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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a “safe list” of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the council’s chilly reception of Pompeo added to a portrait of an increasingly isolated United States and underscored how little deference other countries pay the Trump administration as it faces a grim reelection contest. The U.N. debate came amid a sharpening blowback in Washington to revelations that the Trump administration failed to act on months of intelligence warnings that Russia offered Taliban fighters bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China’s claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, compared U.S. sanctions on Iran to the killing of George Floyd, saying they were akin to “putting a knee to one’s neck.”

The dispute centered on the fate of the nearly moribund 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which capped Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon but which the United States abandoned in May 2018. European parties to the deal, like Iran, want to keep it alive; the Trump administration wants to kill it before the election, lest any future Democratic administration bring it back to life.

The latest battleground is one provision of that deal, the planned expiry in October of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran—one of the sweeteners of the nuclear deal. U.S. allies, including the security council’s five European states, share Washington’s concern about Iran’s arms trade, though Europe’s own arms embargo is set to continue until 2023 regardless. But they worry that extending the U.N. arms embargo, in clear violation of the pact signed in 2015, would drive Tehran to kick out nuclear inspectors and set the stage for an even quicker development of its nuclear program.

“The [Iran nuclear pact], which is the result of compromise, can of course be seen as an instrument that can be improved,” France’s U.N. ambassador, Nicolas de Rivière, told the council. “There is as yet no serious alternative to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and its disappearance would improve neither the regional situation nor the security of our populations.”

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal, Iran has violated key tenets of the accord by increasing its stockpiles of nuclear fuel and resuming its enrichment of uranium, according to assessments from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

At the opening of Tuesday’s virtual session, Rosemary DiCarlo, a former U.S. State Department official who serves as U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, praised the nuclear pact as a “significant achievement of multilateral diplomacy and dialogue” and expressed “regret” over the U.S. decision to withdraw, noting that Iran was in compliance with the pact before Trump’s abrupt decision to pull the plug.

But she also expressed regret that since July 2019 Iran has violated key provisions of the nuclear pact, surpassing limits on the size of its stockpiles of heavy water and low-enriched uranium and engaging in prohibited nuclear research and development activities.

DiCarlo also flagged Iran’s role in missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as arms shipments to proxies in Yemen that appear to run afoul of the provisions of the key U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Iranian-made weapons were being transferred to Yemen and elsewhere in violation of U.N. sanctions.

“The international community in general and the U.N. Security Council in particular are facing an important decision,” Zarif told the council. “Do we maintain respect of the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?”

The Trump administration this month circulated a draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran, but veto-wielding China and Russia signaled they would not support the U.S. plan. European powers also reacted coolly to the resolution and are expected to introduce their own stopgap proposal to extend parts of the arms embargo for up to six months. It is unclear if the United States would support their plan.

The Trump administration has charged Tehran with playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East through its support of proxy terrorist groups in the region. Pompeo said that if the United Nations did not extend the arms embargo, it would pave the way for Iran to procure advanced military hardware from Russia and China that would undercut regional stability and potentially threaten capitals in Europe and even South Asia—reiterating misleading claims he made last week about the operational range of high-end Russian and Chinese fighters.

“If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs,” Pompeo told the council during Tuesday’s virtual meeting.

“Don’t just take it from the United States; listen to countries in the region. From Israel to the Gulf, countries in the Middle East—who are most exposed to Iran’s predations—are speaking with one voice: Extend the arms embargo,” he said.

Colum Lynch is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @columlynch

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RobbieGramer


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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:40 pm
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like I give 2 shits what the UN thinks about us. one of the most corrupt organizations in the world. you keep reaching for the dumbest shit. now who's the moron???
Dickwad gets dunked on by fake news a dozen times daily and then parrots it all verbatim... but doesn't seem to care how much damage it's doing to his standing...
Get ready to be called stupid or a moron... or.. you know
Here's how stupid you guys are.. . you won't even read and see what happened.

Seriously, uncle bumblefuck.. instead of obsessing on me, read something.
I read all the time, I just don't fall for the gullible mindfuck nonsense you live for.
Seriously Auntie Mame, instead of obsessing on Trump you should read something else.



