Commentary: Why Ukraine’s NATO membership is not in America’s interests


Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin (L) talks with Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders during a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

The United States-Russia relationship is already in bad shape, and U.S. diplomats are hurting it further by sending conflicting messages about Ukraine’s future relationship with NATO.

First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations forces. Two months later American ambassador and current NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said it was time to bring the Ukrainian military “in line with NATO standards.” Barely one week later, though, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO ruled out NATO expansion for the “next several years.”

These muddled messages only cause confusion, provoking Russia while potentially false hope for Ukraine. For that reason, it’s time for Washington to make clear that Ukrainian accession to NATO is not on the table. Here’s why.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-nato-commentary-idUSKCN0XW0V3

 

 

NATO WOULD LOSE A WAR TO RUSSIA WITHIN 36 TO 60 HOURS


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First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations forces. Two months later American ambassador and current NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow said it was time to bring the Ukrainian military “in line with NATO standards.” Barely one week later, though, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO ruled out NATO expansion for the “next several years.”

These muddled messages only cause confusion, provoking Russia while potentially false hope for Ukraine. For that reason, it’s time for Washington to make clear that Ukrainian accession to NATO is not on the table. Here’s why.

First, NATO possesses almost no ability to defend Ukraine. Russia has 270,000 troops and 700 jet fighters positioned on Ukraine’s southern and western borders. And as Russia demonstrated in 2015 when it sent 150,000 troops to surround Ukraine, Moscow can quickly mobilize its military in the event of a conflict.

http://www.infowars.com/nato-would-lose-a-war-to-russia-within-36-to-60-hours/

POWERFUL MOMENT AT TRUMP RALLY – FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS SPEAK OUT


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The moment took place during yet another packed house Trump rally, this time in  Costa Mesa, California. Several members of the anti-illegal immigration group, the Remembrance Project were called onto the stage by Mr. Trump to help him emphasize his oft-repeated message regarding the importance of further securing America’s borders.

Jamiel Shaw, who has become an acquaintance of Mr. Trump over the last year and whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant. spoke with both passion and dignity about the change he sees coming in the form of a Trump presidency and then proceeds to tell the horrific final moments of his child.

This is a parent taking tragedy and turning it into action:

http://www.infowars.com/powerful-moment-at-trump-rally-families-who-have-lost-loved-ones-to-illegal-immigrant-criminals-speak-out/

 

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT KEPT PUBLIC IN DARK ABOUT IRANIAN HACKERS UNTIL AFTER OBAMA’S NUCLEAR DEAL


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Even though the indictment was just released to the public, it had originally been announced but then immediately sealed the same week the U.S. and Iran were implementing agreements regarding Iran’s nuclear program—in addition to negotiating the release of four American prisoners and compensation of $1.7 billion back to Iran.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stated last week that “the Department of Justice is sending a powerful message: that [they] will not allow any individual, group, or nation to sabotage American financial institutions” and that the charges illustrate cyber-hacking or attacks of any sort will not be tolerated by the U.S. government.

http://www.infowars.com/justice-department-kept-public-in-dark-about-iranian-hackers-until-after-obamas-nuclear-deal/

 

WHAT DOES THE WORLD ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP?


His message has a strong “American-First” and “Anti-Immigrant” undertone which resonates with the Republican base.

But how does this rhetoric play out in global context?

http://www.infowars.com/what-does-the-world-actually-think-about-donald-trump/

El Chapo sends threatening message to terrorist group ISIS.


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It turns out a Mexican blogger leaked the message after it was sent email encrypted directly to the Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, a prominent ISIS leader. The blogger has intimate ties with actual Sinaloa cartel members, so it looks as if the warning is indeed legit.

The three central cartels which move drugs across Mexico, as well as the rest of the world, are The Sinaloa Cartel, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Los Zetas.

With the Middle East having become a burgeoning scene for cocaine, ecstasy and other party-based drugs, the cartels have been expanding their operational reach to these regions, hoping to heavily profit from the oil industries rich princes and wealthy businessmen who have been fueling the growing nightlife scene.

ISIS. As drugs are not a part of the organizations ideology for a Muslim State, ISIS fighters have been destroying shipments of drugs from the cartels.

El Chapo sends threatening message to terrorist group ISIS.

OBAMA’S MESSAGE TO WIDOW OF TEXAS DEPUTY KILLED IN AMBUSH


obama-goforth This afternoon, on my way to Alaska, I called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth – a veteran law enforcement officer who was contemptibly shot and killed over the weekend. On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences, and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers. I also promised that I would continue to highlight the uncommon bravery that police officers show in our communities every single day. They put their lives on the line for our safety. Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable – an affront to civilized society. As I said in my State of the Union Address, we’ve got to be able to put ourselves in the shoes of the wife who won’t rest until the police officer she married walks through the door at the end of his shift. That comfort has been taken from Mrs. Goforth. So we must offer her our comfort – and continue to stand up for the safety of police officers wherever they serve.

http://www.infowars.com/obamas-message-to-widow-of-texas-deputy-killed-in-ambush/