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  • Romney says he laughs at term ‘America first’

    05/17/2024 9:29:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he laughs at the term “America first,” an increasingly common phrase heard in the Republican Party regarding U.S. foreign policy that he finds “disorienting.” Romney said during an interview with MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle” earlier this week that growing isolationism in the GOP is “unimaginable” considering its past leaders, like former Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Romney argued the term, popularized by former President Trump, “flows” in from talk radio and TV, where “outrageous” things are embraced by the party’s...
  • Ukraine war: Blinken says US 'rushing' weapons to the front lines

    05/15/2024 4:31:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    BBC via Yahoo ^ | May 15th, 2024 | Tiffany Wertheimer - BBC News, Washington
    The US is "rushing ammunition, armoured vehicles, missiles [and] air defences" to Ukraine's front line, Anthony Blinken has said.During a trip to Ukraine, the US secretary of state announced that $2bn would be spent to speed up delivery. His comments came as Russian advances forced Ukrainian to retreat from several villages in the Kharkiv region. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has cancelled all his foreign trips to concentrate on the new incursion. Speaking in Kyiv on Wednesday, Mr Blinken said weapons would be rushed to the front lines to "protect soldier, to protect citizens". He said that the air defence systems,...
  • My Comments On The Article "What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War?" plus background information (links and commentary) not in the article.

    05/14/2024 5:50:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    5/14/2024 | vanity
    My comments below pertain to the war in the Ukraine and an article I just posted to Free Republic:What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War? ^ | May 1, 2024 | Mark F. Cancian and Chris H. Park Posted on 5/14/2024, 6:25:05 PM by ransomnoteMY COMMENTS on the article:In my opinion, the whole article is worth reading. I think that the flag waving cretins in Congress were putting on a show to imply they are helping the Ukraine far more than they actually are. Biden and his...
  • Blinkin visits Ukraine, vows incoming US military aid will make 'real difference' in Russia war

    05/14/2024 5:06:09 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 17 replies
    Just The News ^ | 14 May 2024 | Joseph Weber
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday visited Ukraine, telling the country that soon-to-arrive U.S. military aid will make a “real difference” in its effort to fend off Russia's war. Blinken's trip comes amid a fierce new Russian offensive, according to the Associated Press. “We know this is a challenging time,” Blinken said in the Ukrainian capital on Kiev where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Antony Blinken Makes Surprise Visit to Kyiv, Promises Weapons

    05/14/2024 6:33:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday morning by train, meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky and promising that “assistance is now on the way” after Congress passed the $95 billion foreign aid package in April. Blinken is in Kyiv to “highlight the United States’ enduring support for Ukraine”, the State Department said on Tuesday, after the Secretary of State arrived in the country by overnight train, a necessity for foreign diplomatic visits as flying directly to Ukraine remains impossible. The two-day trip is the first by an American government figure since Congress passed the foreign...
  • Blinken in Ukraine to offer 'strong reassurance' as US weapons reach front line

    05/13/2024 9:53:33 PM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | May 13, 2024 | Tom Bateman
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Ukraine as weapons from a new American aid package begin arriving at the front line. His visit comes as the country struggles to hold back a major Russian incursion near its second biggest city of Kharkiv. Ahead of Mr Blinken's arrival in Kyiv, a senior US official said the American-funded weapons now arriving at the front line included air defence interceptors, artillery and ATACMS long-range precision guided missiles. "We have already started to flow in artillery [and] long-range ATACMS that can range any part of Ukraine, and also other air defence...
  • Biden Admin Unveils New $400 Million Aid Package for Ukraine

    05/13/2024 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | May 13, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    The Biden Administration unveiled its second round of military aid to Ukraine for $400 million, following its $95 billion and $60 million for the country. The new package will consist a number of weapons, including: Patriot missile system munitions High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMAR) systems and ammunition Stinger anti-air missiles, 155mm artillery rounds Bradley Fighting Vehicles Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) “As President Biden has made clear, the United States and the international coalition we have assembled will continue to stand with Ukraine in its defense of its freedom,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement....
  • Joe Biden: Migrants — Not Americans — ‘Makes Us Strong’

