Monday, February 20, 2017

Ukraine

Traveling today, so I am not going to give this story the attention it deserves until tonight or tomorrow, but this is an explosive development, the significance of which will be ignored as much as possible by the mainstream press.

We learn that agents of Trump, including his personal lawyer, have delivered a proposal to Russia that the current government of Ukraine be removed, in favor of one led by a pro-Russian party created by Russia, which will enter into an agreement allowing Russia to stay in Crimea.  This would, in some perverted reasoning, provide a justification for claiming that there is no reason to maintain the sanctions on Russia which were imposed when it invaded Crimea.

Russia and our absolutely not self-serving Secretary of State Tillerson get their $500 billion dollar deal, Putin gets the big payoff from Trump, and the only losers are the people of Ukraine and the United States.  Winners all around!  Are you tired enough of winning yet?

How much more of this do we need to see before everyone understands that Trump is a traitor in league with a foreign dictator?  And what kind of impossible level of proof will Congressional Republicans demand before getting rid of him?

And how long will this take, while Trump goes on having "campaign rallies" designed to fill his base with such fury and lust for revenge, that removing him really does pose a risk of a right wing bloodbath?

And how many Democratic politicians, some of whom are already demanding an end to impolite talk of impeaching a traitor, will decide that it's just too, too risky to remove this malignant character and all of his minions from the White House?

As I have sagely pointed out before, we are so screwed.

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