Ukraine is not a Democracy

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Bob Amsterdam is an international human rights lawyer who’s been banned from Russia by Vladimir Putin. He says Ukraine is the single most repressive country he’s been to. “The idea it’s a democracy is a farce.” Once again, they’re lying to you and making you pay for it.

Tucker [00:00:00] On Saturday, the House of Representatives, the legislative body that writes the laws for a bankrupt country, approved $95 billion in American tax dollars in foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. Taiwan, by the way, happens to be one of the richest countries in the world. That package, that spending package passed overwhelmingly 316 to 94. So let’s narrow out a piece of it. That would be the $61 billion that went to Ukraine. Now, so far, Congress has given the Ukrainian government nearly $174 billion in munitions and so-called aid. Then you add another $60 billion that Joe Biden gave to Zelensky and the total is over $230 billion. And that’s just the money that was publicly appropriated that we can account for. There’s a lot more than that. So let’s take a look at what’s in the package that just passed on Saturday, that the bankrupt country sent across the world to the Ukrainian government. There’s 14 billion to purchase weapons. There’s 15 billion for military training and intelligence sharing. Since the US Intel agencies are running the Ukrainian Intel agencies, even as they assassinate people. Then there’s $8 billion for the Ukrainian government. It’s pensions for its bureaucrats, $8 billion for its pensions. And then there’s $300 million to help Ukraine secure its border, none to secure our border. $300 million to help Ukraine secure its border. Just so the priorities are clear. That’s all real. Before the vote, Nancy Pelosi went on the House floor to demand that her colleagues keep the money flowing to Zelensky. If you vote any other way, you’re somehow for rape. Watch:

News Soundbite [00:01:41] I hope that our colleagues will choose democracy and decency rather than autocracy and evil. Because I fear that if you choose the Putin route, you will have blood on your hands. Blood of the children, blood of their mothers. Raped in front of their parents raped in front of their children.

Tucker [00:02:00] Yeah. Vote for this or you have blood on your hands. And by the way, that’s a person who’s gotten stupendously rich, you wonder how while, serving in the United States Congress. But she’s not sending any of her own money to Ukraine. She’s sending your money to Ukraine. So alongside this, the House advanced legislation that would allow Biden to place frozen Russian assets in a special slush fund specifically for Ukraine. There’d be $8 billion worth of material the U.S. government just stole from Russian citizens without a trial. We don’t like you. We’re taking it. That money currently sits in U.S. bank accounts. And it’s possible not to be cynical that all of this money is being sent to Ukraine because it’s much easier for our ruling class to steal once it’s offshore. So the bottom line here is that we are at war with Russia, and we’re doing so on behalf of Ukraine. Now why are we doing this? There are several emergencies unfolding in the United States, economic and indeed military. We’re being invaded. But you should not worry about this, says Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia, because we’re not actually sending money to a foreign country. Ukraine is America. Watch:

News Soundbite [00:03:13] And today, we cannot disappoint those who seek what we have: freedom. The freedom to self-determine. The freedom to decide their sovereignty and their alliances and their form of government. Some say, well, we have to deal with our border first. The Ukrainian-Russian border is our border.

Tucker [00:03:39] Right. A democracy that canceled elections. Okay. But after the vote passed, overwhelmingly members of Congress showed just how closely we are now aligned with Ukraine by waving and cheering and displaying the flags of a foreign government inside the Congress. Watch this.

SOT3 – Congress/Ukraine Flags [00:04:03] *chanting and cheering*

Tucker [00:04:17] Oh, they love Ukraine. But do they really love Ukraine? Ask any person in that room. How many Ukrainian people, how many soldiers, how many civilians, how many Ukrainians have died in the war that you are paying for? And not one of them can answer the question. They don’t know how many Ukrainians have died. They have no idea because they don’t care. That’s how much they love the Ukrainians. So maybe it’s not really about Ukraine. And if you’re wondering. Take a look at a tweet, a statement sent out by a man called Nate McMurray. He’s a Democrat from New York now running for Congress. And he wrote this. Slava, Ukraine. Die MAGA die. You lose. In other words, maybe the real enemy is not the Russian government. Maybe it’s you. But it wasn’t the Democrats who made this possible. It was the Republican speaker of the House, Mike Johnson of Louisiana. And he forced this spending bill through. He allowed it to come to a vote because he says he is a Christian and his Christian faith requires that, requires funding war. After the vote, Mike Johnson was a little more specific about why he did it.

