Trump On Russian Invasion
Former President Donald Trump weighed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine yesterday during an interview on a radio show. “This is genius.” He went on, “….how smart is that? He’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace, all right.”
The former President seems to think that using force (and tanks) to invade a democratic country is “genius”. You just have to say that you are starting a war to “keep peace”.
US Sanctions on Russia
The United States announced sanctions on Russia, including sanctions against two major Russian banks and against prominent individual Russians.
Because Vladimir Putin cares if his assets in the United States are frozen (does he have any?) and that he cannot transfer money outside of Russia? Yep, that will scare him.
UN Meets to Discuss Ukraine
The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council and has veto power over anything the Security Council passes. In other words, nothing at all will happen.
It’s sort of like the UN Human Rights Commission, which has as members China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and two African countries where human slavery is still rampant. What kind of work does anyone think will get done to protect human rights?!
Ukrainian President Reaches Out
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he tried to call the Kremlin and Russian President Putin to discuss peace, but Putin did not take nor return his call.
Putin Marching Again?
Russian President Putin said Thursday that the ‘sovereign” provinces had asked him to intervene to protect them from Ukraine. After Russia’s invasion of these two provinces yesterday, is this an excuse that Putin will now use to invade the rest of Ukraine? And, if so, will that get another slap on the wrist from the international community?