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U.S. Hammers Down on Russia - But Is It Too Late?

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February 23, 2022 12:00 pm

Following the Biden Administration's race to do nothing to preemptively keep Putin from invading Ukraine, they have now begun levying significant sanctions against Russia. What exactly are the sanctions now in place, and is this action too little, too late? Jay, Jordan, and the rest of the Sekulow team give their expert analysis today on Sekulow .

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We got a big one day. Of course were to be talking about United States Pres. Biden has put in place which he calls significant sanctions.

A full blocking sanctions on two significant Russian financial institutions. One is actually the banks system utilized by the military is an interesting development. The others all development banks relook at that be. He also put sanctions on the ability of Russia to deal with sovereign debt and that is their ability to market their debt to various inns, financial institutions that has also been put in place as a stop right now so that's going on.

A full blocking sanctions on five Russian oligarchs, including the leader of some of the financial institutions are also the social media platform that says very popular in Russia evidently so we got all of that going on in the secretary of the treasury will determine any institution of the financial service sector of the Russian Federation, is a target for further sanctions. So this was the prelude now.

The response was that Russia basically present brings that why he's not so concerned about that and taking it a step further, there are now reports that cyber attacks have been launched against Ukraine working it into all of this, including whether this was too late. Was it too little too late in the impact on it. But again, I'm Rick will be joining us also offer director of national intelligence because I think that will give you a real sense of what's going on here present was very specific that were not talking about a war in the military sense, but I want to play for you.

Despite number three that talks about this and present Biden talking about that he views the invasion of Ukraine is beginning this is the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine as he indicated and asked permission to be able to do from his Dumont Salt Lake began to so I began to impose sanctions in response far beyond the steps we and our allies and partners implemented in 2014 and if Russia goes further with this invasion we stand prepared to go further. As with sanctions, who in the Lord's name.

This prudent thing gives them the right to declare new so-called countries on territory.

The blonde was named this a flagrant violation of international law and demands a further response from the international community is also important point out here that international up on a date with Rick present Biden on this, the boundaries of Ukraine are established by international law and one report doesn't have the right to undo international law. Okay so that's number one number two there was. They had a Minsk agreement had a by drive trilateral agreement between various countries, including Russia and Ukraine as to what in fact could be in place here and unfortunately what is happened and this is like I said this is unfortunate.

The reality is that what you've seen happen is that Vladimir Putin is ignoring that there's a much bigger plan at play here and I think we realize and that's what everybody answers up there has been a violation of international law there hazard a question about that. There's been a violation of international law. Anytime the country invades another country laws and violated sections going to place the question is for the day sanctions battered all they have really any impact in order to get into that you and you realize these top-flight sanctions can be easily easily got around because they sound tough. They sound strong they are actually accomplishing really what they sound like you're doing now. This is a ticket, you're exactly right and working to get into it, a Prof. Harry Hutchison can be joining us in any economy in the next segment of the broadcast to discuss exactly that what they sanctions me. If anything, what will happen in is it too little too late when we think Russia's moves are to be in the later in the broadcast I was at work when I will be joining us as well. Taking your calls at one 800 684 31 seven want to react to this as well and hundred 684-3110 portable challenges facing Americans are substantial time and are now free to sort constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever with the American Center for Law and Justice on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights in court in Congress to get in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success.

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Harry do that or other workarounds.

There are plenty of workarounds and if the Biden administration was intent on crippling the prudent regime.

The Biden administration needs to immediately reverse its policy on US soil. So keep in mind J that a barrel of oil has risen from $40 at the end of 20, 22, about $100 today.

That's a 250% increase which you can then use to fuel military expansion and aggression and basically we have made Russia richer and the world needs energy in part because the United States has given up energy independent. So what is that mean it means that the black market for Russian oil and financial transactions is out there and so you may have an individual or a banking institution that will cream off another dollar per barrel. But guess what Russia is still getting rich on its oil and that's a gift unfortunately but the Biden administration handed prudent almost a year ago so Andy did sanctions went into effect yesterday. Russia already had troops they called in peacekeeping troops with the troops in these two regions of Ukraine. The reports today that there's been cyber attacks were these sanctions at this time the right time.

