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Jan 23 07:23

Biden warns Russia of 'swift and severe consequences' following report Putin is looking to install pro-Moscow puppet leader in Ukraine: President holds talks with his national security team at Camp David

The White House has warned of 'swift and severe consequences' to a Russian invasion of Ukraine after a British intelligence assessment accused Moscow of plotting to install a pro-Kremlin administration in Kiev.

President Joe Biden met with his national security team at Camp David on Saturday to discuss 'continued Russian aggressive actions toward Ukraine,' the White House said in a statement.

'He affirmed that if Russia further invades Ukraine, the United States will impose swift and severe consequences on Russia with our Allies and partners,' the statement added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we put in a pro-western puppet ruler in Ukraine back in 2014 and you're cutting in on our action!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 23 07:12

A marriage made in hell: Biden tells Kamala 'I love you, you always have my back' and she replies 'I do' in toe-curling message at DNC event as they are both hit with historically low approval ratings

President Joe Biden praised his 'partner' Vice President Kamala Harris for 'always having my back' during a Democratic National Committee grassroots event Friday, telling her 'I love you' as critics continue to slam their first year in office.

'Hi, Kamala. I love you,' Biden said during his opening remarks. 'You always have my back. You're really amazing. You're the best partner I could imagine.'

Smiling, Harris replied: 'I do.'

Jan 23 07:11

Biden Plans to Give Taxpayer-Funded ‘Legal Services’ to Illegal Aliens

President Joe Biden’s administration is set to roll out a new federal program, funded by American taxpayers, that will provide “legal services” to border crossers and illegal aliens, a new report details.

The plan, first reported by Axios, would ensure that private contractors working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) help provide a range of legal services to border crossers and illegal aliens arriving at United States-Mexico border stations in California, Texas, and Arizona.

Axios’s Stef Kight reports:

It will be for migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, those in Border Patrol custody, in the [Remain in Mexico] program or who may be enrolled in [Remain in Mexico] or otherwise placed in deportation proceedings, according to the published documents on SAM.gov.

Jan 23 07:09

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: State Limits on Abortion ‘Particularly Devastating’ for Communities of Color

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris claimed in a statement Saturday that state restrictions on abortion hurt communities of color.

“These state restrictions constrain the freedom of all women,” the president and vice president wrote in a joint statement. “And they are particularly devastating for those who have fewer options and fewer resources, such as those in underserved communities, including communities of color and many in rural areas.”

Biden and Harris celebrated the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade after tens of thousands of pro-life Americans protested abortion in Washington, DC, during the March for Life on Friday.

“We must ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have the same fundamental rights that their mothers and grandmothers fought for and won on this day, 49 years ago,” they wrote.

Jan 23 07:09

Issa: Biden Admitted He ‘Meant to Withdraw Clumsily from Afghanistan’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings With Maria,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) reacted to President Joe Biden saying he doesn’t have any apologies for the withdrawal from Afghanistan by stating that Biden admitted he “meant to” handle the withdrawal poorly because Biden thought he could blame former President Donald Trump.

Issa said, “Well, I think it was best said in his own press conference. If you have no apologies, that means you did it deliberately. If you had no apologies, that means you meant to do it. … He meant to withdraw clumsily from Afghanistan. Because he believed he could blame his predecessor.”

Jan 23 07:02

This Only Confirms Biden Truly Clueless As To State Of America

At a press conference Wednesday, President Joe Biden said that “very few schools are closing” while 3,430 so far this week have been shut down following the Omicron variant spreading through the nation.

Last week, 7,030 shut for the same reason. Breitbart News has tracked closures since the new school year began.

Jan 23 07:02

Senator John Kennedy: Americans Are Tired Of Democrats Calling Them Racists (VIDEO)

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana is a gem who has a way with words and a great sense of humor.

During a recent appearance on FOX News, he called out Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and various other Democrats for constantly accusing other Americans of racism.

Jan 23 06:44

Expect no coordinated evacuation out of Kiev – US State Department

A spokesperson for the US Department of State has warned Americans currently in Ukraine that they should not “anticipate that there will be US government-sponsored evacuations,” should a war take place, suggesting that they use the available commercial flights instead.

The official made the comment to media outlets on Friday, responding to questions on recent reports of a collective withdrawal. Several US media sources have claimed that Washington was considering evacuating its diplomatic personnel from Kiev in anticipation of an “invasion” that Russia was allegedly planning to launch.

Those reports were further amplified on Saturday when Fox cited unnamed US officials as having said that the State Department had “ordered families of US Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Getting mixed signals on this!

Jan 23 06:43

US Senator Chris Coons: Sending American Troops to Ukraine Would Be ‘Sacrificing Them’

US Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) told Greta Van Susteren in an interview set to air on Sunday that, should Russia invade Ukraine, sending US troops to the country’s defense, “would simply be sacrificing them.”

“I would not support sending American troops into Ukraine in response to a Russian invasion, because frankly, I think we would simply be sacrificing them. I think the Russians would escalate dramatically,” Coons said.

Jan 23 06:41

Following U.S. lead, Germany to evacuate citizens from Ukraine

The German Foreign Ministry is preparing a plan to evacuate the families of its diplomats from Ukraine, Bild reports.

“A war between Ukraine and Russia is becoming more and more likely….The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on a plan to evacuate relatives of employees of the German embassy in Ukraine,” the report says.

According to the plan, they should be taken out of the country if the situation worsens.

Note that earlier, Fox News journalist Lucas Tomlinson said that the US State Department ordered to begin the evacuation of the families of American diplomats from Ukraine. The evacuation is supposed to start as early as next Monday.

Jan 22 17:23

Second Amendment Supporters Should Learn From Biden Blunders

In some ways, Joe Biden has only himself to blame for his lousy situation. Biden’s blunders have, for now, ensured the Second Amendment is safe on the federal level, especially with Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin again refusing to kill the filibuster. -- But Second Amendment supporters must not miss this opportunity to learn the lessons from the errors made by our enemies. Is it a harsh word? Well, look at the records Biden and Kamala Harris have on the Second Amendment, and ask yourself, if even a hunter should view them as friends.

Jan 22 14:34

Food shortages begin in Canada following trucker covid vaccine mandate

On January 22, the situation will get even worse when the United States starts imposing its jab mandate on Canadian truckers entering this country. As many as 16,000 Canadian truckers will end up getting sidelined, warns the Canadian Trucking Association. -- This means that U.S. grocery shelves will also run bare of products imported from Canada. In just a few short days, Americans could start seeing large empty gaps in grocery aisles. -- Canadian truck drivers are furious about the decision, and some of them responded to it by blocking an entire highway near the U.S.-Manitoba border in protest. Videos have been circulating across social media depicting this blockade.

