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The Pentagon redirected funds to “contain Russia” on the wall with Mexico

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The Pentagon redirected funds to “contain Russia” on the wall with Mexico

The Pentagon decided to redirect some of the funds allocated to "contain the aggression of Russia" to build a wall on the border with Mexico. The corresponding order was given by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Bloomberg reports.


The head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, ordered that some of the funds allocated under several European programs within the framework of the European Security Initiative be redirected to the construction of fences on the US-Mexican border. Projects totaling $ 545 million will be stopped. As noted in the US military, half of the suspended projects were used by the Americans to "deter Russian aggression."

According to Bloomberg, in a memo to the US Department of Defense, the head of the Pentagon mentions several projects in European countries, including Norway, Germany, Spain and others. It is stated that these projects are not canceled, but suspended for an indefinite period.

These projects were postponed, not canceled, and only temporarily lose funding

- said Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood.

The Pentagon did not explain when funding for suspended programs would be restored.

Note that this is not the first "borrowing" of the US allocated to Europe finance. Last year, Donald Trump withdrew nearly $ 800 million from a military-political deterrence program in Russia. The funds were also used to finance the construction of a wall on the land border with Mexico.
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  1. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z April 29 2020 15: 21 New
    +2
    And from the coronvirus will cover
    1. Mabius
      Mabius April 29 2020 15: 36 New
      +6
      Quote: Starover_Z
      And from the coronvirus will cover

      Yes, it seems that now Mexicans from the USA are fleeing ..
      1. dvina71
        dvina71 April 29 2020 15: 56 New
        0
        Quote: Mabius
        Yes, it seems that now Mexicans from the USA are fleeing

        So I think .. Mexico needs to co-finance this construction and speed up the process .. what is happening there may turn out to be a paradise in comparison with the possible future of the states ..
        1. Mabius
          Mabius April 29 2020 16: 31 New
          +3
          Quote: dvina71
          what is happening there may turn out to be a paradise in comparison with the possible future of the states ..

          Everything can be in this crazy world ..
          1. Kasym
            Kasym April 29 2020 17: 51 New
            +5
            Well, they will start digging tunnels - what will they do ?! The Americans had to build factories in Mexico, and not transfer production to China - there would be much less labor migrants. hi
            1. Mabius
              Mabius April 29 2020 18: 38 New
              +4
              Quote: Kasym
              Well, they will start digging tunnels - what will they do ?!

              Israel knows these technologies of digging underground passages)))
              Quote: Kasym
              The Americans had to build factories in Mexico, and not transfer production to China - there would be much less labor migrants.

              Well, yes, that's just the Anglo-Saxons, the former Indians terribly hate and African Americans including .. No confidence in them !!
              And China very well attracted money, technology, first the USSR (under Stalin), and then the West due to cheap labor .. Now there was an attempt to weaken China economically and morally, but ...
              1. Kasym
                Kasym April 29 2020 18: 55 New
                +1
                And the capitalists of the Chinese Communists fell in love. And they didn’t care who anyone liked. The Germans wanted to build car factories in Mexico, but Trump happened ... It most likely depends on investment conditions - now many bourgeois Vietnamese communists fell in love ... Something like that. hi
                1. Mabius
                  Mabius April 29 2020 20: 10 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Kasym
                  Here it most likely depends on investment conditions - now many bourgeois Vietnamese communists have fallen in love ... Something like this.

                  Well, Vietnam remembers Russian and waits, as well as the Mujahideen of Afghanistan .. Everything goes in comparison! hi Business is business, but friendships are eternal and unbreakable, especially if fighting! soldier
                  1. Kasym
                    Kasym April 29 2020 20: 56 New
                    0
                    В принципе, я не вижу с Вами разногласий. Единственный момент, что эти стены не помогут - потом начнут "воевать" с этими тоннелями, выбрасывая очередные миллиарды. Я просто имел в виду, что богатой Америке надо просто помочь Мексике стать более благополучной, создавая рабочие места. hi
                    The size of the borders of Israel is one thing, the other is the USA and Mexico.
  2. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor April 29 2020 15: 26 New
    +2
    The containment of Russia's virtual aggressor had to be postponed, because next to it was the real unrestrained Mexico!
    1. knn54
      knn54 April 29 2020 16: 42 New
      0
      -means for “containment of Russia”.
      Это на "стену Яценюка"?
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 29 2020 17: 43 New
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        Quote: knn54
        Это на "стену Яценюка"?

        Ну это мировой шедевр, даже "Великая китайская" не идёт в сравнение.
  3. Amateur
    Amateur April 29 2020 15: 28 New
    -1
    Well now triebalt disappeared. In addition to corovinus, they will begin chronic diarrhea from fear. soldier
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 29 2020 17: 44 New
      0
      Quote: Amateur
      In addition to corovinus, they will begin chronic diarrhea from fear.