Light J extremely late in the process prudent.

Was it is a very smart man is very conniving person is very scheming person maybe got easily. Here he was. It was in the was inoperative the KGB. He knows the Reno center on the Soviet system. Even though you call it, the Russian Federation now and he knew exactly what he was gonna do when he was going to do it and he outfoxed us in the sense of the timing of this thing.

These sanctions that were that the professor Hutchison so well described and that can be worked around. They can be worked around when not timed really enough in an effective fashion because he knew to food and I'm talking about knew exactly what the repercussions were going to be don't think he didn't recognize these two breakaway rural union areas of Ukraine and what the sanctions that Biden was going to put on war before he did.

Of course he knew what he was doing and he knew what that the he could actually connive around those sanctions and go toward his ultimate aim and that is the annexation completely of the Ukraine. So the timing of the thing was critical here in the timing is too little too late in my estimation, and that the course is not to be a shooting war Harry sigh I look at the sanctions issue. What could have been imposed. That would've been crippling sanctions while first and foremost we should have declared energy independence from Russia but that requires thinking ahead in the Biden administration is not notable for doing so. It's important to keep in mind shy that in 2009, then VP Joe Biden was pushing a reset with Russia in the speech that he gave in Munich and it's also important to keep in mind that the left wing commentariat in the United States has essentially sad that Biden is the person who can stand up to prudent but if you look at recent history. One of the things that would help most with respect to dealing with Russia is a deliberate and sustained approach of putting the United States and US interests first and notifying Mr. Putman ahead of time.

We have waited. It's also important to keep in mind J that the Soviet Union has had troops in the Dunn Bass region one of the breakaway regions for the last eight years, according to a government analyst, so we should have been thinking, three, four, five steps ahead. And lastly, let me point out that if you look at the Biden administration's recent moves by opening the southern border by our disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

I think this is simply done one thing and one thing only it's encourage food take phone calls as a Pauline's already open, 1-800-684-3110 Rob is calling from New York Rob broadcaster on their particular call okay. We follow the rule of law pretty much at all. We do, and what seems to be happening. Is everybody sitting around talking about things and meanwhile in response to simply take a look at what were doing and he acts out. He's moving at the speed of our lives are at stake. The rest of us are standing around not doing anything truly actionable, and by the time that word we figure out what were going to do, he will have gone and done something equivalent of blitzkrieg loose. Ukraine is not secure. Looks like it does it with the way the troops are positioned around Ukraine on all three sides, but it does come down to responding at the speed of relevant is usually a good idea, that wasn't the case here and ignore was not the case Tammy a was this it was the speed of a snail lemming when you think the troops in Belarus are J how many hours is it a drive from the Belarus Ukrainian border began three hours. This is three hours on a military expedition that can be undertaken so quickly.

So the timing of what we did was woefully light, woefully light for man pollutants who had already figured out what his endgame was and knew if the Americans did thus and so I'm going to be okay because as professor Hutchison pointed out, I can these banks. The two banks finished a combined gun from his bank would total $80 billion in assets can open accounts at other banks and deal with other currencies very easily.

So Harry, the work around. They were anticipating this I would suspect their intelligence wasn't absolutely.

But the key point here J is that we've handed them billions of dollars in cash before the sanctions were put in place and so essentially we have close the barn door, at least partially, but that is after they've taken the gold with them and so I think that is one of the real problems here. I think the other problem J just to be specific, is the fact that the Biden administration doesn't seem to understand history, so they sent Kemal a Harris to Munich for a conference recently and she said that Europe has enjoyed 70 years of peace. That's clearly untrue. She forgot about the Hungarian revolution in 1956. She forgot about the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1969, so we haven't seen 70 years of peace, but at the same time Europeans are insufficiently energized to do what to combat the Soviet union.

