The Biden Regime Gives Green Light to Sending Additional $1.3 Billion in Weapons to Ukraine
On July 18, 2023, the Biden regime announced an additional $1.3 billion in military aid for Ukraine. This comes at a time when Ukraine’s much-hyped counteroffensive has stagnated and was even paused.
“The United States will announce a new pledge to buy $1.3 billion worth of military aid for Kyiv in its conflict with Russia in the coming days, two U.S. officials said,” Reuters reported. This new package consisted of new air defenses, counter-drone systems, exploding drones and ammunition, per a US official in discussions with Reuters.
After months of reports of deteriorating American weapons stockpiles, and sharp munition shortages among the US’s NATO satrapies as well, these funds have been authorized under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) program. Put simply, this allows the Biden regime to purchase weapons from the arms industry and not directly draw weapons from Pentagon stocks.
The report added: “Also included are two different types of loitering munitions, the Phoenix Ghost drone made by AVEVEX, a private company in California, and the Switchblade, made by AeroVironment Inc.”
On that same day, billionaire magnate Elon Musk responded to the Reuters headline, “Would be nice for the public to have some clue how the money is spent!”
Musk’s comments come in the wake of growing unease about the lack of oversight used when it comes to the billions of financial aid and weapons sent to Ukraine. The neoconservative/neoliberal interventionist crowd in DC have successfully scuttled attempts to bring more accountability and oversight to the Ukraine aid process.
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedged noted that “Over the last year, there have been multiple reports alleging as well as documenting that foreign arms meant for Ukraine have shown up as far away as Scandinavia countries and even more recently the Middle East” demonstrating the reckless nature of the aid being deployed to Ukraine.
This is what happens when governments are given massive powers with regards to conducting foreign policy. Let’s be honest here: Sending military aid to Ukraine will not change the outcome of this conflict. Ukraine will lose owing to the manpower and technological disadvantage it has in comparison to Russia.
Continuing to deploy aid will only prolong the inevitable, lead to more death and destruction, and even motivate Russia to pursue more maximalist aims that could lead to the complete destruction of the modern Ukrainian state.
To achieve peace in Ukraine, foreign policy decisionmakers must do everything possible to hammer out a negotiated peace settlement between Russia and Ukraine.