Skip to comments.Flashback: Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition,
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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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
Knowing Ukrainians, they stashed away some. I hope, nukes too.
This DH is an expert on being on the “wrong side of history”
I am more concerned with the ammo he is denying us.
Guess a little ammo was too scary for then-Senator Momjeans...
I did not.
(What would John McCain do?)
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.
What day of the week is it?
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
The 150 day Senator.
Imagine how skilled and impressive he would have been with 300 days!
That picture looks like Lugar just peed his mom-jeans.
Indeed the last five years has proved how it turned out.
obama tested gun control in another country (and it was so easy too) before he tried to enforce it in the US.
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