That's a broad term.

Basically, the Russian Empire on their own and so they tend to rely on the United States and we shouldn't, for instance, not of the proof. For instance, the Norton screen to pipeline that was another guy is a pipeline near exactly think about that from a policy or are if you're watching our social media platforms including mobile will encourage you to share this be with your friends radio audience know your list and we appreciate that our phone lines are open at 800-684-3110 bring up Dan Bennett from our office in Washington DC to talk about the sanctions and some others as well. 1-800-684-3110 if you want to talk to us on air will take your calls at me also say monitoring the situation closely with the cyber attack is purportedly going on right now in Ukraine by the Russians but more information that will be back with more than 800-684-3110 just a moment, only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive.

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ACLJ.org where you can learn more about our life changing become a member today ACLJ684 31 to what Universal's immediate left. I would encourage you to share this be with your friends right now, get more people involved in the conversation. The comments are coming as well for Bennett is our director of a government affairs office in Washington DC. We got a lot of things to talk about but I want to start with, and the reaction on the sanctions. Harry laid out a very compelling case about that the sanctions of the workarounds of the sanctions are pretty easy and then Annie was talking about how it was sanctions can be effective but it can be too little too late.

What's the sense in Washington as this is developed yet. The cousins in Washington, J is really a fairly unified in a bipartisan fashion and when actually kind of along the lines that you just described. I think there's quite a bit of unanimity especially in the United States sent in Senate J that these are probably the correct sanctions to start with but it's the wrong time to start with them in and here's here's really the reason why Jake I mean they're not going to repel Vladimir Putin are knocking to make him turn around and leave Ukraine the time to start would have been at least a couple of months ago when maybe you could have prevented him from moving into the sanctions on the banks or the oligarchs for. For example, Jake. Once Vladimir Putin started gathering troops into the strike zone, and it was clear that this what he was what he was planning to do. I think the sanctions might have repelled them there. Not to repel him now and I think there's a fit fairly unified agreement, United States Senate, that that's the case here. Is this because you you said you look at these kind of issues before you dealt with and is a bank director the time of the planet of the sanctions and work with military action were talking about make financial sanctions, crippling financial sanctions do exactly that.

They cripple the economy. I remember as we were negotiating the release of Andrew Brunson, President prompts decided it made the determination that there was to be severe economic consequences to the Turkish government, they can still get continue to hold an American pastor with no justification for doing that and they're the leader of the Turkish dollar Harry fell significantly with global news. At that fact that those sanctions were being put in place. That's what I think of her crippling sanction of think about it impacts the entire economy.

We saw that in a ran the put in crippling sanctions the Iran regime was barely hanging on this anywhere in that spear, I know it's not for two reasons. First, there is the ability to work around these sanctions, and Russia has a large amount of experience doing so. Secondly, even though Russia is not really a wealthy country. It is rich in natural resources and you can trade those natural resources. So for instance if you compare Russia to Turkey Turkey is much more dependent on external sources for energy untrue with respect to a around of course, so I think at the end of the day. I think fans analysis is spot on.

These sanctions may have been very very helpful.

Had they been introduced months ago but also the United States could've strengthened its position vis-à-vis Russia by increasing our energy independence. Keep in mind J that since the end of 2020 hour trade deficit with Russia. That's just the United States has gone up almost 100% well so we made them richer.

Yes, whipping up were talking a financial sanctions. I will put the map right now up on the screen for those that are watching the broadcast and prorating lines and was pointed to the first one is prior to the current buildup. Their work very little troop activity in the region on the borders of Ukraine on December 29. You see an increase significantly of troops on the Russian border.

Nothing really significant on Belarus. Aside but there is in its minor troop development that's December 29 were taught about two months ago, not even January 25. You see more troop movement you see troops Russian troops in Belarus to see some more in Russia. Now go to February 20. Andy and Belarus. The border is completely encompassed with Russian troops rushes border with Ukraine the same and also to the South Jan, those are not just ornaments.