Mike Johnson Soundbite [00:05:23] Watch three of our primary adversaries, Russia and Iran and China, are working together, and they’re being aggressors around the globe, and they’re a global threat to our prosperity and our security. Their advance threatens the free world, and it demands American leadership. If we turn our backs right now, the consequences could be devastating. So this afternoon, the House acted and we sent over to the Senate, and it will be transmitted shortly, our supplemental national security legislation. I said it very simply. I’ll say it once again. It’s an old military adage, but we would rather send bullets to the conflict overseas than our own boys, our troops. And I think this is an important moment, an important opportunity to make that decision. We allowed the House to do that, and I expect the Senate will make the same decision.

Tucker [00:06:11] Every word a lie. Of course, we’ve already sent troops there, American soldiers in Ukraine right now and more on the way today. We are in a hot war with Russia. And they’re going to tell you that in stages, not all at once. So where’s Zelensky as all of this is going on. Well, it shouldn’t surprise you. He’s not on the front lines. He’s on American television laughing in your face. Here he is on NBC right after the vote. Listen carefully to this. Zelensky says American taxpayers should be grateful to send hundreds of billions of dollars from their bankrupt country that is currently being invaded to his country, where the money is being stolen. That’s just the price of protecting democracy.

News Soundbite [00:06:50] How long should Americans be expected to fund the war in Ukraine? Americans who feel understood, they know the Americans are not funding the war in Ukraine. They say you should solve this. And foremost, protect freedom and democracy all over Europe. And Ukraine is fighting and Ukraine is sending its best sons and daughters to the frontline. And this reduces the price for all Europe, for all NATO. It reduces the price for everyone, including the US.

Tucker [00:07:35] Yeah. So we’re funding freedom and democracy when we send hundreds of billions of dollars to Ukraine. Now, of course, if we were defending democracy, we would ask the American people what they think. And if a majority of them oppose this, we wouldn’t do it, because that’s the fundamental democratic principle. You serve the people, you rule because it’s their country and they’re in charge. But of course, that’s not at all what’s happening. And it does raise the question once again, if we’re defending democracy in Ukraine, is Ukraine a democracy, a country that canceled its presidential elections? Well, let’s see, in Ukraine right now, tonight, Christians are being persecuted by the state we’re paying for, for the crime of belonging to the wrong religion. Priests are getting thrown in jail. Churches are being seized by the government. Your tax dollars, $60 billion more, thanks to Mike Johnson, are funding, all of this. So it’s very hard to get information about what is actually happening in Ukraine because the big media outlets lie about a deciduously and have for more than two years. But one of the most reliable and honest voices on this question is a man called Bob Amsterdam. A little background on Bob Amsterdam. He is a lawyer. He represents the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He is not a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian. He is, in fact, Jewish. I think he’s probably pretty liberal. He’s not pro-Russia. He is, in fact, banned from going to Russia. A couple of his friends were murdered in Russia. He is not acting on behalf of the Russian government or even for faith reasons, Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He is one of the rare American attorneys who believes still, even in 2024, that human rights are worth protecting. Telling the truth is important, and he has returned in the last month from Ukraine, and we thought it’d be worth asking him what’s it actually like there? We are honored to have once again, Bob Amsterdam. Bob, thanks so much for coming on. So, give us, I’ll stand back and allow you to give us the overview of what is happening in Ukraine right now.

