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(134,092 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:01 AM Jul 10

Biden promises new air defenses for Ukraine in forceful Nato speech

Source: The Guardian

Tue 9 Jul 2024 18.45 EDT
Last modified on Wed 10 Jul 2024 05.42 EDT

Joe Biden has announced that Nato countries will provide Ukraine with five new strategic air defense systems as leaders began a summit in Washington where the alliance was expected to declare Ukraine’s path toward Nato to be “irreversible”.

The promise of weapons deliveries, including anti-air defenses sought after by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, came just a day after a deadly missile strike against a paediatric cancer hospital and other civilian targets in Ukraine that Biden called a “horrific reminder of Russia’s brutality”. “All told, Ukraine will receive hundreds of additional interceptors over the next year, helping protect Ukrainian cities against Russian missiles and Ukrainian troops facing their attacks on the frontlines,” said Biden.

The headline speech was a critical step to convincing foreign leaders that Biden, 81, remains up to the task of leading the 32-member military alliance. It was also a key test in saving his presidential campaign following a disastrous debate against Donald Trump that led many in his own party to question his mental acuity.

In forceful tones, Biden said: “Before this war, Putin thought Nato would break. Today, Nato is stronger than it’s ever been in its history. When this senseless war began, Ukraine was a free country. Today it’s still a free country and the war will end with Ukraine remaining a free and independent country.” “Russia will not prevail,” he said to rising applause. “Ukraine will prevail.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/09/nato-biden-ukraine-air-defenses

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(15,859 posts)
1. Wish our news outlets were as supportive of our President.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:55 AM
Jul 10

This is the sort of headline we should be getting from our news outlets. "Forceful" to describe our President's speech. What do we get from US news? "Feeble" "Old" "Confused"

Our media is going to be the ruination of our democracy if they don't stop with their Biden bashing. As my late mother would say, "Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it."


(134,092 posts)
2. They are all compromised because their owners don't want to loose their tax cuts
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:17 AM
Jul 10

So they have been editorially directing their employees to bring the country down to its knees in favor of a convicted criminal who will extend those tax cuts.

The fear, hysteria, and desperation is increasing more and more among the media outlets, where they have been going non-stop in such an OTT fashion, and it's now obvious that something is "very wrong".


(15,337 posts)
7. ABC, AP, VOA, Washington Post, etc. all had similar headlines yesterday.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 12:42 PM
Jul 10
Biden launches NATO summit by pledging new air defense support for Ukraine
The high-profile meeting also has implications for Biden's reelection campaign.

Biden announces new air defenses for Ukraine while addressing NATO leaders

Biden opens NATO summit by announcing new air defenses for Ukraine

NATO allies commit to sending dozens of air defense systems to Ukraine, including four Patriots

Biden: Ukraine to get 5 more air defense systems

Joe Biden Hands Ukraine Huge Air Defenses Boost


(15,859 posts)
11. I didn't mean that they didn't cover it.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 04:06 PM
Jul 10

I was talking about the usage of adjectives to describe his demeanor. I see nothing in those headlines you posted.


(18,455 posts)
14. The only feeble and confused people I see are the scribbler / yapper class.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:03 PM
Jul 10

If they thought Americans generally despised the MSM before, well, they sure as shit do know.

We need to do to the rest of the media what we've done to Fux over the years. Contact their advertisers and complain. When the people who write the checks start telling them to shut the fuck up, they will shut the fuck up.


(15,859 posts)
16. This is purely anecdotal but...
Fri Jul 12, 2024, 10:21 AM
Jul 12

just yesterday I had four different people I spoke with bring up the fact that they are no longer watching any TV news, and two of those four even said, "not even MSNBC". These were in separate situations and not a group setting of any sort. Just people I volunteer with and a good friend and a sister. Including me, that made five of us.


(1,110 posts)
3. JR
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:31 AM
Jul 10
AGave a great speech a t NATO.. . If he wants to run again leave him be.. he is the best bet and I’m sure is capable of carrying out the duties of his Office.. vote BLUE!!!


(5,809 posts)
8. If NATO had fast-tracked Ukraine into its membership, when the Russian tanks were on its border,
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:38 PM
Jul 10

this war would not have happened. Putin would have backed down immediately. His initial excuse for the war was that he worried about the "threat from NATO," although Ukraine was not a NATO member and NATO is only defensive. The second best response would have been to arm Ukraine to the teeth, to mount a massive defense and force Russia to back down. Standing up to Putin is the only way to deal with him.


(112,208 posts)
9. Good. That will certainly help
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:50 PM
Jul 10

I read somewhere or other that Russia exploited a narrow gap in defenses to attack the children's hospital.

Ukraine shot down most of the missiles in that attack. They just missed a few critical ones aimed at Kyiv. Another system or two might be able to plug the hole.


(2,041 posts)
10. That speech should silence the naysayers in the party, and the real media.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:51 PM
Jul 10

It was clear he is more than capable.


(37,152 posts)
13. Here's what we've been up to (the Ukraine parts), hoping to see more news on NATO arms sales.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:05 PM
Jul 10

It's not a complete picture by any means, but it's still information.


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