Tuesday, February 21, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy Goes From Bizarre to Insane

It is foreign to the administration, but there is no policy

The situation in the Ukraine is straight forward.  Russia invaded the country and seized Crimea and is militarily helping rebels iin the eastern part of the nation.   The world condemns this policy.  But the current administration has employed a bunch of amateurs to make things worse.  From the NYT.

Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remains, along with those pushing it: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, who delivered the document; Felix H. Sater, a business associate who helped Mr. Trump scout deals in Russia; and a Ukrainian lawmaker trying to rise in a political opposition movement shaped in part by Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

That's right, a bunch of idiots with no foreign policy experience have stuck their noses into a serious conflict. But that's not the worst, this is.

Mr. Artemenko said he saw in Mr. Trump an opportunity to advocate a plan for peace in Ukraine — and help advance his own political career. Essentially, his plan would require the withdrawal of all Russian forces from eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian voters would decide in a referendum whether Crimea, the Ukrainian territory seized by Russia in 2014, would be leased to Russia for a term of 50 or 100 years.

Michael D. Cohen, second from left, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, with Michael T. Flynn, left, and former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas at Trump Tower in December. Mr. Cohen delivered the peace plan to Mr. Flynn a week before Mr. Flynn resigned as national security adviser. CreditSam Hodgson for The New York Times

Larry and Curly meet Moe

Leased???. Leased??? A country doesn't lease its territory to an enemy. What are these people thinking. Oh, thinking has nothing to do with it. If Trump is part of this he is an even bigger fool than we thought, admittedly a difficult task. If he is not, he has no control over his foreign policy and he is an even bigger fool than we thought.

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