Skip to comments.U.S. gifts $8 billion [sic] to Ukraine for border protection
Posted on 08/01/2014 3:09:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf
The U.S. will be providing Ukraine with an additional $8 billion to bolster its border guard capabilities, the White House announced Friday.
Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. will provide approximately $8 billion to help bolster Ukraine's State Border Guard Service. Biden shared the news with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a phone call on Friday.
"This additional assistance," the White House said, "includes engineering equipment for improving infrastructure along Ukraine's borders, transport and patrol vehicles, surveillance equipment to extend the visual range of border security patrols, and small boats to conduct maritime patrol and interdiction operations."
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
Obama is GIVING (without Congressional approval???) Ukraine $8 Billion dollars of our money to secure THEIR border, and yet REFUSES to secure our own!!
It's curious that this "announcement" comes on the same day that Twitter is alive with reports of Ukrainian Soldiers not getting paid today, as well as the stated date that Ukraine would be officially out of money.
Even more curious is how CNN and the Evening News shows have not even mentioned it.
How many miles of Mexican Border fence could be built for EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS?????? Wasn't The God-King Obama just whining THIS AFTERNOON about having no money for Border Protection?
Obama is so far out of bounds, I can’t believe he’s still in office. But, I can, because the country is so full of low information voters who can’t believe what a self-absorbed dictator he is, and who can’t tell what’s good or bad for themselves without a cheat sheet.
how can Odumbo give a single cent of US taxpayer money to ANYONE without congressional approval?
Is this satire?
Well, if nobody stops him....
Well I`m sure the “new cold warriors” will cheer this, anything to “fight them roo-ooskies”.
“how can Odumbo give a single cent of US taxpayer money to ANYONE without congressional approval?”
He is THE GOD-KING of America now. He is above mere things like LAWS or the Constitution.
Just ask anyone in the US Mainstream media, that wants to keep their job, about this!
No, sadly it is on UPI’s Front Page....
And ZERO outrage from the very same media playing up the plight of those poor, diseased children at our own border.
$8 BILLION, but yet the feds won’t spring a nickel, let alone actually enforce the laws on the books, and throw our southern border wide open!
Forget about CWII, that war is already lost. Time for the states to declare war on washington AND mexico! And I do mean a HOT war!
The Ukrainian Parliament is in emergency meeting on how to divide up the aid!
The money will be deposited electronically into their Swiss back accounts.
“The Ukrainian Parliament is in emergency meeting on how to divide up the aid!”
Hey, Ukraine. How about loaning our money back to us?
$8 billion for Unkranain border security, meanwhile Border Patrol is having to account for EVERY ONE OF THE BULLETS.
“Thank you, Muslims, for building the very fabric of the USA” —> meanwhile NO VISAS for Israelis.
THIS IS AN INSULT.
Wait must a minute. I thought we were broke and couldn't afford to keep up our border guards or give them ammo. But, hey, it's for his muzzy bros so he can write out a check for with his super duper magical pen without following that pesky old Constitution and asking pretty please from Congress.
After what Obama said in his presser today, this REALLY should be in Breaking News, IMHO.
It's 8 million, not 8 billion. UPI's own website links to the White House press release if you click on the 'White House' hyperlink in their story.
Probably a typo on UPI's part.
The guy knows how to rub the American people's face in crap, no doubt about it.
I can't think of too many things that would be a bigger middle finger salute to the majority of American population, can you?
You are correct, the Press Release says $8 million, not billion.
The question still remains, though. Where does this money come from? Obama’s Stash??
can we have some of that??
Kuwait News Agency is reporting USD 8 million.
Good point, I think. I wonder how much $ has Putin provided to his goons?
Meanwhile obama plays with reggie and reggie plays with obama and plugs biden skinny dips in the pool looking for female secret service agents.
probably more than $8 million and some MRE’s
That would be on UPI’s part....
“probably more than $8 million and some MREs”
How much is satellite re-tasking for ballistic missile launches worth?
So is it really only $8 million? That won’t even cover the cost of the ships the Russians seized. I can see why the FR neo-Bolsheviks have their panties in a wad, though.
the headline says $8B and the press release says $8M, since Obama is a moron I’m going with millions.
Hopefully Ukraine buys a Mega Millions lottery number for tonight.
We need some very wealthy people, like the Koch brothers, to buy billboards all over the country and commercials on brainless TV shows so maybe some of the LIVs will see what their idol is doing to them.
Then again, they’re all in on it.
Blah, blah, blah...
Nothing Obama could do is unbelieveable, anymore.
Dude, you realize how crazy this story is going to get? Wait until RT picks it up . . . they’ll be sure to say, “UPI reported,” in order to cover their own asses.
Anyone else besides me ever wonder where this stash comes from that Obama and his gang keep handing out worldwide?
Like Halloween candy, except this supply never seems to run out.
Off topic but CNN just spent 57 mins. of the hour on Gaza before spending 2 mins. on Ukraine.
Do us all a favor and don’t start mocking the millions of us who did spend our military service trying to protect you against “them roo-ooskies” for generations, and with tens of thousands of lives, until the 1990s.
The press release says it $8 Million NOT $8 Billion
But as always we can always count on you to post a fallacious information.
As long as he can keep attention focused where he wants money is no object.
Not like it's his money, ya' know?
As far as I'm concerned giving anyone anything for border control when we're being overrun with illegal aliens is just a question of whether you want to flip the American people a bold headline making bird finger or a subtle one like His Majesty King Barry is so famous for doing at speaking engagements and photo ops.
Well it seems OBozo is providing 8 billion to his.
So that’s why you want to re-start the cold war, nostalgia?
So mocking it is, what a childlike view and post.
It's only $8 Million --
NOT $8 Billion
Read the posts in the thread and you might learn something
But not our border, nope. Again Obama is sticking Americans in the eye and
boasting about it.
None of this is about Obama for you. You are a Russian propagandist and cheering for restoration of Soviet Union. You are only bringing Obama into these things to sell your Soviet Empire cheerleading to good people on Free Republic.
He can’t count either —
It was a measly $8 million — not $8 billion.
He was only off by 7 billion 992 million dollars
“None of this is about Obama for you”
lol... You’re funny.
How about checking out my last 8 years of postings and try that again.