Jan 22 07:47

The White House and the Pentagon are at odds over the use of drones. I spoke to a dozen insiders and experts about who's winning the internal war.

President Joe Biden took office promising to "end the forever wars." His top surrogates called for a once-in-a-generation rethinking of America's obsession with counterterrorism, which continues to drive US military and foreign policy 20 years after 9/11. In addition to the conflict in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history — Biden inherited fighting in Somalia, Yemen, Cameroon, and Mali, as well as a drone program that comes close to giving the president the power to kill anyone on earth by remote control. There was a lot that needed fixing.

Jan 22 07:27

Biden offers to meet Putin to defuse Ukraine: Blinken says no 'breakthrough' with Russia after talks with his counterpart - but that president is prepared to 'resolve things through direct conversation between the presidents'

There was no 'breakthough' in U.S. talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart on Ukraine, but Blinken said both sides will return to the negotiating table next week - and he did not rule out a meeting with the Russian president.

'We didn't anticipate there would be any breakthroughs but what we were doing was testing whether there's still a path forward for diplomacy, for dialogue to resolve a crisis that Russia has created by massing 100,000 forces on Ukraine's border and threatening to renew its aggression against Ukraine,' Blinken said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America.

He didn't rule out another meeting between Biden and Putin, saying 'if it proves productive, useful to try to resolve things through direct conversation between the presidents, that's certainly something we're prepared to do.'

Jan 22 07:23

Ukraine’s Zelensky Again Makes Demand Biden Keeps Ignoring for Sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday asked for the Biden administration to impose sanctions on Russia immediately, rather than waiting for a Russian attack on his country.

Zelensky made a similar request of President Joe Biden personally during a phone conference in December, without success.

The Washington Post asked Zelensky about his support for a sanctions bill against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

President Biden’s Democrat Party used a filibuster to block the bill last week, at the same time they were denouncing the filibuster as an instrument of white supremacy and obstructionism. Skeptical observers also pointed out that Democrats seemed awfully eager to protect Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s big money-making pipeline after years of howling about “Russian collusion” as the ultimate sin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If sanctions were imposed now, Russia would have no reason NOT to invade, idiot!

Jan 22 07:22

79 Year-Old Biden To Run With Kamala In 2024

In his press conference Wednesday, President Joe Biden committed to a run with Harris for reelection in 2024 and applauded her efforts in office. “She’s going to be my running mate,” Biden praised his VP in front of reporters during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday.

Jan 22 07:18

Graham, after meeting with Trump, says Russo-American relations won’t be the same post-Biden

Senate Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News that earlier Friday he met with former President Donald Trump and that the two had a frank discussion about the state of the country.

Graham told “Hannity” that both agreed President Biden has been a disaster as commander-in-chief, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer fears a serious U.S. response to his geopolitical proclivities.

“The news conference was a disaster on multiple levels … [and] he’s been on the world stage, Joe Biden, for 40 years,” Graham said. “He was in charge of the Ukraine portfolio under the Biden team, the Obama administration.”

“So everybody in Ukraine understands that Joe Biden didn’t realize his own son was serving on the Burisma board — the most corrupt gas company in the world — while Biden was trying to clean up corruption.”

Jan 22 06:56

Ukraine: US offers Putin summit with Biden in effort to stop slide to war

The US has offered to hold a summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin as a last-ditch effort to stop the slide to a new war in Europe, as Russia continued to build up its forces along the Ukraine border and announced new naval exercises in the Black Sea.

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said Washington and its allies were also ready to respond in writing next week to Russian demands on the future of Nato and European security, which Moscow has said must be addressed to avoid it taking “military measures”. But, speaking in Geneva where he held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Blinken repeated the US and Nato position there could still be no compromise on the central issue of the right of Ukraine and other countries to join Nato in the future.

Jan 22 06:55

US carrier heads to surprise NATO wargames

The nuclear-powered fleet aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman will take part in next week’s NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea dubbed “Neptune Strike ‘22,” the Pentagon has announced.

The 12-day exercise kicks off Monday and is supposed to “demonstrate NATO's ability to integrate the high-end maritime strike capabilities of an aircraft carrier strike group to support the deterrence and defense of the alliance,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Friday.

Though the Truman and its strike group will be placed “under NATO operational control,” the overall command of the exercise will be in the hands of Vice Admiral Eugene H. Black III, who commands the US Navy’s 6th Fleet.

Jan 22 06:45

US will send Russian-made helicopters to Ukraine

The US government is expediting the transfer of five transport helicopters to Kiev, as Washington insists that Moscow could “invade” Ukraine any day now. The Mi-17 helicopters were originally purchased from Russia and intended for the former Western-backed government in Afghanistan, before it surrendered to the Taliban last August.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Friday that Congress has been notified of the move, which will be conducted under the Excess Defense Articles program. The State Department said on Thursday this was the “fastest transfer ever” for the US government.

Jan 22 06:36

Watch: Former White House Doc DEMANDS Cognitive Test For Biden

An Obama-era White House physician has called for President Biden to immediately take a cognitive test after his latest press conference.

There has long been debate regarding President Biden's cognitive capabilities, with many stating his mental health is in decline.

On Wednesday, he seemed to brush off a question from a reporter who brought up the matter during his press conference.

Jan 22 06:35

White House Already Calling 2022 Midterms RIGGED

So, will the Biden Administration regard the results of the midterm elections as legitimate after a year spent attacking former President Donald Trump for questioning the 2020 outcome?

Maybe not.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday declared the legitimacy of the midterms could depend on whether Democrats pass voting reform legislation.

"I'm not saying it's going to be legit. The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed," Biden announced in a White House news conference marking the first anniversary of his ascension to the high office, according to reporting by The Hill and different sources.

Jan 22 06:32

US could revisit Stalin-era plan for Ukraine

A cross-party group of US senators have introduced a bill which seeks to empower President Joe Biden to send more military aid to Ukraine. The plan is to “streamline the President’s current authority to lend the defense articles” to Kiev with the stated goal of protecting Ukrainian civilians from supposed Russian aggression.

The bill, filed on Wednesday, is named “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act,” in an apparent nod to the multibillion-dollar World War II-era program of military assistance the US provided to Allied nations to help them fight against the Axis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said yesterday, Biden wants to go to war. He just doesn't want to look like he wants to go to war!

