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Will Putin Go Nuclear?

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February 28, 2022 12:00 pm

Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced his order that the "Minister of Defense and the chief of the General Staff place the Russian Army Deterrence Force on combat alert," placing the Russian military on full nuclear alert. Is Putin threatening nuclear war to any country that gets in his way? Jay, Jordan, and the rest of the Sekulow team discuss the latest on Russia's war on Ukraine. This and more today on Sekulow .

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Circular will go nuclear now Sharon poster, call one 800-6843 11 question will go nuclear on grade about other parts of Europe that I see that two different ways, literally, because he put his nuclear forces on alert to report to make right off the bat. The practical beating of this order is kind of unclear because Russia and the US typically have both their land and summary based nuclear weapons ready to go at all time combat ready. The question is nuclear capable bothers the plates is he putting those loading them up with nuclear weapons. That's what this could potentially mean because we arty have art summaries ready to go and are bit are massive ICBMs ready to go at all times. There combat ready. So are Russians. So that's nothing new. The question is does he have the bobbers ready doubt. I also use nuclear in a nonliteral sense because the walk-in the potent peacekeepers as he called them has failed Ukrainian people rose up in mass resistance.

It did that if there were Russian speaking or majority order Ukrainian speaking. They've risen up.

They said we don't live under this authoritarian will to live under Russia Russia control so that significant opposition, but those were Russian troops were basically rolling into town, hoping to play that soft role of you were here to take back they were here being welcomed.

Now what happens next. This at the end of the Russian military has had a few trucks pulled up and edit a thousand soldiers are rated 3000 skilled they could go nuclear on Ukraine without using nuclear weapons. You understand what I mean, they can flatten. In fact, right now there's massive Bobby in Kiev going on that we have not seen yet that put that is potentially that part two. What is so deadly and what it could be subject troubling about this conflict is the next phase because Ukrainians fought back so valiantly could be one that brings the world closer and closer into world war.

We work in this region, so we know what this is like, and I think the miscalculation by the media. Although there is a huge attack going on right now and that's in Kiev, which of course is the main city but what happened was, there was an expectation and our intelligence taught this to the dread about 50% of the population that was pro-Russian in Ukraine that is apparently not the case and that's life seen such a strong response from the Ukraine military as well as Ukrainian citizens. However, we do not have the military capability to stop an onslaught from Moscow from Russia potent by heightening that alert of his military which I don't know if it really means it is no prohibition under the various treaties of using nuclear weapons. The prohibition here was he speaking gave put engage in an unprovoked war, which is a violation of international law and customary and international law usage. But the problem that you have right now Ukraine is you had this large convoy coming in. If they start this kind of attack which is apparently what's going on right now while they're having the supposed peace conferences, which I also think was just a total farce but I think Zielinski did the right thing and admirable. What is done. The reality is I think that this is can escalate quickly.

Germany passed the 1 billion+ defense bill over the weekend because all of a sudden it's looking like they need to be prepared. This is your problem not a lick escalate so that you know these countries. They were innocent more weapons, including the US separately out of a no-fly zone highway no fly zone is like or so gratified or door to get those weapons into Ukraine and that leads to the more likelihood that your own people could be shot at by Russians and war so there's all these careful calculation is the first time Germany is authorized, sending its own weapons since World War II a bit so cautious about being a country that supports any kind of violence and military action that they don't usually deliver their weapons other AR authorized how does it get there without leading to world war one. Take your calls and questions 21 800 684 31 two that's one 800-6811 zero for lunch on rubble shared Facebook share YouTube shared be right back.

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If you're not well this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org 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, 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've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn, called mission life will show you how you are personally supports and publication includes a look at all major ACLJ pro-life cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist the ramifications of Roe V Wade, 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in what Obama care means to the pro-life in many ways, your membership of the ACLJ is empowering the right to life question free copy of mission life today online ACLJ/concerned right now, which would lead to a bigger humanitarian crisis is because his troops were not welcomed in even in areas of Ukraine where it was supposedly more pro-Russian Russian speaking of a kind of role in with that major force in relapsing. They were two exhibits bad things, but role in the town. The believer signature of civil trucks without it had of aerial protection right those troops did not fare well that many were killed there running at a gas to running out of food, so it didn't work that the nice take over the bloodless coup if you will fail.

