11 thoughts on “Sign here, Joe…

  1. Mark says:

    Yes the similarities with ‘Merkas invasion of Iraq are clear to see.

    It beggars belief how many people are have become, overnight, bloodthirsty warmongers and are willing to risk nuclear annihilation to save the Ukraine. The media hysteria is shocking to behold. I dont mind these idiots gambling with their own lives but they seem fine with gambling my life and the lives of billions of innocent people, not to mention the destruction of environment and the deaths of many a polar bear. Of course any moderating voice is treasonous and supportive of Putin.

    Where were the warmongers when it was only brown people being blown up?

    Even though Putins threats and actions really are pretty disgraceful, Russia is a nuclear power and this earns them a modicum of respect. The dedicate application of pressure from the West and a relentless push for a diplomatic solution would seem to be called for. After all, NATO is partially to blame for the rising of tensions in the first place. Its possible China could play a critical role here though their thinking is opaque as usual.

    Putin will almost certainly settle for annexation of Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as long as Ukraine remains NATOless. These regions are more or less Russian anyway and a war has been ongoing in Donetsk and Luhansk for years. Putin is calling for Ukraine to be disarmed but this is never gonna happen, but he isn’t going to wall away empty handed either.

    Anyway, hopefully the war will end soon and Joy Behar will be able to take her Italian holiday after all.

  2. Mike says:

    I’d suggest that any serious examination of our nation’s history will provide ample evidence of the fact that ‘presidential self-delusion’ has always had a formative influence.
    In any case, as per Lord Acton’s observation, “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  3. Mark says:

    Some ex Presidents are also pretty delusional.

  4. What if says:

    Flashback:
    Trump Campaign Chair Denies Pro-Russia Ukrainian Party Gave Him Cash
    Paul Manafort’s name was reportedly found on a “black” ledger detailing intended cash payments of $12.7 million to him from a pro-Russia political party in the Ukraine. https://www.snopes.com/news/2016/08/15/trump-campaign-chair-denies-pro-russia-ukrainian-party-gave-him-cash/
    Paul Manafort made more than $60 million consulting for a Russia-backed political party in Ukraine, according to prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/paul-manafort-made-more-than-60-million-in-ukraine-prosecutors-say/2018/07/30/dfe5b47c-9417-11e8-810c-5fa705927d54_story.html
    2016 RNC Delegate: Trump Directed Change To Party Platform On Ukraine Support https://www.npr.org/2017/12/04/568310790/2016-rnc-delegate-trump-directed-change-to-party-platform-on-ukraine-support

    • 4theRecord says:

      By July 2019, the Trump Administration had not delivered nearly $400 million in US support – including weapons, training and advisors – that Congress had previously approved for Ukraine’s continued efforts.
      On July 25th, 2019, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked about the aid on a phone call with President Trump, to which Trump now infamously responded, “I want you to do us a favor though.” Trump asked the Ukrainian President to investigate Vice President Joe Biden – a potential political opponent in the 2020 presidential election. Withholding desperately-needed military aid for a political favor is, by definition, a quid pro quo.
      On September 26, 2019, the White House released a summary of the phone call that confirms President Trump’s effort to pressure the Ukrainian president into searching for political dirt on Vice President Joe Biden.
      On October 17, 2019, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s acting Chief of Staff, admitted at a White House news conference that President Trump froze the military aid in an effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democrats. After confirming the existence of a quid pro quo, Mulvaney said: “Get over it.” https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/09/25/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-us-aid-package-to-ukraine-that-trump-delayed/

    • Matthew 12:30 says:

      Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov had harsh words Friday for Russians who have criticized their country’s actions in Ukraine.
      Speaking in a conference call with reporters, President Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman said: “A real Russian is not ashamed that he is Russian — and if he is ashamed, then he is not Russian and is not with us.”
      Meanwhile, anyone in Russia who shares “false information” about the war [‘special military operation’] in Ukraine is now subject to punishment that can include up to 15 years in prison or a fine of up to 5 million rubles ($45,000).
      The new law targets “criminal liability” for those who share “false information about the activities of the armed forces (AF) of the Russian Federation, for ‘discrediting’ the Armed Forces, and ‘calls to prevent their use,'” according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant.

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