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Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:40 pm

Dickwad gets dunked on by fake news a dozen times daily and then parrots it all verbatim... but doesn't seem to care how much damage it's doing to his standing...
Get ready to be called stupid or a moron... or.. you know
Here's how stupid you guys are.. . you won't even read and see what happened.

Seriously, uncle bumblefuck.. instead of obsessing on me, read something.
I read all the time, I just don't fall for the gullible mindfuck nonsense you live for.
Seriously Auntie Mame, instead of obsessing on Trump you should read something else.
You really are a fucking moron. I'm wrong for... paying attention to world events? Are you just... fucking brain dead?

Go hump another goat or something.


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Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:45 pm


Here's how stupid you guys are.. . you won't even read and see what happened.

Seriously, uncle bumblefuck.. instead of obsessing on me, read something.
I read all the time, I just don't fall for the gullible mindfuck nonsense you live for.
Seriously Auntie Mame, instead of obsessing on Trump you should read something else.
You really are a fucking moron. I'm wrong for... paying attention to world events? Are you just... fucking brain dead?

Go hump another goat or something.
No Dick, you are doing what you've done for nigh on 6 years now, running with an irrelevant bullshit narrative and looking like a gullible Nancy doing so. Carry on Miss Drew!



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Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:07 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm


I read all the time, I just don't fall for the gullible mindfuck nonsense you live for.
Seriously Auntie Mame, instead of obsessing on Trump you should read something else.
You really are a fucking moron. I'm wrong for... paying attention to world events? Are you just... fucking brain dead?

Go hump another goat or something.
No Dick, you are doing what you've done for nigh on 6 years now, running with an irrelevant bullshit narrative and looking like a gullible Nancy doing so. Carry on Miss Drew!
Lol...
Man... It is clear how Trump was able to go bankrupt multiple times. Gets just enough dumb fucks to buy into his bullshit... but then he has to run it.. annnnnnnnd... it falls apart.

"What happened????"


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Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/30/wo ... ddle-east/

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a “safe list” of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the council’s chilly reception of Pompeo added to a portrait of an increasingly isolated United States and underscored how little deference other countries pay the Trump administration as it faces a grim reelection contest. The U.N. debate came amid a sharpening blowback in Washington to revelations that the Trump administration failed to act on months of intelligence warnings that Russia offered Taliban fighters bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China’s claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, compared U.S. sanctions on Iran to the killing of George Floyd, saying they were akin to “putting a knee to one’s neck.”

The dispute centered on the fate of the nearly moribund 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which capped Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon but which the United States abandoned in May 2018. European parties to the deal, like Iran, want to keep it alive; the Trump administration wants to kill it before the election, lest any future Democratic administration bring it back to life.

The latest battleground is one provision of that deal, the planned expiry in October of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran—one of the sweeteners of the nuclear deal. U.S. allies, including the security council’s five European states, share Washington’s concern about Iran’s arms trade, though Europe’s own arms embargo is set to continue until 2023 regardless. But they worry that extending the U.N. arms embargo, in clear violation of the pact signed in 2015, would drive Tehran to kick out nuclear inspectors and set the stage for an even quicker development of its nuclear program.

“The [Iran nuclear pact], which is the result of compromise, can of course be seen as an instrument that can be improved,” France’s U.N. ambassador, Nicolas de Rivière, told the council. “There is as yet no serious alternative to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and its disappearance would improve neither the regional situation nor the security of our populations.”

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal, Iran has violated key tenets of the accord by increasing its stockpiles of nuclear fuel and resuming its enrichment of uranium, according to assessments from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

At the opening of Tuesday’s virtual session, Rosemary DiCarlo, a former U.S. State Department official who serves as U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, praised the nuclear pact as a “significant achievement of multilateral diplomacy and dialogue” and expressed “regret” over the U.S. decision to withdraw, noting that Iran was in compliance with the pact before Trump’s abrupt decision to pull the plug.

But she also expressed regret that since July 2019 Iran has violated key provisions of the nuclear pact, surpassing limits on the size of its stockpiles of heavy water and low-enriched uranium and engaging in prohibited nuclear research and development activities.