Jan 22 06:30

US to respond in written to Russian security guarantee initiatives next week — Blinken

The United States will give its written response to Russia’s security guarantee initiatives next week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva.

"I told him (Lavrov) that following the consultations that we'll have in the coming days with allies and partners, we anticipate that we will be able to share with Russia our concerns and ideas in more detail and in writing next week, and we agreed to further discussions after that," he said.

On December 17, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry published the draft agreements between Moscow and Washington on security guarantees and measures for ensuring the security of Russia and NATO member states.

Jan 22 06:30

Russia to make serious political decisions, if US reply is disappointing — senior diplomat

Russia will make serious political decisions, if the US reply to Moscow’s proposals on security guarantees is disappointing, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in a live broadcast on the Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Friday.

"There is no formal and written reply from the United States and NATO to our proposals yet. If this reply is disappointing, we will have to make serious political decisions, about which our president warned the opponents from the other side, including publicly," the senior Russian diplomat said.

"But the role of diplomacy, in any case, is central," Ryabkov added. "We do not want a conflict, do not attack anyone and do not threaten anyone. We want to reliably secure our interests," the high-ranking Russian diplomat said.

Jan 21 14:09

Epidemic of insanity strikes America’s leaders

It must be a hitherto unreported side-effect of the Omicron strain, perhaps a malignant protein activated by the rays of the full moon. America’s political class, Democrat and Republican alike, appear to have gone babbling, barking mad, starting with President Joe Biden, but afflicting his political opponents as well.

Biden’s January 19 press conference drew pity from the global press, with verbal gaffes unlike anything that has escaped the mouth of an American president before. He predicted a Russian military move into Ukraine: “My guess is he will move in. He has to do something.” Russia will be “held accountable if it invades,” Biden said, but added, “It depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, et cetera.”

Jan 21 13:33

Liberties Only Kept Safe by Limitation of Government Power

I was recently struck by the explosion of the federal government’s size and reach, as well as its apparent ambition to super-size itself even more, in an unusual way.

I had been looking up something in one of my old public finance textbooks, when I came across a section on the size and growth of government. What struck me was that the authors used exclamation points (an almost extinct species in such writing) over two decades ago to describe government’s expansion, particularly at the federal level. But the rate at which government has recently metastasized leaves those exclamation points in the dust. We would also have to use all caps today (as in “YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE WON”). From said book: total expenditures by all levels of government in 1990 were substantially smaller than just one of the recent stimulus bills.

Jan 21 13:32

Watch: Recap Of Worst Moments In Biden's Press Conference

President Joe Biden claimed his achievements one year into office had outstripped expectations, blaming Republicans for the difficulties in moving his legislation forward — even as key Democratic senators are those who stand in his way.

“I didn’t overpromise. But I have probably outperformed what anyone thought would happen,” Biden replied to reporters in a news conference Wednesday when asked if a course correction was appropriate. The President used the opportunity of his second White House news conference to tout his successes.

Jan 21 13:24

'Nasty liar Joe': we shouldn't be surprised

Jan 21 13:01

Biden’s Election Integrity Reply Puts WH In Cleanup Mode

Less than 24 hours after President Biden told RealClearPolitics – and a national TV audience – he was not prepared to say that the coming midterm elections would be legitimate, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was saying the exact opposite Thursday during television interviews, on Twitter and twice to reporters in the briefing room.

The clarification may have come too late. Before Psaki could do damage control, both Vice President Kamala Harris and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, the Democrat perhaps most responsible for making Biden president, seemed to amplify a message that the White House would have to disavow hours later.

Jan 21 13:00

Joe Biden Says He Has ‘No Idea’ Why Americans Would Think He’s Mentally Unfit

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden dismissed recent polls that showed a large of Americans believed he was not mentally fit.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll from November showed that 48% of Americans believe Biden is mentally unfit, while 46% believe he is mentally fit.

A more recent poll from this week showed a large change in those numbers, with only 40% believing Biden is mentally fit, and 49% disagreeing.

The president made his remarks during a press conference at the White House.

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Jan 21 12:17

Biden Promised to Close Gitmo. Instead, He’s Upgrading It.

President Joe Biden was clear on the campaign trail that he wanted to close Guantánamo Bay. But nearly one year into his presidency, not only is the Biden administration not closing Guanátnamo Bay, it’s funding millions of dollars’ worth of upgrades, leaving prisoners languishing there with no end in sight.

Namely, in the coming year, the administration is planning on building a new courtroom on Guantánamo Bay, according to Ron Flevsig, a spokesman for the Office of Military Commissions. The courtroom is expected to cost American taxpayers $4 million, according to The New York Times, which first reported the news.

Jan 21 12:00

Kayleigh McEnany blasts Biden: ‘Most delusional press conference I've ever seen’

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany didn't pull any punches when describing President Joe Biden's Wednesday press conference.

McEnany joined co-hosts on Fox News's Outnumbered on Thursday to discuss the press conference, which reflected on Biden's accomplishments during his first year in office.

“I thought that was the most delusional press conference I have ever seen,” McEnany said. “He said he overperformed and that the American people give him a 33% approval rating in Quinnipiac.”

Jan 21 11:53

US Mulls Evacuating Diplomats' Family Members From Ukraine; Blinken-Lavrov Meeting 'Positive'

The US State Department is reportedly mulling a plan to evacuate diplomats' family members from Ukraine as a precaution amid the continued crisis wherein Washington has predicted some level of a Russian offensive on the Ukraine border.

At the same time, Russia's embassy in Washington D.C. has been calling on the West to "end the hysteria" - assuring that there are no plans to invade Ukraine. Earlier in the week it issued a message on Twitter, saying, "We stress once again: Russia is not going to attack anyone. The practice of moving troops on our own soil is a sovereign right."

Jan 21 10:40

First look: Biden inaugural to blanket airwaves today

President Biden's Presidential Inaugural Committee will mark his first anniversary in office by blanketing today's airwaves — from breakfast to evening news to prime time — with a video promoting a recovering, resilient America.

The video is narrated by Tom Hanks, who was part of Biden inaugural festivities, and features cameos by everyday Americans — a UPS driver, a Teamster from Michigan and a bed-and-breakfast owner in Wisconsin.

"I can feel the change," says Sandra Lindsay, a New York nurse who was the first person in the U.S. to get the COVID vaccine.

President Biden says near the end: "I've never been more optimistic about America's future."

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Jan 21 10:38

Joe Biden one year on: Has the United States become ungovernable?

One of Joe Biden's central election campaign themes was restoring unity to an angry and divided nation. Twelve months after assuming office, things aren't any better, writes Nick Bryant.

