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March 27, 2015

Defense Philanthropy, Ukraine Vs. Russia in the Week Ahead

This is the slowest week event-wise of the August congressional recess so far, at least as it pertains to defense and national security. There are, however, a few items of note.

Tuesday’s offering is from the Heritage Foundation, “Philanthropy in Defense of Freedom.” Per the conservative think tank: “At critical moments in our nation’s history, philanthropy has been an essential enabler to our Armed Forces. During World War II, philanthropists banded together to fund the development of RADAR. Another critical moment for philanthropy and defense is now at hand.”

On Wednesday, Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of State, will be among those talking about “The Ukraine Crisis and Russia’s Place in the International Order,” in an event sponsored by the Brookings Institution.

Thursday’s FedScoop conference on information technology will feature drop-bys by John DeLong, director of compliance for the National Security Agency, as well as officials from the Air Force, Army, Department of Homeland Security and Defense Information Systems Agency.


  • Insiduous

    But there are a lot of nasty things going on in the Ukraine.
    US black ops bringing down MH17 was supposed to put Putin under pressure & allow the US to flood Europe with troops.
    The Russia/EU gas pipeline has been blown up by US black ops/terrorists at a time when we are negotiating the TTIP trade agreement with the US.
    Its like holding a gun to the EU’s head, sign or else.
    TTIP is a Surrender Document allowing all US corporations free access to Europe to plunder & asset strip without any legal restraints.
    This is the way the USA has bombed & killed its way round South America & the world.
    Fighting wars in 125 countries & overthrowing 50 legitimate governments.
    They should not have any allies in Europe when they behave like this.

    Taking on Russia is a big mistake as they have the Topol nuclear missile
    which is unstoppable & makes the US Navy obsolete & the USA anti missile system unsellable.
    Maybe The Pentagon thinks that they can set up NATO to fight the Russians as they look on, safe in the USA.

    This is like watching an episode of The Simpsons in slow mo.
    At the moment the USA looks like the enemy of all humanity & of peace in Europe.
    An external aggressor to us all.
    And NATO could trigger a Russia attack on US bases in the UK.

    Putin is just waiting till the USA crosses his Red Line
    And then they will get the shock of their lives.
    Whether Europe survives the confrontation Or is just collateral damage is of no consequence To the USA Warmongers or The New World Order.
    They will be underground.

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