Bob Amsterdam [00:09:36] Well, thank you Tucker, and to be transparent, I supported the bill because it is the parishioners of our church who are on the front line, and they need all the help they can get. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a church that is guided and bound by God’s Words. It is a church that is a thousand years old, and its priests are dedicated to Christ’s teachings and, in fact, separated themselves completely from the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2022, after the fullscale invasion. And I want to make it very clear, there are studies in Ukraine that demonstrate that our church is exactly as nationalistic and patriotic as the new state church that was founded five years ago. However, elements within the government have declared war on the UOC, and they have persecuted mercilessly priests, clerics, parishioners. And I knew that it was a tremendous risk to go to Ukraine after having spoken out so strongly against this attack. But I had to go because I had to make sure that given the amount of money the Ukrainians are spending defaming anyone who contradicts their version of reality, I had to make sure that I saw, you know, what was happening on the ground. And after ten days in Ukraine, I can tell you that there is not a hint of democracy. The country is run by an organization called the SBU. The secret police heavily infiltrated even today by Russia. The parliamentary members I met with eight, they are under incredible pressure from the secret police. In fact, they were all interviewed and interrogated after I left. A number of them had previously been subjected to interrogations. The priests I met, I met, a number of them who had been beaten, and interrogated in the past. And in fact, one of them, after my meeting with him, had his home raided the next day, and he was dealt with so harshly he suffered a heart attack. The, you know, I was followed everywhere. Ukraine not only has shut the media, but they have become a font of disinformation. They just received it. Well, in fact, they just spent $3.5 million in Washington to tell Americans that everything they’re doing to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church isn’t happening, and that, in fact, it’s the Russians who are persecuting Christians and not them. To which I say, any persecution of Christians is wrongful. But it is it is. It is to Ukraine that professes democracy and freedom, and it is Ukraine that has absolutely no semblance of rule of law that is terrorizing its own business community, separately targeting wealthy people for expropriation, especially if they have any religious connection to our church. And it is Ukraine that is actively, setting the SBU secret police on individuals like myself who speak out on behalf of this religion. And let me tell you, since the passage of the bill in the House, Ukraine has gone into full war mode against my church. They are launching a massive, PR campaign internally and again in Washington, attacking the church, attacking me, attacking everyone connected with the church. Because they can’t stand the truth to come out. So what is shameful about our, you know, American conduct is, what Robert Destro, the former undersecretary for human rights, said, which is that some of this targeting of the church came from Washington, that it was partially planned because Washington saw our church, which had a spiritual connection to Russia, as somehow being a threat. And I want to stress that. That our church is Ukrainian. Many of the men on the front line are members of our church who sit there and watch, day by day as secret police wearing death masks come and steal their religious home. Imagine how they feel. Knowing that their parents and their families are losing their places of worship. And if a new bill is passed, bill 8371, they won’t even be able to gather to pray because the churches will be taken from them. But it may even be a crime for them to meet and pray. This unlimited attack on this historic church is unconscionable, and I am absolutely heartbroken that American Christians have not taken up this fight.

Tucker [00:15:05] It’s disgraceful. And I’ve expressed it directly to the speaker of the House who says he’s a Christian. How can you pay for the persecution of Christians with U.S. tax dollars? Are you aware of any? And I just want to state for the third time: neither of us speaking right now was Orthodox. I don’t know much about it, so it’s not like I’m defending my own church. You’re not. But why can’t Christian leaders, Christian legislators in the United States, speak up and say that’s just wrong, and we’re not going to send money to a foreign country to build a tyranny as they have and persecute Christians? Why is that hard?

Bob Amsterdam [00:15:38] You know, it’s interesting. I actually defended this church 40 years ago in one of my first cases where we fought the KGB that was trying to take over a church in Canada. So I’ve studied Orthodoxy over the years, and and there is absolutely no reason why any Christian of any denomination would hesitate at all. And in fact, it’s important for you to know that the majority of Orthodox denominations recognize our church and they do not recognize the state church. The state church is heavily patriotic, heavily nationalistic. Our church is focused solely on God. It is focused solely on the spiritual realm.

Tucker [00:16:23] So you said that. This legislation passes Saturday and today’s Monday, the real crackdown on the church begins. It sounds like there’s a connection between those those two facts.

