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  • 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,...
  • BlackRock carving up Ukraine?!

    Well, as suspected, the war in Ukraine isn't about Democracy. It is about business and appeasing investors, the same investors who are also donators to the political parties. Col Douglas MacGregor talks about BlackRock and other investors who wanted to carve up Russia & Ukraine.
  • 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...
  • Mitch McConnell ‘Apologizes’ to Zelenskyy for Not Sending Aid ‘Fast Enough’

    04/26/2024 5:04:29 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 21 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 26 April 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he “apologized” to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for failing to send the millions of tax dollars in aid to the country “fast enough.” During an appearance on “Face the Nation,” McConnell discussed approving the supplemental aid, which provides further funding to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
  • Mike Johnson’s Shockingly Pro-Ukraine Speech Really Sticks It to MAGA

    04/19/2024 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Kazan · 129 replies
    New Republic ^ | April 19, 2024 | Greg Sargent
    The House speaker’s comments wrecked one of the far right’s most ridiculous, reprehensible tropes.It was a remarkable moment: After introducing a package of bills that includes military aid to Ukraine, Mike Johnson flatly told reporters on Wednesday that enabling Ukraine to defend itself is in the best interests of America and the world. This surprised a lot of people who had wrongly assumed the House speaker was effectively functioning as a stooge for Vladimir Putin—and Donald Trump—and would thus slow-walk Ukraine aid to death before ever allowing a vote on it.Johnson’s new stance has attracted a good deal of positive...
  • BREAKING! President Trump Releases Statement in Opposition to Johnson/Biden Ukraine Funding Bill, Calls on Europe to “Match The Money Put in By The United States of America”

    04/18/2024 5:09:30 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 18, 2024 | Jordan Conradson
    President Trump released a statement this afternoon on the massive amount of aid that the United States is providing to Ukraine as Europe does next to nothing, and Congress announces a new $95 billion foreign aid package. “Why is it that the United States is over $100 Billion Dollars into the Ukraine War more than Europe, and we have an Ocean between us as separation!” said Trump in a scathing Truth Social post.
  • RINO Mike Gallagher Announces He is Flexible to Pass Deep State’s Ukraine Aid Package and Will Stay Until Saturday – Biden Awards Him With Highest Honor Civilian Can Receive From U.S. Navy

    04/18/2024 5:19:43 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 18, 2024 | Jordan Conradson
    Unlike America First Republicans, Uniparty RINOs receive all of the praise and awards when they sell out their country and their constituents.
  • Chuck Schumer brags to Senators about Mike Johnson giving Dems everything they wanted on Ukraine, foreign aid: report

    04/18/2024 1:46:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 56 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | April 17, 2024 | Hayden Cunningham
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer bragged on the Senate floor on Wednesday about how House Speaker Mike Johnson gave into Democratic demands in foreign aid packages. Human Events' Jack Posobiec said he heard from a senior Republican official that Schumer "was just on the Senate floor bragging to other members about Speaker Johnson giving Democrats everything they wanted in the Ukraine and foreign aid packages." Posobiec said on Human Events Daily Wednesday that there’s "nothing" in this package for the southern border. "Not one penny of this should be spent. None of these bills should go forward and any Republican...
  • Exclusive — Mike Johnson’s Top Policy Adviser Is Former Lobbyist: Clients Have Corporate Interest in Ukraine War

    04/17/2024 4:27:50 PM PDT · by OakOak · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wendell Husebo and Matthew Boyle
    The inside story of how House Speaker Mike Johnson was flip-flopped on Ukraine aid starts with his top policy adviser, a former lobbyist whose clients include a number of major companies who have issued corporate statements indicating some kind of interest in the war. The Speaker intends to set up a Saturday evening vote in the House of Representatives on the plan that completely abandons border security and instead pushes to funnel tens of billions of more U.S. tax dollars to foreign countries like Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. In a string of recent betrayals by the Speaker–the recent government funding...
  • Speaker Johnson Unveils Scheme to Bring Ukraine Vote to House Floor

    04/15/2024 7:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 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...
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine THIS WEEK

    04/14/2024 6:34:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 101 replies
    AP ^ | April 14 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is already under immense political pressure from his fellow GOP lawmakers as he tries to stretch between the Republican Party’s divided support for helping Kyiv defend itself from Moscow’s invasion. The Republican speaker has sat for two months on a $95 billion supplemental package that would send support to the U.S. allies, as...
  • The Biden Administration Just Admitted It Has Massively Undercounted Ukraine Aid

    04/10/2024 4:07:20 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 13 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4/9/24 | Bradley Devlin
    One of the worst kept secrets in Washington is no one actually knows just how much money the United States has spent in support of Ukraine. Over the past year, however, conservatives in Congress have been pushing President Joe Biden and his administration for the real number, and they’re finally getting some answers. In a letter sent to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young on Tuesday, Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, along with Sens. Roger Marshall, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and twelve other members of Congress, chronicled the immense difficulty Congress...
  • McConnell looks to cement legacy as ‘Reagan Republican’ with crusade for Ukraine support