DiCarlo also flagged Iran’s role in missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as arms shipments to proxies in Yemen that appear to run afoul of the provisions of the key U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Iranian-made weapons were being transferred to Yemen and elsewhere in violation of U.N. sanctions.

“The international community in general and the U.N. Security Council in particular are facing an important decision,” Zarif told the council. “Do we maintain respect of the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?”

The Trump administration this month circulated a draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran, but veto-wielding China and Russia signaled they would not support the U.S. plan. European powers also reacted coolly to the resolution and are expected to introduce their own stopgap proposal to extend parts of the arms embargo for up to six months. It is unclear if the United States would support their plan.

The Trump administration has charged Tehran with playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East through its support of proxy terrorist groups in the region. Pompeo said that if the United Nations did not extend the arms embargo, it would pave the way for Iran to procure advanced military hardware from Russia and China that would undercut regional stability and potentially threaten capitals in Europe and even South Asia—reiterating misleading claims he made last week about the operational range of high-end Russian and Chinese fighters.

“If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs,” Pompeo told the council during Tuesday’s virtual meeting.

“Don’t just take it from the United States; listen to countries in the region. From Israel to the Gulf, countries in the Middle East—who are most exposed to Iran’s predations—are speaking with one voice: Extend the arms embargo,” he said.

Colum Lynch is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @columlynch

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RobbieGramer
interesting how things have turned around and now its the EU excluding the US from travel.



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ElAcky wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 am
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/30/wo ... ddle-east/

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a “safe list” of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the council’s chilly reception of Pompeo added to a portrait of an increasingly isolated United States and underscored how little deference other countries pay the Trump administration as it faces a grim reelection contest. The U.N. debate came amid a sharpening blowback in Washington to revelations that the Trump administration failed to act on months of intelligence warnings that Russia offered Taliban fighters bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China’s claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, compared U.S. sanctions on Iran to the killing of George Floyd, saying they were akin to “putting a knee to one’s neck.”

The dispute centered on the fate of the nearly moribund 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which capped Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon but which the United States abandoned in May 2018. European parties to the deal, like Iran, want to keep it alive; the Trump administration wants to kill it before the election, lest any future Democratic administration bring it back to life.

The latest battleground is one provision of that deal, the planned expiry in October of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran—one of the sweeteners of the nuclear deal. U.S. allies, including the security council’s five European states, share Washington’s concern about Iran’s arms trade, though Europe’s own arms embargo is set to continue until 2023 regardless. But they worry that extending the U.N. arms embargo, in clear violation of the pact signed in 2015, would drive Tehran to kick out nuclear inspectors and set the stage for an even quicker development of its nuclear program.

“The [Iran nuclear pact], which is the result of compromise, can of course be seen as an instrument that can be improved,” France’s U.N. ambassador, Nicolas de Rivière, told the council. “There is as yet no serious alternative to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and its disappearance would improve neither the regional situation nor the security of our populations.”

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal, Iran has violated key tenets of the accord by increasing its stockpiles of nuclear fuel and resuming its enrichment of uranium, according to assessments from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

At the opening of Tuesday’s virtual session, Rosemary DiCarlo, a former U.S. State Department official who serves as U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, praised the nuclear pact as a “significant achievement of multilateral diplomacy and dialogue” and expressed “regret” over the U.S. decision to withdraw, noting that Iran was in compliance with the pact before Trump’s abrupt decision to pull the plug.

But she also expressed regret that since July 2019 Iran has violated key provisions of the nuclear pact, surpassing limits on the size of its stockpiles of heavy water and low-enriched uranium and engaging in prohibited nuclear research and development activities.

DiCarlo also flagged Iran’s role in missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as arms shipments to proxies in Yemen that appear to run afoul of the provisions of the key U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Iranian-made weapons were being transferred to Yemen and elsewhere in violation of U.N. sanctions.

“The international community in general and the U.N. Security Council in particular are facing an important decision,” Zarif told the council. “Do we maintain respect of the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?”

