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Biden Brags About Sending Weapons at ‘Record Speed’ to Ukraine, No Talk of Peace
Biden has sent $3.4 billion in less than two months to Ukraine
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President Joe Biden on Thursday took to Twitter to inform Americans that his administration will send another $800 million in military aid to Ukraine to “further augment” Kyiv’s ability to counter the Russian offensive in the eastern region of the country.
No mention of peace. Just more war.
Biden, who called Putin a killer and war criminal, bragged that the new package will include heavy artillery weapons, dozens of howitzers, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and tactical drones.
“In the past two months, we have moved weapons and equipment to Ukraine at record speed. The United States alone has provided 10 anti-armor systems for every one Russian tank that is in Ukraine,” he posted.
Biden has sent $3.4 billion in less than two months to Ukraine. He also announced that he will send a supplemental budget request to Congress to get the funding for the weapons. He also plans to send $500 million more in direct economic aid to Ukraine and accept more refugees.
Biden said the war is at a critical point and about to enter its “next phase” (which only means more weapons). The weapons will go “directly to the front lines of defending freedom,” he said.
TRENDPOST: The Biden administration has been framing the Ukraine War as a fight of Good Vs. Evil and tried to portray Ukrainians as freedom fighters and Russians as barbarians. Gerald Celente, the publisher of the Trends Journal, interviewed Scott Ritter, the former U.N. weapons inspector, who said governments need to make the public hate an adversary. It is hard to get the public fired up over a war about borders.
The corporate media in the U.S. seems to have forgotten about Russia’s legitimate concerns about NATO expansion into its own backyard. Prior to the war, Moscow wanted NATO to return to its membership levels from the 1990s, and promise not to take on new members—including Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden.
The Trends Journal pointed out in 2016 that "forward positions in Ukraine, Georgia and the Baltic States are hundreds of miles further east than the Oder-Neisse border between Germany and Poland, where US President George Herbert Walker Bush solemnly promised Soviet and Russian leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin that NATO would halt its expansion more than a quarter-century ago. The trend, clearly, is pushing toward mounting Russia/NATO tensions."
In December, Russian President Putin raised concerns about weapons systems being placed near Russia's borders and called the move “red lines.”
Putin saw the possibility of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO as a security threat for Russia. NATO says it will not let Moscow dictate who gets to join and who does not.
ALL EYES ON DONBAS
Justin Crump, a military analyst, told the BBC that all eyes will be on the unfolding offensive in the Donbas region.
"That's why this period is so critical - based on that, you will either see a peace, a pause in conflict, or just a protracted ongoing war, and that depends on both sides of course," he said.
He said Russia has 22 battlegroups in Belarus waiting for orders. If Ukraine puts up a fierce resistance in Donbas, it may force Moscow to rethink its strategy, he said.
John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said the new weapons batch will include 72 tactical vehicles to tow the howitzers, 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones—a new weapon rapidly developed by the Air Force for the Ukrainians, according to Defense One. Biden also announced that $500 million more is being provided to Ukraine.
Biden, who earlier held a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, said Americans should take pride in providing the weapons and intelligence that "beat back Putin's savagery."
"Putin has failed to achieve his grand ambitions on the battlefield. After weeks of shelling Kyiv. Kyiv still stands," he said.
MEDIA PROPAGANDA WORKING
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released a poll Thursday that showed 54 percent of Americans don’t believe Biden has been tough enough in his response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine while 36 percent say his approach has been spot on.
TREND FORECAST: Gerald Celente, the publisher, has noted, “When all else fails, they take you to war.”
Making the case to redirect the people’s mind, as Ron Paul’s Liberty Report states regarding the U.S. building up tension in the area, “Biden may be calculating that he needs a nice little war to boost back his numbers and rally Americans to his support.
Like most everything else in this first year of the Biden Administration, it would be a terrible mistake.
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