    04/10/2024 9:21:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2024 | Julia Johnson
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is planning to devote much of his energy in the remaining months of his term as Republican leader, as well as the next few years of his term, to ensuring Ukraine is supported as its war with Russia rages on. "It may not be fashionable now, but I’m a Ronald Reagan Republican: peace through strength," the longtime Senate GOP leader said during a speech in Shelbyville, Kentucky, per local outlet the Kentucky Lantern. McConnell has been a proponent of continued support for Ukraine, even after members of his party began to push back.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Challenges Sen. McConnell to a Debate Regarding His ‘Ukraine First Policy’

    04/10/2024 9:00:55 AM PDT · by Kazan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged his Republican colleague, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), to a debate regarding his “Ukraine first policy.”In an opinion article in the Courier-Journal, Paul slammed McConnell for vowing to go after the “isolationist movement” in the Republican Party, specifically in terms of monetary support for Ukraine. While McConnell had announced in February that he plans to step down as Senate minority leader at the end of the current term, he has said that he has plans to remain in the U.S. Senate.“Mitch McConnell has pledged to fight ‘GOP isolationism’ in the remainder of his career,” Paul wrote....
  • TORTOISE TANKS Humiliated Russia using ‘mobile sheds’ to protect dwindling tank force in bid to stop Ukraine drones raining hell

    04/09/2024 9:11:06 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 128 replies
    Sun UK ^ | 4/9/2024 | Ellie Doughty
    Watch footage of the bizarre tanks ploughing through the battlefield. PUTIN'S failing forces have resorted to using bizarre mobile sheds on the battlefield in an attempt to withstand Ukrainian kamikaze drones. Russian tanks have appeared underneath turtle shell-like cages after it was revealed that a humiliated Putin has lost almost all of the tanks he had when he began his brutal invasion of Ukraine. Strange footage shows a row of ageing Russian tanks trawling through fields under the steel covers. The odd-shaped metal blanket appears to be designed to shield Putin's dwindling fleet from Ukrainian onslaught. Up close clips show...
  • Giving Money to Ukraine is in Your Own Best Interest, David Cameron Tells U.S. Congress

    04/09/2024 12:02:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/09/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Former British Prime Minister David Cameron told America that “it’s profoundly in your interests” to shovel more money into Ukraine while saying he would like to meet with any members of Congress in need of persuading as he visits Washington. For Ukraine, “perhaps nothing is more important than the supplemental the Congress is looking at the moment” former Prime Minister David Cameron — who quit the post over losing his own Brexit referendum, but is now back in government as Britain’s chief diplomat — said on Tuesday. Now Lord Cameron — after he was elevated to Britain’s largely appointed House...
  • Kremlin says Russia and NATO are now in "direct confrontation"

    04/04/2024 1:46:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 98 replies
    REUTERS via MSN ^ | April 4, 2024
    Russia and NATO are now in "direct confrontation", the Kremlin said as the U.S.-led alliance marked its 75th anniversary on Thursday. NATO's successive waves of eastern enlargement are a fixation of President Vladimir Putin, who went to war in Ukraine two years ago with the stated aim of preventing the alliance from coming closer to Russia's borders. Instead, the war has galvanised NATO, which has expanded again with the entry of Finland and Sweden. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: "In fact, relations have now slipped to the level of direct confrontation." NATO was "already involved in the conflict surrounding...
  • 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>
  • Breaking! Mitch McConnell, 82, Vows to Remain in Senate to Fight Conservatives in His Own Party

    04/02/2024 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2024 | Wendell Husebo
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 82, intends to remain in the U.S. Senate to oppose conservatives who support a truce between Russia and Ukraine, he said Monday. McConnell announced in February he would step down as Senate minority leader at the end of the cycle following health issues and incidents of freezing up during press conferences. He is the longest-serving party leader in Senate history. In an interview on WHAS, Terry Meiner asked McConnell what his “mindset” is “when your feet hit the floor in the morning?" "I’m not leaving the Senate,” McConnell said. “I’m particularly involved in actually fighting back...
  • Republican Speaker Johnson makes fresh push for Ukraine aid

    04/02/2024 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    BBC via Yahoo ^ | April 2nd, 2024 | Anthony Zurcher - BBC North America correspondent
    Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has a plan for getting new military assistance for Ukraine approved by Congress - and for keeping his tenuous hold on power.With Democrats wary and a Republican right flank eyeing open rebellion, however, Mr Johnson may find that even the best-laid plans could quickly unravel.The Louisiana congressman told Fox News he would push the House - which has the narrowest of Republican majorities - to structure new Ukraine support in the form of loans.To help cover the costs he suggested authorising the US government to seize and sell Russian assets frozen since the...