The Trump administration this month circulated a draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran, but veto-wielding China and Russia signaled they would not support the U.S. plan. European powers also reacted coolly to the resolution and are expected to introduce their own stopgap proposal to extend parts of the arms embargo for up to six months. It is unclear if the United States would support their plan.

The Trump administration has charged Tehran with playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East through its support of proxy terrorist groups in the region. Pompeo said that if the United Nations did not extend the arms embargo, it would pave the way for Iran to procure advanced military hardware from Russia and China that would undercut regional stability and potentially threaten capitals in Europe and even South Asia—reiterating misleading claims he made last week about the operational range of high-end Russian and Chinese fighters.

“If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs,” Pompeo told the council during Tuesday’s virtual meeting.

“Don’t just take it from the United States; listen to countries in the region. From Israel to the Gulf, countries in the Middle East—who are most exposed to Iran’s predations—are speaking with one voice: Extend the arms embargo,” he said.

Colum Lynch is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @columlynch

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RobbieGramer
interesting how things have turned around and now its the EU excluding the US from travel.
Americans can spend their vacation money in America. That is actually good thing for us.



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Rammer wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 am
ElAcky wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 am
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/30/wo ... ddle-east/

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran’s nuclear activities.

On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a “safe list” of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the council’s chilly reception of Pompeo added to a portrait of an increasingly isolated United States and underscored how little deference other countries pay the Trump administration as it faces a grim reelection contest. The U.N. debate came amid a sharpening blowback in Washington to revelations that the Trump administration failed to act on months of intelligence warnings that Russia offered Taliban fighters bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China’s claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran. Russia’s U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, compared U.S. sanctions on Iran to the killing of George Floyd, saying they were akin to “putting a knee to one’s neck.”

The dispute centered on the fate of the nearly moribund 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which capped Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon but which the United States abandoned in May 2018. European parties to the deal, like Iran, want to keep it alive; the Trump administration wants to kill it before the election, lest any future Democratic administration bring it back to life.

The latest battleground is one provision of that deal, the planned expiry in October of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran—one of the sweeteners of the nuclear deal. U.S. allies, including the security council’s five European states, share Washington’s concern about Iran’s arms trade, though Europe’s own arms embargo is set to continue until 2023 regardless. But they worry that extending the U.N. arms embargo, in clear violation of the pact signed in 2015, would drive Tehran to kick out nuclear inspectors and set the stage for an even quicker development of its nuclear program.

“The [Iran nuclear pact], which is the result of compromise, can of course be seen as an instrument that can be improved,” France’s U.N. ambassador, Nicolas de Rivière, told the council. “There is as yet no serious alternative to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and its disappearance would improve neither the regional situation nor the security of our populations.”

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal, Iran has violated key tenets of the accord by increasing its stockpiles of nuclear fuel and resuming its enrichment of uranium, according to assessments from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

At the opening of Tuesday’s virtual session, Rosemary DiCarlo, a former U.S. State Department official who serves as U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, praised the nuclear pact as a “significant achievement of multilateral diplomacy and dialogue” and expressed “regret” over the U.S. decision to withdraw, noting that Iran was in compliance with the pact before Trump’s abrupt decision to pull the plug.

But she also expressed regret that since July 2019 Iran has violated key provisions of the nuclear pact, surpassing limits on the size of its stockpiles of heavy water and low-enriched uranium and engaging in prohibited nuclear research and development activities.

DiCarlo also flagged Iran’s role in missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as arms shipments to proxies in Yemen that appear to run afoul of the provisions of the key U.N. Security Council resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed claims that Iranian-made weapons were being transferred to Yemen and elsewhere in violation of U.N. sanctions.

“The international community in general and the U.N. Security Council in particular are facing an important decision,” Zarif told the council. “Do we maintain respect of the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?”

The Trump administration this month circulated a draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran, but veto-wielding China and Russia signaled they would not support the U.S. plan. European powers also reacted coolly to the resolution and are expected to introduce their own stopgap proposal to extend parts of the arms embargo for up to six months. It is unclear if the United States would support their plan.