      Yes, they perfectly understand that nobody is going to attack them.
  4. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 29 2020 15: 36 New
    +2
    What are they collective farms there? Tell them already about the professional sheet.
    1. Stalllker
      Stalllker April 29 2020 16: 22 New
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      Yeah and where Russia can buy it laughing
  5. nobody111body
    nobody111body April 29 2020 15: 36 New
    +1
    half a milliard? —it is a laugh for smokers; Mexicans will break such a liquid fence with their feet; and the best thing is to return to Mexico its native states of California and Texas, well, or fork out for free and eternal help to the Mexicans; a heap of American Jews don’t peck the hens
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 April 29 2020 15: 58 New
      +1
      Mexicans these territories are mediocre about ... Why would it give them to the Americans? And how many years was the state of Mexico itself in the mid-19th century?
    2. Charik
      Charik April 29 2020 16: 54 New
      +2
      35yards of rubles - a hen of laughter? Even a handful of Russian Jews were probably not funny
  6. faterdom
    faterdom April 29 2020 15: 38 New
    +3
    But what about Estonia? Who should she hope for now? To Georgia?
  7. Pandiurin
    Pandiurin April 29 2020 15: 38 New
    +3
    Trump has more and more of his people on the team.
    Esper promotes the Trump project with the construction of the wall to the detriment of Clinton's projects.
    It’s interesting whether the parliament will tell them something, maybe they are too freely redistributing money for targeted projects ...
  8. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront April 29 2020 15: 42 New
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    Viva Mexico.
  9. Charik
    Charik April 29 2020 15: 42 New
    +1
    Well done Trump, understands that Russia is not going to attack the geyropa, it’s better to protect your house from drugs from South America
  10. Well done
    Well done April 29 2020 15: 43 New
    +1
    Даже обидно! Как же про "агрессивную" Россию забыли? Будем скучать! drinks
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 April 29 2020 20: 56 New
      +3
      Quote: Welldone
      Let's be bored!

      Something tells me that very briefly. yes laughing
  11. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya April 29 2020 16: 11 New
    +2
    These projects were postponed, not canceled, and only temporarily lose funding

    - said Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood.

    Это уже почти оскорбление! А, с другой стороны, будем надеяться, что эти "проекты" умрут от голода пока строится мексиканская стена.
  12. NF68
    NF68 April 29 2020 16: 18 New
    -1
    Someday you will get tired in this way, almost fighting the whole world, and everything will return to you with the accumulated interest.
  13. Ravik
    Ravik April 29 2020 16: 25 New
    +1
    Transfer this money to me and I will not attack America ...
  14. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 29 2020 16: 26 New
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    That's right ... Russia cannot be restrained ... there is nothing to waste money ...
  15. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky April 29 2020 17: 49 New
    +3
    Ну всё, теперь то "несдержанная" Россия "разагрессивничается" на европейском подворье так, что евробеженцы встречным потоком в Африку ломанутся.
    1. Mabius
      Mabius April 29 2020 17: 58 New
      +5
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      Ну всё, теперь то "несдержанная" Россия "разагрессивничается" на европейском подворье так, что евробеженцы встречным потоком в Африку ломанутся.

      On the same wave we think .. laughing Interesting events are coming in the world community! The main thing for Russia to remain the way it has always been in its history ..
  16. APASUS
    APASUS April 29 2020 18: 37 New
    +1
    How much has the West poured slop on the head of the USSR for the construction of the Berlin Wall? And now, the construction of diverse walls and restrictions is a sign of a civilized society. And the USA in the modern world is becoming more and more like a menagerie - a country built by labor, by the hands of migrants, on the money of migrants and against migrants!
    So there!
  17. LeonidL
    LeonidL April 29 2020 19: 19 New
    +1
    Well now it’s worth waiting for cries and cries from the walls of Kukuev’s that they forgot and sold the first-line sufferers of defense against Putin all over the world.
  18. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 29 2020 19: 40 New
    +1
    Глава Пентагона Марк Эспер распорядился перенаправить часть средств, выделенных по нескольким европейским программам в рамках "Инициативы по обеспечению европейской безопасности"

    Будут остановлены проекты общей стоимостью 545 млн. долларов....половина приостановленных проектов использовалась американцами для "сдерживания российской агрессии".

    Ahhhhh !!! How now to grunt on an empty stomach? ZRAADA!
  19. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first April 29 2020 21: 39 New
    +1
    Our military and gunsmiths do not finish! I am ashamed! Since for the USA we have become less scary than the Mexicans.
  20. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d April 29 2020 21: 42 New
    +1
    The Pentagon redirected funds to “contain Russia” on the wall with Mexico
    We got a chance to take advantage of the situation !!!!!!!!!!!!! fellow
  21. Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst April 30 2020 11: 03 New
    0
    Mexico for the USA in perspective as Ukraine for Russia. Decades later, when teeth break off about China and Russia, a new geopolitical enemy will be needed at hand.