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  • Zelensky slams Americans who don't want to give more to Ukraine

    02/24/2023 7:21:46 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 66 replies
    The Postmillennial ^ | February 24th, 2023 | unattributed
    The Biden administration just promised another $10 billion in economic aid to Ukraine, bringing the to-date sum up around $200 billion, with more likely to roll out in the coming months. But for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenksy, that's just not enough, and he has harsh words for Americans who'd like to keep their tax dollars here at home as opposed to using them to line Ukraine's war chest. The one year anniversary of Russia's invasion of their neighbor Ukraine fell this week. "I would like to thank the American people," Zelensky began, in his sweatshirt emblazoned with a small Ukranian...
  • Oh No! Zelensky Shoots His Eye Out With The Rocket Launcher He Got For Christmas

    12/26/2022 8:37:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 24, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    KYIV, UKRAINE — Tragedy struck Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky Friday as he shot himself in the eye with a rocket launcher he had received only days before as a gift from the United States. Zelensky was eager to try out his new gift in the backyard of his home. Unfortunately, the target of Russian President Vladimir Putin he set up was too close to his garage, causing the rocket to ricochet back and hit him in the eye. A source on the scene reported that Zelensky yelled out "Oh, fudge!" before falling to the ground in pain. Zelensky had appeared...
  • Analyst: US support for Ukraine may have to last "decades"

    10/05/2022 4:54:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 5, 2022 | Jazz Shaw
    At this point, the United States has sent more than $17 billion in cash and military aid to Ukraine for that nation’s fight against the Russians. The United States has been far and away the largest, most generous patron of Ukraine’s government of any of the allies who are supporting this effort. But this has dragged on for quite a while now and it is long past time to begin seriously discussing the obvious question. How long are we supposed to keep this up? In fairly short order, the money we’ve sent to Ukraine will more than double the annual...
  • Nato and EU sound alarm over risk of Ukraine weapons smuggling

    07/26/2022 9:30:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    Financial Times (UK) ^ | JULY 12 2022 | Henry Foy and Sam Fleming
    Nato and EU states are pushing for better tracking of weapons supplied to Ukraine in response to fears that criminal groups are smuggling them out of the country and on to Europe’s black market. “All these weapons land in southern Poland, get shipped to the border and then are just divided up into vehicles to cross: trucks, vans, sometimes private cars,” said one of the western officials. “And from that moment we go blank on their location and we have no idea where they go, where they are used or even if they stay in the country.” The potential for...
  • BREAKING: Rand Paul Blocks $40B Ukraine Bill, Explains Why

    05/12/2022 5:21:03 PM PDT · by RandFan · 59 replies
    youtube ^ | May 121 | Sen. Rand Paul
    In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about why he was blocking a $40 billion Ukraine bill. Video ...
  • MSNBC’s Wallace: Republicans Are a ‘Threat to National Security’

    04/18/2022 5:26:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Monday on her show “Deadline” that congressional Republicans were a threat to national security. Wallace said, “Over the weekend, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, either ignorant of which is always possible with him or unbothered by, also likely, his own continued startling hypocrisy, suggested Russia would never have invaded Ukraine ever in the first place if the U.S. had simply provided weapons to President Zelensky sooner. Here’s why that matters. You’ll remember just two years ago, Kevin McCarthy repeatedly defended the twice impeached ex-president’s campaign to hold up military aid for Ukraine in the...
  • Government Watchdog Sounds the Alarm, Says Biden Admin Plans to Forward Taxpayer Money to the Taliban

    02/13/2022 2:49:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | February 13, 2022 at 11:58am | Jack Davis
    The Biden administration is planning to throw Americans’ tax dollars at the Taliban without knowing how the money will be used, according to a watchdog group. “The Biden administration has laid out plans through the U.S. Treasury to open up the U.S. taxpayer dollars spigot back into Afghanistan,” Adam Andrzejewski of the group Open The Books said in a video on the organization’s website. “We run the risk of funding the world’s most dangerous foreign terrorist organization if we open up the U.S. taxpayer spigot through the Department of Treasury,” he said. On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive...
  • A tenth of Biden’s Afghanistan aid will go to the Taliban Why are American taxpayers funding the Taliban?

    09/29/2021 4:54:20 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 30 replies
    JNS ^ | Sep 23, 2021 | D Greenfield
    Deborah Lyons, the head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, met with Sirajuddin Haqqani, a wanted terrorist with the Haqqani Network, a Taliban component with close ties to Al-Qaeda. Lyons had served as Canada’s ambassador in Kabul when the Taliban carried out a suicide bombing against a Canadian embassy convoy. Lyons put up a monument to the security contractors who were wounded and killed, but they sued after being abandoned afterwards.
  • Billions Spent on Afghan Army Ultimately Benefited Taliban

    08/17/2021 7:31:23 AM PDT · by Humane1 · 8 replies
    US news ^ | Aug. 17, 2021 | Associated Press
    Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turns out to be the Taliban.
  • Palestinians to Get Aid From US While They Engage in Armed Clash With Israel

    05/15/2021 7:07:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/15/2021 | Shipwreckedcrew
    The Biden Administration chose this past week to inform Congress that it would be releasing millions of dollars in US assistance to the Palestinians, as armed clashes between the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas intensified in the aftermath of Jerusalem Day on Monday.The funds are part of $100 million in aid the Administration has designated for Palestinian causes, which represented a huge policy reversal from the Trump Administration, which had cut off nearly all financial assistance for Palestinians.As the conflict intensifies despite U.S. calls for restraint, the administration notified Congress on Thursday that it will provide $10 million to Palestinian...
  • Biden Demanded $200M 'No Strings' Gift for Iran Right after 9/11, Report Shows