The Trump administration has charged Tehran with playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East through its support of proxy terrorist groups in the region. Pompeo said that if the United Nations did not extend the arms embargo, it would pave the way for Iran to procure advanced military hardware from Russia and China that would undercut regional stability and potentially threaten capitals in Europe and even South Asia—reiterating misleading claims he made last week about the operational range of high-end Russian and Chinese fighters.

“If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000-kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs,” Pompeo told the council during Tuesday’s virtual meeting.

“Don’t just take it from the United States; listen to countries in the region. From Israel to the Gulf, countries in the Middle East—who are most exposed to Iran’s predations—are speaking with one voice: Extend the arms embargo,” he said.

Colum Lynch is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @columlynch

Robbie Gramer is a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RobbieGramer
interesting how things have turned around and now its the EU excluding the US from travel.
Americans can spend their vacation money in America. That is actually good thing for us.
They usually do anyway... why you guys are so bad at Geography...



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ElAcky wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 am
Rammer wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 am
ElAcky wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:58 am


interesting how things have turned around and now its the EU excluding the US from travel.
Americans can spend their vacation money in America. That is actually good thing for us.
They usually do anyway... why you guys are so bad at Geography...
.

Aww, are you feeling hurt because Americans don't know enough about Spain?



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Rammer wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 am
ElAcky wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:05 am
Rammer wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:25 am


Americans can spend their vacation money in America. That is actually good thing for us.
They usually do anyway... why you guys are so bad at Geography...
.

Aww, are you feeling hurt because Americans don't know enough about Spain?
I couldn’t care less if your not interested in who discovered you and owned half the country at one point.

I bet you don’t know that Spain has more tourist per annum than the entire US !?



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With the “it’s a hoax” reaction from Trumpy, we know now that he is truly a traitor.

Multiple Trumpy supporters on here know that Russia was likely paying for dead Americans.

Defending him is simply proving you’re in a cult.


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Laughing at bounties on US Troops.

Like I said.


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Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am
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Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:39 am
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Laughing at bounties on US Troops.

Like I said.
No,,,
I'm laughing how you libs are soooo naïve,,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am
69RamFan wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:39 am
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Laughing at bounties on US Troops.

Like I said.
No,,,
I'm laughing how you libs are soooo naïve,,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
It’s sad to see Americans retreat to something like that when the lives of Our Troops are at stake.

Then again.. we know people like you are fake patriots... easily duped by reality TV.


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Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:56 am
69RamFan wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:50 am
Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am


Laughing at bounties on US Troops.

Like I said.
No,,,
I'm laughing how you libs are soooo naïve,,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
It’s sad to see Americans retreat to something like that when the lives of Our Troops are at stake.

Then again.. we know people like you are fake patriots... easily duped by reality TV.
and you clowns are duped by fake news... :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 pm
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:07 pm
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 pm


You really are a fucking moron. I'm wrong for... paying attention to world events? Are you just... fucking brain dead?

Go hump another goat or something.
No Dick, you are doing what you've done for nigh on 6 years now, running with an irrelevant bullshit narrative and looking like a gullible Nancy doing so. Carry on Miss Drew!
Lol...
Man... It is clear how Trump was able to go bankrupt multiple times. Gets just enough dumb fucks to buy into his bullshit... but then he has to run it.. annnnnnnnd... it falls apart.

"What happened????"
Could you get any weaker than that response. :roll:
Says absolutely nothing except maybe someone's TDS is on the upswing again! :shock:



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Rampager66 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Rampager66 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:07 pm


No Dick, you are doing what you've done for nigh on 6 years now, running with an irrelevant bullshit narrative and looking like a gullible Nancy doing so. Carry on Miss Drew!
Lol...
Man... It is clear how Trump was able to go bankrupt multiple times. Gets just enough dumb fucks to buy into his bullshit... but then he has to run it.. annnnnnnnd... it falls apart.

"What happened????"
Could you get any weaker than that response. :roll:
Says absolutely nothing except maybe someone's TDS is on the upswing again! :shock:
Wow, still clinging to your TDS go to? Trump tumbling out of popularity isn't mass TDS, it's on Trump. It's all on Trump. He couldn't look like a bigger douchebag if he tried...seriously, is he trying to lose?



