People devastated. Homes and businesses ruined. Animals dying. Rivers that may never recover. But enough about East Palestine, Ohio — the only Palestinians lefties could not care less about. Let us talk about money. Biden went to Ukraine because that is where the money is and where a trillion more soon will be. He and Zelensky walked the streets of Kyiv without helmets or hurry as air-raid sirens blew. A lot of things blow in Ukraine, and the response by NATO registers as a hurricane. The war depleted stocks of ammo and will necessitate the purchase of more war materiel, a boon to defense contractors and the retired generals they hire.
The cycle of corruption is sickening. Start a war. Buy weapons. Graft. End war. Rebuild. Graft. Start new war. …….. and America crumbles. Fuck Joe Biden.
Why is it the democrat party gets the US into these situations? Follow the money!
"So Russia gets Donbas. Ukraine gets peace. Xi gets credit for peace. The world gets that NATO is the impotent. And the vultures get the rebuilding trillions."
That is the deal.
Meanwhile, Trump unleashed American energy bringing the price of oil to $40 neutering Russia, Iran, and China. Economic leverage is our greatest weapon that our 'leaders' do not use because it will not enrich them.
What struck me yesterday and stopped me pretty much cold was a clip showing Zelensky saying that Americans will have to send their “sons and daughters” to the war. This has been fact checked by so-called media (such as the pathetic Newsweek) as misleading and without full context. You can bet, though, that's what that tyrant is thinking. He wants a hot world war in my opinion. This war disgusts me. I have become a peacenik. And you can also bet that the plan to rebuild Ukraine at some point will cost the U.S. (and other countries) trillions. Like I have said, force both sides to the table and partition Ukraine if necessary. I don't give a damn about their sovereignty and I am spelling it as Kiev now. This war will tear the world apart.
"...I do not know if this was the true goal of Biden because I don’t know who offered the bigger bribe."
That's really the only question, here, isn't it? The Biden crime family are essentially just thugs who will "serve" the highest bidder - in other words, Biden is a whore, pimping out the US.
"'Ukraine and several European nations are pushing hard to confiscate frozen Russian assets held abroad, but several skeptics, including officials in the Biden administration, have questioned the legality of such a move.'"
Since when has Biden, or his administration, cared in the slightest about legality?
I don’t want to sound cynical, but are sure this poll is totally scientific? Just asking.....
As I've been saying from the beginning of this 'war'... If the democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are for it, I'm against it! Go Putin!!!
My favorite line today was Don's comment on the NYT article: "It was an 1,800-word story that failed to include the word corruption."
One of the things that made America great was our long-standing devotion to free speech. When one has a healthy debate, most folks, being normal and sensible, can recognize the positions that are usually fairly good. Everyone can chime in on a topic. This "pools" the collective intelligence and perspectives of the whole population, and you get smarter and sounder results.
But with the monoculture of the Left that the media is enforcing today, we are getting a degree of dumbness that is now moving into the idiotic. People reading only the NYT and other Marxist/Leftist media are truly becoming stupider. Democrats are voluntarily embracing becoming an ostrich, while at the same time thinking themselves superior to the rest of the population.
There must be a fundamental principle here, that it is never smart to cut yourself off from information.
"There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.” - SunTzu
Our nation is not benefitting, but the donor's and their politicians are.
"But having Russia pay reparations makes too much sense to be a Democrat Party policy." I love the double-think here. Democrat Party policy, make the whole of the US (not all white by the way and not all--or even the vast majority--having had something to do with slavery) pay reparations for a bunch of people who have a certain skin color but none who were ever slaves. Also Democrat Policy, don't make Russian oligarchs, who did very much have something to do with this war, or so they tell us, not pay for fixing the damage they caused. (I know, the qualifier is that the war wasn't totally "unprovoked," but the Democrat and Republican parties act as if it was, so they have to live by that rule.)
But what I really take away is that the dead bodies and massive damage are just part of a con to defraud the American taxpayers of billions, if not eventually trillions, of dollars. Why am I not surprised?
"Ukraine’s economy is about the size of New Mexico’s — with 20 times as many people."
Don't worry, New Mexico is working hard on the graft.
That elite Uniparty herd needs to chill: haven't they ever read about what happened to the Romanoffs ? A "Wonder Woman" outfit fits a bit tight on Janet Yellen: something from the nondescript wardrobe of the overweight dwarf Thunberg would fit better - and describe the present state of Amerika's economic and policy poison to better effect.
Eh, I once again struggle to see the point here. Russia is economically isolated. The BRICS famed economic prowess is essentially over. Sanctions do not topple regimes, but they sure punish the hell out of the people living there, which forces the domestic tyrant to spend close attention to the domestic front, taking time and resources away from international messing around.
Russia's economy has runaway inflation - actually legitimately in the teens and maybe twenty percent. It's economy is shrinking by 2.5 to 3.5% GDP, and that's also probably being sugar coated a bit. India is busy trying to replace China as a preferred provider to the world, something it will likely have some success at doing. SO it will continue to staddle. Xi has a mess of problems at home and will not survive the decade - maybe not even the half of it.
There is no scenario where Russia eventually wins this long term desire to re-establish the Soviet era borders, it is just a matter of where their effort peters out and how they react to that inevitability. I'd prefer that happen as far away from their aim as possible, just so Putin doesn't think a last chance nuclear gambit has even a prayer of working. I don't know if Russia can be stopped in Ukraine, they are about to add about 500,000 men to the battlefield. But it is worth it to us to help them try. We pay this price now due to inactivity by W and The One to earlier acts of Russian aggression. Those suggesting we continue to appease Russia, for whatever their reason, don't read their history very well.
The poll should have said Biden and Zelenskyy
Well Don, seems this article has touched a few nerves.
I get it. Everything about the Ukraine/Russia war stinks to high heaven and the fact that we can’t rely on even our own government for actual facts or the truth, much less the MSM, just makes it all the more frustrating.
Add to that the fact that we here in this country are suffering too - maybe not with bombs dropping on us (yet) - but we are being crushed by the absolute craziness of this Administration’s policies and overall reckless and illegal behavior!
Nothing seems to make the least bit of sense anymore, and it just compounds daily with little to no light at the end of the tunnel. These are freaking scary times, with unadulterated nutcases running the asylum.
I Just pray that God will have mercy on us when this all comes to a head, which it will.