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Flashback: Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition,
The Daily Mail ^ | 3-5-14 | David Martosko

Posted on 03/05/2014 5:47:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Bullet points: Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles

Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine

The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact

Ukraine exported more than 700,000 small arms in 2004-2007, including 101,000 each to Libya and the UK, and 260,000 to the U.S.

But most of the ammunition stockpiles – crucial for keeping a standing army battle-ready – were destroyed

Ukraine is in a staring match with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has designs on recapturing portions of the former Soviet nation

As a U.S. senator, Barack Obama won $48 million in federal funding to help Ukraine destroy thousands of tons of guns and ammunition – weapons which are now unavailable to the Ukrainian army as it faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin during his invasion of Crimea.

In August 2005, just seven months after his swearing-in, Obama traveled to Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine with then-Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar, touring a conventional weapons site.

The two met in Kiev with President Victor Yushchenko, making the case that an existing Cooperative Threat Reduction Program covering the destruction of nuclear weapons should be expanded to include artillery, small arms, anti-aircraft weapons, and conventional ammunition of all kinds.

After a stopover in London, the senators returned to Washington and declared that the U.S. should devote funds to speed up the destruction of more than 400,000 small arms, 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles, and more than 15,000 tons of ammunition.

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KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; disarmament; meddling; momjeans; russia; ukraine
Full title: Flashback: Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition, 400,000 small arms and 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine

Obama, then a junior senator on the Foreign Relations Committee, worked with then-Republican committee chair Dick Lugar (L) to oversee destruction of Soviet-era war materiel through an agreement that Lugar had brokered years earlier, covering only nuclear weapons

1 posted on 03/05/2014 5:47:35 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Knowing Ukrainians, they stashed away some. I hope, nukes too.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 5:50:41 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Nailbiter; BartMan1

Ping


3 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:43 AM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This DH is an expert on being on the “wrong side of history”


4 posted on 03/05/2014 5:54:24 AM PST by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am more concerned with the ammo he is denying us.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 5:55:18 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Guess a little ammo was too scary for then-Senator Momjeans...


6 posted on 03/05/2014 6:16:44 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Hmmmm....Where have I seen a photo like this before?


7 posted on 03/05/2014 6:23:07 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: mylife
Did you see those pictures of the Ukrainians fighting back against the riot police and sharpshooters with scoped air rifles?
8 posted on 03/05/2014 6:24:16 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I did not.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 6:25:10 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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WWJMD?

(What would John McCain do?)


10 posted on 03/05/2014 7:01:57 AM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: smokingfrog

The Ukranians soldiers I saw in pictures posted yesterday had broom handle sticks with duct tape around the end to form a grip handle. Amazing.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 7:07:56 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: IncPen
(What would John McCain do?)

What day of the week is it?

12 posted on 03/05/2014 7:23:12 AM PST by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

now the Obama puppet master John Brennan and the self-proclaimed expert on US foreign policy, Juan McCain, will come up with a super duper secret plan to send billions of US taxpayer dollars to Ukrainian nationalists (and their Chechen allies, who need some target practice against Russians) to buy guns, ammo and AA missiles on the black market

We know where there is a stash hidden “somewhere”. Used in Libya, only dropped once

The 1970’s AND the 1980s called and said their foreign policy is checked out on loan to current progressive experts in the obama administration


13 posted on 03/05/2014 7:38:24 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The 150 day Senator.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:08 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Imagine how skilled and impressive he would have been with 300 days!


15 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:20 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That picture looks like Lugar just peed his mom-jeans.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 8:38:59 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: nascarnation

Indeed the last five years has proved how it turned out.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 8:44:00 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bkmk


18 posted on 03/05/2014 12:00:04 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Goodness Gracious!
obama tested gun control in another country (and it was so easy too) before he tried to enforce it in the US.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 8:30:04 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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