Those are troops who, and are intended to do what troops do and that is to fight and to invade and to do the things that military people are aimed at doing. If you look at Belarus J to the north of Ukraine, Belarus basically is a satellite of the Russian federation. Let's just face it, it was known as Bilo Russia was known as white Russia. They speak Russian. It is run by a virtual dictator President for life. Lukashenko totally dependent upon the Russians and he is allowed his country to become an armed military zone.

I look if you look at the map and you see the other red squares and there you see that literally Red Square you see them peppered throughout the Belarus and then they are all focusing on and easily accessible to the capital of the Ukraine and Kiev. You see the buildup.

Furthermore, in this map to the south in the Crimea, which was annexed by Boudin. You see it. Also on the borders of Russia to the east.

So the only place that they're not is in the West because there you have Romania and Moldova right let me take a call. Curtis is calling Missouri's online lumber taking your calls at 800-684-3110 cars local broadcaster on their identically, act like we are trapped right now because if we don't Ukraine when they are invaded when we look we can in the boat to China. But if we can help them. We are pulled into a conflict with a nuclear war because troops on the ground because no doubt about that, but then brings up a very good point Curtis does and that is how does this impact sign any note members of the across the street in the house and Senate. They're concerned about that to and will talk that with Ellen a few minutes. This is why you had to keep from invading. Now you can't repel him now and lucky that the conversation you had just a moment ago about Belarus Jake. We had a conversation on this broadcast yesterday was Sen. Langford. He's got a sanctions bill that I think the Senate will pass when they come back next week to hold Belarus accountable but to Curtis's point J meet these financial sanctions where the flee to Ron China other places. And so it can be like plugging holes in the dam to let me just tell you we got breaking news here and so if you're watching our social media platforms are listening on radio virgin friends did the same.

I will never got a military analyst. This is being reported by Newsweek, correct, and that will Newsweek is reporting that the United States has warned Ukraine that there will be a full scale Russian invasion with in 48 hours. Let me repeat that again there is been NX warning.

This is according to Newsweek, we don't have an independent verification of this this according Newsweek that the United States has warned Ukraine. I think that means they warned the Ukrainian government of a full scale Russian invasion within 48 hours and the April scale Russian invasion is a war is a war and that's exactly the type of war right now today during the cyber war, another to get into a shooting war J yeah he's troops in Belarus. These troops in Russia. These troops in Crimea are not there. As I said is ornaments there there to do what troops do and that's invade and shoot and kill and that's and as I said that earlier. It's a 3 Hour Dr. across the Belarus border to TF, which means even with armaments get there and very quickly. I mean, so folks I this is breaking where your for another half hour, Rick rails can be joining us military analyst Westminster to join a stance in the state. When Washington to be checking on what's happening there right now.

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The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member. Thank you. If you're not well this is the perfect time to stand with us, ACLJ.org, where you can learn more about our life-changing work, member today ACLJ keeping you informed and now this is J secular is likely a breaking news that is just been reported and that is that this is coming from Newsweek and that is, the United States has warned Ukraine of a full scale Russian invasion within 48 hours so this is what Newsweek is reporting present. Joe binds Ms. Rachel was informed Ukrainian Pres. Zelinski of an intelligence assessment that Russia is preparing to conduct a full-scale invasion of Ukraine within the next 48 hours, a US intelligence official has revealed this to Newsweek that is significantly an uptick from this incursion into that. The two disputed territories. Col. West Smith was our senior military analyst is with us in the studio right now. Then I also want you looking to see what kind of reaction were getting permits in Washington, but West let me go to you first with the phrase is used full-scale invasion that apparently is where saying to the Ukrainian thing Russia has not announced that correct will Russ is not said that the United States is warned of a full scale Russian invasion. What are we talking about. This is sobering J. It is not surprising. What will this sobering because this hasn't happened since World War II exactly that Greg not since World War II has one country invaded another country to take territory in simply to subjugate your people and that's what's happening here.