Long before the sun had risen over the dome of the US Capitol on the day that Joe Biden was sworn in as president, technicians on the inaugural platform tested the teleprompter he would later read from by scrolling through America's most celebrated sermon:

"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure."

Jan 21 10:30

‘What A Stupid Question’: Biden Snaps At Female Reporter Over Simple Question She Asked

This has been a rough week for Joe Biden.

The president snapped on a female reporter on Thursday and mocked her question about Russia as being “stupid.”

“Why are you waiting on Putin to make the first move, sir?” Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich asked Biden at the end of an event.

Biden laughed and said, “What a stupid question.”

WATCH:

Jan 21 10:26

Biden Stares Blankly at Reporter Who Asks About Ukrainian President’s “No Minor Incursions” Comment, Motions For Him to Leave (VIDEO)

Biden forgot the name of his infrastructure czar…. again!

“I’m gonna turn it over to the…uh…the guy who, uh…” Biden said of his infrastructure czar, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Jan 21 10:16

German chancellor turned down Biden invite to discuss Ukraine crisis - Der Spiegel

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz turned down an invite at short notice from U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss the Ukraine crisis, German magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday.

Jan 21 10:08

Must See: Biden's Website For COVID Testing

The Biden Administration launched its website to order at-home COVID tests without fanfare on Tuesday, a day before it was officially open.

The website, COVIDTests.gov, includes a link for Americans to order up to four tests per residential address, to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

Jan 21 10:05

By the Numbers, a Failing President

What is the message that the totality of these numbers conveys? -- Democrat and media obsession with Jan. 6, their vast exaggeration of what happened, and the campaign to indict the GOP as a mortal threat to “American democracy” has failed as a strategy. And Biden’s presidency is seen by the people he leads as a failing presidency. -- If the election of 2022 were held next Tuesday, Democrats would be swept from power in both houses of Congress, and a Republican Congress would face a lame-duck President Joe Biden for the next two years.

Jan 21 10:03

US stance on Russia's NATO demands revealed by Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has hinted that Washington will never agree to Russia’s proposal to limit NATO expansion close to its borders by blocking Ukraine from trying to join the military bloc.

Speaking to reporters following talks in Geneva with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Friday, Blinken said that the American side had given a “firm and substantive” response to two draft treaties proposed by Moscow.

“I made clear to Minister Lavrov that there are certain principles that the US, our partners and allies, are committed to defend. That includes those that would impede the sovereign right of the Ukrainian people to write their own future. There is no trade-space there – none,” he said.

Jan 21 10:02

Lavrov reveals outcome of security talks with Blinken

Washington has pledged to respond in writing to Moscow’s proposed security guarantees, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced following talks with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, Lavrov said the US side had set out its initial view on the two draft treaties developed by the Kremlin. “Blinken told me he was satisfied with the exchange we had and that it will help him, he assured us, to issue a written response next week.” However, Lavrov added, at present “their reaction is only preliminary – we were warned about this.”

Jan 21 08:11

Patrick J. Buchanan: By the Numbers, a Failing President

If the left believed that draping the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, around the neck of former President Donald Trump and the party that refused to repudiate him would sink the GOP, it appears to have miscalculated.

For, as the left painted the Capitol riot as an "armed insurrection," "domestic terrorism," "attempted coup," and political atrocity that stands beside Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as "a day that will live in infamy," Republicans were displacing the Democrats as America's first party.

Democrats began 2021 as the preferred party of 49% of the country. Only 40% identified as Republicans.

When 2022 began, the standings had been reversed.

Forty-two percent of Americans identified as Democrats, and 47% as Republicans, a turnaround of 14 points.

Jan 21 08:06

A Politicized FBI Helps Biden Get Rid of Democrat Representative Cuellar, an Open Borders Critic

The “investigation” of Rep. Henry Cuellar will help his challenger smear him.

The Democrat Party has made it clear that they intend to flood the country with illegal aliens and to give them the vote. New York City already has. The Democrat Party has declared war on the white American majority. Every white idiot who votes Democrat is committing suicide not only for himself but for all of us.

Jan 21 08:05

Biden Clarifies Ukraine Stance After ‘Minor Incursion’ Comment Sparks Backlash

President Biden caused quite the stir during his press conference on Wednesday when he suggested the US might not do anything if Russia carried out a “minor incursion” into Ukraine. On Thursday, he clarified that the US would respond if any Russian forces entered Ukraine.

“I’ve been absolutely clear with President Putin. He has no misunderstanding. If any — any — assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion,” Biden said.

The president added that a Russian invasion would be “met with the severe and coordinated economic response that I’ve discussed in detail with our allies, as well as laid out very clearly for President Putin.”

Jan 21 07:10

Why Is Biden REFUSING To Share His Visitors Log?

The White House defended its decision to withhold visitor log records for President Joe Biden’s Delaware residences as tallies show the President spending a quarter of his first year in office in his home state.

“The President goes to Delaware because it’s his home,” press secretary Jen Psaki declared Tuesday, noting that this is where Biden’s son, first wife, and daughter are buried. “It’s a place that is obviously close to his heart.”

Jan 21 07:07

US Secretary of State Blinken Holds Press Conference After Meeting With Russian FM Lavrov

Moscow previously put forward security guarantee proposals to de-escalate Russia-NATO tensions by restricting troop deployments for both sides and putting a halt to the bloc's expansion. Earlier this month, Russia held talks with the US and the alliance regarding the said proposals.

Sputnik is live from Geneva, Switzerland, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a presser after his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The two diplomats met to discuss Russia's security proposals and the recent escalation around Ukraine. The US secretary of state previously called the situation surrounding Ukraine "a crisis with global consequences" and urged for it to be resolved.

Jan 21 06:59

Biden's dangerous, incoherent ramblings about the threat of war between Russia and Ukraine show that his mental decline may have disastrous consequences for America and the world, writes JIM GERAGHTY

On Thursday, President Joe Biden and his administration frantically walked back an incredibly dangerous blunder that he made less than 24 hours ago.

Sitting behind a desk and reading from a script on Thursday, Biden pretended that yesterday didn't happen.

'Well, let me start by first getting a few words about Russia and Ukraine,' he said, looking down to read, 'I've been absolutely clear with President Putin. He has no misunderstanding, if any, any assembled Russian units move across the Ukrainian border, that is an invasion.'

Jan 21 06:57

GOP Leaders on Biden’s First Year: ‘Worst Human Rights Record’ of Any Modern U.S. President

Several Republican congressmembers joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at a press conference Thursday to mark President Joe Biden’s first year in office, issuing scathing remarks on a slate of crises they said were a “direct result” of his presidency.

