Now we know exactly how Donald Trump would finish the russian war against Ukraine in one day. During a radio interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday, Trump said that all he needed to do was let russia “take over” parts of Ukraine. Here is the direct quote: “I could’ve made a deal to take over something, there are certain areas that are Russian-speaking areas, frankly, but you could’ve worked a deal.”
For me, as a conservative and a Republican, it is truly sickening to see how low the GOP has fallen. The Republican Party of old used to stand up against tyrants, not “make deals” with them. From 𝐇𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐫 to 𝐁𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐧 to 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 today. The party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan – men who stood up against oppression in all its forms. Men who fought for freedom and democracy, just like Ukraine is fighting today.
Sorry Prof. Roman Sheremeta, but you don’t know enough to comment.
Don’t claim Reagan stood up against oppression in all its forms until you understand the atrocities against civilians by U.S.-backed Nicaraguan rebels and how Reagan arranged for secret arms sales to Iran so he could have the funds to continue supporting those groups after Congress explicitly said not to.
The documentation shows a pattern of brutality against largely unarmed civilians, including rape, torture, kidnapings, mutilation and other abuses.
You don’t have to believe me. Just research ‘Contras human right violations’ and you’ll see it around 1985.
There is absolutely no justification for arming groups conducting such violations of human rights.
It doesn’t matter who is doing it or why, human rights violations and terror against civilians is not acceptable. Congress stopped funding the Contras for a reason and to secretly sell missiles to Iran at a markup to continue funding a group with a clear pattern of shocking human rights violations is not acceptable to me any my values.
You can choose to overlook human rights violations if you wish, but I do not want my government funding the rapes and deaths of nuns and children. And a do not accept a president taking illegal covert action to do that against the wished of a democratically elected Congress.
This Ukrainian professor knows a lot more than you. Try comparing your resume to his. Your objection to him is that he is a conservative.
No, I object to Reagan’s funding groups known for flagrant human rights violations against the wishes of a democratically elected congress and Prof. Roman Sheremeta claiming that Reagan stood up against oppression in all its forms.
Another thing Reagan did was veto sanctions against South Africa for apartheid. Luckily Congress was able to override it.
In any case, there are some things I very strongly agree with Reagan about. His claimed “standing up against oppression” isn’t one of them.
The Contras were guilty of horrible, horrible abuses and the US should have stopped funding them the moment we knew. For a while Congress made aid contingent on monitoring but in the end they chose to stop aid, but Reagan illegally continued it. Horrible no matter your party affiliation (of which I have none).