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  • Speaker Johnson Unveils Scheme to Bring Ukraine Vote to House Floor

    04/15/2024 7:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled a gambit to burst a legislative logjam and unleash a four-vote flood including a standalone vote on tens of billions in American taxpayer aid to Ukraine. The plan appears to exploit the sense of urgency in Congress for sending aid to Israel in the wake of Iranian missile attacks in a scheme to bypass Republican animosity towards continuing to fund Ukraine’s war against Russia. Johnson unveiled his plan to his colleagues during a Monday night House Republican Conference meeting. His plan is to hold a single vote on a rule — the product specifying which...
  • Nikki Haley Joins Hudson

    04/15/2024 12:02:43 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON—Hudson Institute today announced that Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and US ambassador to the United Nations, will be the next Walter P. Stern Chair. “When our policymakers fail to call out our enemies or acknowledge the importance of our alliances, the world is less safe. That is why Hudson’s work is so critical,” Haley said. “They believe the American people should have the facts and policymakers should have the solutions to support a secure, free, and prosperous future. I look forward to partnering with them to defend the principles that make America the greatest country in...
  • Former House Speaker launches campaign to unseat lawmakers who removed him

    04/13/2024 11:10:00 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 28 replies
    Deseret News ^ | April 2, 2024 | Brigham Tomco
    Several frustrated House Republicans are breaking with congressional norms to boost the primary opponent of House Freedom Caucus chairman Bob Good. The Virginia Republican was one of eight lawmakers who voted to remove their party’s leader, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, in October. McCarthy, who resigned in December, now plans to return the favor. McCarthy, and his friends on the Hill, including House Armed Services Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Rep. Derrick Van Orden, R-Wis., have endorsed and fundraised for Good’s primary challenger, state Sen. John McGuire, CNN reported on Sunday. The delayed fallout from the removal of McCarthy forms...

    04/12/2024 7:26:38 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 67 replies
    Institute for the Study of War ^ | 4/12/24 | Riley Bailey and Frederick W. Kagan
    The exhaustion of US-provided air defenses resulting from delays in the resumption of US military aid to Ukraine combined with improvements in Russian strike tactics have led to the increasing effectiveness of Russian missile and drone strikes against Ukraine without a dramatic increase in the size or frequency of such strikes. Russian forces have conducted two sets of large missile strikes since intensifying missile and drone strikes at the end of December 2023: a series of strikes primarily targeting industrial and military facilities and critical infrastructure between December 2023 and February 2024 and an ongoing series of strikes heavily targeting...
  • Ukraine army chief offers horrifying warning to West about Russia's threat to Europe

    04/06/2024 1:45:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    Express Newspapers ^ | Sat, Apr 6, 2024 | CHRIS SAMUEL
    A top Ukrainian commander has warned Russia's forces are ready to “swallow” Europe whole, as he urged Western leaders to prepare their defences for Putin's army. Deputy commander of Ukraine’s 3rd Assault Brigade, Maksym Zhorin, made the remarks during an interview he gave from an undisclosed location in the southern Donetsk region, and cautioned European allies not to be complacent about Russia's military ambitions. “Create serious defence systems that could counteract Russia because it will undoubtedly open its mouth and try to swallow the rest of Europe,” he told The Independent. His comments follow a slew of warnings from Ukrainian...
  • Trump-proofing weapons for Ukraine: Allies consider moving arms group into NATO

    04/02/2024 4:23:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | April 2nd, 2024 | Lara Seligman, Stuart Lau and Paul McLeary
    <p>The U.S. and other Western countries are considering transferring to NATO a U.S.-led multinational group that coordinates the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, one of several new proposals that could help maintain the flow of arms to Kyiv under a second Donald Trump presidency.</p>
  • Ukraine lowers army mobilization age from 27 to 25

    04/02/2024 1:56:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    Semafor ^ | Tue, April 2, 2024 | Diego Mendoza
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday signed a law that lowers the country’s conscription age from 27 to 25 as Kyiv struggles to replenish its troops in its war against Russia. Zelenskyy said last year that his government was exploring ways to mobilize more than 450,000 new troops to support soldiers facing exhaustion on the frontlines. But the proposal to lower the mobilization age is highly unpopular, and Zelenskyy was reportedly hesitant about signing the bill into law. Some had proposed mobilizing NATO troops in Ukraine to support Kyiv’s war efforts, but several bloc members dismissed the idea.
  • Denying Russia’s Only Strategy for Success