The opening speaker, House GOP Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), summarized that with Democrats in control in the White House and both chambers of Congress, “America has faced a year of unprecedented crisis.”

Jan 21 06:54

Stoltenberg Says NATO Helping Train Ukraine Forces to Resist Russia

NATO is helping train Ukrainian forces to resist a possible Russian invasion of their country, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

“We are training, helping Ukraine with equipment, training their forces so they can resist. They have an inherent right for self defense,” Stoltenberg told CNN in response to a question about what he wishes to convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Stoltenberg explained Russia says it wants less NATO presence, but its aggressive actions are leading to the opposite situation and the alliance is currently considering deploying more troops the eastern flank.

The NATO allies are united and have sent a clear message Russia will pay a high price if it further invades Ukraine, Stoltenberg said.

Jan 21 06:52

Brzezinski clan returns to Poland after 84 years to subvert Belarus, boost NATO

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by brother Ian and insufferable sister Mika and her spouse.

Mark Brzezinski sworn in as new US ambassador to Poland

Brzezinski, who was last month approved by the US Senate to serve as the country’s next envoy to Warsaw, took his oath of office from Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Wednesday….

He is expected to arrive in Warsaw later this week.

Jan 21 06:51

After NATO, EU, OSCE, Kiev and West try next gambit: the UN

UN must use its mandate to avoid worst-case scenario for Kyiv – Ukraine’s delegation

[This is the method used by the U.S. and its allies against Russia over Afghanistan in 1980: Ending one 40-year war, starting another? Joe Biden’s Jimmy Carter moment. Then Washington, stymied by a Soviet veto in the Security Council, moved the issue to the General Assembly and with the assistance of its allies China and Saudi Arabia rallied the so-called Third World and the Muslim world to pass Resolution 462 condemning the deployment of Soviet troops to Afghanistan in December of 1979.]

The UN General Assembly must make full use of its mandate to maintain peace and security in order to avoid a worst-case scenario amid the buildup of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine.

Jan 21 06:46

Why Washington’s Focus on ‘Credibility’ Is a Recipe for War

The most pressing threat to global security right now isn’t so-called “provocations” by either Russia or China. It is the United States’ misplaced obsession with its own “credibility”.

This rallying cry by Washington officials – echoed by the media and allies in London and elsewhere – is code for allowing the US to act like a global gangster while claiming to be the world’s policeman. US “credibility” was apparently thrown into question last summer – and only when President Joe Biden held firm to a pledge to pull US troops out of Afghanistan.

Jan 21 06:44

Biden’s warning risks destabilising Ukraine-Russia crisis: Moscow

US President Joe Biden has risked further destabilising the Russia-Ukraine crisis with his harsh warning to Moscow, the Kremlin said.

On Wednesday, Biden told reporters at the White House: “Russia will be held accountable if it invades – and it depends on what it does … It is going to be a disaster for Russia if they further invade Ukraine.”

Jan 21 06:43

Exclusive-U.S. Seeks Way to Speed Delivery of New Fighter Jets to Taiwan

The United States is looking for ways to potentially accelerate delivery of Taiwan's next generation of new-build F-16 fighter jets, U.S. officials said, bolstering the Taiwanese air force's ability to respond to what Washington and Taipei see as increasing intimidation by China's military.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they have not yet come up with a solution on how to speed delivery of Block 70 F-16s, manufactured by Lockheed Martin and equipped with new capabilities. The aircraft are currently slated to be delivered by the end of 2026.

Jan 21 06:40

Joe Biden Clings To A Bad Trump Policy

The Chavista regimes of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro have been catastrophic for the Venezuelan people. Authoritarian populists both, they wrecked the economy. They squandered oil resources. They destroyed democracy. They brutalized critics. They drove millions of despairing Venezuelans abroad. And they held onto power irrespective of the cost to everyone else.

What is America’s policy? Huffing and puffing, while punishing the Venezuelan people. The Trump administration sanctioned Venezuela, multiplying the hardship of an entire population already barely able to feed itself, claimed that an expired politician last elected in 2015 was the country’s legitimate president, and then cited the two-century old Monroe Doctrine when Iran, China, and Russia appeared in the country.

Jan 21 06:38

This mumbling, stumbling President is a clear and present danger to world peace: The secuity of Europe is on a knife-edge, the credibility of the United States is on the line... and America's allies are looking for a cool head.

The message was unmistakable. At his first press conference since November — an event that was meant to be a reset for a presidency that has already had more resets than a dud satellite box — Joe Biden gave Vladimir Putin the green light to attack Ukraine.

That’s what I heard when I watched his mumbling, stumbling performance on Wednesday afternoon. It’s what millions of Americans heard — and it’s what Vladimir Putin was waiting to hear.

Biden said that Russia ‘will be held accountable if it invades’ Ukraine, but then added that ‘it depends on what it does’.

Jan 21 06:34

Biden administration reportedly seeking conflict with Russia to 'restore credibility'

In a data dump given to Human Events on Wednesday evening by a White House staffer, they state that the Biden administration is allegedly using the growing tensions with Ukraine and Russia, and the reportedly impending conflict, as a way to restore credibility and divert attention from the "crippling failures of their agenda."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a really dumb reason to risk a nuclear war!

Jan 21 06:29

Russia will be met with a 'united, swift and severe' response should it invade Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns as he arrives in Geneva for talks with Moscow

The US has warned of a 'united, swift and severe' response if Putin invades Ukraine as Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived for talks with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland today.

Blinken, arriving at the Geneva hotel where the crunch talks are now taking place, said Washington is 'committed to a path of diplomacy' for resolving border tensions between Russian and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

But he added that America stands ready with a 'united, swift and severe' response if Moscow invades. 'This is a critical moment,' he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Still trying to undo Biden's gaffe at the press conference.

Jan 21 06:23

Biden retreats from Congress with deal-maker reputation in tatters

President Biden campaigned as a wily Senate deal-maker who would bring both parties together, but he is abandoning that model after one year of failed deal-making in the White House.

Despite serving 36 years in the Senate, Mr. Biden acknowledged after one year as president that all of his experience on Capitol Hill hasn’t benefited him in the Oval Office like he imagined it would.

Jan 21 06:14

Russian FM Lavrov Holds Presser After Meeting With US Secretary of State Blinken

Russia and the US held negotiations earlier this month, as Moscow offered to limit troop deployments for both sides and stop NATO's eastward expansion to put an end to tensions.

