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… What Strategy ?? [#Ukraine Edition]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 22nd,2016

.. what strategy , indeed ..

.. Russia is indeed invading Ukraine , by slow walking it . There is no doubt about it …

.. however , POTUS is seeking to bury his head in the sand [like an ostrich] , and attempting to do absolutely nothing about it …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news post …

.. how sick and disgusting is that ?? …

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… It is Time [#to Arm Ukraine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,November 13th,2016

.. and not just with tiddly winks ..

.. the Ukrainians are Western – leaning and economic – freedom seeking . They are working to clean up their act . While not entirely a bunch of Boy Scouts , they are also not the Devil , either . They are a free and democratic people , worthy of our support …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial post ..

.. NATO should be prepared to intervene , if necessary . Short of that , we should act to give Ukraine all types of support . Moral , financial , as well as military [arms , weapons , munitions , advisers]..

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… initial Thoughts on MH17 [#plane shoot down in Ukraine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 18th,2014

.. what a god – awful tragedy …

.. those folks were or are returning home , or were traveling to a vacation site …

.. now , they are gone ; casualties of someone else ‘ s war …

.. we do not know who did it . Not yet , obviously .

.. it brings back memories of the KAL 007 downing on 09/01/1983 . Boy , was that an entirely different time . Many , many innocents killed , as it turns out , deliberately , by Soviet Air Defence aircraft . A US Congressman , Lanny McDonald , of Georgia , was among the dead on board …

.. I was wondering , why was that passenger jet anywhere near a war zone . Especially with modern munitions and missiles . Either shoulder – fired missiles or a modern radar – guided missile battery brought down that jet ….

.. first MH370 , now MH 17 . This has not been Malaysia ‘ s year , that is obvious …

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… Ukraine Stabilizes ?? [#maybe]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 30th,2014

.. it is starting to , but it will be a long process .

.. successful political reforms and political stability will help .

.. [h/t — theAmericanSpectator(TAS)]..
.. [link] to the article ..

.. now , Ukraine need to get busy with economic reforms . Strong structural reforms will help …

.. the signing of the agreement with the European Union will be a good first step . the EU is a market slightly larger than the US , at nearly 380 million people . That will offset the likely loss of business with Russia . Russia has threatened to slap on tariffs on Ukrainian products , which is never good . Russia and Ukraine are traditional trading partners . The EU agreement should not change that ..

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… Amazing That They Would Do This [Russian Ploy in Ukraine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 26th,2014

.. I had heard of the ploy with the Jewish residents of Ukraine , especially those who are the Jewish residents of the eastern and southeastern sections of that nation , who were demanded in flyers to register themselves and their property , or to be deported …

.. originally , I thought that it could have been Ukrainian radicals who pulled the stunt …

.. but , considering the level of diplomatic and military chess in Russia , I realized that it was much more likely that it was pro – Russian east Ukrainians , or even Russians themselves …. but , why ?? …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. I realized , as has Bill Kristol [the fellow in the commentary , the editor of theWeeklyStandard] … that the Russians were the most likely culprit . They would want to turn world opinion against Ukraine . Guess why ??

.. so far , world sympathies have been with Ukraine . Especially after the Second Orange Revolution in the Maidan Square , earlier this year . The Russians would pay virtually any price if they could get away with it to turn world opinion against Ukraine …

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… At Least Ukraine is Being Stout …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 25th,2014

.. unlike other nations , including my own .

.. Ukraine refuses to stand down . They are partially mobilizing their own forces (at least what they do have) in order to combat the increasing Russian threat to their own territory . And , that threat is real , and growing …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. it is about time that other allied nations took notice . My own country (the United States) , plus other allied nations (the U,K, , France , Germany , etc..) should step up and take much more notice …

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… The Environmentalist Lobby is …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. a national security danger .

.. if you do not believe me , take it from John Fund from the WSJ and the National Review . POTUS has the potential approvals on his table for energy projects [ yet , that includes the Kestone XL pipeline] that would help greatly in weaning the Europeans from the yoke of Russian energy dependency …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the FoxNews interview with Fund …

.. the energy projects are in this case for the export of natural gas . The same pipelines and export points can be used for the export of either U.S. oil and natural gas , or to aid Canada , since it would be far easier to link to the U.S. market , and to existing U.S. pipelines …

.. Any Canadian pipelines heading east would have to cross the St. Laurence River and the St. Laurence Valley . It would also have the headaches of [-] navigating around Niagra Falls , [-] the Great Lakes , and [-] the Appalachian Mountains . It would be far simpler to reach the U.S. East Coast via the U.S. pipeline network …

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… Dingy Harry Reid is an Extortionist …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. and a demagogue , to boot .

