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Derek V

(532 posts)
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:30 PM Dec 2014

Ukraine cheers US vote for military aid, Russia outraged

Source: Yahoo News

By Eric Randolph
2 hours ago

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Friday welcomed a US bill that would allow Washington to provide lethal military assistance to the embattled country, but Russia expressed outrage at the "openly confrontational" legislation.

The bill -- passed late on Thursday and due to get final approval in Congress on Friday before being sent to US President Barack Obama -- opens the way for up to $350 million (280 million euros') worth of US military hardware to be sent to Ukraine, which has been fighting an eight-month war against Kremlin-backed separatists in its east.

It also threatens fresh sanctions against Russia, whose economy is crumbling under previous rounds of Western sanctions and a collapse in oil prices.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-cheers-us-vote-military-aid-russia-outraged-205849643.html



Oh Vladdy Boy!
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og1

(51 posts)
2. So war is the solution to the problem
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 07:59 PM
Dec 2014

WTF! The next gold rush for wallstreet will be financing bomb shelters and survival rations!

 

RiverNoord

(1,150 posts)
6. Regardless how you feel about the Ukranian conflict
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:48 PM
Dec 2014

This is world class stupid.

The sanctions and low oil prices are really messing up Russia's economy. Putin will eventually answer for that.

Sending American weapons to the Ukranian government? Awesome propaganda fodder for Putin and the potential for really ugly blow-up is huge.

 

another_liberal

(8,821 posts)
3. We are so broke that we can't even afford to fully fund pensions for retiring workers . . .
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:04 PM
Dec 2014

But we still have enough spare cash to pay for three hundred fifty million dollars worth of war-making equipment for the fascists in Kiev?

No one can say the USA doesn't have its priorities straight, right?

snappyturtle

(14,656 posts)
4. +1000 $5 billion+Victoria Nuland (plus cronies), + NGO's =
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:34 PM
Dec 2014

the perfect set up to start a war and distract the American electorate from economic failures. Go USA!

 

another_liberal

(8,821 posts)
7. He wants you to think it's a great idea . . .
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 09:16 PM
Dec 2014

That we blow every penny we can on enriching the Military/Industrial Complex, until our once great nation is bankrupt, internally disunited and more widely hated than any World power since the British Empire at its height. Oh yes, he also appreciates all the help you are providing toward his goals

 

uhnope

(6,419 posts)
9. cool conspiracy theory! So Putin secretly wants us to give $$$ and support to Ukraine
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 10:12 PM
Dec 2014

so the US will bankrupt itself.
So if I support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, I help Putin and Russia in its fight against the US.
But if I support Ukraine's sovereignty and arm Ukraine, I help Putin and Russia in its fight against the US.
Fascinating! Putin must be a genius.
Tell me, how is Putin's evil plan working? Which country is approaching economic basket case, US or Russia?
Which country is experience brain drain with hundreds of thousands of educated citizen leaving?
Which country has its currency dropping through the floor?

 

another_liberal

(8,821 posts)
10. Ever read much about Russian history?
Sat Dec 13, 2014, 12:44 AM
Dec 2014

If you think they will yield to economic pressure and hardships, you are thinking like a soft-assed, pampered American. Even a casual understanding of the Russian people should convince one that our country will fly apart like a damaged toy before Russia ever breaks from anything (yes, anything) we can do to her. There is no end to their strength, resilience and will to resist.

Don't take my word for it, go ahead and do your worst. You'll learn, just like all the rest have.

 

uhnope

(6,419 posts)
11. thx for history lesson/glorious proclamation of the victory/macho interjection
Sat Dec 13, 2014, 03:33 PM
Dec 2014

But really? Russia killed their Czar in violent revolution about a hundred years ago, and had their Communist government collapse and its "Soviet Union" break into over a dozen pieces about 25 years ago. That's at least two recent instances of "flying apart like a damaged toy." Whereas the United States has been intact since it started.

About "you are thinking like a soft-assed, pampered American"--did you take your shirt off when you wrote that?
?

daleo

(21,317 posts)
12. If I recall, the U.S. had a number of states sucede
Sat Dec 13, 2014, 05:05 PM
Dec 2014

Then, a civil war. There was also a revolution against a monarch.

 

Adrahil

(13,340 posts)
14. The only thing missing from this post....
Sat Dec 13, 2014, 07:49 PM
Dec 2014

Is goose stepping Russian soldiers passing by in the background. You are so in the tank for that fascist that it boggles the mind.

The Rodina over all, eh?



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