When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

CNS/  Patrick J. Buchanan: On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:

“What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn’t simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces.”

“‘Even as we sit here today, the Russians are attacking Ukrainian soldiers in their own country, and have been for four years,’ Taylor said. ‘I saw this on the front line last week; the day I was there a Ukrainian soldier was killed and four more wounded.'”

Kent compared Ukrainian resistance to Russia’s intervention on the side of the Donbass secessionists to “our own Minutemen in 1776.”

“More than 13,000 Ukrainians have died on Ukrainian soil defending their territorial integrity and sovereignty from Russian aggression. … American support in Ukraine’s own de facto war of independence has been critical.”

Kent went on:

“The American colonies may not have prevailed against British imperial might without help from transatlantic friends after 1776. In an echo of Lafayette’s organized assistance to General George Washington’s army and Admiral John Paul Jones’ navy, Congress has generously appropriated over $1.5 billion over the past five years in desperately needed train and equip security assistance to Ukraine…”

“Similar to von Steuben training colonials at Valley Forge, U.S. and NATO allied trainers develop the skills of Ukrainian units at Yavoriv near the Polish border, and elsewhere. They help rewrite military education for Ukraine’s next generation, as von Steuben did for America’s first.”

“One would think, listening to this,” writes Barbara Boland, the American Conservative columnist, “that the U.S. had always provided arms to Ukraine, and that Ukraine has relied on this aid for years. But this is untrue and the Washington blob knows this.”

Indeed, Ukraine has never been a NATO ally or a “critical ally.”

Three decades ago, George H.W. Bush implored Ukraine not to set out on a course of “suicidal nationalism” by declaring independence from the Russian Federation. Despite constant pressure from Sen. John McCain and our neocons to bring Ukraine into NATO, wiser heads on both sides of the Atlantic rejected the idea.
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15 Comments on When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

  1. A conservative Facebook friend asked today: OK, Trump is a verbal and tweeting bully, but is that an impeachable offense?
    My reply: If you need for it to be.
    I’d say that’s true of pretty much everything they put up – they need it to be that way, so it is.

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  2. Good question. I guess when. All the DC politicians realized they could make significant income. The US gives the country aid which is recycled into Schiff,Biden’s and et al pockets.

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  3. The Ukraine is known as the “bread basket” of the former USSR and they also have 1700 miles of access to the black sea. That also means that Georgia and Crimea are valuable to Russia….location, location, location….

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  4. When Did Ukraine Become a Critical Ally?

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  5. Are these State Department “lifers” as uninformed as they appear?
    What century were they “educated: in and by whom?
    They should br flipping hamburgers at McDonsld’s for minimum wage!

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  6. “Ukraine has lost 13,000 troops fighting Russia in the last four years” whimpers the paper that gave exactly zero fux about the 6 MILLION Ukrainian civilians who died in the terror famine caused by Stalin in the 1930’s

    Nice try, Novaya Yorskaya Times. Some of know a thing or two, like how your editor, Walter Duranty, suppressed this story …. and then got a Pulitzer

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  7. Ukraine is NOT a “valuable ally”. Ukraine is one of numerous countries around the world in which Soros/State Dept.(Deep State)/CIA etc. have been astroturfing and fomenting socialist discord in order to overthrow and gain control of governments to facilitate their own power and pocket-lining corruption. They use useful idiot ideologue youngsters, but the real leadership that will emerge are evil “elites” who are, and intend to continue their multifarious embezzling and power-mongering schemes.

  8. Ukraine is NOT a “valuable ally”. Ukraine is one of numerous countries around the world in which Soros/State Dept.(Deep State)/CIA etc. have been astroturfing and fomenting socialist discord in order to overthrow and gain control of governments to facilitate their own power and pocket-lining corruption. They use useful idiot ideologue youngsters, but the real leadership that will emerge are evil “elites” who are implementing their multifarious embezzling and power-mongering schemes.

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  9. It became a critical ally when our corrupt politicians found out that they could ship its corrupt leaders a large bunch of American taxpayer dollars and get a large bunch back in return! Same as B. Hussein O’butthole and Iran!

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  10. Bill Taylor was on the frontline of the Ukraine/Russia conflict much like Hillary dodging sniper fire in Bosnia. Who believes he witnessed the death of one Ukrainian soldier and injury to four others?

    Take a stroll on the south side of Chicago any given weekend Bill, then report back to us.

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  11. Why. Warm water port.
    Willy has got it right also.
    Afghanistan equals Indian Ocean. That is why they were in both counties.

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  12. Ur kidding right. Right after Hitlarys server was shipped to Crowd Strike. Located in the Ukraine. Rumor has it, that server is now in our possession.

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