    05/12/2021 11:22:09 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 05-12-21 | Jay Greenberg
    Shortly after Islamists attacked America on 9/11, then-Senator Joe Biden demanded that the United States should send a taxpayer-funded, "no strings attached" gift of $200 million to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bombshell report has revealed. In the weeks following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Biden reportedly said that "this would be a good time" to hand over a huge chunk of tax dollars to the Iranian regime while America was in mourning.
  • This Politico Article Is A Textbook Example Of Corporate Media Running PR For Democrats

    04/14/2021 7:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 14, 2021 | Mark Paoletta
    While the headline states Joe Biden ‘is under fire,’ almost every sentence in the story is designed to defend Biden’s actions, beginning with the rest of the title.A recent Politico article by Caitlin Emma on President Joe Biden’s hold of funding for border wall construction provides a perfect example of the press running cover for the Biden administration. Almost every sentence is designed to excuse or defend Biden’s action, and of course smear the Trump team in the process.Biden’s executive order on Jan. 20 ordered a hold on all funds being used for the construction of the wall along the...
  • Is Our Exploding National Debt Fueling A Stock Market Crash?

    03/04/2021 6:00:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 4, 2021 | Willis L. Krumholz
    At our current rate of spending, the U.S. will be unable to confront major problems in the future because we’ve already stretched ourselves too thin.America’s debt and deficits usually are spoken of in terms of economics, but they have huge implications for national security. To see why, start with the economics angle. Famed investor Michael Burry — who foresaw the housing market bust and was played by Christian Bale in the hit film “The Big Short” — has just issued a warning. In a series of tweets, Burry said that the stock market could crash because of too much debt....
  • Why does the US support Israel? What benefit does the US get out of this alliance? Originally Answered: Why is Israel receiving tons of aid from the U.S.?

    02/10/2021 5:15:28 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies ^ | November 4, 2019· | Michael Davison
    >“Tons of aid”? Please read this before you repeat that statement: Myth: Israel Is the Largest Beneficiary of US Military Aid The aid that Israel does receive has strings attached to it that no other recipient has, such as the requirement that a minimum of 75% of the aid must be spent on US-made equipment. The remaining 25% may be used on non-US-made equipment only with US government approval. (This will increase until the figure is 100% by the end of the period of the current MOU.) US-made equipment that has become obsolete or obsolescent and is to be replaced...
  • Mexican Leader Says Biden Offers $4B For Central America

    01/24/2021 1:51:19 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 24 January 2021
    President Joe Biden's first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors. Mexico's president said Saturday that Biden told him the U.S. would send $4 billion to help development in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala
  • GOP in Arizona’s largest county votes to censure Cindy McCain

    01/09/2021 9:47:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 9, 2021 | John Solomon
    The Republican Party in Arizona’s largest county voted Saturday to censure the widow of the late Sen. John McCain after she endorsed Democrat Joe Biden. The state GOP is planning a similar vote later this month. The Maricopa County GOP’s censure resolution called Cindy McCain a "troubled individual, with a past riddled with drug abuse and illegalities associated with such behavior." The measure also accused Cindy McCain of supporting "leftist causes" including gay marriage, larger government and "others that run counter to Republican values." Cindy McCain has acknowledged suffering a three-year addiction to pain medicine from 1989 to 1992 and...
  • House fails to unanimously approve $2,000 COVID-19 checks

    12/24/2020 7:31:07 AM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2020 | 10:18a | Steven Nelson
    Congress made it official on Christmas Eve: no COVID-19 stimulus money will be approved until next week at the earliest. Partisan gridlock resumed as Democrats sought to unanimously approve President Trump’s request that $600 stimulus checks be increased to $2,000, The motion was refused consideration under House policy because Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had not consented. In a Wednesday night letter, McCarthy accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of “selective hearing” of Trump’s objections, and asked for unanimous consent for the House to reconsider billions in foreign aid in a relief bill approved Monday by both chambers of Congress....
  • Infuriating COVID-19 ‘stimulus’ bill is loaded with billions in aid… for Sudan, Egypt, Ukraine, and others

    12/21/2020 5:44:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/21/2020 | JD Rucker
    Washington, DC, hates us. They literally hate all of us useful idiots who are only here to fund their pet projects and advance the personal agendas of those in the swamp. And sadly, the vast majority of Americans have no idea. They will not read the 6000-page bill released by Congress. They won’t read a single word of it. All they’ll do is wait for their $600 checks and complain that they need more.The text of the COVID-19 “relief” bill is loaded with gigatons of pork that Americans know nothing about. Moreover, it’s so significant, so insulting, that mainstream media...
  • Trump quietly fires three agency heads amid presidential vote count

    11/07/2020 4:06:12 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 11/7/2020 | eileen connelly
    The Trump administration fired the heads of three federal agencies after the election, prompting one to claim he was retaliated against for disagreeing with some policy. The heads of the agencies that oversee the nuclear weapons stockpile, electricity and natural gas regulation and overseas aid were sent packing, NPR reported. The sudden departures included Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, who was forced to resign Friday. She was the first woman to oversee the agency in charge of the nuclear stockpile. Last year, she was on the president’s short list as a possible replacement for former National...
  • Coronavirus: China seeks to recast itself from virus pariah to helping hand

    03/23/2020 9:02:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 03/23/2020 | by Helen Roxburgh
    From being ostracised by the international community as the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, China is seeking to reframe itself as a global expert that can help hard-hit regions battle the disease. Beijing is keen to reposition the virus as a global outbreak and not just a China malaise as it sends testing kits and experts overseas and translates treatment manuals into foreign languages. The deputy foreign minister said at a press conference Thursday that China had shared its treatment plan with “many countries”. An expert team has already been sent to Iran, where 92 people have died, along...