Sputnik is live from Geneva, Switzerland, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is addressing the press following his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the escalation in Ukraine and the recent security guarantee proposals put forward by Moscow.

Jan 21 06:13

Biden Shouldn't Be Picking 'Amateur Diplomats' for Critical Diplomatic Posts, Ex-Official Warns

The president vowed not to hire anyone solely for being a major donor. Still, he has so far appointed 25 donors to his campaign as ambassadors - presumably for their skills.

US President Joe Biden should appoint more seasoned diplomats to critical ambassador posts instead of picking "amateur diplomats", a former director of global engagement for Barack Obama, Brett Bruen, has suggested. He warned that failing to do so would undermine America's already complicated position in the world.

"These aren't the good ole' days […] Our position in the world has weakened significantly and we no longer have the luxury of sending amateur diplomats abroad", Bruen stated in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

Jan 21 06:12

Lavrov & Blinken meet for crunch Russia-US talks in Geneva

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his American counterpart, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, are sitting down to discuss Moscow’s security proposals and determine whether a deal can be done to de-escalate tensions with NATO.

The two top diplomats are holding talks in the Swiss city of Geneva, with the pair expected to publicly announce the results of their discussions later on the same day. The head-to-head is the latest in a series of diplomatic meetings held after Russia unveiled two draft treaties, one addressed to Washington and the other to NATO, that it says would reduce the risk of conflict on the European continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talks are still ongoing. No word yet on the outcome.

Jan 21 06:08

US sanctions anti-NATO Ukrainian politicians

The US Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned two Ukrainian MPs – Taras Kozak and Oleg Voloshyn – and two former officials – Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vladimir Sivkovich, accusing them of participating in a Moscow-backed conspiracy to destabilize the pro-Western government of Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Russia has directed its intelligence services to recruit current and former Ukrainian government officials to prepare to take over the government of Ukraine and to control Ukraine’s critical infrastructure with an occupying Russian force,” read a statement from the Treasury, which followed the White House’s line that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine.

Jan 21 06:00

Tulsi Gabbard Blasts "Warmongers" Taking US Toward "Destruction Of The World" Over Ukraine

Former US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is once again calling out the US hawks' rush to escalate toward military confrontation with Russia over Ukraine. The Iraq War veteran and reserve officer who also became well-known for exposing the dirty war on Syria said in a Thursday video message posted to Twitter that confrontation between "two nuclear armed powers" can only end in "the destruction of the world and life as we know it."

She deplored during the clip taken from a recent news appearance that the unhinged and dangerous jingoism is coming primarily from "warmongers" currently in office, who are now "influencing the decisions that are being made by this White House.”

Jan 21 06:00

BRZEZINSKI BECOMES US AMBASSADOR TO POLAND

Mark Brzezinski, son of former US national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, has been sworn in as US ambassador to Poland. Vice President Kamala Harris conducted the ceremony on Wednesday, which was attended by Brzezinski’s sister Mika and brother-in-law Joe Scarborough, both hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Brzezinski, who previously served as US ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015, was nominated for the position in August and confirmed by the Senate last month.

His father, Zbigniew, served as the national security advisor under former president Jimmy Carter and was well known as the architect of the Grand Chessboard theory of geostrategic power. The elder Brzezinski viewed the Eurasian continent as the fulcrum of world power and believed it was in the best interests of the US to control it, given its richness in natural resources, physical wealth, and population.

Jan 20 15:51

U.S. clears Baltic states to send U.S.-made weapons to Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has cleared Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to send U.S.-made missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, three sources familiar with the decision said, as President Joe Biden predicted Russia would move on Ukraine.

Jan 20 14:46

BARRIER GOING UP AROUND PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN CANADA, SAME AS WHITE HOUSE

Jan 20 13:41

NATO teases massive Arctic drill

NATO allies and partners will soon hold massive war games in the European Arctic involving the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 8, the country’s mission to the military bloc has said. The reminder comes amid tensions with Russia over NATO’s enlargement on the continent, which Moscow considers a threat to its national security.

The Cold Response is scheduled to launch in March and will bring together “35,000 soldiers from 28 nations,” the American mission tweeted on Wednesday.

Jan 20 13:33

Kevin McCarthy: Americans have watched Biden’s first-year ‘weaknesses’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy argues U.S. borders should be secure, small businesses should be open, and Biden’s mandates need to be stopped.

Jan 20 12:09

Biden must give Putin ‘bloody nose’ if Russia invades Ukraine – US senators

Republican lawmakers turned up their anti-Russia rhetoric on Wednesday after a meeting with President Joe Biden. The elected represtatives told reporters that the American leader needs to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a “bloody nose,” should Moscow invade Ukraine. Talks between Washington and the Kremlin on the matter are currently stalled.

A bipartisan coalition of senators met with Biden on Wednesday morning after returning from Ukraine, where they pledged US support to pro-Western factions in Kiev. Following the closed-doors meeting, the Republican contingent struck a hawkish tone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here are your rifles...

Jan 20 12:05

Watch: If Joe Has Dementia, What Is Kamala's Excuse For Her Stupidity?

No ladies and gentlemen, you are not watching a sitcom or some comedy sketch - this is your Vice President. Based on the roles Biden is giving her it is obvious the administration has no faith in her either.

While everyone was sleeping or watching late-night infomercials for some next-generation cleaning product that kind of looks like everything else on the store shelves, Joe Biden put Kamala Harris in charge of getting the voting rights bill passed. As we all know, that means the Biden Admin is conceding that nothing will get done with this - as was the case with her championing the border crisis.

Jan 20 11:41

The SAF raises the alarm on Biden-Harris

One thing we can’t ignore, and honestly gun owners and Second Amendment advocates have been great about being engaged on this, is the fact that the Biden-Harris administration is no friend to civil liberties. From a party that talks such a big game about the rights of the people, they sure do love to completely stfile and infringe upon American’s right to keep and bear arms. With the influx of millions of brand new gun owners the Second Amendment Foundation has stepped up to the plate on trying to keep them informed.

Jan 20 11:30

Must See: Tucker 'Makes Sense' Of Biden's George Floyd-MLK Comparison

There are not many things Tucker Carlson agrees with when it comes to Joe Biden, however an insane resurfaced clip from 2020 in which Biden alleged that Martin Luther King was less significant than Goerge Floyd sparked Tucker to actually agree with the verbally challenged President.

