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  • McConnell predicts US aid will flow to Ukraine ‘for a good deal longer

    05/09/2023 8:11:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says U.S. military and economic aid will continue to flow into Ukraine despite calls from some in his party for the United States to pull back from the war. The future of U.S. support for Ukraine in its war against Russia has been clouded by some uncertainty since Republicans took control of the House in last year’s midterm election and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pledged there would be no “blank check” for Ukraine if Republicans gained the lower chamber.
  • US to provide Ukraine $1.2 billion in long-term security aid

    05/08/2023 4:15:37 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/23 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. will provide $1.2 billion more in long-term military aid to Ukraine to further bolster its air defenses as Russia continues to pound Ukraine with drones, rockets and surface-to-air missiles, U.S. officials said Monday.The aid package is expected to be announced on Tuesday and the money will be provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. Unlike the U.S. equipment, weapons and ammunition that are more frequently sent to Ukraine from Pentagon stocks — so they can be delivered quickly — this money is to be spent over the coming months or even years to ensure Ukraine's future security needs.
  • Russian State TV Host Calls for Zelensky's Beheading: 'No Other Way'

    05/06/2023 9:53:36 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2023 | Brendan Cole
    Moscow media mouthpieces often refer to history books when they talk about Russia's invasion of Ukraine but one Kremlin propagandist decided to turn to the Bible. During a monologue on Solovyov Live, host Roman Golovanov said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is among those who have used the Old Testament story of David versus Goliath as a parallel for the war in Ukraine, in which Russia is portrayed as the larger adversary. However, Golovanov said that the perennial tale of the underdog triumphing should be flipped around and that Russia "was in fact the David" because "at least 50 countries are...
  • Ukraine & the Globalist War Mongers - Col Doug Macgregor

    04/24/2023 6:59:26 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 72 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | 4/20/23 | Andrew Napolitano
    Ukraine & the Globalist War Mongers - Col Doug Macgregor - 28min video
  • Biden’s team fears the aftermath of a failed Ukrainian counteroffensive

    04/24/2023 8:07:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 24, 2023 | Jonathan Lemire and Alexander Ward
    The Biden administration is quietly preparing for the possibility that if Ukraine’s spring counteroffensive falls short of expectations, critics at home and allies abroad will argue that America has come up short, too. Ukraine’s ever-imminent counteroffensive will attempt to retake Russian-seized territory most likely in the east and south, though for operational reasons no senior officials from Kyiv have detailed specifics. Publicly, President Joe Biden’s team has offered unwavering support for Ukraine, pledging to load it up with weapons and economic aid for “as long as it takes.” But, if the impending fighting season yields limited gains, administration officials have...
  • GOP lawmakers urge Biden to stop sending ‘unrestrained’ aid, weapons to Ukraine

    04/22/2023 11:10:36 PM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/23 6:17 PM ET | BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    A coalition of GOP lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to stop sending “unrestrained” aid and weapons to Ukraine amid its ongoing war with neighboring Russia. “We write to express concern regarding the U.S. response to Ukraine. Over a year ago, Russia launched an invasion that has upended decades of peace in Europe,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Biden on Thursday. “We are deeply concerned that the trajectory of U.S. aid to the Ukrainian war effort threatens further escalation and lacks much-needed strategic clarity.” The lawmakers noted in their letter the risks associated with supplying Ukraine with necessary...
  • RAND PAUL: "We will adamantly oppose all future [Ukraine] aid packages unless they are linked to a clear diplomatic strategy"

    04/23/2023 10:24:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 23 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaul Unrestrained U.S. aid for Ukraine must come to an end, and we will adamantly oppose all future aid packages unless they are linked to a clear diplomatic strategy designed to bring this war to a rapid conclusion.
  • US sending $325 million in more military aid to Ukraine