Got less and less bloodless your days into this now the top concern for everyone around the world is that Putin will go in and start leveling the cities in a way that Ukraine doesn't matter if you got people that are willing take up arms.

It's happening when you stop it. It might be occurring as we speak there significantly more. I would go to the live feed to give it's it's hard to get right now seems like there are explosions going on everywhere that would be as is. Since why we took the title the show they going nuclear flattening cities and threatening the world that if you try to respond. I got my nuclear weapons bothers my nuclear barbers on high alert, yet were doing right now by Patrick Greco who is a lawyer that we work with in Slovakia and has worked with us on the international criminal Court in the Hague and also some lucky person putting up on that right now borders Ukraine so Patrick your concern is that we should not the United States should not underestimate Vladimir Putin and he put his nuclear forces on this heightened alert night. Good to hear you, I'm glad I'm on there yelling at me, absolutely. We cannot and underestimate any echo or door and anything Kenny doesn't make any sense to make that great state. Do you sense Patrick and because your close to them rejiggering the reason was the sense of your the citizens of Slovakia, but also just what are you hearing about this move by Putin while he looked pretty surprising move, everybody's talking about that he's trying to escalate and maybe 10 will de-escalate the situation but not completely true as far as I already check out the news. He ordered really good to reeking for the four C's. All of the nuclear of the nuclear our meeting in Moscow so he doesn't look like he's going to be escalate, but it looks like he's going to move forward.

All other other security Annelise military undelete hearings blackjack are saying well. It's pretty unusual move, but we can look underestimate you just because already fulfill all heat affordability. What he said.

Evening 2008. Evening 2014 and right now it's interesting because when you look at this situation, Patrick. We work with an international legal matters. For a long time. There is no prohibition against nuclear weapons as as part of your arsenal so when did that leave the states initial reaction was was doing this just a kind of ratcheted up and it's it's more show than anything else, but you can't take the anything off the table.

Here are no absolutely not. According to a 1996 advisory opinion of the international Court of Justice.

While the use of nuclear weapons is usually a violation of international humanitarian law there is no comprehensive band and customary international law, nor in any international law treating I was reading the Swiss regulations on the legal basis for conducting nuclear engagement and it says very clearly in paragraph 232 international law does not explicitly prohibit recourse to nuclear weapons but legitimate recourse to nuclear weapons is restricted because of the rule of proportionality J which means that you could use them in a fashion that is unnecessary, given what your military goal may be Patrick. He also reported to us and appreciate you joining us that NATO is an Easter data specifically is practically in your words demilitarized. We explained that the people yes I think you like some sort of years and the way when you see the World Bank investment chart into the military in the region. It looks like from 1990 until now completely almost banished, which means like so lucky, articulate, probably even the even: aura on Hungary. These numbers are not similar when when the velvet Revolution comes by unite PSO or are often the full of the Beverly goal. So right now we are practically weed out any sort of military prison, which can significantly significantly raise the this of course is when you go to the military presence I can resist. Then it goes. It returned goes on NATO and what is Dana really is it just the US operating with a fellow tree small military so NATO force, which is usually a readiness was around 40,000. The problem is and I don't know how this will play Randy.

We were looking at this last night. It has to beat when they say consensus which sounds nice. It's unanimous is unanimous. If you look at the net a website that's what they say consensus consensus and consultation. But if you look at the nano website directly. It says, meaning, unanimity, and usually they have this unanimity in making going forward. A very clearly but it is through consensus and deliberation in each country according to his means and its means supplies the armaments or the personnel necessary J in connection with what they are going to supply when a determination to enervate and then enter energized on NATO is put into place so Slovakia Patrick has secured its eastern border best again and his promise solidarity with Ukrainians. What steep sense. If this took a more military conflict for even Slovakia is NATO country what what what sleep kind of the view of the populace in you and your country well I'll look to Adobe for before the war in Ukraine lounge that was asleep a lot between the population and there was a huge fight. Agree or conclude the DCA agreement between the United date and the Slovakia but finally happens and it was a huge achievement for the government to do that and it looks like in the present terms. It was a very wise move.

