On Thursday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov made a direct plea to Congress asking for the US to send anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to help fight attacking Russian forces.
In a video posted to YouTube by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Reznikov said Ukraine needs “as much Stinger and anti-tank weapons as possible.” He said the weapons could be delivered to Poland from where Ukraine can transport them over the border.
Since the 2014 US-backed coup in Kyiv, the US has given Ukraine over $2.7 billion in military aid. The Obama administration refused to send weapons to the Ukrainians, but the Trump administration took that step in 2017, and started supplying Kyiv with Javelin anti-tank missiles.
Pentagon officials have said that they would look for alternative ways to send Ukraine Javelins if Russia invaded. The weapons have previously been delivered by aircraft.
Recently, Lithuania shipped Stinger missiles to Ukraine, which was approved by Washington. The Stingers marked an escalation in NATO’s arming of Ukraine. The issue is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s main points of contention with Kyiv, and although Ukraine is not a formal member, its alignment with the western military alliance is his main justification for his assault.
Earlier on Thursday, the Kremlin said it was willing to negotiate Ukraine’s surrender. Russia’s terms are that it wants Ukraine to declare neutrality and promise not to host weapons in its territory. So far, the Biden administration has refused to consider Putin’s demand for a promise that Ukraine would never join the military alliance.
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Ukraine Defense Minister Pleads With US Congress to Send Missiles
No missiles for you!
This shows you how delusional the Ukrainian government is. Like Russia is going to allow the US and NATO to send any more weapons to Ukraine. It doesn’t matter how they try to ship them, Russia will intercept and destroy them. Don’t these people get it? In the video with Scott Ritter I watched tonight, he said the weapons that were already sent were in warehouses and they’ve been destroyed, which is probably true. No more assistance of any kind (other than maybe humanitarian) is going to come to Ukraine any more.
Ritter also mentioned something I’ve been saying – that it doesn’t matter if Ukraine never entered NATO if NATO treated Ukraine as a “partner” and continued to ship weapons to them, train the Ukraine military to NATO standards, and the like. That alone was a threat to Russia, however limited in the short term.
Aren’t you an anarchist though? I don’t understand, I was reading The Saker earlier to get an idea of what’s going on, and he mentions Paul Craig Roberts making a Leninist statement about US capitalism based on exploitation of foreigners (theft), basically.
I don’t understand how everything fits together, so many different groups… There’s some Zionist at RT spamming for Russia.
Indeed, I am an anarchist. However, I’m an individualist anarchist, and I think Austrian economics and free markets (note: not corporate capitalism) are better than socialism. So indeed, within anarchism there are a lot of different factions. There are even Christian anarchists who think we should obey God, but not the state. They get short shrift from most anarchists. Individualist anarchists are the most extreme. They tend to oppose not just the state, but society, too, stating that societies oppress as much as states and that’s why states exist.
Doesn’t matter to this subject, though. I’m simply analyzing what existing states are doing with regard to each other and why, because since we’re dealing with nuclear powers any miscalculation could lead to a nuke on my head – which, as a radical Transhumanist as well, is unacceptable.
Radical transhumanist? Like William Pierce? We’re enemies then. Oh well. But yea off topic, appreciate the reply.
I had to look up Pierce, since I’ve never heard of him. From the Wikipedia profile, I can assure you that no Transhumanist I’ve ever heard of would do anything less than kick him to the curb.
I don’t know what you’ve been reading about Transhumanism, but most Transhumanists in my experience have been either libertarians (small or large L) or some other general philosophy which would be considered “liberal” or “progressive” or whatever. Nazis need not apply.
I suggest you start with the Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
He founded a religion called Cosmotheism. It doesn’t matter what leads to transhumanism. It is the ultimate evil. Whether tax rates are 10% or 12% or even, gasp, 18%, transhumanism is the ultimate evil that humanity must give everything to prevent.
Nothing else matters in comparison.
I would agree with you on that – except I take the opposite viewpoint. It’s humans that suck.
Just to explain, Pierce wrote Turner Diaries, which is horrible. I assume he wanted to kill everyone not white, then breed superior things to replace those with. Maybe he only wrote it for “fun”? I dunno.
At different times I’ve seen different types of that trans in right wing groups. I always tell them, what’s the point? They’re mainstream; why be right wing?
They apparently just fear idiocracy / dysgenics / collapse will crash their ability to begin transhumanism before it takes off. So, that’s the only real reason they’re against immigration and such.
But it is not right wing. Fake right wing people have written different things on it, dreaming of “superiority.” But they’d lose the ability to evaluate a thing. It’s entry into pure relativism.
Just because right wing nuts claim to be Transhumanists doesn’t mean all Transhumanists are right wing. Transhumanism has nothing to do with immigration, whatever anyone you might have read has said.
Ah, that’s not the point, haha. I don’t see them as right wing. I see them as people who must be resisted, opposed, at all costs.
Whether they hold one policy view or another matters not. All must oppose transhumanism.
If you understand the tech, you’ll understand why. There is no right or left wing with it. It is pure nihilism.
Well, since you don’t understand nihilism either or whatever you think of as Transhumanism, I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.
I understand it fully.
Christian anarchist know we are to obey God, and not man.
In the end the Ukraine will be in Russian hands, and the US/NATO military industries will have their nations’ taxpayer dollars in their hands. How much does a single Stinger missile cost? Who is going to step up as an individual and front the cost of that, knowing it may very well be destroyed before it’s even used? Better yet, for those aligned with the Ukraine, do you have your plane tickets already? When do you arrive in Poland so you can cross the border and actually DO something to get some skin in the game, if you’re so concerned? Or is this the US defending Ukraine to the last Ukrainian? As for sending weapons to potential partisan forces, remember we did that in Afghanistan and wow! that one came back to bite us in the a**.
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