    04/19/2023 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2023 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.S. is sending Ukraine about $325 million in additional military aid, including an enormous amount of artillery rounds and ammunition as the launch of the spring offensive against Russian forces approaches, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The U.S. has declined to say exactly how much munitions will be sent to Ukraine, but the latest package resembles other recent deliveries, which included rockets for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, and howitzers, as well as an array of other missiles and anti-tank ammunition. It will all be pulled from Pentagon stocks, so it can go quickly...
  • Liz Cheney calls for Greene to lose security clearance: ‘She cannot be trusted’

    04/14/2023 12:07:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/14/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) should lose her security clearance after she showed support for an Air National Guardsman that leaked classified military documents. “Jake Teixeira is white, male, christian, and antiwar. That makes him an enemy to the Biden regime,” Greene tweeted. “Ask yourself who is the real enemy?” she continued. “A young low level national guardsmen? Or the administration that is waging war in Ukraine, a non-NATO nation, against nuclear Russia without war powers?”
  • Pence swipes at Trump on Ukraine, entitlements at RNC retreat

    04/14/2023 6:56:38 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 30 replies
    The Hill via Yahoo News ^ | 4/14/23 | Brett Samuels
    Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday took aim at former President Donald Trump and other potential GOP presidential candidates as he laid out his vision for 2024 to Republican donors. Pence, in remarks at the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) spring donor retreat in Nashville, Tenn., argued that the party could not afford to remain fixated on the past or follow a cult of personality at the expense of policy — a clear swipe at Trump as the former vice president weighs whether to challenge his old boss for the 2024 nomination. “We need leaders with the courage to speak...
  • Ukraine War: Zelensky Embezzled $400 Million Allocated By The US For Purchasing Fuel – Seymour Hersh

    04/12/2023 5:51:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 68 replies
    Eurasian Times ^ | 4-12-23 | By EurAsian Times Desk
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars that the US allocated for the purchase of fuel, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh. In his blog, Hersh writes – The Ukraine government, headed by Volodymyr Zelensky, has been using American taxpayers’ funds to pay dearly for the vitally needed diesel fuel that is keeping the Ukrainian army on the move in its war with Russia. It is unknown how much the Zalensky government is paying per gallon for the fuel, but the Pentagon was paying as much as $400 per gallon to transport gasoline from a port...
  • Zelensky: No Counter-Offensive Until West Sends More Artillery, Tanks, Rockets

    03/28/2023 6:32:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2023 | Jack Montgomery
    There will be no Ukrainian counter-offensive until Kyiv’s Western “partners” send more weapons and ammunition, President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned. In comments to Japanese media quoted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), President Zelensky insisted: “We can’t start yet, we can’t send our brave soldiers to the front line without tanks, artillery and long-range rockets.” “If you have the political will, you can find a way to help us. We are at war and can’t wait,” he added, emphasising that Ukrainian forces are also “waiting for ammunition to arrive from our partners.”

    03/28/2023 9:43:25 AM PDT · by Hostage · 69 replies ^ | March 28, 2023 | Hostage
    Metal detectors, placed at all unlocked school entrances with surveillance cameras (which are quite affordable). And yes, with armed school personnel trained and ready to defend. Now why wasn't the $100 billion sent to Ukraine directed to school security instead? Explain. We know President Trump wanted to do precisely this. Steven Cheung, a Trump spokesman said that “there had been no bigger defender of the Second Amendment than President Trump.” He said that Trump had offered other proposals after mass shootings, such as adding security guards to schools and allowing teachers who are licensed to carry a weapon to do...
  • Putin: You too can earn big bucks by fighting in Ukraine

    03/26/2023 8:19:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    Russia is still cutting deals with China, Iran, and North Korea to make sure they don’t run out of missiles and ammunition, but there’s one thing that they can’t import in any significant numbers. What they’re running short of are soldiers. Moscow doesn’t publish precise figures, but one recent estimate puts the Russian death toll in Ukraine at more than 70,000. Others suspect that the true figure is closer to 100,000. And then there are the tens of thousands who survived but were too grievously injured to return to combat. With the ranks thinning so badly, Vladimir Putin has launched...
  • YIKES: Adam Kinzinger sits on Ukraine org’s board accused of scamming people out of MILLIONS (thread)