So right now the public. He 6240 according to our last all like 62 or something to do to the other and and Debbie some undecided undecided part of the population. So right now the President of the public peace. It's it's for the presence and as far as I know I I checked other Secretary of State already send regards to the Germany and to the needed land that they are going to send troops or more and patriotic Slovakia which reading it right now there's a refugee crisis to we know that's piling up people piling up different borders and because of Slovakia being one of those borders you talked about that there's 50,000 refugees in freezing cold weather that the country estimated to probably only handle about 25,000, it's good to do what it can. That crisis appears, Patrick will only increase if the fighting gets worse as far as I as I kicked other other other trains are going there to pick up them further to integrity public at and move them into the wider euro. However, at the other government already at European border protection: thanks help on the borders and Czech Republic is already sending a 50 policeman who helped on the board there as well because he's like almost 50,000 people, but we are expecting more but I have to say the people here are wonderful. They they can every single day can. That said, the trend with precision joining us, Patrick, and you will be hearing from you and point of this is maturing as a sentence. This is impacting real people.

What is happening. Producer will hang send me something last night and very heartrending. It talks about a family that was in Afghanistan and was being persecuted by the Taliban and they sought refuge and where of all places, the Ukraine, and now the Russians have invaded the Ukraine and they have had. This is just the family has had to flee to Poland, so there's no respite for these people and we see these children on the buses crying about their fathers having been left behind the fight valiantly against the Russian invasion and this is impacting the children of the world and this is a horrible situation that they have been put into J I want here for you folks. Give us a call 1-800-684-3110 because you have to be more concerned now you were five days ago about this leading towards a more expanded military conflict. While our leaders have been very clear about no US troops in Ukraine were now talking about this expanded potentially outside of Ukraine, Belarus, it's troops in their own doctors allowing Russian troops to go and that's a second country involves they have three countries involved. If you want to.

You authorize all these arms you want to get Ukrainians, but to get the big event have some kind a safe passage Quarter Horse which means putting some kind of truth, whether state or someone at risk of Russian attack which is how you lead to the next step in a war so it's it's kind of like it doesn't really matter what you thought from the beginning, things have changed drastically on the ground rail and we want to hear from you what hundred 60 you love your son: 864, 31, what would you do as far as military support would be ammunition would be truth what you think. 800-684-3110 XA will be joined by our office in Washington DC went on about what Washington is doing on this, but also an update on some pro-life issues a lot more ahead of your listening to us are watching us share this on your social media forms way across platforms. We encourage you to do about only one.

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I don't and they wanted to get for you to that some of how Washington's bid react yet so thinly rain and the other just come back in town. What's your sense on the Ukraine situation and Russia.

What is the consensus of the House and Senate right now.

What hearing you will get the decision on this boat today yeah J both chambers returning as we speak and and honestly both sides of the aisle are really saying the same thing.

I think the dinner ready a new set of sanctions that likely will clear the Congress very quick. Although J. I actually think the two issues that you just he is kind, work together here in mean that war breaking out on the other side of the world, and in both House and the Senate say they need to pass additional sanctions. I'm not actually sure the White House needs additional authority. I think they could probably use a lot more authority without the new statutory 30 but either way J they say they want to move these new sanctions.

And yet when they return to town is at the first-order business that they're taking up the United States Senate.

It's not the first-order business though is first-order business, J is the altar of abortion. We call it on the data on it on the show a lot and really there demonstrating today that that's what it is leadership for one second, there is a crisis with a potential global war impact year and rather than dealing with that right away, they want to codify reverses way because arthritis reports no rhetorical advance at 532 nine United States Senate J there to take a vote on exactly that.

They call it the women's health protection act.

I think opponents of the bill probably have a better title for their calling in the abortion on demand until birth act only when it is still a down to this day. This would make Roe versus Wade permanent, not just on a federal level but on a state level going forward and reaching back Jason think about this thing about all of those states that we already work with to protect life and also to make the abortion procedures that do occur are safer J all of those restrictions already in place, they would be eviscerated if this bill were to become law and is giving to quick data points number one. This bill has already passed the United States Senate 218 to 211 and here's the other one J maybe this is to be the most interesting for for listeners. I think every single Republican J's get a vote against this bill.

