January 18, 2021

Trump Needs to Receive the Intelligence Briefings to be Better Informed About Russia

Image: Trump Says US Should Accept Putin's Conquest of Crimea

Dictator Vladimir Putin is an enemy of America.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, stated in a recent interview that he believes that once Trump begins to receive intelligence briefings, as the ones he receives in his Senate Committee, Donald Trump will be better informed on Russia and its allies.

On July 31, 2016, in an interview on ABC’s This Week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that the people of Crimea would rather be part of Russia. How does he know that? No poll has been conducted in Crimea. That suggestion runs counter to the policy of America and its NATO allies, which imposed economic sanctions against Russia for invading and annexing the territory in Ukraine two years ago. Since then Russia has continued to send troops and weapons to rebels in eastern Ukraine who want to break away and join Russia.

On July 31, 2016 Newsmax published an article titled “Trump Says U.S. Should Accept Putin’s Conquest of Crimea.” Newsmax said that Donald Trump is suggesting America accepts Russia’s annexation of Crimea, if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants. The United Nations, the European Union, and the United States do not want countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia. Top Republicans are staunchly defending Crimea against what they say is Russian military aggression.

Everyone needs to remember that the United States, the European Union, and Russia signed a treaty stating that once Ukraine returned all its nuclear weapons back to Russia, everyone would respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine. That treaty was broken by dictator Putin and nothing was done by Obama and the European leaders, except for economic sanctions. How is possible that Trump wants to accept that Russia breaks a treaty and commits naked aggression against the weaker nation of Ukraine as he did before with Georgia and Moldova?

Newsmax pointed out that the interview got off to an awkward start, when Donald Trump suggested that Putin was not involved in Ukraine. Trump told ABC the following: “He’s not going into Ukraine, just so you understand. He’s not going to go to Ukraine.” ABC interviewer George Stephanopoulos replied. “Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?”

The Republican presidential candidate responded by suggesting the Obama administration had failed to stop Vladimir Putin, but then noted that many citizens of Crimea were allegedly supportive of Russia’s decision to invade. “Well, he’s there in a certain way, but I’m not there. You have Obama there,” Trump said. “And frankly that part of the world is mess, under Obama. With all the strength that you’re talking about, and with all the power of NATO, and all of this, in the meantime, Putin takes Crimea.”

This terrible suggestion will hurt Donald Trump with his anti-communist supporters in Florida and in the entire United States. Russia is America’s number one geopolitical enemy. Many Americans of Hispanic origin in Florida and other states have lived in the communist nations of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia. They remembered how Russia assisted and continues to assist these oppressive and bloody communist regimes in Latin America.

Trump needs to retract this ill-advice suggestion since it will embolden the former KGB and communist thug Putin to commit further acts of aggression in former countries of the Soviet Union such as Poland and the Baltic republics. It could even provoke a Third World War. It makes Trump appear naïve in face of the Russian threat to America and its NATO allies.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, stated in a recent interview that he believes that once Trump begins to receive intelligence briefings, as the ones he receives in his Senate Committee, Donald Trump will be better informed on Russia and its allies.

Conclusion

Donald Trump needs to understand very soon that Russia is America’s number one geopolitical enemy and that Putin is a thug and a bloody dictator who has assassinated opponents, journalists and KGB defectors. It is the hope of those of us who are supporting Trump against the criminal and corrupt Hillary Clinton that he fires his pro-Russian advisers. If Trump appears to be pro-Russian, he will lose the White House in November.

Hopefully, Trump will be better informed once he begins receiving intelligence briefings. Trump needs to ask and receive military advice from patriotic Pentagon admirals and generals.

 

 

 

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