Back when President Joe Biden was the presumptive Democratic nominee in June 2020, he alleged George Floyd's death in Minneapolis policy custody, which ignited violent Black Lives Matter riots, had more significant "worldwide impact" than the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 20 11:28

Biden 'Ally & Friend' Hammers First Nail Into Administration's Coffin

In a CBS interview, Virginia Democrat Senator Tim Kaine confesses that Biden's Build Back Better agenda as we understand it is doomed. Although, he thinks that key items within the legislation will survive.

Former 2016 running mate to Hillary Clinton and survivor of traffic on the I95 had this to state on Face the Nation to host Margaret Brennan.

Jan 20 11:24

Best Question At Biden's News Conference Before Being Escorted Out of the White House

Jan 20 11:17

NATO’s northeast spearhead states speak of imminent war

Estonian Defense Forces commander: There will likely be war in Ukraine soon

Threat of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is “Serious” Says Polish Deputy FM

Canada, echoing U.S., says it fears armed conflict could erupt in Ukraine

Jan 20 11:15

Flanked by Blinken, Ukrainian FM says conflict will only end when last Russian soldier leaves Crimea, Donbass

All efforts of the international community are currently aimed at making Russia adhere to the diplomatic settlement of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, which will be resolved only when Russian troops leave the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Crimea.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba made a corresponding statement at a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Kyiv….

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine will be settled only when the last Russian soldier leaves the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine’s chief diplomat stressed.

Jan 20 11:13

NATO Military Liaison Officer in Kyiv

NATO has a military officer in Kyiv as part of the NATO Liaison Office (NLO). This officer and his staff focus at the military aspects of the NLO's mission in Ukraine. This webpage gives further information on these military aspects.

The NATO Liaison Office (NLO) was established in Kyiv in April 1999 to facilitate Ukraine's participation in the Partnership for Peace and to support Ukrainian efforts in the area of defence reform.

NATO and Ukraine are working to deepen and expand their partnership and create a strong framework for cooperation. This will include intensified consultations and cooperation on political, economic and defence issues, with a view to raising the relationship to a qualitatively new level.

Jan 20 11:06

‘One-sided, incendiary’: Russian diplomat slams NATO’s space policy paper

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took NATO to task over its space policy paper at a briefing on Thursday, branding it as slanted and incendiary.

According to her, the document entitled NATO’s Overarching Space Policy, which was published on January 17, covers the Western-led bloc’s priorities in space.

"The document is one-sided and in fact incendiary as it is based on destructive beliefs of the US-led NATO members who have an important role in space," Zakharova emphasized.

She added that by releasing the document, NATO sought to legitimize the use of force in outer space, which ran counter to the international community’s efforts to prevent an arms race in space. "That said, the alliance is turning outer space into a battlefield," the Russian diplomat noted.

Jan 20 11:05

More Than Two Dozen FBI Agents Descend on Home of Texas Democrat Rep. Who Blasted Biden and Harris Over Border Crisis

What’s going on?

More than two dozen FBI agents descended on Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Laredo, Texas home on Wednesday.

The FBI was also present at Cuellar’s campaign office in Laredo.

“Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld,” his office said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI is Biden's Gestapo!

Jan 20 10:57

Diplomats & experts: negotiate, or expect ‘drastic escalation’ by Russia

On Monday January 17, the Quincy Institute convened a small closed door working group of former American and British ambassadors and experts on Russia and Ukraine to discuss possible scenarios in the context of the present crisis between Russia and the West. Senior fellow Anatol Lieven chaired the meeting and summarizes its conclusions here.

Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine now certain? This was the belief of one participant in the discussion, on the basis of the fact that Russia enjoys overwhelming military superiority and that the United States and NATO have simultaneously made clear that they will not fight Russia and that they will not accede to Russia’s key demands.

The rest of the participants were not so pessimistic. All agreed though both on the extreme seriousness of the present crisis, and that we only have a matter of a few weeks at most to prevent a drastic escalation by Russia.

Jan 20 10:56

US Giving Ukraine Extra $200 Million in Military Aid

The US is giving Ukraine an additional $200 million in military aid that was approved by the Biden administration in December, a senior State Department official confirmed with reporters on Wednesday. The additional military aid was announced while Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kyiv.

The official didn’t detail what military equipment would make up the new aid package. Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with over $2.5 billion in military aid. Under the Trump administration, the US started giving Ukraine lethal weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles and armed patrol boats.

Earlier reports said the Biden administration was considering giving Ukraine more stinger missiles, mortars, and more Javelin missiles. Another plan under consideration is giving Ukraine military aid that was meant for the now-defunct US-backed Afghan government that would include Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters.

Jan 20 10:48

Biden Says Redesignating Houthis as Terrorists ‘Under Consideration’

President Biden said during a press conference Wednesday that redesignating Yemen’s Houthis as a foreign terrorist organization is “under consideration.”

The Trump administration listed the Houthis as a terror organization as one of its last foreign policy moves. The UN and other aid groups warned the designation would lead to a massive famine since the label essentially criminalizes delivering food to Houthi-controlled areas of north Yemen, where most of the country’s starving population lives.

Because of the dire warnings, President Biden quickly lifted the designation when he first came into office. But now, the UAE is calling on the US to redesignate the Houthis as terrorists after the Yemeni Shia group launched an attack on Abu Dhabi that killed three people. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been waging war against the Houthis since 2015, so the attack isn’t much of a surprise.

Jan 20 10:41

Biden's Handlers Scramble After He Suggests 'Minor Incursion' by Russia Into Ukraine Will Be Met With Proportionate Response

Joe Biden's handlers had to step in on Wednesday after the "president" suggested that a "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine would be met with proportionate force.

Though America's border has been intentionally thrown wide open, Ukraine's borders must be protected at all costs.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki put out a statement shortly after Biden's press conference to clarify that if any Russian forces step foot over the border they'll be met with a "swift, severe" response.

Jan 20 10:27

Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia Waiting for US Approval to Send Weapons to Ukraine - Reports

Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are waiting for US approval to send American-made lethal weapons to Ukraine in order to deter an alleged Russian invasion, Politico reported on Wednesday.

The three Baltic countries are prepared to transfer weapons such as anti-armor and ground-to-air missiles to Ukraine, the report said citing officials from the countries and people familiar with the matter.

Sen. Jim Risch, who is the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Politico he hopes the Biden administration will immediately approve the transfer of weapons to Ukraine.

Jan 20 10:26

If Blinken Doesn’t Want a Russian Invasion of Ukraine Why Is He Provoking One

Some time ago I wrote about the falsification by historians of World War I. Now we are watching the falsification of history in Ukraine. What is essentially a US invasion of Ukraine is called a Russian invasion, and the conflict that Washington is provoking is being blamed on Russia.