That's how extreme it is there there to Senate Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, who very often vote with Democrats on this issue. Both have indicated J that this is just too extreme for them. They are there likely to oppose this bill tonight. Let's Joe mansion and Bob Casey are the only two who are not cosponsors of the bill for your entire universe that you could actually hope for is to Democrat senators J Bob Casey has already said he is going to vote for its outlook. I think George actually said this before, you need to consider Bob Casey, a pro-abortion Democrat is no longer pro-life Democrats as they cannot go tonight. We don't know we don't know yet J about Joe mansion when you sent a letter to leadership about the leader, Schumer and Toledo McConnell yet about the opposition to this is growing and of course ACLJ's working out what we have agreed that if we can, so I again forgot for scree but this is the congregation we do because, again, you'll see the estate as they put it out with everything going on the world. This is what Schumer is decided. Democrats have decided to make their priority when they return to Washington DC they could have this vote next week.

Later this week. First dealt with Ukraine spoken to that, it like that's if they feel like they need to authorize in more authority for the White House to issue more stations do that but no it's a radical abortion bill that every Democrat but one has sponsored inside-out as is. Think about that. I beat the entire Democrat party it's so extreme that even some Republicans who would not be considered pro-life won't sign onto it because it so she will give that a second if you want to take action if you're watching us on rumble right now. I go see right below our video will she sign our petition.

Now it's a link. Is it just says ACLJ that are/rubble that will take you to our petition for life. Over 400,000 people have already signed this petition, but I know a lot of you are new on rumble you want to get active with the ACLJ link is right there right under video, sign our petition now that I want to go back to you because you said somebody so radical.

Give people examples about why this is so even outside the norm of the, the, where the pro-abortion sitters a bit before you will start with what Susan Collins is said Georgie somebody I don't agree with on this issue very often, but she has said her main concern with this bill as she's actually okay with the sort of the. The baseline Jordan which is codify and route which we can talk about how terrible of an idea that would be on its own, but she has said her concerns on this are how much further than that. It goes specifically eviscerating any religious freedom rights that go along with this so you if you are an organization that provides healthcare services to women and you have a religious-based objection to performing abortions shorten this legislation would say, a state cannot protect your right to refrain from offering services to think about that door and it would not just impact who has to supply abortions. It would actually push those entities out of business.

So if you talk about your trying to be pro-women.

A party that is get a push facilities that provide services to women out of business simply because they don't provide abortion that is anything but pro-women and push people like Susan Collins office Bill Jordan in order so unbelievable to me is you got Vladimir Putin note putting his nuclear systems in the military on a heightened alert because at a war in Eastern Europe and they come back from their brakes, and the only thing they want to talk about. Initially is about a case that hasn't even been decided yet that might overturn Roe versus Wade.

You want to talk about a big lobby you think the military lab is a big lobby obviously not as big as the abortion lobby for washers or priorities J and we've known this all along. We thought our listeners but this demonstrates in black and white really what it is and the other thing that it does. J.

Is it gives cover to the work that the poor abortion industry is doing across the country at the state level, and we have been warning about this for months now that they are afraid J the pro-abortion lobby is afraid that the Dobbs cases. Get a go against them and the battleground is get a shift to the states that are really taking this vote tonight.

I think J as a federal cover for the work that they're going to do in states.

But here's the thing we beat them there. They were already working on the state level to make sure that states are prepared for this. You have to fight this on to front, you have to fight it in states there to be inclined to put into into law something similar to what is being attempted on the federal level right now and then you're also going to have to arm the states that would want to protect life, how we work. We are in the state of Maryland just last week preparing for that. Hopefully able to beat back some bad law maybe split some good line for and into place, but my point is this, there are dual tracks here in all of us who are in this game for the sanctity of life. We cannot afford J to ignore either of those tracks everywhere in New Jersey last week two in federal court defending like we were in Maryland filing documents and then the big hearing.

I think next month defending life and been very active were at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals right now representing South Dakota. We are fully engaged, yet one of the issues is that anti-that the states are the faces that many of the state supreme courts have also dealt with the issue of abortion. At some point since Roe versus Wade and they ran into their state constitutions the right to abortion.

So even if the federal government.