.. the Dingy One likes to specialize in dirty pool . He has been taking any and every chance that he gets to bash the Koch brothers [David and Charles] from the floor of the Senate . It does not matter what the issue is . Good ol ‘ Dingy Harry tees off on them …

.. he does it for no rational reason . These guys are standing up for what they believe it . They are participating in democracy , while contributing money from their vast wealth to various groups that they support …. So what is wrong with that ?

.. Now , Good ol ‘ Dingy Harry is blackmailing people . Aid to Ukraine is set to pass and go to POTUS for his signature . Yet Harry Reid is standing in the way , in order to try to force through an increase in I.M.F. funds …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the floor speech …

.. Senator Cruz let good ol Dingy Harry have it for his antics . Reid ‘ s actions have no place in the U.S. Senate …

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… Russia is Playing a Very Dangerous Game …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. I am writing this on Friday evening . It is in the expectation that the Russian – sponsored referendum will pass overwhelmingly …

.. Russia is massing about 100k troops and around 300 tanks along the 2000 mile border with Ukraine . I am expecting , to be honest , for Putin to order his troops to either seize the eastern portion of Ukraine , which is ethnically heavily Russian , or all of Ukraine .

.. The first one would be dangerous , but would not be entirely unexpected . Given the intelligence service – sponsored agitation , I expect Putin to go for the first option . The second (all of Ukraine) would be far more dangerous . It would set off all sorts of alarm bells all over the place , in Europe , in the U.S. , and elsewhere …

.. the question is what happens next ? Could we be seeing the beginning of a regional or another world war , entirely by accident , via miscalculation by a number of countries ? Also , it could send someone else to take action , given the circumstances (Israel , against Iran) ….

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… Interesting Commentary on Russia …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 14th,2014

.. and it comes from former chess champion and now democracy activist Garry Kasparov …

.. [h/t — ConservativeVoiceofthePeople]..
.. [link] to the video segment …

.. Mr. Kasparov comments on the actions of Russia ‘ s propaganda war , especially as it relates to the Crimea and Ukraine …

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… Interesting Take on the Ukraine Crisis …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. from former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to Ambassador Bolton ‘ s comments …

.. He believes that Putin ‘ s ultimate objective is to re – install a puppet government in Kiev . When he had Yanukovych , he had that , and fumbled it away . He may well want to get it back …

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… Bob Gates continues to Pound on POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on ” Fox News Sunday ” this week for a brief interview …

.. take a look – see at it …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. Gates believes that the Crimea is gone . He believes that our energies would be better focused in making sure that Europe has a dependable supply and source of natural gas and oil , in order to wean them off of the yoke of the Russians …

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… He is Being Unkind to Bunny Rabbits [Ralph Peters]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 10th,2014

.. retired Army Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters was on Greta van Susteren ‘ s show the other night .

.. Colonel Peters has a background [with a minor] in intelligence . His area of expertise is , you might guess , Russia and Eurasia , including Eastern European affairs . So , he knows the characters very well …

.. Vladimir Putin is being the Big Bad Wolf , and not necessarily in the bad sense . He is just being who he is , and how he was professionally trained (in the K.G.B.) . Obama is being who he is , behaving like he is in a university debating salon , not realizing that he is POTUS . Well , dummy , you are POTUS …. start acting like it …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. you do not want to be on Colonel Peters ‘ bad side . When you get there , you tend to stay there for a very long while . I think that Barack Obama has gained a Life Sentence in Colonel Peters ‘ bad side …

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… It tells You even More [about POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 7th,2014

.. this segment is from The Lead [on CNN] with Jake Tapper …

.. what are these idiots in the ObamaCrap White House doing ? What are they thinking ? What are they actually going to do about it ? …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

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… Watch Rush Cook POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 6th,2014

.. god knows he has it coming …

.. and , he gets it on a daily basis …

.. at last , the LameStreamers are realizing that POTUS (Obama) is an empty suit . As they have found out , as Brit Hume put it , Obama is an extremely slow learner …

.. [h/t — DailyRushbo]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

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