    05/02/2024 5:56:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/02/2024 | Neil Munro
    Migrants — not voting Americans and their children — “are what makes us [economically] strong,” President Joe Biden told a May 1 fundraiser for pro-migration groups at the elite Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. Biden’s statement spotlights his policy of inflating the national economy with Extraction Migration — not by raising U.S. exports to developing countries or by growing Americans’ all-important productivity with more investment in workplace automation and innovation.
  • Zelensky issues statement announcing that Ukraine and the US are working on a ‘ten-year’ funding agreement

    04/29/2024 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Kazan · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    Volodymyr Zelensky recently released a statement revealing that his regime and the government of Washington D.C. were in continued contact, “working on a bilateral security agreement” that would see “monetary aid” sent to Ukraine for an agreed-upon time of ten years.###Despite an individual’s personal feelings on the Russia-Ukraine war, the facts of the matter are that Ukraine is not a NATO country—and at this point, the cost-benefit analysis of being a member of the NATO pact is definitely not worth it for the American people—and Zelensky is not a good guy. This isn’t to say that Vladimir Putin is…but between...
  • NYC firefighter, 36, dies of heart attack after being fired to pay for migrants — leaving his family with nothing

    04/29/2024 7:52:38 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/28/2024 | Craig McCarthy
    An FDNY firefighter has died of a heart attack just months after he was fired as part of the city’s effort to free up funds for its migrant crisis — leaving his grieving widow and kids struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
  • Ukraine’s $61 Billion lifeline is not enough

    04/29/2024 7:10:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 29, 2024 | Hugo Dixon
    Ukraine last week got a vital $61 billion lifeline from the United States. But it still needs a medium-term funding plan to withstand Russia’s onslaught. A multi-year funding plan would have several benefits. For a start, it would provide some insurance against U.S. political swings. It would also boost Ukrainian morale and give Western arms manufacturers greater confidence to ramp up production. Ukraine is straining every sinew to hold the line against Russia, an adversary whose $2 trillion, opens new tab economy was 11 times bigger than its own last year. How much Kyiv needs in future depends on what...
  • Israel security bill includes relief aid 4 times the size of Gaza's GDP: 'We are funding Hamas'

    04/27/2024 3:37:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 26, 2024 11:08pm | Madeleine Hubbard
    The House of Representatives Israel aid bill is under scrutiny for including more than $9 billion in humanitarian assistance, which is significantly more than the annual gross domestic product of the Gaza Strip, as critics say the U.S. is essentially funding Hamas through the bill.The Israel bill, which passed in a 366-58 vote Saturday, allocates $26.4 billion in aid to the region, including more than $9.1 billion marked as "Migration and Refugee Assistance" and "International Disaster Assistance," to address the humanitarian needs that arose in the Gaza Strip following the Oct. 7, 2023, attack on Israel.The aid is more than...
  • Biden’s ‘Foreign Aid Package’ Includes $3.5 Billion for MASS Migration from the Middle East

    04/27/2024 4:42:17 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 58 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 27 April 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Not only did Joe Biden’s ‘Foreign Aid’ package include nothing to secure the United States’ border, it also included a whopping $3.5 Billion to supercharge mass migration from the Middle East, Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) noted. Schmitt expressed concern after Biden’s pro-migration border chief is opening new processing centers for Muslim migrants.
  • What Is Paveway IV? NATO Ally Hands Kyiv Laser-Guided JDAM-Style Bombs

    04/25/2024 5:32:54 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2024 | Ellie Cook
    The British government said on Tuesday it would commit its largest-ever tranche of military aid to Ukraine as part of a package worth £500 million ($622 million). The assistance will include further deliveries of Storm Shadow air-launched, precision-guided missiles, as well as vessels and vehicles. The Paveway IV—the latest in the Paveway series of bombs—converts unguided munitions, also known as "dumb bombs," into precision-guided weapons. They can use laser guidance or satellites to find their way to a target. "The Paveway IV will enable Ukraine to strike back" at Russian forces and target high-value assets such as command centers and...
  • The US secretly sent long-range ATACMS to Ukraine — and Kyiv used them