The Supreme Court changes that the wave's right to privacy or this extreme open-ended right to abortion. It is not.

They say the site is not guaranteed by our Constitution wrong. You have to then take the battle to the states they will have to relitigate that as well. Before you can even legislate so there will be state litigation state legislation. In some states, you have the extreme pro-abortion states pro-life states then states Erica to be in the middle. This could be up to us to influence so I give so much work on that effort were to get back Ukraine or Russia second half hour. We want to update you and remind you where the Democrats priority is when war in Europe.

Priority is enshrining abortion rights kill more children in America will be right back for decades. ACLJ is been on the frontline protecting your freedom is defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. If you're already a member thinking 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 is Jordan secular secularity or phone calls to 100 684 30. What did best. The question will put go nuclear in two ways. One literal because he's he's increased his nuclear forces on a heightened state of alert and how the US is interpreted that likely means is that the US and Russia have always got their submarines and their large nuclear weapons ready to go was on fire from the US neo-ICBMs was already combat ready all the time 24 seven. It will retire that hears likely barbers so arming aircraft with nuclear weapons. This is that that's the next step that you don't have already your nuclear forces had a ready to go. These would be the deliverables anymore tighter combat zone like if you are a border country invading the country that you border the second part we use that term nuclear because the efforts of Russia's initial stage, the invasion has failed. It's fair to say this failed this a huge military with a lot of firepower. If they make the decision that they must take Ukraine at all cost that would be going nuclear on the city's massive loss of life totally destroyed cities and towns and really even though we see this unbelievable Ukrainian resistance by the people, Molotov cocktails and AK-47s and RPG's can prevent this. Now the same time you have Europe or the US authorizing war weapons to go into Ukraine more lethal force into Ukraine. Here's the issue. There how do you get there and if you do figure out a way to get there. Who are you going to put in harm's way to deliver those weapons to the Ukrainians and the if it's NATO has NATO down engaged in a war zone.

Of course, that the standing force with NATO is about 40,000 includes Americans a nub of the other countries, 30 countries and NATO, but what we learned was to implement article 5 article 430 been put in place was been requested. Article 5 is where you have the defense defensible an attack on one NATO countries in the attack on all and then it clicked scalding take a consensus to determine whether there will be military action consensus. By the way is has to be unanimous which raises the question I want to ask our our audience. When you get into what the sanctions are meeting for Russian how it impacts the world economy the moment with Prof. Harry Hutchison, but I want to know what you feel about US troops being engaged in this or what do you think the appropriate reproach would be at 800-684-3110, 1-800-684-3110 two really important that we hear from you on this.

Things have changed a little bit over the week and I think sentiment is that people see what's going on there, but how you feel about American troops getting engaged this 1-800-684-3110.

Yeah, I think overall people so very post-that idea because you got put talking nuclear event.

The next phase of this if the Russia decides that they have got a take more extreme actions to make progress.

Those extreme actions are massive air campaigns flattening of cities. That means the destruction of of the cities and they've done it before.

Under Putin not at this scale, but they did to Grozny Chechnya parts of Georgia where they just waited and said you know what what I could get involved in it and that the shooting that year, which is kinda flattened flattened the a higher city and that again, Ukrainians don't have the defenses doesn't matter how brave they are and how great they bid there's nothing they could do to prevent that if Putin decides to go there.

The question will be as hot as the world is not that kind of aggression use. If you don't support military troops there, but on military aid significant military to go to Ukraine from the United States, including armaments, 1-800-684-3110 800-684-3110. The talks that they had between Russia and Ukraine have concluded I am getting some reports and that we need to take a look at will. Will update that during the break. If you want to have a social media platform for encouraging share with your friends and what of the sanctions met the ruble has fallen almost 60% interest rates in Russia went from 9% to 20% Swiss banking is been canceled.

What is this mean for us. What is mean for your right, the price of fuel at the gas tank will be back with more than 800-684-3110 share this with your friends right now, the challenges facing Americans or substantial time with our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice for decades now ACLJ on the frontlines projecting 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 then remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. You are already a member. Thank you. 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 voice is. 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've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn, called mission will show you how you personally. Publication includes a look at all major ACLJ were fighting for the rights of pro-life activists ramifications. 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the worship ministry and what Obama care means to discover the many ways your membership is empowering the right question for copy mission life today online/secular something else changed over the weekend since we last talked about this break instead. Segments. That's how the world is responded through economic punishments. Russia is a better way to say that because that sanctions were preventative.