Bob Amsterdam [00:16:36] Oh, listen, we’ve been working for weeks to file a document, which I’m going to announce on your show. We’re filing a document with the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. This is going to be available publicly to everyone. It’s a lengthy document that urges the United States government to find Ukraine, a country of particular concern because of their attacks on religious freedom. The Holy Synod of the Church of England has condemned Ukraine. Not only that, the United Nations continuously condemned Ukraine for their attacks on Christians. So why it takes the Church of England to stand up? But American churches and evangelists have not. That, again, is a question that defies logic.

Tucker [00:17:23] So you said you were for the bill that passed on Saturday. I’m glad you said that. Of course, you and I disagree on that, which I think gives you more credibility in this conversation. But let me ask you about the connection between the secret police force that you say effectively runs Ukraine. Now, in the U.S. Intel services, we know that they have assassinated people, a number of people, including America. They’ve tried to assassinate Americans. I can say that conclusively. Could they be doing those kinds of things without the knowledge of the U.S. government?

Bob Amsterdam [00:17:55] No. And as I said, there is an argument and I don’t want to spend time on today. There is an argument that the U.S. government is, in a way, behind an attack on Christians. It goes down to some decisions that were made in 2014 about the danger of the church. And let me be clear, Putin does instrumentalized the Russian Orthodox Church. In our case, that instrument legislation does not occur. Our our leaders have been very specific and clear about it. They are Ukrainian patriots. I was shocked by how many of them didn’t even speak Russian. But. But most important to understand is we are a church. We are not political players. Bishop on a free is a man of God. Our leaders are men of God and they only want to tend to their flock. And important to note, our church is a church that set up 70 parishes outside of Ukraine to tend to refugees, and the man who set up those parishes is under investigation and interrogation and harassment today. That father is under harassment because he dared speak out at a meeting of the Council of European Churches and tell, the tell that Council what the truth was, and he was immediately detained. He was immediately harassed by the secret police. And no Western newspaper has covered the power of the secret police. And it is to your credit that you’ve allowed us on to speak to facts that no one seems to understand in the West.

Tucker [00:19:43] And very few people who are not hard partizans have gone to Ukraine, actually. And it’s dangerous to go to Ukraine, where for me it would be much more dangerous to go to Moscow, I would say. And so I, I wonder what it feels like when you’re there. I mean, we keep hearing it’s this beacon of freedom in the region, in the world. That’s why we’re sending them hundreds of billions of dollars. Does it feel like a free country when you’re there?

Bob Amsterdam [00:20:08] No. I mean, and you’re talking to somebody who’s traveled in Russia defending, opponents of Putin. Yeah, which I still do.

Tucker [00:20:16] Yes.

Bob Amsterdam [00:20:17] Defend the opponents, even though I’m banned, but, exactly the opposite. I was followed, everywhere. Talk about disinformation. A TV crew set upon me after I had a meeting with the government and then put on TV that I represented, the Russian patriarch as opposed to the Ukrainian patriarch. And also, by the way, he gave out my hotel location. So, no, it felt like, you know, this was a full on intimidation. And, you know, I regularly represent opposition groups unbanned in seven countries for representing opposition groups and fighting for human rights. And and I will tell you that it is rare to feel the level of oppression and fear. And I’ve never seen parliamentarians as cowed and as frightened as I saw in the Rada of Ukraine. So all of this talk of democracy is complete farce. And how we continue to listen to this and how we don’t try to build up Ukrainian institutions and why our business people are talking about investing in Ukraine without getting guarantees about rule of law. All of this defies imagination.

Tucker [00:21:31] Are you an American, I assume?

Bob Amsterdam [00:21:33] Yes, I am. How does.

Tucker [00:21:35] It. I mean, how does it make you feel that the U.S. State Department, the administration, the Congress, too, but the U.S. government basically takes over Ukraine. We’re paying for the pensions. So, I mean, that’s a that’s a high level of of control. And this is what we get. We get an authoritarian state that assassinates people and we’re legislators are afraid.