It is unprecedented, not just the days of Atul Fidler has this happened, but what it means, but Ukraine's they are they are surrounded on three sides. Russian forces is going to be in envelopment movement.

This happens a pincer move for that they actually squeeze Ukraine from the three sides. Keep in mind that cocky have is only half days drive by car from Belarus.

So is there is Rosa close is in the north central part of Ukraine for three hours yeah and what's going to happen to take armaments to get you driving on Expressway. But if you got a move.

Let's think is a full-scale invasion mean you're moving in tanks moving in air cover that what it means eventually are normally a full-scale invasion what it means is they would launch cyber attacks initially that only takes a matter of a few that are happening right but against the military and then what would happen after that is what what the Army calls pre-assault fires you start sending rocket propelled artillery and doing airstrikes using a full invasion in 48 hours right so if you're moving armaments tanks from these orders we got up on the screen for our audience. It's watching us. If you're looking if you're on radio.

It's basically every order other than the sea this evening.

It is now got Russian troops to move those troops into Kevin hello we talking about over talk in a matter of hours, 12 hours or less. If you're coming from the north from Belarus but again what normally happens in Russia and the American force. We did this in a wreck. You don't send armaments in initially you start moving them that direction. You begin with the pre-assault fires rockets, artillery airstrikes and then you quickly move in armor and armored personnel carriers after that is as brave and as courageous as Ukrainians say they are against Afghanistan Army riskier of the Ukrainian Army. Just think, when I can fight the Russians. I don't think so, but what we have the risk of actually the probability of J.

Is there going to be very quickly over high level.

This is not going to be a long more unfortunate okay so then we go back to Harry quickly on the on the sanction side. So when I can put troops on the ground here. We got troops in: the present thought about moving more to all that was most manly humanitarian aid. What sanction do you do next. That would really impact Russia's ability to do this where well I and is going to be too late. If the report of the military analyst is correct, then you should block all financial transactions.

In other words, prevent any Russian banks from accessing the Swift system. What is this… And 53 seconds since essentially it's a system that allows banks throughout the world to transfer funds from one client to another, and without access to that.

It's it cuts the Russians ability to engage in financial transaction. The problem is the effect of missive that will take even a could even take 48 hours, 96 hours because Russia has already pre-positioned assets. It already has its troops on the border, etc. as they live during the break here for those watching other social media platforms. Great time for you to share this baby is Rick Grenell coming up taking your calls at 800-684-3110 were staying alive during the breaks for our social media audience and we will encourage a conservative friends back with more in just a moment, the challenges facing Americans or substantial time in our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights and courts in Congress and in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do our work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms that remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member not well this is the perfect time to stand with us ACLJ.where you can learn more about her life changing become a member today ACLJ only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice.

Is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life. We created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn Gold mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later: new motion industry and what Obama care means to the pro-life many ways your membership is powering the right question for mission life today online/breaking news. We've US is US officials. This according to Newsweek have told L Belinsky that Pres. Zielinski, the President of Ukraine that to expect a full-scale invasion by Russian troops into Ukraine within 48 hours.

A cyber attack is currently underway. Additionally, the US is reporting this is the same US official that aircraft observers have indicated that Russia violated Ukraine's airspace earlier today, flying possible reconnaissance aircraft for short periods of time over Ukraine. Carl Smith if there has in fact if this report is true that there has been a incursion into Ukraine's airspace by the Russians. What are they doing.

They are looking for real time troop displacements. Where is your kind military were there fueled headquarters. Those kinds of things a reconnaissance mission like this is is designed to pick out key targets when an actual battle against their looking for targets to looking for headquarters placement. They're looking for the Ukrainian troops are and by the way, as we said in the break is not the Russia will not have any resistance Ukrainian Army will resist, perhaps valiantly, but they will lose okay so then Bennett reported drinking heartbreak that there is reaction coming from L not your noodle are broadcast of your anomaly may be newer to our broadcast ACLJ.

