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John Kerry Slams Trump for Being Harsh on NATO, There’s Just One Problem

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry decided to give President Trump the business for his harsh rhetoric during the start of the NATO summit this week where he called out other allies for not giving their fair share of funding to the organization.

However, Trump’s words seemed to have a deep impact, as some have decided to up their giving and meet the requirements they are supposed to be meeting.

Ironically, Kerry himself once called out NATO allies for the same thing.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden both warned about the negatives of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in 2016, respectively saying it would “have an adverse impact” and was a “fundamentally bad deal for Europe.”

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The Nord Stream 2 is a 800-mile pipeline project which would transport natural gas from eastern Russia to northern Germany via the Baltic Sea. It would run parallel to the existing Nord Stream pipeline. Along with Washington, Eastern European countries formerly under the Soviet Union’s shadow oppose it because they say it would increase European reliance on Russia and threaten their national security.

President Donald Trump attacked Germany over the pipeline during remarks at a bilateral NATO breakfast on Wednesday in Belgium, saying the country was “totally controlled” by the Russians because of how much natural gas it purchases from them.

“Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline, and you tell me if that’s appropriate, because I think it’s not, and I think it’s a very bad thing for NATO,” Trump said.

Kerry blasted Trump for his remarks about Germany and his rhetoric against NATO countries for not meeting defense spending obligations, tweeting out a statement calling his comments “disgraceful,” “destructive,” and a threat to hard-won alliances.

Kerry shared Trump’s concerns about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline while serving in the Obama administration. Speaking in Washington on May 4, 2016, alongside European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, he talked about energy security and its relationship to “geopolitical stability and global security.”

The outrage over this by Kerry smacks of hypocrisy, especially given that he himself shared the same concerns as Trump not that long ago. This is a prime example of how folks despise the president so much they are willing to criticize him over anything and everything.

How is that productive to helping America? It isn’t. But that’s never been their concern. They only care about the progressive agenda.

Source: Free Beacon

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Russia Completely Censors Navalny News After USA Issues Threat

Is Putin hiding Navalny to avoid further condemnation from the US?

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As Vladimir Putin continues to work up his reputation as the world’s most despicable and despotic leader, it appears as though he does have some jitters when it comes to dealing with the mighty USA. Over the course of the last several weeks, the two superpowers have exchanged a number of insults and threats, centered around any number of issues – all of which are of Putin’s own doing. First, US President Joe Biden went ahead and told the world that he believed Putin to be “a killer” – a statement that reportedly irked Putin to no end.  And then there were the hack attacks against the United States that saw Biden slap a number of hefty sanctions on Moscow. Now, as anti-Putin journalist Alexei Navalny continues a slow and agonizing march toward death at a Russian prison camp hospital, Biden and the US government have warned Putin that his demise could brings a world of pain to the Kremlin. This has pushed Putin to enact a total blackout of news on Navalny’s condition. Russian state TV has imposed a virtual blackout on coverage on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny amid claims he could die at “any minute” in a prison hospital. The imprisoned 44-year-old, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been on hunger strike and there are planned protests in 77 cities as a show of support. The protests on Wednesday will coincide with Vladimir Putin’s key annual state of the nation address to parliament. The Russian Government have said the protests are illegal. Putin and Biden had briefly considered a summit meeting to discuss this latest dissonance, but there is no telling where those negations stand after this latest malfeasance by the Russian government.

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