Bob Amsterdam [00:21:54] Listen, you know, to be very frank about it. I’m also a student of of history. And, you know, I keep going back to what we did in the 50. Which was, you know, basically decided we were going to support autocrats. And, he may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.

Tucker [00:22:13] Yes.

Bob Amsterdam [00:22:14] I think I think the issue for us is I would have thought by now we’d have learned that what we need to invest in our institutions and, you know, our government has forgotten the concept of rule of law. We’ve sanctioned everybody in their brother who looks or smells Russian, even if they’re opponents of Vladimir Putin. We have we have lost the sense of rule of law. And by the way, the Ukrainian sanctioned people so they can steal their assets and so they can make sure, political opponents stay silent or they’ll lose their, their means of support. It is, in fact, somebody is on trial, a guy named Shiloh, he is on trial in Ukraine for vast corruption. And no one’s talking about his relationship to the presidential administration. So this ongoing predation, corporate rating, raiding of churches, which the Ukrainians have pioneered, this, this illegal raiding of churches is something I’ve never seen. And if you go to our website, save the UAC, you will see hundreds and hundreds of churches and parishioners crying and screaming and priests being beaten. And these are our allies. These are the people were funding, which we aren’t even mad enough to have the leverage to say, you know, could you stop beating up Christians for a little while and could you perhaps protect minorities? I mean, I won’t I can’t even begin to tell you the number of journalists who have told me it’s okay with them that these churches are being stolen because, you know, your guys are Russian sympathizers. My God, firstly, they’re not. Secondly, you know what? Even if, God forbid, there were a few, there were. You use the courts and investigations and the presumption of innocence. You don’t close down a thousand year old church and sentence millions of Ukrainians to losing their houses of worship during a time of war.

Tucker [00:24:21] And and look, in a free country, you don’t punish people. You’re not allowed to punish people for their attitudes. You punish them for their actions. So if they’re working against the Ukrainian state, I think the Ukrainian state has a right to protect itself from that. But if they have bad attitudes in a free country, there’s nothing you can do about it because you can’t criminalize a person’s conscience.

Bob Amsterdam [00:24:43] Let’s talk about attitude. You know, God, God save them. Of the 60 clergy who have been killed in this war, half were you. Oh, see, the only priest on trial in Moscow today. Is that you? Oh, she priest who was assisting the Ukrainians. None of this gets mentioned. None of this gets discussed. Why? And let’s be very clear. We’re dealing with Tammany Hall politics. We’re not dealing with fear of Russians. The Zelensky government has lost part of its electoral base in the East and now has to has to basically appeal more to the West than the more nationalist elements. So this is sort of a grudge match. And they’re going to take down this church. They’re going to view it as a victory to take down this church and defeat Christ’s children, because they think they’ll pick up votes. That’s how cynical this is. It has nothing to do with the Russian threat, because if there was a real Russian threat, they produce evidence. They are unable to produce evidence. So they produce sanctions, which they administer with absolutely no cause and no evidence.

Tucker [00:25:58] I want to ask you about about where the money’s going. So Saturday night I happen to have dinner with some Ukrainians, Ukrainian born Ukrainian speakers, very nice people. And they have raised money for the last two years to send to troops in Ukraine. And they go back and forth from between the U.S. and Ukraine. And they told me that there are no bandages in frontline field hospitals in Ukraine, and that the basic necessities mittens, holsters for sidearms, all of which they have supplied, are not there. And so it raises a question if you’re getting hundreds of billions of dollars to support your troops, why don’t the troops have bandages in their field hospitals?

Bob Amsterdam [00:26:38] You know, Tucker, I will tell you, I haven’t studied, this deeply, other than a number of my clients have had their assets stolen for absolutely no legitimate reason other than the government has people there that likes and covet their assets. But I will tell you that Ukrainian corruption before the war was at some of the highest levels known to mankind. So nothing about the distribution of funds after the war, which surprised me. In fact, there’s an EU audit that actually talks about the grotesque level of corruption in war profiteering. So again, one of the things I would say about any aid to Ukraine is I hope it is monitored. I hope there are audits. I hope somebody is watching where the money is going so that it goes to the troops. I know that they spent $3.5 million to try to justify their closure of these churches and deflect attention from that. They use 3.5 million bucks recently, which should have gone to the troops, should have gone to defending their homeland. They use that to carpet bomb Washington and people like me who were defending the church.