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RamPower wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:15 pm
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:18 pm


Lol...
Man... It is clear how Trump was able to go bankrupt multiple times. Gets just enough dumb fucks to buy into his bullshit... but then he has to run it.. annnnnnnnd... it falls apart.

"What happened????"
Could you get any weaker than that response. :roll:
Says absolutely nothing except maybe someone's TDS is on the upswing again! :shock:
Wow, still clinging to your TDS go to? Trump tumbling out of popularity isn't mass TDS, it's on Trump. It's all on Trump. He couldn't look like a bigger douchebag if he tried...seriously, is he trying to lose?
Trump tumbling out of contention according to who??? The Same fuckin monkeys that had you telling everyone Hillary by double digits.
They were saying the same shit about Boris Johnson and the UK conservatives before that election too.... stay tuned.
As for your TDS, You've posted nothing but Trump hits, been right about exactly what? these last 6 years or so? Not a damn thing but you're still doing the same shit, That's TDS dude and it won't help the Dems in November. No matter how much you hope it does.



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It's funny how these assholes on here keep defending the situation by pretending it's fake news... Trump's people already acknowledged the info is real..

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pompe ... 2020-07-01

At a State Department news conference, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the situation was handled “incredibly well” to ensure the safety of U.S. troops.

“We took this seriously, we handled it appropriately,” Pompeo said, without giving additional details. He said the administration receives intelligence about threats to Americans “every single day” and that each is addressed.

So.. these assholes are left suggesting this wasn't important enough for the President.

Good luck.


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That has been going on with Russia prior to Trump sitting in office,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:



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That has been going on with Russia prior to Trump sitting in office,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
You keep trying to avoid Trumpy being accountable.

Hmmmm... it's almost as if politics are more important to you than the lives of our Troops.


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That has been going on with Russia prior to Trump sitting in office,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
You keep trying to avoid Trumpy being accountable.

Hmmmm... it's almost as if politics are more important to you than the lives of our Troops.
Until I see a real threat from Russia that we have creditable intel,

then I'm not worried about our troops,, and they aren't worried either,,,

You Libs take things out of contents, while real soldiers laugh at you libs... :lol: :lol: :lol:

But keep on trying to make a big deal out of it,,,, so the true veterans and Active duty service members can have something to laugh about,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:



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69RamFan wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:50 pm
69RamFan wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:41 pm
That has been going on with Russia prior to Trump sitting in office,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
You keep trying to avoid Trumpy being accountable.

Hmmmm... it's almost as if politics are more important to you than the lives of our Troops.
Until I see a real threat from Russia that we have creditable intel,

then I'm not worried about our troops,, and they aren't worried either,,,

You Libs take things out of contents, while real soldiers laugh at you libs... :lol: :lol: :lol:

But keep on trying to make a big deal out of it,,,, so the true veterans and Active duty service members can have something to laugh about,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
Lol.. Trump admin officials have publicly acknowledged it.

If you don't know about it.. .it's because you don't WANT to know about it, because you don't value our Troops.


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Here is the difference,,,,

When Trump gets real intel info,,,

He acts on it,,, and all of the Military personnel knows he has their backs...

But when Obama was running the country,,, the Military felt scared,,,,,

Cause they knew he didn't have their back,,,, Good example,,, Benghazi!!!!

That doesn't come from your liberal news media,,, that comes straight of the Military mouths... :D :D :D



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Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:22 pm

Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:17 pm
69RamFan wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:50 pm


You keep trying to avoid Trumpy being accountable.

Hmmmm... it's almost as if politics are more important to you than the lives of our Troops.
Until I see a real threat from Russia that we have creditable intel,

then I'm not worried about our troops,, and they aren't worried either,,,

You Libs take things out of contents, while real soldiers laugh at you libs... :lol: :lol: :lol:

But keep on trying to make a big deal out of it,,,, so the true veterans and Active duty service members can have something to laugh about,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:
Lol.. Trump admin officials have publicly acknowledged it.

If you don't know about it.. .it's because you don't WANT to know about it, because you don't value our Troops.
Really,,,

show me,,

Cause I'm hearing something different,,, :lol: :lol: :lol:



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