Tuesday, 7 March 2017
On Monday, Kremlin spokesman D S Peskov told reporters when they asked him to comment on US President Donald Trump’s statement [about the wiretapping of his Trump Tower offices by then-US President Obama]:
We shouldn’t in any way become associated with internal US problems. We have no desire and no intention in any way to be associated with these affairs.
On Saturday, Trump posted on Twitter to accuse Obama of having his “wires tapped” at his Trump Tower headquarters prior to the 2016 presidential election, describing this as the former administration’s “new low”. Trump went on to compare the alleged surveillance to McCarthyism and the Watergate scandal. An Obama spokesman rejected these claims. The news comes amid reports of alleged ties with Russian officials by Trump’s team. On 15 February, the New York Times reported, citing phone records and intercepted calls, members of Trump’s presidential campaign team and several associates allegedly contacted Russian intelligence and government officials prior to the 2016 US election. Both Washington and Moscow repeatedly refuted these allegations.
6 March 2017
Is it me or has there been a deafening silence from Democrats related to Trumps proposal to increase military spending by 10 percent? If my question is true, might it be because this militant party of the people doesn’t want to be on record opposing increase military spending? If there is stuff out there, please point me to it. I’m especially interested in what the Sanders wing is saying.
6 March 2017
Bear in mind that a great deal of the American defence budget is corruption… the US Congress profits mightily from every contract. In fact, I’d say that corruption in the US defence budget is the worst in the world… the US Congress has been the world standard for corruption since the time of Mark Twain. That is, much of the defence budget isn’t for defence at all… it’s for open boodle, overpriced munitions, and bloated costs to move forces to theatres far-removed from the CONUS.
Russia’s getting far more “bang for the buck”… but then again, it’s concentrating on the only war worth fighting… the defence of the motherland. We’d do well to emulate them and do likewise…
KPRF Gosduma Deputy L I Kalashnikov was on the talk-show Воскресный вечер (Voskresny vecher: Sunday Night):
We should round-up all war criminals in the Ukraine up to President Poroshenko and give them all a fair trial. I’m sure Mariupol also will secede, as will Kharkov and Zaporozhye, too. When they tell me, “Russia shouldn’t be there, no, it shouldn’t… we shouldn’t go there”. I’ll tell you, man-to-man, not as a deputy… we should be there. Why, in Panama, the Americans removed Ortega and threw him in the slam, they didn’t hesitate. Today, the USA is already in the Ukraine, in Asia, and elsewhere; it didn’t hesitate to nick our citizen Bout in Thailand and put him in the slam… we just watched them do it. We must go in there and nab Poroshenko… we have a legit criminal case against those who cut down our people, burned them like in the ovens at Auschwitz at the Odessa Dom Profsoyuzov. Why should we wait for a Ukrainian court to act? No! We shouldn’t! My constant thought is, “Why should we make such excuses as, ‘The Ukraine isn’t ours, it’s a foreign state’”. Well, Panama was a foreign state and Mexico was a foreign state, but the Americans weren’t afraid to act there, so, why are we hesitating? Of course, the President can’t say this; Peskov can’t say this… but I must say that we aren’t fools. Our people want us to go there; it’s our kinsmen in the Donbass. We need to intervene to aid the DNR to liberate everything up to Odessa and make the Ukraine normal again.
6 March 2017