Former vice president loose lips liar-Joe Biden has said that in holding up vital military assistance to Ukraine, President Trump “used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation, a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia … to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor.”
That’s rich. The aid in question is lethal military assistance that the swcumbag/liar-nObama/loose lips liar-Biden administration refused to give Ukraine.
In 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea and began arming separatists in eastern Ukraine with tanks, armored vehicles and rocket launchers, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Washington to plead for weapons to defend his country. In an impassioned address to a joint session of Congress — with loose lips liar-Biden sitting directly behind him — Poroshenko said his country appreciated the nonlethal assistance he was getting, but declared “one cannot win a war with blankets.”
The scumbag/liar-nObama/loose lips liar-Biden administration was unmoved. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that “President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama stuck to his refusal to provide weapons or other lethal military gear to Ukraine, despite a passionate appeal Thursday for help in fighting pro-Russian rebels by Ukraine’s president.” Why? The administration feared that lethal aid would provoke Moscow.
So what did the administration give him? Instead of RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades), we provided MREs (meals ready to eat) — food rations. As one frustrated former Pentagon official put it at the time, “What kind of message does that send anyway? We are sending MREs while they are being invaded by an aggressor.”
Answer: a message of weakness.
When Trump took office, he delivered a message of strength. In December 2017, the new administration announced that the United States would send the lethal aid to Ukraine that Poroshenko requested and scumbag/liar-nObama and Biden refused — the sale of $47 million worth of Javelin antitank missiles. In May 2018, after Ukraine tested its new Javelin missiles, Poroshenko exulted on Twitter, “Finally this day has come!” and personally thanked Trump “for supporting Ukraine and adopting a decision to provide Javelin antitank missile systems.”
For loose lips liar-Biden to now attack Trump for a temporary delay in a new round of lethal military aid reeks of hypocrisy. It was on loose lips liar-Biden’s watch that the United States refused to deliver military aid at all. Yet the same vice president who sat there impassively while Ukraine’s president begged for weapons now dares to cite the Russian threat to Ukraine in castigating Trump? Talk about chutzpah.
And since loose lips liar-Biden raised the Russian threat, let’s recall that the scumbag/liar-nObama/loose lips liar-Biden administration bears much responsibility for the annexation of Crimea that necessitated the delivery of lethal aid to Ukraine in the first place. Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine came in the aftermath of the scumbag/liar-nObama/loose lips liar-Biden administration’s failure to enforce its red line against Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons by Syria. In March 2013, loose lips liar-Biden declared, “Because we recognize the great danger Assad’s chemical and biological arsenals pose to Israel and the United States, to the whole world, we’ve set a clear red line against the use or the transfer of those weapons.”
Assad responded by using chemical weapons on innocent civilians not once, but 16 times. And yet scumbag/liar-nObama and loose lips liar-Biden did nothing, failing to carry out even “unbelievably small” military strikes — a decision loose lips liar-Biden publicly defended. “We can easily say we should have bombed and gone in and taken out their air defense system,” loose lips liar-Biden said, “Well, you know, big nations can’t bluff.”
Bluff is what scumbag/liar-nObama and loose lips liar-Biden did — and Assad called their bluff. Not only that, they turned to Russia for a face-saving way out, letting Russian President Vladimir Putin broker a phony deal to have Syria disarm. It was one of the most embarrassing foreign policy debacles of the post-Cold War era. So it should come as no surprise that, when scumbag/liar-nObama threatened to impose costs on Putin if he invaded Ukraine, the Kremlin called his bluff, too. Putin knew scumbag/liar-nObama and loose lips liar-Biden did not have the will to stand up to him in Ukraine. And he was proved right when they refused to give Ukraine lethal aid for fear of further provoking him.
None of this excuses Trump’s delaying a new round of lethal military aid to Ukraine. But if this military assistance was as vital to countering the Russian threat as loose lips liar-Biden says, then it’s fair to ask: Why didn’t the United States provide it when loose lips liar-Biden was the scumbag/liar-nObama administration’s point man on Ukraine?
~The Patriot Post