Skip to comments.Russia made its move — and Trump blinked
Posted on 11/26/2018 7:23:38 PM PST by TBP
Russia over the weekend mounted its most serious aggression against Ukraine since President Trump took office, and America punted.
Trumps outgoing ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, described the chain of events that led to the current standoff at the Black Sea as an outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory. She vowed that Washington and its friends would stand with Kiev.
So whats the plan? It is our expectation that our European partners will lead this effort through the Normandy Four format, Haley said, referring to a toothless Barack Obama-era gabfest that has mostly served to legitimize Moscows illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine.
Trusting that diplomatic channel is like showing up to a gunboat fight without even a knife.
Consider what happened: Three Ukrainian vessels headed from Ukraines Black Sea port of Odessa to a Ukrainian port in the Sea of Azov. In the Kerch Strait, which separates the two bodies of water, Russian warships fired at the Ukrainians, injured crew members and seized the vessels.
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NONE of our biz, esp while we are being freakin’ INVADED.
Are you young enough to be drafted and fight?
Russia is a threat to us too.
Thinks it's time for American farmboys to go out and fight again, cuz, uh....JESUS wants them to.
Trump not letting himself be forced into a course of action. That is what he does to others. Just stand by and watch.
FALSE FLAG! Ukraine and NATO special forces were attempting to nuke the bridge over the Kerch Strait.
MSM and liberals scream that Trump is a hothead and will be a warmonger and will get us embroiled in a war no one wants!!!
So he isn’t a hothead, not a warmonger, and is practical when dealing with foreign affairs. And they’re pissed? He can’t win with these guys. Let’s not rush into war, we have enough problems to fix at home.
I joined the US Military to Fight In The MIDDLE EAST Not On Some Border!
Ukraine’s president is about to lose office; what better way to remain than to provoke a crisis?
The Left never a lover of military action over the last 18 years, is now a fan of military action.
Sadly, the Left for the last 70 years, hasn’t had clue one when to use our military.
Trump is trying to use diplomatic action. That’s what he should do.
The Russian / Ukraine issue is a messy one. Russia took Crimea by force, but there re pseudo Conservatives who think that was entirely justified.
No use trying to engage on an issue where folks side with international agression over reason.
The seized craft in question are two gun boats and a tug captured while attempting to cross under the land link bridge which was blocked by a Russian oil tanker. Russia constructed this link after taking the Crimean peninsula which connects it to Russia via this causeway on the Azov sea
what we don’t need is a bunch of intellectually inbred, sacks of thumb-sucking dumba**ery msm stooges telling us what we have to do.
What? They want us to go to war?
The first question to answer is whether Ukraine goaded Russia into the hostile actions, and why that might be (a pretext for cancelling elections, possibly).
If so, let them get out of the mess they made for themselves.
Same fight. How much time have you spent in the AOR?
“We need to stand with Ukraine, not only for moral and national security reasons, but for political ones as well.”
Did you ever consider a guy like Trump might actually wield a bigger sword internationally if he didn’t have ankle biters at home like:
And almost ALL establishment Republicans ?
OUR house is on fire now, in case you haven’t noticed.
No we dont.
It’s an ongoing dispute. Unlikely that Trump can do very much to resolve it.
I neglected to mention the courts.
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