Pompeo: U.S. won't recognize Russia annexation of Crimea

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/07/25/pompeo-u-s-wont-recognize.html

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So pretty much confirming that no one in this administration actually has a clue about what anyone ELSE is doing. Gotcha.

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Jesus. The only question here is if Trump will contradict Pompeo with a tweet today or if he’ll wait until Putin chews him to throw him under the bus.

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At this rate Don Jr. is going to be openly dissing the President soon.

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Anything they say they are doing or will do, they aren’t or won’t. Anything they say they aren’t doing or won’t do, they are or will. It’s taken some time, but I think I’ve cracked the code.

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Putin is learning what so many other people found out the hard way: invest in something with the Trump brand name and later learn you got a lot less than what you paid for.

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Putin’s investment wasn’t specifically driven by the goal to get Trump elected or even to put a Russia-friendly government in Washington, it was to erode Americans’ confidence in institutions like the election system and the free press, thus fragmenting the country and making Russia’s global position stronger. Even if Trump is ridden out of D.C. on a rail Putin has succeeded in that. In the meantime having a Russian agent in the Oval Office is just a bonus.

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How long until Trumpski fires Pompeo?

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What’s the over/under on Pompeo? I might consider putting a sawbuck down on the under if it’s more than a month.

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Um… later dude.

And weaken America’s influence in Europe, and sow discord in and weaken Europe.
Check, check.

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This message was NOT approved by Donny Two Burgers.

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how are people already falling for this again?

how many trump officials and 'splainers were trotted out to say kids weren’t being separated from their parents?

then insisted they weren’t being held in cages

they lied for weeks until there was video proof, then still denied it for awhile longer, then they were sued and lied to the court about re-unification

it’s 100% lies or exaggerations, 100% of the time, every issue

THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS

ps. how on earth is there no coverage that Putin saying he wanted and helped trump win is DELETED FROM THE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO

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With his tone on Crimea and NATO and the meeting with Putin it’s obvious that Pompeo is covering his arse and currying favour with what remains of establishment Republicans. Between Il Douche’s handler in Moscow and his isolationist supporters who are paranoid about the “Deep State” that means won’t be long before we see another new Secretary of State.

Meanwhile Dolt-45’s national security advisor, the Angry Moustache of War, is taking a middle course since he knows how terrible the optics of a Putin visit in November would be.

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I’m not sure why we report on anything the Trumpskies say. It has very little bearing on what they actually do.

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Now is not the time to make a stink about Crimea.

Maybe 2014 would have been a good time. Before the ship sailed.

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The BBC has a story on it: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44959300

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A survey sponsored by “Free Crimea” and the government of Canada found


Surveys sponsored by the US and Germany had similar results.