My generation associated dystopias, such as George Orwell’s 1984, with the Soviet Union, a country in which explanations were controlled and criticism of Stalin would land a person in the Gulag.

We thought of the United States and our life in America much differently.
But with the passage of time the difference between life in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and life in the Western world today is disappearing.

Jan 20 10:16

US: Swift, severe response if Russia sends troops to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Thursday that there would be a “swift, severe” response from the United States and its allies if Russia sends any military forces into Ukraine.

Blinken’s comments in Berlin appeared to be another effort to clear up any confusion about the position of the U.S. and its NATO allies after U.S. President Joe Biden was heavily criticized for saying a “minor incursion” by Russia would elicit a lesser response.

“If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border and commit new acts of aggression against Ukraine, that will be met with a swift, severe, united response from the United States and our allies and partners," Blinken told a news conference with his German counterpart.

Later, Blinken accused Russia of threatening the foundations of world order with its buildup of an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s border. He said Russia must face a concerted and severe global response if it invades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to back peddle from Biden's "Minor incursion" remark.

Jan 20 10:15

'There are no minor incursions' pleads Ukraine leader after Biden remarks

Western countries sought to project unity over Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to any "minor incursion" from Russia, prompting Kyiv's leader to plead that there was no such thing.

Jan 20 10:14

Top US, European diplomats hold talks on Ukraine crisis

Top American and European diplomats are meeting in Berlin on Thursday as the allies seek to project a united front to Russia over concerns that it may be planning an invasion of Ukraine.

Russia has massed an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine, and U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Moscow will invade. He warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.

Against that backdrop, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks Thursday with diplomats from Germany, France and Britain — a so-called Quad meeting. A day earlier, he met Ukraine’s president in Kyiv to discuss the threat.

Russia has denied it is planning an invasion and has, in turn, accused the West of plotting “provocations” in Ukraine, citing the delivery of weapons to the country by British military transport planes in recent days.

Jan 20 10:05

The Road To Tyranny Is Paved With Dementia

Block quotes = WebMD stages of dementia.
Italics = Inner Dialogue + quotes from the film Memento.

You'll notice more changes in their thinking and reasoning. They may have trouble making plans, and they may repeat themselves a lot. They may also have a hard time remembering recent events.

So, Where are you? You’re inside an oval office. It doesn’t look like the oval office when Barack was here. It looks like a pretend staged version. Why are you here? There’s a man on a screen who appears to be talking to me. Who is he? Don’t ask me a question, don’t ask me a question…

Jan 20 09:45

Oil nears $87 after Keystone Pipeline canceled one year ago

Joe Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021, and within hours the new president could not wait to sign a slew of executive orders. Yet the one that has set the tone for his presidency and perhaps laid the groundwork for his plunging popularity and surging inflation was canceling the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Jan 20 09:45

How Biden torched the Trump recovery

The White House celebrated its first-year economic achievements by tweeting: “When @POTUS and @VP were sworn in, our economy was on the brink of collapse.”

That is a flat-out lie.

As Biden first set foot in the Oval Office a year ago, real GDP was growing at 6.3 percent, inflation was 1.4 percent, the price of gasoline was $2.39 a gallon and Michigan’s consumer sentiment index stood at 79. Today, real growth has slowed to just over 2 percent, inflation is at 7 percent, gas is up to $3.31 a gallon and the Michigan Index is 68.8.

In addition, real wages dropped 2.4 percent over the past year, with inflation overwhelming pay hikes after several years of gains under President Trump.

Jan 20 09:40

Footage shows FBI agents entering Democratic congressman's home

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that it is doing a "court-authorized" search of the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). CNN's Evan Perez reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rep. Henry Cuellar was critical of Der Biden, and this stunt only reinforce the impression that the FBI is a modern day Gestapo.

Jan 20 09:32

Biden plans to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian

“It is as if both Biden and Blinken are deaf, dumb, and blind when it comes to reading Russia,” noted Scott Ritter.

There are currently reports that Ukrainian air defenses on full alert and civilian air traffic is being rerouted. According to a report from Yahoo News, the CIA has been training Ukrainian paramilitaries since 2015 to eventually launch an attack which will be blamed on Russia.

Biden said the US and its allies have expressed their readiness to cause a serious damage to the Russian economy if Russian “invades” Ukraine. Russia has little to gain from invading the corrupt and failed state which is Ukraine, but has rejected Ukraine’s plan to join NATO as a “red line”.

Jan 20 09:22

Joe Biden's Awesome First Year

The Gallup agency released a picture of the comet that is the Joe Biden presidency on its first anniversary. This is what a one-year, 14-point party affiliation swing looks like:

The pollsters put the numbers in context:

Both the nine-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter and the five-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter are among the largest Gallup has measured for each party in any quarter since it began regularly measuring party identification and leaning in 1991.

How great was life for Joe Biden a year ago? MSNBC’s John Heilemann compared him to Lincoln; PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor said the return of the Democrats “felt like we are being rescued from the craziness and now here are the superheroes to come and save us all”; Rachel Maddow went through “half a box of Kleenex” in joy; even Chris Wallace on Fox said Biden’s half-coherent inauguration speech was “the best inaugural address I ever heard,” JFK’s iconic “Ask Not” included.

Jan 20 08:23

Biden’s press conference was an utter disaster

If President Biden’s press conference Wednesday was supposed to inspire confidence, it failed — horribly.

Even though he spent most of it clearly calling on reporters from a list of “safe” questioners provided by his staff, he stumbled and bumbled and all too often made no sense at all. Plus, he repeated his bizarre “whisper shout” gimmick to emphasize certain points — when what it actually emphasizes is his age.

On that note, he kept walking down memory lane, reminiscing about how “in my day” cable news was like that, the Republican Party was like this, and so on. He’s fighting old wars in his head, or maybe he’s just confused about the modern world.

Jan 20 08:22

US warns it may ban chip exports to Russia

In a phone call last Friday, White House National Security Council (NSC) officials Peter Harrell and Tarun Chhabra reportedly told representatives of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to get ready for immediate actions in the chip sector if Russia invades Ukraine.

Following the phone call, the SIA director wrote in an email to the board seen by Reuters that “the [US] administration is actively considering any and all options,” including potentially blocking Russia’s access to global electronic supplies.

“The NSC relayed in blunt and stark terms the gravity of the situation they are currently grappling with in Ukraine, noting that this is an extraordinary situation and potentially the worst cross border invasion to take place since World War II,” the message reportedly read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia will just get their chips from Taiwan and China.

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