As you can imagine many people have been asking me to speak my opinion concerning the situation in Ukraine as it relates to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. What do I think of their positions? I will say that most of what you hear on the liberal media concerning Trump is not factual, but exaggerated, and part of a smear campaign. His words are not reported factually, words are put in his mouth to mislead, and none of the issues relating to the Clinton’s close involvement with Putin is ever mentioned.
A most respected friend of mine sent me his analysis on the current political situation in the USA election process. I thought it a very worth read:
He titled his article, “Some facts regarding Ukraine and the difference between the platforms of both Parties” and encouraged it to be shared. At this time I will keep the author anonymous.
The DNC party platform approved by the delegates at this year’s DNC convention does not have the words lethal weapons anyplace in it and furthermore, was never even a discussion regarding Ukraine. Did the liberal media and most foreign policy specialists mention that? No, of course not. The platform did mention the word Ukraine twice. In the first mention they call the war, invasion and annexation of part of Ukraine by Russia a “destabilizing action”. In the second mention they are basically saying to keep the current Obama policy in place “…and continue to support a close relationship with states that seek to strengthen their ties to NATO and Europe, such as Georgia and Ukraine.” That’s it! How has that worked out for Ukraine so far? How powerful are those mentions? They say Ukraine twice and the word abortion six times. So, they are more concerned with legislation to kill babies then helping Ukrainians. I wonder if the liberal Ukrainians living in American realize this. They seem to protect Dems and vote for them….don’t they? Or maybe they need to be called out and highlight what the Democrat Party stands for.
The RNC party platform approved by the delegates at this year’s RNC convention does not have the words lethal weapons anyplace in it and furthermore, WAS discussed regarding Ukraine. The overall agreement came down to the fact that the words “lethal weapons” are not guaranteed to any other country in the platform statement so why specifically write it in for Ukraine. Any country that a US White House GOP administration feels will need help in the future regarding any type of conflict will always have an option to give that country lethal weapons. It’s a routine [precedent] type of thing. So, the liberal media complains that the Republicans are always the war mongers but, as soon as they tone it down a bit, they are called out for caving in to Putin and such. Again, they take two opposite sides and depending on the one that is most politically advantageous, they immediately criticize. Here are the RNC platform statements regarding Ukraine:
- In the international arena, a weak Administration has invited aggression. The results of the Administration’s unilateral approach to disarmament are already clear: An emboldened China in the South China Sea, a resurgent Russia occupying parts of Ukraine and threatening neighbors from the Baltic to the Caucasus, and an aggressive Islamist terror network in the Middle East. We support maintaining and, if warranted, increasing sanctions, together with our allies, against Russia unless and until Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are fully restored. We also support providing appropriate assistance to the armed forces of Ukraine and greater coordination with NATO defense planning. All our adversaries heard the message in the Administration’s cutbacks: America is weaker and retreating.
For the people of Russia, we affirm our respect and our determination to maintain a friendship beyond the reach of those who wish to divide us. We have common imperatives: Ending terrorism, combating nuclear proliferation, promoting trade, and more. We also have a common problem: The continuing erosion of personal liberty and fundamental rights under the current officials in the Kremlin. Repressive at home and reckless abroad, their policies imperil the nations which regained their self-determination upon the collapse of the Soviet Union. We will meet the return of Russian belligerence with the same resolve that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. We will not accept any territorial change in Eastern Europe imposed by force, in Ukraine, Georgia, or elsewhere, and will use all appropriate constitutional measures to bring to justice the practitioners of aggression and assassination. [Personal note: This is key because it differentiates the people of Russia from the government of Russia (Putin).]
And, so much for people that think the current GOP nominee will get rid of NATO (again, quoted from the RNC platform statement attached above):
- With bipartisan support, President Truman forged the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as an alliance of the western democracies. Its continued effectiveness is vital, especially in light of recent military challenges in Eastern Europe. With the American people spending on defense, per capita, four times the amount spent by Europeans, we demand, as we have in the past, that our fellow members of NATO fulfill their commitments and meet their need for greater investment in their armed forces. Our historic ties to the peoples of Europe have been based on shared culture and values, common interests and goals. [Personal note: this is actually a good spot to use a common Obama statement: “they need to pay their fair-share”]
Oh, by the way, the word abortion is mentioned 35 times in the RNC platform; most in reference for legislation to STOP government funds from being used to kill babies.
So, the info here is factual, not speculation or through the eyes of any ideological journalist.
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