Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’

Donald Trump Jr’s Collusion

Posted by Troy on 12th July 2017 in Current Events, Political

Let’s dissect what happened:

Last June (before the entire Russian explosion thing), an acquaintance contacts Donald Jr and tells him that he has a contact with information from the Kremlin which will incriminate Hillary Clinton.  Donald Jr. meets with her, attempting to get this information.

I wonder… If Hillary could have gotten pictures of Trump having sex with children from Putin, would she?  You bet she would.  Oh, she might give some “I hated getting the information this way… but I had to do it… I had to protect my country from this monster.”  And you can bet the media and the rest would have herald her for her courage.

These are the same people who praise Snowden for turning over intelligence to the community at large.  This is the same party that pardoned Manning for at best espionage, at worst treason.  Speaking of, what is treason?  Giving comfort and aid to our enemies.  What could that mean?  Could it mean doing an apology tour?  Obama.  Could it be giving Russia access to 25% of North America’s uranium after getting $500,000 from Russian entities from a speech and getting millions of donations  afterwards to their private foundation? Clinton.  How about structuring a nuclear arms deal that lets Russia expand their arsenal while we have to shrink ours?  Obama/Clinton.  What about paying a ransom and lifting sanctions to Iran when we know that they will use the money to fund terrorism and attack our interest?  Obama.  What about giving arms to known terrorists so that they can fight other people in the region?  Obama.  What about going to Cuba and legitimatizing a tyrannical government?  Obama.  What about releasing terrorist after terrorist from Gitmo?  Obama.  What about setting up an arms running deal to incriminate our own people so that you can push an anti-gun agenda on the premise that we are supplying arms that are killing Mexicans?  Obama.  What about demanding pro-Western rulers step down to be replaced by anti-American extremists?  Obama.  What about going to the Ukraine and using the Ukrainian government to do opposition research on Trump?  Clinton.  We could go on an on about this.

My point is this: either apply the standards uniformly, or not at all.

Specifically, until such time that it is show that there is a quid pro quo, I am most unconcerned.  I think the Left’s argument goes something like this: If Russia prefers that candidate, that candidate should step down–which is bizarre.  Frankly, I do not see that Russia truly preferred Trump.  If anything, I think Trump has been way stronger against Russia than Obama was in the last 8 years.  Have we forgotten that Obama gave Russia everything they wanted with the START treaty?  Did we forget that Russia took the Crimea under Obama?  That they did that laughable reset?  Do you remember when Obama drew a red line and then broke out in a cold sweat when Assad used chemical weapons anyway?  How Obama praised Russia and Russia’s fine work in promoting peace by brokering a solution to the chemical weapons…which rather conveniently let Obama backtrack on this red line that he had no intent in enforcing.

Don’t make me laugh.

If Hillary would have won, she would would stocked the Supreme Court with a 5-4 Liberal bias.  The Second Amendment would have died.  There is no limit to the evil that would have been plagued upon us.  You are going to be hard pressed to show me any amount of evil that Trump may do that will match this.

Long Live the Constitution.

Russia to ban imports of foodstuff

Posted by Troy on 8th August 2014 in Current Events

That’s their big ace in the hole then?  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I’m from Georgia.  I know that cuts on imports will hurt our economy (in the short term).  But here is how this plays out:

In the short-term, the Russians have less food and have to pay more for it.  Americans have more food and have to pay less for it.

Since there is now a food shortage in Russia, other producers of food will start to ship more food there to make higher profits.

Shipping food to Russia means they are not shipping food to other places.  These other places will need food.  Guess where they are going to go?  America.  Why?  Because they have a surplus and the food will be cheaper.

Way to go Russia in proving, yet again, that you’re still basically a third rate power in this world.  If that is your big, economic ace, you suck.  The only product you have of any worth is oil.  You have nothing to fall back on.  This is the case of a bluffer playing a game.  It’s just that all the world powers are too chickenshit to call him on it, so he will probably win.  Oh well.  Sorry Ukraine.

Long Live the Constitution!

Russia, the Ukraine, and Why I’m Unconcerned

Posted by Troy on 23rd March 2014 in Current Events, Political

Let’s assume, for the moment, that the vote in the Crimea was legitimate.  I believe the results probably are.  The Crimea has never wanted to be a part of the Ukraine.  They also speak Russian instead of Ukrainian (and language is a unifying factor, one of the reasons I’ve always suspected liberals have been forcing bilingualism on this country–its a divisive factor and assures that the immigrates from Mexico and Cuba never ever assume our culture and love of the Constitution).

If the vote is legitimate, you cannot be against it if you love liberty and our revolution as we were founded on this principle: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…”  I do question the wisdom of choosing to live under a totalitarian heel, but to each his own.

But let’s assuming that Russia is rebuilding their empire.  So what?  Russia is still unfree.  As such, they will lack what freedom brings: creativity.  As such, they will always fail.  Even if they grow right back to the 1980s, so what?  No conflict will ever happen between Russia and the United States for the same reason since the beginning: nuclear weapons.  As long as both sides have these, war is too costly, and it will be avoided at all costs.  No war between Russian and the United States could be conducted quickly and cheaply.  As such, it will not happen.  There’s no future in it.  We have no desire to take Russia (as who the hell would want that place?) and they have no ability to take the United States (imagine them going into any city with an armed populace?  City fighting with a gun out of every window?  Impossible.  Snipers picking them off from the trees and running.  Impossible.  Crossing an entire ocean with satellites knowing their every move?  Impossible).  Even if they regain their own stature, they are still just an inert force.  A bellowing wind of nothingness.  A raging tempest in a jar.

So what should we do?  Well, we should have demanded that they allow the Crimea to vote with all troops withdrawn and agreed to honor the results of said election.  That probably would have fixed everything.  If we must do something at this point: embargo of all goods to and from Russia.  Freeze all assets of all Russian nationals and companies.  Develop our energy resources in full and try to talk our allies in Europe from buying energy from us instead of Russia.  Kick them out of the G-8.  Order all US banks and companies to refuse to accept the Russian currency.  Basically…give them the silent treatment like a bunch of high school girls.

War is not the answer.  We have royally screwed up because we got the Ukraine to depend on us, and we have let them down.  I fail to see the logic of declaring war on a major power to force a minor region to live under the rule of another less-minor power against their will.

Long Live the Constitution!