Tucker [00:27:51] So in other words, your tax dollars are being used to defame you through sleazy PR agencies and lobbyists in Washington. That’s what you’re saying?

Bob Amsterdam [00:27:59] Oh, absolutely. And I mean, it’s happening daily. But, you know, they’re defaming me. That’s okay. But defaming the church, defaming men of God who are facing arrest, some journalists for the Ukrainian church are facing life sentences for reporting the truth about the activities of the government in seizing churches and jailing priests. These young men, they are in a cell, in a cell right now where there are 20 beds for 28 men. They don’t. They have to revolve. They’re sleeping. These their crime is they’ve reported on church seizures.

Tucker [00:28:47] It’s, what you’re saying is shocking. Last question. Where the hell is the State Department, which is supposed to be monitoring our rights?

Bob Amsterdam [00:28:57] Let me tell you, as I said, we’re filing this in the next few days. We hope the State Department will wake up. I’ve certainly met with them. I’ve certainly seen that they are, you know, entirely drinking the the Kool-Aid. We’ve developed a bit of a cult of personality about the leadership in Ukraine. I’ve noticed, and it is time for our reporters to wake up and start reporting on the Shilo case, the levels of corruption that are going on, and obviously the attack on this church.

Tucker [00:29:36] Bob Amsterdam. You’re a brave man. And I appreciate your telling us all of this. Thank you.

Bob Amsterdam [00:29:43] Thank you for having me.

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Why are the American People paying for the whole house slaughter of the Ukrainian people? Over 70% of the American People do not want anymore money wasted on Ukraine. The money the Congress traitors gifted Ukraine is an abomination.

Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
and no other culture but its own.
Pity the nation whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty. ~Lawrence Ferlinghetti~

Pity, how much empathy to extend a war and send all their people to die or cripple them for life?
You have a strange mindset.
The speaker of the house says it mean jobs here, the bastard.

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Putin might have been deposed and the war over, had Trump’s puppets not blocked funding when Ukraine was pushing back the invaders.

Trump did that in the months before the Russian election. Everyone with a brain knew what he was doing.

He also killed the bipartisan border bill to preserve his election issue, and tried to kill FISA 702 at a time when foreign dictatorships are joining together to destroy us.

The man is worse than unfit to lead. The man is a traitor.

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Putin might have been deposed and the war over, had Trump’s puppets not blocked funding when Ukraine was pushing back the invaders.

Why didn’t Obama and Biden take care of Putin in 2014? Answer that, coward!

I was wrong 10 years ago. Putin’s subsequent behavior clearly demonstrates that. Unlike some people, I have no difficulty acknowledging that I was wrong.

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I was wrong 10 years ago.

You were defending the Obama/Biden regime then just as you defend the Obama controlled Biden regime now.

Putin’s subsequent behavior clearly demonstrates that.

Putin is not operating any differently starting February 2023 than he did in February 2014.

Unlike some people, I have no difficulty acknowledging that I was wrong.

You can claim you are acknowledging you were wrong then, but the fact is that you are simply covering your ass now.

greg has been wrong his entire life. He is wrong about everything.

Like your cult leader, you’re incapable of ever admitting you were wrong about anything.

I’ve been wrong about a lot of things in my life. When I am, I have no problem admitting it. My ego doesn’t depend on maintaining imaginary infallibility.

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You said that, you really need to reconsider the definition of Cult, Obama cult, climate cult, abortion cult, marijuana legalizing cult..that last one they were right its a government gateway drug, behold once beautiful Canada.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/VBtJFBCO083J/

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Why am I not surprised that Comrade Greggie would like the poetry of a man who was an anarchist, later a Democrat Socialist and who graduated from Columbia University like the Socialist that occupied the Oval Office for 8 years who Comrade Greggie also idolizes?