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We see the capitals report from offices clearly then you got reports interesting speaker Nancy Pelosi has commented are issued a statement on this. What is it exactly. Yeah, it's really telling Jamie and she started out by saying I think Pres. Biden did the right thing with sanctions. But then she moved pretty quickly into a concern that you raise just a moment ago J you ask about what troops in what the role is of US troops in Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland.

That's almost verbatim what Speaker Pelosi said during her presser today. What, here's the quote that on scene reported. She said members have questions about the role of US forces in Eastern Europe.

What is the scope. What is the geography and what is the timetable that has been controversial – can't stress this enough. This is the third most powerful Democrat in Washington DC you got the present. The vice President got the speaker the house, and she doesn't know J what the role is of the US troops had been stationed in Eastern Europe at at at a time as liberal as this. That's very troubling when you got. If Russia invades as the reports indicating actually is military in invasion of Ukraine which is been the payer. Here's my concern with this anti-you got troops US troops about 8000 in Poland, but you look at this map will put it back on the screen.

It is they are surrounded there totally surrounded Ukraine that that the crane is surrounded in the north by Belarus and heavily armed from what the map shows the Russians themselves on the northeastern border and then to the southeastern border in the Crimea annexed again Bible boat and don't think he doesn't remember he did that without any problem from the Obama administration did me. I mean looking at them from the South. The only places this is the Crimea of course is as inquisitive as this is taking over a country.

Basically, this is reminds me, as I said during the break of September 1, 1939 nine when Hitler basically broke the borders of and invaded Poland and the pull of Polish Army vet and though they were were no match for the not yet there was no question when Putin gave that speech the other day that he was very clear in saying that he wanted to reestablish carried the Soviet Union that was that what he said that you know and if they let back to the Bolsheviks is that they were rough when they did it, but that there was this Empire and now Ukraine.

He views as part of mother Russia that here's the problem with sanctions that have been put in place are economic sanctions. We don't want to put troops everybody agrees with that. But Europe has to be on heightened alert right now absolutely.

But also keep in mind that we are in winter in Europe. What does that mean that means that in any moment, to the extent that we wrap things up. And so our failure to ramp things up earlier may leave us with few options because if we ramp things up, then this gives an opportunity to cut off all natural gas supplies to much of Europe, so I also would at this particular point in this is in support of what Andy said in addition to reminding us of September 1, 1939 it's important to keep in mind that Ukraine is already an ethnically divided country, so there is significant yeah within Ukraine, Russia, and so one of the things I would worry about if I were Ukrainian general how many of my troops. I was loyal to me as opposed to Putin so this this is a real issue. So there are reports of surveys. Basically old that showed sometimes up to 50% of the Ukrainian population supports our view themselves as Russian. That's stronger in different regions of the country and he but this is something that Putin is fully aware of and will play into his and his intelligence gathering that it is not a homogeneous nation. It's not like invading Greece where there is this positive, the solidity and homogeneity and then the population of there are people and to Putin Nelson Boudin thought about it and he had was in his mind before he did this that are still still committed to the idea of the greater Russia and mother Russia and that is in the Ukraine summer Orthodox summer Catholic and they are still committed to the Moscow patriarchate. There are competing Orthodox churches J in the Ukraine, one that is still under the jurisdiction of the patriarchate of Moscow and another one that is in the jurisdiction of the patriarchate in Constantinople in this temple.

That should tell you right there you have competing churches, one recognizing Moscow, the other recognizing the medical patriarchate that not only politically but spiritually and morally. The country is not solidified. So this is good play. Very interesting that we take your call at 1-800-684-3110 Jerry Scully from Rhode Island you want to talk to is 1-800-684-3110 Jerry Caldwell formal what college girl. I'm assuming 14 since all the various plans been made available to secondary defense and keep that correct that would be absolutely correct. But there is no chance that were going to place US forces now in direct conflict with Russian forces however will say this Jerry we have one Florida National Guard units to link yeah we have special operators or training Ukrainian Army Florida.

