Rush Limbaugh relates what the MSM is not telling you. It was Clinton and Obama that disarmed Ukraine.
I mentioned yesterday that Bill Clinton in 1994 (and then the Obama administration in 2009, reaffirmed it) gave official diplomatic assurances to Ukraine that their borders would be safe in exchange for the Ukrainians gutting their army and completely doing away with their sizable nuclear deterrent.
This has not been reported other than the UK Daily Mail has now published an article that reminds us that that wasn’t all Obama did for Ukraine. But the point is… Because the media isn’t telling you, I want to stress this again. As you’re watching what happened, as you watch us act outraged that Putin would do this, there were the number of signatories to this agreement. The UK, John Major and the Ukrainian prime minister. It was Boris Yeltsin for the Russian Federation, and Bill Clinton, and there was the ChiCom leader.
There were five of them, and they signed. They promised. They promised Ukraine that their borders would not be attacked, that their sovereignty would not be challenged, and that they would be considered for admission to the European Union. There was all this stuff dangling carrots if they would just gut their army and do away with their nuclear deterrent — and Ukraine did. That agreement was reaffirmed in 2009 by Barack Obama.
So the Ukrainians cannot defend themselves against this encroachment by Russia, which is a violation of that agreement, by the way.
So Ukraine was disarmed, we paid for some of that, and given guarantees that their borders would be safe. We have said the same to Israel, and now we say to Israel, if you don’t agree to peace you might find yourselves without support from the U.S. Here at home we face all sorts of gun restrictions. How safe would you feel without your guns? How safe would you be if you disarmed? How safe will you feel if Obama shrinks our military?