Thursday, December 21, 2017

Daniel Greenfield, The Point: Unlike Obama, Trump Approves Weapons Sale To Ukraine


Want some real Russia collusion? Let's try a flashback to the heroic era of Obama's "Appease All Enemies Foreign and Domestic" foreign policy.
Ukraine's interim government has asked Washington to provide its military forces with arms, ammunition and intelligence support, senior U.S. officials said, but the U.S. has balked at providing lethal aid for now, wary of inflaming tensions with Russia.
In a detailed request for U.S. military assistance, the Ukrainian government asked the Pentagon to provide arms and ammunition, communications gear, intelligence support, aviation fuel and night-vision goggles, along with other items, according to officials briefed on the emergency Ukrainian appeal.
The Pentagon has agreed for now to only provide the Ukrainians with supplies of U.S. military rations known as "Meals Ready to Eat," or MREs, officials said
Let them eat MRE's.
"It's not a forever 'no,' it's a 'no for now,' " a senior U.S. official said.

It was only a 'no' until President Collusion had to retire to run his Bureaucracy in Exile. Where Obama feared Putin, President Trump delivered.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the administration approved the sale of Model M107A1 Sniper Systems and associated equipment to the country at a value of $41.5 million. The move from the White House is a departure from the Obama administration, which frequently condemned Russian aggression in the Ukraine but refused to approve the sale of arms to the country's western-aligned government.
Earlier this year, Defense Secretary James Mattis dismissed criticism that arming Ukraine could be seen as provocative when asked about the Trump administration reviewing the decision.
“Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you're an aggressor, and clearly, Ukraine is not an aggressor, since it's their own territory where the fighting is happening,” he said in August.
Maybe it's time to start investigating Obama's collusion with Russia. He did say he would have more flexibility after the election.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.