These are Florida National Guard distinct, but the danger of that day and what is what is that danger mean they are in harm's way. Yeah if you if you want airstrikes against Ukraine's capital city. We have troops there. Lots of bad things can happen. I certainly Jerry hope that the administration and the secondary defense does indeed have kid contingency plans perhaps are already pulling our guys.

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It is an inherent part of our own history, culture, spiritual space BCR our comrades relatives not only colleagues, friends, but also our family people we have blood and family ties with so there you have it mean scores what you are saying now that's the argument from history. I mean, there is an alternate history that says Ukraine has its own separate identity for thousand years but I keep coming back to the importance of the religious aspect J. Yes, remember that the Christianization of the rules. Yeah, but also remember there's international law and those ghettos of Ukraine are recognizing HIS argument here that is his argument that his argument, and that's what he said but he's already up. Also part of the Minsk agreement that says it is a separate country that is torn to shreds and and the disregarded, but he cannot with impunity do what he's doing and assume that the international community is going to support you talk about the Minsk agreement.Anthony Blanca secretary state mentioned that yesterday is what he said US investor Linda Thomas Greenfield underscored the presence Boudin is now torn to shreds the Minsk agreements which sought to end the conflict in the non-best region of Ukraine peacefully through diplomacy presence. Boudin himself essentially declared as agreements of null and void. So while there is an argument that Putin makes on their history does indicate there's a counter history, not argument as well. But the fact of the matter is under international law.

Ukraine borders Ukraine's borders are recognized as a sovereign nation. So if you're talking about.

Within 48 hours.

A full-scale invasion were to get into more what that means and except our next segment of the broadcast were talking about a war so fan very quickly here just a minute left.

How is that what kind of reaction coming and I know it's that this is not a good. This is a horrible development which should have been anticipated. Well, first the main reaction is if this is part of your country, J you don't have to invade with tanks to take it so that that arguments can be dismissed out of hand, but the argument from Washington DC next week. J when they returned to town there and look at the sanctions and then to add to tenderness and mortar President binds desk. It may be too late J but the gun would put their stamp on it. The problem this they returned to town next week. Vladimir Putin could not be having a meeting. That's the problem we need to be realistic here. Ukrainian military this a full invasion.