    03/30/2024 3:58:42 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 99 replies
    ISW ^ | March 27, 2024 | By Nataliya Bugayova and Frederick W. Kagan
    Russia cannot defeat Ukraine or the West - and will likely lose - if the West mobilizes its resources to resist the Kremlin. The West’s existing and latent capability dwarfs that of Russia. The combined gross domestic product (GDP) of NATO countries, non-NATO European Union states, and our Asian allies is over $63 trillion.[1] The Russian GDP is on the close order of $1.9 trillion.[2] Iran and North Korea add little in terms of materiel support. China is enabling Russia, but it is not mobilized on behalf of Russia and is unlikely to do so.[3] If we lean in and...
  • How neoconservatism and the path to genocide converge

    03/26/2024 6:51:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | March 25, 2024 | Aly Mohamed
    In 2019 my life was changed by an act of terrorism perpetrated by Brenton Tarrant in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed the lives of 51 civilians, including my close friend Atta Elayyan. Tarrant drew inspiration from Anders Breivik, who carried out a terrorist attack in Oslo eight years prior. Breivik, a self-styled Christian crusader, justified his heinous deeds by citing an “existential conflict” between the West and Islam.
  • The truth always prevails and these remarks by Nuland will be analyzed to the nth degree because of her use of the word “asymmetric”

    03/23/2024 8:55:23 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 111 replies
    X ^ | 3/23/24 | Michael Flynn
    Victoria Nuland: "With this money, Ukraine will be able to accelerate the asymmetric warfare that has been most effective on the battlefield. As I said in Kiev three weeks ago, this supplemental funding will ensure Putin faces some nasty surprises on the battlefield this year."
  • The cost of key US weapons like artillery shells for Ukraine is soaring

    03/17/2024 7:58:59 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/16/24 | Michael Peck
    Maintenance costs have risen for many US weapons, including some crucial systems by Ukraine or likely to be deployed in a conflict with China. In particular, operating and support costs for the M982 Excalibur — a GPS-guided 155-mm artillery shell supplied to Ukraine — nearly doubled between 2011 and 2022 to roughly $100,000 per shell, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Such problems are baked into the military procurement system. The sticker price of a weapon, such as a jet fighter, only reflects a fraction of what it will cost to maintain that weapon over its lifetime. "Operating and...
  • Victoria Nuland careeer recap thread

    03/09/2024 8:37:55 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 25 replies
    X ^ | 5 March 2024 | various
    Victoria Nuland announces resignation as Biden's Undersecretary of State A notorious neocon and protege of Dick Cheney, Nuland led the Obama administration's overthrow of Ukraine's government in 2014, leading to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022. In December 2013, Nuland visited Kyiv and handed out baked goods to protesters in Maidan Square, a symbolic gesture of support that was widely publicized by Western media. Senators John McCain and Chris Murphy rallied protestors in Maidan Square, standing next to the leader of Svoboda, Oleh Tyahnybok, informing them they had America's support. In February 2014, Nuland was caught on a leaked phone...
  • Nikki Haley says she’s no longer bound by RNC pledge to endorse Trump if he wins

    03/03/2024 6:48:44 AM PST · by McGruff · 188 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2024 | Alexandra Marquez
    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley no longer feels bound by a pledge made to the Republican National Committee that she would support the GOP presidential nominee, she said in an interview that aired Sunday. Asked by NBC News’ “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker, “So you’re no longer bound by that pledge?” Haley responded that she was not obligated to endorse former President Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee. “No, I think I’ll make what decision I want to make, but that’s not something I’m thinking about,” she said, noting that “if you talk about an endorsement, you’re...
  • Blackwater Founder Erik Prince on Ukraine, ” We Need to Bring That War to a Close – An Ugly Peace is Better than Whatever Their idea of an Ideal War Is”