What what they still use the term sanctions. But this is done is that because they're punishing Russia now sanctions didn't prevent the conflict. Unfortunately, because we as we talked about.

They were so weak, but now the world they saw this resistance and Ukraine and suddenly everybody's jumping on board with pretty massive sanctions on Russia, including the Swift banking stations, which I did report I just to clarify devices. You drive your car. You listen to radio Swift is it me, like Swift, the word I Swift is an acronym.

It's the way you wire money international for the bank to bank. If you wanted to. We at with this nonprofit we supported in the if I said that the money that we send monthly to them.

I use the Swift code to wire the money goes from a US bank to a bank in India. That's how the system works so the international banking when your kind offer that is very difficult to move money around quickly, you can't. I mean the a.m. and that was a big increase of Prof. Harry Hutchison is in with us. He's a director, policy Harry just going to set the sanctions obtained from over the weekend. They have, I think Vince sanctions that have been introduced over the weekend basically confirmed what we knew last week that the initial trench of sanctions put up that Biden port on the Russian banks were largely ineffective, but he claimed that they were the equivalent of Swift banking sanctions.

But guess what wants to put them on. You get virtually an immediate response. Ruble has fallen in value. Interest rates have risen. They've doubled from 9.5% in Russia to 20% of the right robot elves let them 60% and 46% of its significance route. I think it's around 20% and and so Russia is now left with trying to create an alternative system. Some might say an alternative reality with China with respect to selling its oil. Now I understand why Pres. Biden was initially reluctant part of it. The reluctance comes from the Europeans who have now change their tune quite dramatically there now will will need to send weapons there now willing to comply with their natal obligations and I would add lastly that this is largely a European war, largely European effort and I think it's good to see that the Europeans are finally stepping up to the plate was interesting to me, Jordan, that the Germans over the weekend passed a $1,382,000,000 defense package when they have been very resistant to do this previously and it says that all of us on the reality because in Vladimir Putin put what's out there that is activated is a nuclear units that validate the Europeans. The Germans in particular's largest economy. There start taking hey we have take this seriously. This is getting really dangerous real quick yesterday are two things that have sex anymore their own military which event to take time second thing is redundancy for even nations like Germany since World War II have never sent lethal weapons to another country to utilize because of their history art have authorized sending those weapons of this is where I think it's very complicated for everybody listen. It's great that everybody wants us in these weapons that Ukraine that's wonderful. I think he could trust this Ukrainian military there's a lot of issues before that.

Could you trust him even right back with they just fold to Russia of Zielinski is often a perfect leader in the past, but certainly's got a lot of world support right now.

I think that a great job in the news the I don't recall propaganda extent this rush is doing Ukraine is an excellent job is showing how people are fighting back, which encourages country simply let send weapons except for you get the weapons there. The weapons have to then be delivered inside a war zone, which is very difficult so 30% is what the rebels down according the financial times. What kind of impact does that have on a typical Russian citizen. Well, I think it to the extent that they purchase goods and services overseas, then that means that those goods and services are much more expensive. Also, it means that Russian oligarchs who basically are business individuals who took advantage of the market liberalization under Mikael Gorbachev in the 80s and early 90s then the value of their Russian assets in other currencies has fallen very significantly, and so they may have to help you think that if an oligarchs economic is economically hit. How does that play into Vladimir Putin who relies on these oligarchs. Well, what I think it puts pressure on the oligarchs who will then put pressure on pollutant and to the extent that the oligarchs have the ear of some members of the Russian military. They may be less reluctant to follow through on pollutant orders now that could in fact be a quite deadly exercise. But I also think that this may ultimately mean that pollutant loses his grip on the Russian military and the country in part because the oligarchs are seeing their wealth melt before their own eyes and to the extent that they have wealth in Switzerland and Italy. They can't access it. So they may have boat's they may have bank account in Switzerland. All of these things.

