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Expected you would find the link by reading this stuff. Reading between the lines ... Zelenskiy, the actor, was even more surprised than his master about the dust the call kicked up! The Ukrainians always ready to please as  Poroshenko was obliged to the Democrats, Obama, Biden and Nuland.

Zelenskiy says what Trump wants to hear

And how did Zelenskiy respond? He said exactly what Trump wanted to hear, complimenting him and even referring to him as a "great teacher." Zelenskiy readily agreed to Trump's wishes. At that moment, Zelenskiy -- the Servant of the People -- became the Servant of Donald Trump.

Granted, politics is always about competing interests. But in his conversation with Trump, Zelenskiy hardly stood up for his country's priorities. Instead, he seemed fixed on appeasing the American leader. He neither asked Trump for US investments in his war-torn country, nor for the backing of his comprehensive reform agenda that he has promised Ukrainians.

by Oui on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 02:40:55 PM EST
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This stuff about briefing or releasing transcripts of phone calls between world leaders... Bojo and the Yankees have that in common... it's frankly horrifying.

But it wouldn't surprise me if Zelenskiy indeed said exactly what he imagined Trump wanted to hear. And I don't blame him for that. What it translates into in terms of actions is another question.

I don't have time to read all the links. The problem I have with your diaries is that they're not very synthetic.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 03:58:12 PM EST
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You hit my weak spot. 😉
by Oui on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 04:25:08 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 05:06:44 PM EST
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😊
by Oui on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 05:33:46 PM EST
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