    03/02/2024 8:53:15 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-2-24 | Jim Hoft
    Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, joined Patrick Bet David recently. Prince described what he sees as the best solution for Ukraine – an ugly peace. Prince is a former US Navy SEAL officer and well-respected military strategist. Erik Prince: “We need to bring that war to a close because all Ukraine is doing right now is destroying itself demographically. They’re chewing up the next generation of manpower that they really can’t really replace right now. They don’t have enough manpower. The Western defense base is pathetic. And you’re not going to out-conventional war the Russian Bear. And I would...
  • Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman to Anderson Cooper: “It Now Appears as if the House Republican Majority is Being Used by Russia to Interfere in the 2024 Election” (VIDEO)

    02/21/2024 5:50:59 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Here we go again. The Democrats have dusted off their old Russia collusion hoax as we get deeper into election season. Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman absurdly claimed the Russians are interfering in the 2024 election in wake of the DOJ’s latest attack on the FBI informant who blew the whistle on the Biden-Burisma scandal. Biden’s DOJ is now alleging the FBI informant arrested last week “is actively peddling new lies that could impact U.S. elections after meeting with Russian intelligence officials in November.” The FBI’s confidential source, Alexander Smirnov, was indicted last week by Hunter Biden Special Counsel David Weiss...
  • Is Biden Not Being Impeached Because His Crimes Are How D.C. Does Business?

    02/15/2024 9:44:09 AM PST · by Kazan · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2024 | JOY PULLMANN
    uring Donald Trump’s presidency, Democrats proved they’d impeach a Republican president over a ham sandwich. Sen. J.D. Vance noted this week that Democrats set up the same pretext to impeach Trump again should he win the presidency this fall.Now the same “intelligence community” that framed Trump as a Russian agent and claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian “disinformation” is claiming to have great big major secret information about something bad and Russian as the House considers yet more spending on war with Russia. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has violated his oath of office since his first day in office, yet he’s...
  • Neocon Nikki Haley Lashes Out After Humiliating Loss in Nevada — Claims Primary Process Was a “Scam” and “Rigged from the Start” for Trump

    02/07/2024 7:59:59 PM PST · by Kazan · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 7, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    In an interview with Elex Michaelson on The Issue is Show, neocon Nikki Haley publicly denounced the Nevada primary process, labeling it a “scam” and asserting it was “rigged from the start” to favor former President Donald Trump.The Gateway Pundit previously reported that perhaps the most embarrassing moment of Nikki Haley’s entire political career occurred Tuesday night in the Nevada Primary, and President Trump was not even on the ballot.Despite being the only major candidate on the ballot, Haley was overwhelmingly defeated, with many voters opting for “None of These Candidates” over her.Trump, reacting to Haley’s defeat on Truth Social,...
  • Why shouldn’t Tucker Carlson interview Vladimir Putin?

    02/06/2024 2:41:54 PM PST · by Kazan · 74 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 5 February 2024 | Freddy Gray
    In September, 1934, William Randolph Hearst, the most famous journalist and publisher in the world, visited Berlin and interviewed Adolf Hitler. At the time, Hearst admired Hitler, and was rather taken aback when the Fuhrer asked why he was so ‘misunderstood’ in the English-language press. Hearst replied that Americans love democracy and distrusted dictatorships, to which Hitler answered that he had been democratically elected by a vast majority of Germans. Hearst then said that Americans were concerned about the treatment of a certain unnamed minority. Hitler duly pointed out that Americans had mistreated Native Indian tribes and assured Hearst that...
  • Three U.S. soldiers were killed and at least two dozen were injured in a drone attack in Jordan

    01/28/2024 8:23:29 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 200 replies
    Three U.S. soldiers were killed and at least two dozen were injured in a drone attack overnight on a U.S. outpost in Jordan, officials tell CNN. This is the first time U.S. forces have been killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the beginning of the Gaza war
  • Nikki Haley Spends $31M in Losing New Hampshire Primary Bid

    01/23/2024 5:43:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/2024 | Wendell Husebo
    Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley spent $31 million in New Hampshire to place second in the Republican primary. The massive amount of money spent on losing the Granite State indicates how strong former President Donald Trump’s grassroots support is in the state. It also suggests Haley wasted money on challenging Trump, who spent $15.8 million defending against her globalist attacks.