To some extent are locked up. There's a Russian oligarch who owns a huge football team in England. The Chelsea football team on all of those things at some level I think will begin to hurt you. But the question becomes how long can pollutant hold out this to be able to hear from you folks. What hundred 64 3110 is 100-6431 10. It's not going away. This conflict is that Alex was not quick, people thought this would probably be most experts opinions on the Russian side on the US side of the Western society subside all the Delta by the time we were talking to you today on our broadcast. The government of Zielinski would've fallen right to be a puppet government in place there might still be some skirmishes on the ground that this would basically be over now receiving cluster bombs being used by the Russians and massive air campaigns just starting to begin and I think even there would we say that they that they have trade strategies to go to this that the scorched earth strategy which was not part one or what they want to walk in as peacekeepers and liberators Ukraine is dead by that, in mass, so now you have to question what does this look like if this continues for days and days of real shock and we never saw socket on Ukraine know that was not shocking to shock and awe is flattening cities, flattening the enemy urinating all the infrastructural infrastructure.

Then I got up and be the Internet I be that there might be the satellite Internet be provided by Elon musk would even matter, because you would build a charge of how to use it right that socket that has occurred know it may be that they can't but there's an interesting thing though and that is the situation with oil and gas. Russia still producing is the United States still buying as of Friday of last week, the United States was still purchasing Russian oil and gas. According to a petroleum expert who appeared on Fox news Sarah and week and Joe Biden came in Harry and shut down the XL pipeline absolutely and is very important to keep in mind that if you have allowed the XL pipeline to be fully completed, which is the fourth phase of the Keystone pipeline that that alone would provide up to 20% of US oil demand on a per DM basis.

So I think all along the President. Biden has basically assisted inadvertently. Perhaps Mr. Pruden why because Pres. Biden has been overly focused on climate change and satisfying his left wing base who want to move us away from fossil fuels. Meantime, Pres. Biden is saying to Iran to Russia. Please send us your oil and if you think about it. How does that reduce the consumption of fossil fuels it doesn't. It simply increases American dependency on Russia and Iran, and those are two highly erratic countries and you're not kidding and you got Iran on one side rush. On the other. We talked about that way, the book will call unholy alliance in the and Joe Biden shuts down the XL pipeline, which would have given us continue our independence in an energy which we get our blessings broadcast.

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ACLJ.org where you can learn more about her life changing become a member today ACLJ policy security give a major speech. It was pretty cool so you gave a speech at sea pack last week record now, and he immediately got the Texas-based so that we could posted after it was done, the people would be directed to ACLJ's website to read the speech and it is a powerful speech was substantive speech about the a restructuring of our diplomacy at the State Department to better deal with the situations like we see right now in Ukraine order Rick is actually on his way to Europe as we speak tomorrow. I hope yard from Europe tomorrow on the broadcast I want to play some from his speech at a sea pack does not how to use diplomacy the right way by one.

We all know the pharmacy without the credible threat of force invites contempt. However, diplomacy that sees military force as the first option rather than a last resort will result in war diplomacy done right. However, is the opposite of war. This week we've witnessed a total collapse of diplomacy we saw. We see in reports. Now this this piece to these at the Association. The recurring Belarus meant nothing right and what was expected and which was was expected, but what Rick is really, there's remember whatever the world is now saying our our our Ukraine. They were not willing to do. We correct before all this started. Even though we in our President, our Intel community everywhere. Every other European company telling us every day that there's got to be a massive invasion of Ukraine.

They were not willing. But this with fixation on your it's all been posted so would ricks talk about theories that diplomacy you do is to prevent war. It's not a publishing tool when you start using sanctions to punish that's very different than sanctions to prevent those interest with a comment on rumble. That said, will the Swift sanctions cut off the sales of Russian gas and the answer is no.

It does not, and that reason is there. China becomes the purchaser or Pakistan. And this is where do you have the difficulty of these sanctions being put in place. We got a quick question from Earl on Facebook and said could sending weaponry actually escalate the situation and cause even more loss of life. Obviously, if you start entering war zones as foreign parties to that war zone. You can escalate the situation.