    04/25/2024 5:36:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Politico (Yeah, I know) ^ | 04/24/2024 12:47 PM EDT | ALEXANDER WARD and LARA SELIGMAN
    The transfer of Army Tactical Missile Systems with a nearly 200-mile range ends a yearslong drama between Washington and Kyiv. The Biden administration last month secretly shipped long-range missiles to Ukraine for the first time in the two-year war — and Kyiv has already used the weapon twice to strike deep behind Russian lines. In March, the U.S. quietly approved the transfer of a number of Army Tactical Missile Systems with a range of nearly 200 miles, said a senior Biden administration official and two U.S. officials, allowing President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s forces to put at risk more Russian targets inside...
  • Posts: Mike Lee laments passing of Foreign Aid bill

    04/23/2024 9:21:56 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 23 | Sen. Mike Lee
    @BasedMikeLee As @RonPaul says, foreign aid often involves taking money from poor people in rich countries to give to rich people in poor countries. I’m sure Americans will sleep better tonight knowing that a few rich people in Ukraine are about to get a lot richer. @BasedMikeLee It doesn’t end well for any political party whose elected officials repeatedly display contempt for the party’s most faithful voters. @BasedMikeLee Dems fight for their base, not against it. @BasedMikeLee They think they’re Churchill. They’re congratulating themselves for spending money that doesn’t belong to them—money we don’t have and will have to borrow...
  • 10 senators helped advance Ukraine aid after voting against it

    04/23/2024 5:14:42 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/23/24 5:04 PM ET | BY AL WEAVER
    Nine Republicans and one Democrat in the Senate voted Tuesday to advance a package that includes aid for Ukraine and Israel, after opposing the legislation in a vote earlier this year. The package advanced toward a final vote Tuesday in an 80-19 procedural vote. Overall, 31 Republicans voted to advance the package. The package includes $61 billion for Ukraine, $26 billion for Israel and global humanitarian assistance and $8 billion for allies in the Indo-Pacific. It also includes a series of national security items, headlined by a potential ban of the social media giant TikTok, or at least a forced...
  • BREAKING: Senate Passes $95.3 Billion Aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

    04/23/2024 7:43:51 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-23-24 | Jim Hᴏft
    The Senate has approved a massive $95 billion emergency foreign aid package with no U.S. border security. A group of RINOs joined Democrats to support the bill. The measure passed by a vote of 79 to 18. The passing of the bill saw 48 Democrats joined by 31 Republicans in favor, with the majority of the RINOs supporting the foreign aid efforts. However, 15 Republicans broke ranks to vote against the package, joining three Democrats in opposition. The finalized bill encompasses extensive provisions: $47.7 billion through the Defense Department to support Ukraine’s military with training, equipment, weapons, and logistical aid....
  • Mike Johnson’s Faustian Bargain

    04/23/2024 6:14:48 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Paul Ingrassia
    The current House Speaker is cut from the same cloth as Mike Pence: a tergiversating weakling who always fails to stand for America First when push comes to shove. Mike Johnson is at a crossroads: continue to appease the RINOs and Democrats in the House, thus maybe preserving his House seat through the November election, at which point it seems increasingly likely, regardless of the lower chamber’s composition, that he will be replaced with someone else. Or he can stand with the American people and Donald Trump by denying Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan an endless stream of blank checks and...
  • Today, We Received a Decision – the U.S. Assistance, Which Will Be Felt by Both the Warriors on the Frontline, and the Cities and Villages Suffering from Russian Terror

    04/20/2024 9:54:50 PM PDT · by · 200 replies ^ | 20 April 2024 - 21:30 | President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
    Today, We Received a Decision – the U.S. Assistance, Which Will Be Felt by Both the Warriors on the Frontline, and the Cities and Villages Suffering from Russian Terror – Address by the President 20 April 2024 - 21:30 Dear Ukrainians! From early morning today, various regions of our country have been experiencing air alerts and Russian strikes. From the east to the south... Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk regions, Kherson and the region, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions. Missiles, drone strikes, artillery. There is a lot of destruction — houses, port infrastructure, and energy facilities. There are casualties and,...