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U.S. gifts $8 billion [sic] to Ukraine for border protection
UPI ^ | 8-1-2014 | JC Finley

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: biden; border; civilwar; mh17; russianukrainianwar; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
Title is misleading, IMO...

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?

1 posted on 08/01/2014 3:09:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

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.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 3:11:03 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tcrlaf

how can Odumbo give a single cent of US taxpayer money to ANYONE without congressional approval?


3 posted on 08/01/2014 3:11:21 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: tcrlaf

Is this satire?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 3:13:04 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: TexasFreeper2009
how can Odumbo give a single cent of US taxpayer money to ANYONE without congressional approval?

Well, if nobody stops him....

5 posted on 08/01/2014 3:13:39 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: tcrlaf

Well I`m sure the “new cold warriors” will cheer this, anything to “fight them roo-ooskies”.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 3:14:57 PM PDT by nomad
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“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!


7 posted on 08/01/2014 3:15:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Rusty0604

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 posted on 08/01/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

$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!


9 posted on 08/01/2014 3:17:28 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: tcrlaf

The Ukrainian Parliament is in emergency meeting on how to divide up the aid!


10 posted on 08/01/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

The money will be deposited electronically into their Swiss back accounts.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Dr. Ursus

“The Ukrainian Parliament is in emergency meeting on how to divide up the aid!”

Hey, Ukraine. How about loaning our money back to us?


12 posted on 08/01/2014 3:24:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: tcrlaf

$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.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 3:27:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tcrlaf
$8 billion to help bolster Ukraine's State Border Guard Service

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.

14 posted on 08/01/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT by bgill
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To: tcrlaf; Admin Moderator

After what Obama said in his presser today, this REALLY should be in Breaking News, IMHO.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 3:34:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf
Title is outright wrong, not just 'misleading'.

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.

16 posted on 08/01/2014 3:34:50 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: tcrlaf
ROTFLOL

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?

17 posted on 08/01/2014 3:37:09 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

You are correct, the Press Release says $8 million, not billion.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/01/readout-vice-presidents-call-ukrainian-president-petro-poroshenko

The question still remains, though. Where does this money come from? Obama’s Stash??


18 posted on 08/01/2014 3:37:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

border protection....

can we have some of that??


19 posted on 08/01/2014 3:38:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

Kuwait News Agency is reporting USD 8 million.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: nomad
Well I`m sure the “new cold warriors” will cheer this, anything to “fight them roo-ooskies”.

Good point, I think. I wonder how much $ has Putin provided to his goons?

21 posted on 08/01/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf
EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS??????

Doesn't this misunderstanding on your part demonstrate just how gullible you are?
22 posted on 08/01/2014 3:42:22 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: tcrlaf
The U.S. will be providing Ukraine with an additional $8 billion to bolster its border guard capabilities, the White House announced Friday.

Meanwhile obama plays with reggie and reggie plays with obama and plugs biden skinny dips in the pool looking for female secret service agents.

23 posted on 08/01/2014 3:42:51 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 1rudeboy

probably more than $8 million and some MRE’s


24 posted on 08/01/2014 3:42:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

That would be on UPI’s part....


25 posted on 08/01/2014 3:43:23 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: GeronL

“probably more than $8 million and some MRE’s”

How much is satellite re-tasking for ballistic missile launches worth?


26 posted on 08/01/2014 3:45:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: GeronL

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.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 3:46:08 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf
That would be on UPI’s part....

No, UPI is responsible for the misstatement. You are gullible to believe the 8 billion number.
28 posted on 08/01/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: 1rudeboy

the headline says $8B and the press release says $8M, since Obama is a moron I’m going with millions.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 3:48:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 1rudeboy

Hopefully Ukraine buys a Mega Millions lottery number for tonight.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 3:48:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


31 posted on 08/01/2014 3:49:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

Blah, blah, blah...
Nothing Obama could do is unbelieveable, anymore.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf
Blah, blah, blah... Nothing Obama could do is unbelieveable, anymore.

I only brought it up because you have been criticized recently for being unable to discern whether various news articles are accurate and reasonable.
33 posted on 08/01/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: GeronL

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.


34 posted on 08/01/2014 3:54:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf
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.

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.

35 posted on 08/01/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: tcrlaf

Off topic but CNN just spent 57 mins. of the hour on Gaza before spending 2 mins. on Ukraine.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours.)
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To: nomad

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.


37 posted on 08/01/2014 4:10:51 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: tcrlaf

<>$8 Billion<>

The press release says it $8 Million NOT $8 Billion

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/01/readout-vice-presidents-call-ukrainian-president-petro-poroshenko

But as always we can always count on you to post a fallacious information.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 4:15:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff
If that's the case King Barry will change it to billions if it's now millions just to get Ukraine back in the headlines.

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.

39 posted on 08/01/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Well it seems OBozo is providing 8 billion to his.


40 posted on 08/01/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT by nomad
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To: ansel12

So that’s why you want to re-start the cold war, nostalgia?


41 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

So mocking it is, what a childlike view and post.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: nomad
Well it seems OBozo is providing 8 billion to his.

It's only $8 Million --

NOT $8 Billion

Read the posts in the thread and you might learn something

44 posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:59 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tcrlaf
With eight Billion, contractors could install 5 layers of fence down the Texas Rio Grande.

But not our border, nope. Again Obama is sticking Americans in the eye and
boasting about it.


45 posted on 08/01/2014 5:00:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


46 posted on 08/01/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT by Krosan
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To: Krosan

He can’t count either —

It was a measly $8 million — not $8 billion.

He was only off by 7 billion 992 million dollars


47 posted on 08/01/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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“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.


48 posted on 08/01/2014 6:44:55 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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