has connections to major figures in Russian law enforcement.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanlibertypac.com ...
Special Counsel Mueller Literally Handed Uranium to the Russians!
IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
We all know that the Russian Collusion investigation is nothing but a game to try and distract the population from actually caring about the day to day running of the country, but the charade has gone too far and some serious questions need to be asked; most especially of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
WikiLeaks has put out a document that details then FBI Director Muellers itinerary on his visit to Russia to deliver 10 grams of Enriched Uranium.
One more time for those who missed it
Mueller hand delivered Highly Enriched Uranium to the Russian government!
(Excerpt) Read more at investmentwatchblog.com ...
July 28, 2017...
Ned Ryun: Democrat-Aligned Disinformation Firm Fusion GPS Took Money from Senior Russian Officials
breitbart ^ | JOHN HAYWARD
American Majority Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ned Ryun followed the latest twists and turns in the story of Fusion GPS on Fridays Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam.
Ryun said Thursday was a day of massive developments in the case, which is moving in a direction very different from what Democrats obsessed with alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign expected. He spotlighted Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder, who has been very involved with the Magnitsky Act sanctions.
Fusion GPS was used against him and was used to lobby against the Act, said Ryun. The reason that Senate Judiciary wanted him to come in front of them and testify was to talk about some of Fusion GPSs behavior.
There was some pretty staggering stuff that came out yesterday, Raheem. One was, Lindsey Graham asked him under oath, Do you think that there were Russians involved in funding Fusions work? His response under oath was, in the spring and summer of 2016, they were receiving money indirectly from senior Russian government officials, Ryun reported.
Kassam restated that Fusion GPS, a Democrat-aligned group, has now admitted to receiving money from the Russians.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Putin plainly cannot be trusted; we have certainly made a mortal enemy of him. And Trump has been forced by threats of impeachment into taking a hardline against him. And the Deep State has forced Trump to settle with McMaster instead of Flynn, where McMaster has purged Trump’s team of anyone with any reason with a horde of war-mongers. (Not that Trump is letting these mere team-members go any further than he is willing to let them.)
But Tom Rogan is calling for launching World War III so that Ukraine could have back territory which historically had NEVER been Ukraine, which had joined Ukraine’s departure from the Soviet Union under conditions that were rescinded; that is bout 90% Russians at a time when Ukarine has made clear that they consider ALL Russians, even those who’ve lived there for centuries before there was a Ukraine, to be subhumans.
Only for the purposes of internal administration within the Soviet Union under Kruschev was Crimea ever part of Ukraine.
Not quite. There were additional actions taken on the economic sanction front.
The biggest dis to Putin’s Russia is that it is seen as a mere nuisance.
A weak NATO is more than enough to take Russia down if they go to far. The real threat and stronger threat and nation is China, thus the rebalance of our military to the Pacific.
Pooty poot is the pimple on the ass threat...now. Syria...Crimea could be scorched in hours is we so chose to do it.
The only ones who were colluding with your Russian comrades were the slime ball democrats.
Sen. DAmato Drops Bomb: Hillary Allowed Russia to Take Ownership of US Uranium to Sell to Iran
Jim Hoft, Jul 3rd, 2016
Former Senator Al DAmato (R-NY) dropped a bomb on Sunday Morning Futures this AM. DAmato told Maria Bartiromo that Hillary allowed Russia to take ownership of US uranium so they could sell it to Iran.
Hillary made it possible for the Russians to take control of one of our huge uranium producers and allow them to own the company, export the uranium and who do they sell the uranium to? Iran!
Now if people knew that and that the foundation as a result of that got $135 million. I think people would start saying, What?
In January 2013, Pravda celebrated the Russian atomic energy agencys purchase of the company Uranium One in Canada.
That same company, Uranium One, owned uranium concessions in the United States. Because uranium is a strategically important commodity, the Russians would need approval from the Obama administration, including Hillarys State Department, before the purchase took place.
Nine shareholders in Uranium One just happened to provide more than $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation in the run-up to State Department approval.
The Clintons took the cash from Uranium One officials before the deal was approved by Hillary Clintons State Department. The Clintons hid the donations which is a clear violation of the Memorandum of Understanding Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama administration wherein she promised and agreed to publicly disclose all donations during her tenure as Secreatary of State. (Via Breitbart)
The New York Times reported on the crooked deal in 2015.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium Ones chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And then theres this...
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) told Greta Van Susteren the deal Hillary approved gave Putin ownership of 20 percent of US uranium and Russia sells uranium to unfriendly countries, including Iran.
Obama allowing Iran to purchase uranium from Russia
Daniel Horowitz | January 10, 2017
Remember those side deals Obama forged with Iran that were not part of the text of the official treaty? Now we are finding out some of the details.
Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Iranian officials confirmed they have received at least $10 billion in cash, commodities, and assets from Washington since 2013. And that is likely a conservative estimate.
But cash is not the only thing the Islamic Republic of Iran is receiving for gracing us with their willingness to sign onto our own capitulation.
The AP is reporting that Russia, with the support of President Obama, is shipping Iran 116 metric tons of natural uranium.
While Iranian officials have obviously declined to disclose the use of such uranium, AP notes that this is enough to enrich weapons-grade uranium for nuclear bombs:
Despite present restrictions on its enrichment program, however, the amount of natural uranium is significant should Iran decide to keep it in storage, considering its potential uses once some limits on Tehrans nuclear activities start to expire in less than a decade.
David Albright, whose Institute of Science and International Security often briefs U.S. lawmakers on Irans nuclear program, says the shipment could be enriched to enough weapons-grade uranium for more than 10 simple nuclear bombs, depending on the efficiency of the enrichment process and the design of the nuclear weapon. ...
you made the point........ We do not chose to do anything about Crimea
The sanctions are for action in Ukraine
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