    03/26/2023 8:49:25 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 03/26/2023 | Sam Janney
    Ruh-ROH … sounds like Adam Kinzinger may have some ‘splainin’ to do. From The New York Times: Last spring, a volunteer group called Ripley’s Heroes said it had spent approximately $63,000 on night-vision and thermal optics. Some of the equipment was subject to American export restrictions because, in the wrong hands, it could give enemies a battlefield advantage. Frontline volunteers said Ripley’s delivered the equipment to Ukraine without required documentation listing the actual buyers and recipients. Recently, the federal authorities began investigating the shipments, U.S. officials said. In his defense, the group’s founder, a retired U.S. Marine named Lt. Col....
  • The Republican Party of Reagan would be Ukraine’s strongest supporters

    03/24/2023 7:58:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/24/2023 | MIKE ROGERS
    In 1984 on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Ronald Reagan ascended the windswept stage of Pointe Du Hook, Normandy to commemorate one of the greatest sacrifices in the defense of freedom the world had ever seen. “We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars,” Reagan declared. “It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost. We’ve learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response to tyrannical governments with an expansionist intent.” Nearly 40 years after...
  • Kiev unable to launch counteroffensive: Zelensky

    03/25/2023 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Kazan · 96 replies
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed that under present circumstances, Kiev is currently unable to launch a counteroffensive, blaming the situation on weapons shortage."We can't start yet. We can't send our brave soldiers to the front line without tanks, artillery and HIMARS [multiple launch rocket systems]," Zelensky said in an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun daily. He continued, saying that the situation in the country's east is "unfavorable" and that Ukraine is currently waiting for its allies to supply it with weaponry.This comes shortly after Zelensky beseeched European leaders to deliver lethal weapons at a faster rate than they are being...
  • World Bank puts cost of rebuilding Ukraine at $411 billion

    03/22/2023 3:22:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 22, 2023 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A World Bank report released Wednesday puts the cost of Ukraine’s recovery and rebuilding from Russia’s invasion at $411 billion over the next decade, with the cost of cleaning up the war rubble alone at $5 billion. The report details some of the toll of Russia’s war in Ukraine: at least 9,655 civilians confirmed dead, including 461 children; nearly 2 million homes damaged; more than one out of five public health institutions damaged; and 650 ambulances damaged or looted. In all, the World Bank calculated $135 billion in direct damage to buildings and infrastructure so far, not...
  • Could a Trump indictment doom Ukraine?

    03/23/2023 6:38:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2023 | MARK TOTH AND JONATHAN SWEET
    If Dashiell Hammett were writing his 1930 classic, “The Maltese Falcon,” today, and John Huston’s 1941 movie adaptation of the same name, Ukraine and its trident coat of arms, likely inspired by a gyrfalcon, would be the object of everyone’s obsession, allegorically speaking. The cast of characters is assembled. Former President Donald Trump, who must control the object d’art. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who would possess it. The beguiling “dame” in the form of porn-star Stormy Daniels, and several would-be Humphrey Bogart leading man-type prosecutors angling to be the first to indict Trump for various alleged crimes. Yet, Trump may...
  • DeSantis Says ‘War Criminal’ Putin Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ Days After Saying Ukraine Not a ‘Vital’ U.S. Interest

    03/22/2023 9:11:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2023 | JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis toughened his stance on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling Putin a “war criminal” who should be “held accountable” for the invasion of Ukraine, just days after he claimed the Ukraine war is not a “vital national interest.” DeSantis angered Republican hawks, Never Trumpers, and neocons less than two weeks ago when he characterized the Ukraine-Russia conflict as a “territorial dispute” that is not a “vital” U.S. interests. DeSantis told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson: While the U.S. has many vital national interests — securing our border, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security...