Did you know that the Pledge of Allegiance included in Trump’s printed-in-China God Bless America bible was written by a Christian Socialist named Francis Bellamy?

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Joe Biden in Tampa: “I Used to Drive an 18-Wheeler” – Biden Has Never Driven an 18-Wheeler (VIDEO)

Why does biden lie?

Scum Comrade Greggie will never admit Biden lies. But Biden has been known in D.C. as a grifter, and liar for 5 decades.

HE’S SHOT: Joe Biden Shakes Hands with Air After Incoherent Speech in Tampa (VIDEO)

Is this the guy who you said would destroy President Trump in a debate?

seems he knew we live in a Republic

THE HUNT FOR DRAFT DODGERS: Ukraine Consulates Abroad Stop Services for Military-Aged Men

THE HUNT FOR DRAFT DODGERS: Ukraine Consulates Abroad Stop Services for Military-Aged Men

And, Ukraine is considering a law that would allow them to conscript teenagers.

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#1) it’s not Trump’s God Bless America bible. It was started by Lee Greenwood three years before Trump got involved. But then, being the liar you are, you already know that but you repeat your same lies

#2) Give me proof it is printed in China

#3) yes, I know about Bellamy. It shows how long the Socialists have been infiltrating our educational system. I’m sure that pleases you and makes you go all orgasmic over it.

Come on, scum. Admit you’re a low life Marxist-Socialist.

$60 Billion to Ukraine Explained: Mike Johnson’s Top Policy Adviser is Former Lobbyist for Clients With Corporate Interest in Ukraine Aid

Yep

This is the “democracy” we’re supporting in Ukraine

04/23/24 – Russia economy on brink as Vladimir Putin left with only 18 months worth of funds – Despite Vladimir Putin’s efforts to maintain stability, the spectre of economic hardship and social unrest casts a shadow over Russia’s prospects.

Amid the geopolitical turmoil surrounding Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine, experts warn that the nation’s economic stability hangs by a thread, with President Vladimir Putin left with just a year and a half of financial cushioning.

A recent analysis by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington DC-based think tank, suggests that while Russia has exhibited resilience in the face of escalating military costs and Western sanctions, its economic prowess might be waning.

The International Monetary Fund’s optimistic projection for Russia‘s economic growth, outpacing even the United States, reflects the nation’s ability to navigate around sanctions. However, according to researchers at Carnegie, this resilience is not sustainable in the long term.

Russia‘s economy is now stable both in spite of and as a result of Western sanctions,” noted Alexandra Prokopenko, a fellow at the Carnegie Russia Eurasia Center. “But this hard-won stability is not eternal.”

The report indicates a looming “policy trilemma” for Putin, revolving around funding the military, maintaining living standards, and stabilising the economy.

Prokopenko warns that achieving these goals concurrently is increasingly challenging.

Concerns over Russia‘s economic trajectory are exacerbated by several indicators of weakness. The Kremlin’s record-high military expenditure strains the economy, with defence spending deemed largely unproductive.

Inflationary pressures have also prompted drastic measures such as a staggering 16 percent interest rate, threatening citizens’ purchasing power.

“Temporary fixes and a decline in living standards will add to the political and economic headwinds facing the Kremlin,” Prokopenko cautioned.

The risk of social unrest looms large, particularly as living standards deteriorate and sanctions tighten. Economists foresee the potential for widespread discontent by year-end if current trends persist.

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McConnell on the demonization of Ukraine; he blames Tucker Carlson and “our nominee for president.”

Well Mitch int really well respected. So as long as you quote him we know he is a treaonous bastid.

Speaker Mike Johnson’s Sgt. of Arms Threatens Rep. Massie to Take Down his Video of Democrats Waving Ukrainian Flags on the House Floor or Face $500 Fine
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Billions to Ukraine.
Billions to Israel.
Billions to Taiwan.
Hundreds of millions to sanctuary cities.
$0 for the border
What do you get?
You get the bill.