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Drums of War Beating in Ukraine as Russia Makes Her Move

Could this be the tipping point for a Russian war against the Ukraine?

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Concerns over the behavior of the Russian government have intensified in recent years, thanks in no small part to the constant turmoil of the situation within the Ukraine.

Beginning in 2014, a war between Russia and the Ukraine has been slowly taking place, with the Kremlin forcefully annexing Crimea at that time.

This has been, for all intents and purposes, a fairly quiet war, with Russian military assets primary focused on harassing merchant shipments into the Ukraine in order to exert economic pressure on the tiny nation.

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Now, Mother Russia is turning the heat up once again, this time in a bold naval exercise that seems to be only the tip of the iceberg.

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Ukraine and Russia may be on the brink of resuming their war today after a major naval escalation where Russia’s military fired on Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea, boarded and seized the ships, and blockaded Ukraine’s ports at the Kerch Strait.

The sequence of events, according to Ukrainian media and mostly confirmed by Russian media, is as follows:

  • Three ships, two gunboats, and a tugboat left Ukraine’s Odessa seaport with a destination of the seaport of Mariupol in the Sea of Azov. Ukraine had informed the Russians of the plan.

  • The boats approached the Kerch Strait bridge, which Russia only opened a few months ago. In the past, Russian tugs escorted Ukrainian boats under the bridge without incident.

  • This time, the boats were monitored by two Russian helicopters.

  • A Russian coast guard vessel rammed the tugboat, damaging the ship’s engines and hull.

  • Russia’s coast guard opened live fire on the Ukrainian vessels, leaving six Ukrainian sailors wounded. Russians boarded the Ukrainian vessels and seized them.

  • Russia has moved an oil tanker into a position under the Kerch Strait bridge, where all traffic in and out of the Sea of Azov is blocked. There are reportedly dozens of cargo ships awaiting passage.

The blockade has yet to be explained by the Russians, nor has any timeline been given for its removal.

 

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Dem Senator: Troops Remain In DC Because Trump May Incite Another Capitol Attack

Bush league.

John Salvatore

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On a scale of 1-10, this quote from a Democrat Senator hits 11 on the side of stupidity. People like Chris Murphy just can’t help themselves. They are literally obsessed with President Donald Trump. Hey, Connecticut – want a do-over on this guy or what? If you live in the Constitution State and said no, you may want to re-evaluate. During an appearance on CNN, Murphy said: “The threat to the country is not over. We still have 5,000 National Guard members surrounding the Capitol complex. Why? Because there are still existing threats, present threats to the security of the Capitol. And so long as Donald Trump is empowered by Senate Republicans, there’s still the chance that he is going to incite another attempt at the Capitol or stir up similar trouble at the state legislative level or in a governor’s election when things don’t go his way. The threat is still very real to American democracy.” From The Daily Wire: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) added to the already deep divide in our nation during a online meeting with constituents in San Francisco on Saturday, claiming the Trump supporters who breached the Capitol on Wednesday chose their “whiteness over democracy.” Pelosi said, “When that assault was taking place on the Capitol, 3,865 people in our country died of the coronavirus, many of them people of color because of the injustice of it all. The next day, on Thursday, 4,000 people died of the coronavirus. Why? Because decisions were made at the highest level, months before in the Oval Office, of denial, distortion, delay, calling it a ‘hoax.’” She added, “I thought it was going to be an epiphany for those who were in opposition of our democracy to see the light. Instead, it was an epiphany for the…

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Report: Biden Forming Committee With Intent of Packing the Supreme Court

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Biden refused to answer on the campaign trail if he would pack the court. He even said the American people don’t deserve to know his position on the matter. But since SCOTUS currently leans 5-4 conservative (though, four of the five justices sometimes side with the liberal minority), Joe is now making it clear that he’s planning to bump up the total from nine. From Politico: The Biden administration is moving forward with the creation of a bipartisan commission to study reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary. The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer, who will co-chair the commission. Its specific mandate is still being decided. But, in a signal that the commission is indeed moving ahead, some members have already been selected, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. CONTINUED: Among those who will be on the commission are Cristina Rodríguez, a professor at Yale Law School and a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama Department of Justice, who will join Bauer as co-chair. Caroline Fredrickson, the former president of the American Constitution Society, and Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and a former assistant attorney general in the Bush Department of Justice, will also serve on the commission, those familiar with discussions said. Fredrickson has hinted that she is intellectually supportive of ideas like court expansion. In 2019, she said in an interview with Eric Lesh, the executive director of the LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York: “I often point out to people who aren’t lawyers that the Supreme Court is not defined as ‘nine person body’ in the Constitution, and it has changed size many times.”…

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