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Harry Hutchinson did a very effective job of talking about how those really too little too late and I can work around those, but then also reports that our intelligence has notified Zielinski in Ukraine that expect a quote full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the next 48 hours secretary defense are secretary vendors order the Florida National Guard unit out of Ukraine evidently what they're still in there. They are there, completing the move as we speak. He issued the order several days ago to plan about how to discipline. That is what your read of the situation here Rick I'm troubled that what clear that Pres. Biden is not utilizing all of the option that are afforded to him we should be having Thanksgiving. Thanks, and by thanking sanctions or dart straight to permanent. Thanks, and in the lead up to what he clearly met the Dean is a blood he wore around the corner. I'm troubled by the politicization of intelligence where we are trying to to literally tear the Ukrainian into mission up somehow to to say that the Russians are coming in and they shouldn't fight it mean to me like the Biden team is trying to methods to the Ukrainian that that there is no possible way to fight back against the Russian and that they should just let the Russians rollover. II don't see how you can look at the situation and later Joe Biden is somehow defending the Ukrainian helping the Ukrainian today than it that way. It seems to me that that the emotional bond from the entire Biden team is a day acquiescent to and Putin it like that. There's no question that he is undeterred and followed that up Rick with two things. One is good consummate so Rick brings up a good point and that is this… Defeatist attitude and it may well be that the Ukrainian Army can't withstand this the political rest. You would think of Putin invading Ukraine and taking Ukraine overtaking cube over would be so significant that he would risk but they finally sleep the Russian have made a calculated decision here very calculated decisions prudent as he did in Crimea and in Georgia. Before that he thinks he can do this with impunity that he can literally get away with it and the division on some of our European allies gives him some hope that that my neck to be the case of Rick you are the ambassador to Germany for the United States and that the nurturing God gaslight is a big deal. And of course we we closed and by demonstration close down in a aghast line that we had here the Excel pipeline so that our energy dependent upon the other countries which is ridiculous, but how significant is this whole issue of Europe's kind of acquiescence or at least not real unity on this dating close down the pipeline. They take a temporary halt of the certification but is that really mean what really and not the bulk here, but the new coalition government and by land. The German government include the Green party, the Green party has been largely again ignored thing to pipeline on the grounds that it dirty energy and so when when the Germans decide they were at a halt certification of the implementation of North into what that really mean that they are not certifying it at clean energy yet and the very temporary move if they wanted to shut down the pipeline. They wouldn't be doing a halt on the certification they would be sanctioning the actual builders of the pipeline. Remember the pipeline not implemented yet not up and running. There is still time for the Americans. And thank Dr. Ted Cruz out front trying to get thanks and to be permanent to shut down the pipeline number the pipeline is not just For Germany it influence into Europe by the rest of this question. This is the heart of it. If in fact there is a which Newsweek is reporting that the United States intelligence agencies have notified Zielinski present in Ukraine that in fact to expect a full with their calling a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops with in 48 hours. What happens Rick will will park well and let's be clear, the intelligent analyst who say that they know exactly what an estimate is not a verified intelligent than asked Clement of what the analytic believe the situation how with evolving that's really important intelligences for new audiences that are are are coming on and that and there's one other point that that's really important here. Remember that there are reports that the German than the American Biden administration and the new German government went to the Ukrainian and said why don't you announce that you're never going to peak membership in NATO. They tried to take the NATO membership off the table for the Ukrainian now whether or not we want the Ukrainian Pineda that separate argument that the Ukrainian should always have the right membership. Of course we don't have to accept it and and there's a lot of reasons why they are not ready now and certainly were not at we shouldn't be adding new mate NATO members with the current members can't pay the bill. But the point is that going to the Ukrainian and famed paid to the Russian by removing the idea that you never going to join NATO that an outrageous policy. The Biden payment gave to the German.

The German just want to sell cars everywhere in Moscow and Beijing. They're not interested in war they want to be Switzerland when it comes to foreign policy. Their policy and how many BMW and Mercedes. Can we tell Grinnell Senior advisor to American Center for Law and Justice Rick, thanks for your insights and the first on this.

You putting in whatever thing Rick just said, looking at the situation as it is a very interesting point in the intelligence. This is a guy that was the director of mass acting director of national intelligence, so it I'm sure it's best estimates but that's what it is but is a very dangerous situation for your great variance is extremely dangerous situation analyst as he said of you have given their projections and I think Putin has made his analysis and his view of this thing and I think he's going forward.Here is there and it quickly here is another next move. Sanction immediately. That would do something here. Well, I think just to pick up on Rick suggestion you block nor stream to permanently and that should be done expeditiously immediately. I thin in Washington there out. What did you shaking your head. I see it on the screen. Glad well there out in look rich right Harry's right, but the the permanent sanctions on nurturing tumor on the floor.

The United States Senate three weeks ago and it was the White House that came to the United States Senate and said were opposed to these floppies. J they had a bipartisan majority in support even with the White House lobbying against them. They still got 55 votes in favor Jake if the White House had been for in favor of them. They would've been enacted three weeks on 20 seconds West, you know, if you're if you're military generals in the United States know anything worth thinking that a war is about to start and that believes that our lack of will and unity means we will appease him. Fortunately I hope that's not the case but also don't want American troops that are five of this is this is that Europe is in a mess for more analysis on this modestly fixating situation number get ACLJ lawyers in federal court right now standing up for life will talk tomorrow ACLJ on the frontlines protecting your freedoms and rights in court in Congress and in the public arena American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. If you're already a member. If you're not well this is the perfect time to stand with us ACLJ.org where you can learn more about our life-changing work, member today ACLJ


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