Friday, January 21, 2022

CIA Director William Burns Visited Berlin And Kiev Ahead Of Secretary of State Blinken's Trip To Drum Up Support For A Tough Response If Russia Invades Ukraine

Daily Mail: CIA chief William Burns made secret visit to Europe ahead of Secretary of State Blinken's trip as part of effort to drum up support for tough response if Moscow invades Ukraine 

* CIA chief William Burns visited Berlin and Kiev, it emerged on Friday 

* He slipped in just ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip this week 

* Biden has turned to Burns, a former ambassador to Moscow, for some of his most sensitive international missions 

* It comes amid concern that European nations may be too soft on Moscow 

* New satellite photographs show the extent of Russia's military buildup 

The head of the CIA quietly visited Europe ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip this week as Washington tries to rally allies around a tough response against Moscow if Vladimir Putin presses ahead with plans to invade Ukraine. 

Senior figures have become increasingly concerned that countries including France and Germany may pursue their own path because of closer economic ties with Russia. 

 The diplomatic push took on even greater urgency on Thursday, a day after President Biden said he believed Putin would press ahead with an invasion.  

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WNU Editor: It looks like his trip to Berlin was not as successful as many in Washington were hoping for .... Western rift as Germany 'backs down' over sanction threat if Russia invades Ukraine (The Telegraph).

6 comments:

Dave Goldstein said...

Germany can't afford to lose the natural gas from Russia. Simple

Anonymous said...

German politicians would rather rim Putin's asshole than restart the nuke plants, restart the cola plants, frack and not scour the world for illiterate people to take in.

Anonymous said...

usa stay out or get foot up in @$$

Anonymous said...

last warning foo foo nation

Anonymous said...

1:37

The word foo foo derives from West Africa. You are not racist are you?

Many of America's enemies like Russia and China are very racist.

Anonymous said...

How would you even know?