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Can this barely breathing swamp-creature do anything? The answer is no - he's failed at everything. Getting bent over the PIPE is just the latest policy failure. Imagine the exploding head if Triumph had done the same thing.


U.S. urges Ukraine to stay quiet on Russian pipeline

"The Biden administration is asking an unhappy Ukraine not to make waves, as it nears Russia-Germany pipeline agreement.


U.S. officials have signaled that they’ve given up on stopping the project, known as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and are now scrambling to contain the damage by striking a grand bargain with Germany. At the same time, administration officials have quietly urged their Ukrainian counterparts to withhold criticism of a forthcoming agreement with Germany involving the pipeline, according to four people with knowledge of the conversations.


The U.S. officials have indicated that going public with opposition to the forthcoming agreement could damage the Washington-Kyiv bilateral relationship, those sources said. The officials have also urged the Ukrainians not to discuss the U.S. and Germany’s potential plans with Congress. A senior administration official disputed this reporting, noting that the situation is more nuanced than that, but declined to share further details on U.S. officials’ talks with their Ukrainian counterparts.


American negotiators and diplomats have signaled that they have given up on blocking completion of the pipeline, known as Nord Stream 2, which will ship cheap natural gas from Russia to Germany and stands to be a boon for Moscow.

U.S. officials’ pressure on Ukrainian officials to withhold criticism of whatever final deal the Americans and the Germans reach will face significant resistance. A source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv’s position is that U.S. sanctions could still stop completion of the project, if only the Biden administration had the will to use them at the construction and certification stages. That person said Kyiv remains staunchly opposed to the project.


Meanwhile, the Biden administration gave Zelensky a date for a meeting at the White House with the president later this summer, according to a senior administration official. Critics of the forthcoming U.S.-Germany pact over the pipeline say it will mainly serve Russia’s interests and harm ties between Washington and Kyiv."

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1 min ago, 55555s said:


Biden takes the PIPE
Ironically, so did the veep.   And Hunter.  Bonus points for Triple entendre. 

Took 4 posts, but somebody finally got it!!  :beers:

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So Biden stops Pipeline construction here at home but uses our tax dollars to help the Ruskies build a pipeline through Eurasia.  Yet President Trump was suppose to be the one in collusion with the ruskies? Weird!   

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