So here's the right situation instead of I get there was some concern about whether or not you crave should be trusted with this massive little weapons because they have not been real stable governments back and forth over years they've wanted to move towards the West, but dado said you're not ready or not Western enough that your democracy is too young. You don't really have total human rights and abortion rights in Russia or freedom of speech. The Russia but they are not their enemies into a rental or lease they shut down the political dissent in the media but okay. Could that all that before you didn't do it because all these different reasons. Now your point, where people say what I want to help these Ukrainians there fighting back so the countries are authorizing then you gotta get it into a war zone that get into a war zone. You got a go through play country like Poland and Slovakia were targeted when arteries earlier add whoever is delivering those weapons that made Ukrainians, picking up the border. They take it from there. I don't know how that I would work and they did suffer.

They're the ones who are potentially at risk of uterine air dropping in weapons.

There's not a no-fly zone right now over over Ukraine to implement a no-fly zone being a Top Gun style fighter jet for fighting between Russian fighter jets and likely either dado or US fighter jets keep the skies clean.

You have to engage US military and away we have not seen since the Cold War and the other problem with when you're engaging in moving armaments in as you mentioned is things can go wrong.

You also have a situation where there is questions about what whether Putin has direct control over what's happening and are his military leaders going to react to what he saying or, as was a concern of the weekend are some these military leaders themselves, because their failing as it is right now going to do something Road and that could get. That's where that I am telling you what you got to be cautious about the whole made alignment here is if you look at the map where we have the NATO countries, I think is very important for the artists that's watching the broadcast to see what were talking about.

You have countries that border Russia that border Ukraine.

I look it in the easy ones. Estonia borders Russia then you have Latvia orders Russia then you go down the Lithuania which does not border Russia, but borders Russia satellite Belarus. If something were to go wrong. Not even intentionally, and you had engagement there because of military transports. A lot of things can happen to those countries might be the way in which vehicle armaments brought into two Ukraine yes you got it again. The complications the cover that are serious and I think we just have not seen yet whether the Russian military is willing to carry out the orders approved. There's always a question when you come to these authoritarians is disability. The questions about that. Some of these young soldiers who they first stated Rob set the highest highly trained soldiers at basically acting like they were lost and that it did appear as though they were lost off the tither he lost in cities it was. I get I think the second thing is if food was to order a massive apartment which would lead to lightly loss of life said that thousands would with what is military so for that, because they know ultimately if they do something like that. Especially the word is not provoked, they will be hunted down for the rest of their life is war criminals. They have to make their own making these calculations to death 18-year-olds are talking about the military generals guys actually have to make the order and put it in my head on earlier broadcasts initial J lawyer that works with us on an international criminal court matters will actually work for the ICC, Patrick, Reiko and Patrick said I think is important for these Eastern NATO countries are practically demilitarized as it is and this is where Rick Cornell in his speech are watching foreign policy analyst to see pack talked about a strong diplomacy. Let's listen to number 12. There's no other way to say we have witnessed an appalling waste of diplomatic capital these past four weeks as the Biden team-a bloodied war shifting US troops around Europe stoking paranoia in the West, destroying the Ukrainian economy and utterly failing to deter Vladimir Putin because you have diplomacy with nothing behind it.

It's meaningless and that's the one thing that's when Joe Biden said the sanctions are going to determine the one thing we did learn this weekend is those friends talk sanctions if we were done initially may have deterred him because the oligarchs control a lot of what Putin does get into a lease agreement. He can have a masticate of a mass opposition one or two leaving is one thing but if he's got all of his is the wealthiest, most powerful people in this country leap at saying I'm God batty. They have the resources to do that they start affecting effectively. One of those Harry was talking about you. He's actually Ukrainian but is considered Russian oligarchy and that's was busy Russia, which again talks the complications that he again is at having to leave his business interest because what Putin is doing is Ukrainian. Please consider part of that larger oligarch world, yet you start affecting their daily life. These guys are. It should money. Is this not war and peaceful invasion if you will. They were sold. The whole world was sold on the Russians were just a walk in everything would be satellite that the value prayed that it happened that when it was filling out a deal with the real war. That means real potential loss of life very deadly in a magical, totally unpredictable and economic consequences that can have a real impact will follow this to borrow the broadcast again. Think soliciting support work in a field day in a sealed for decades now ACLJ is been on the frontlines protecting your freedom is defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena.

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