On Tuesday, President Biden visited a Lockheed Martin plant in Alabama that manufactures Javelin anti-tank missile systems, a weapon the US has been pouring into Ukraine to help Kyiv in its fight against Russia.
In a speech at the plant, Biden praised Lockheed Martin workers for producing the weapon for Ukraine. “The bottom line is I came to say thank you, thank you, thank you. That’s the reason I’m here,” he said.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the US has sent over $3 billion in military aid to the Ukrainians, including thousands of Javelin missiles. Biden is preparing to support Ukraine against Russia in the long term and has asked Congress for $33 billion in new aid for Kyiv, which includes $20.4 billion in military assistance.
“As I said from the beginning, this fight is not going to be cheap,” Biden said. He told the Lockheed Martin workers that he is “urging” Congress to pass the $33 billion in Ukraine aid quickly so they can keep “all of you very, very busy for a while here.”
Javelins are a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. The two companies and other US arms manufacturers stand to make massive profits over Biden’s push to arm Ukraine and the NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe.
Raytheon also produces Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, which the US started sending to Ukraine for the first time when Russia invaded. Biden’s visit to Alabama came amid concerns over the supply of Javelins, Stingers, and the US stockpiles of other weapons it has been pouring into Ukraine.
Raytheon has warned it cannot produce more Stingers for a few years due to material shortages, prompting senators to call on Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act. Invoking the law would allow US weapons manufacturers to cut the line ahead of other domestic manufacturers for critical materials, such as semiconductors. According to Biden, each Javelin Lockheed Martin produces requires over 200 semiconductors.
While doing everything he can to arm Ukraine, Biden has abandoned diplomacy with Moscow and appears to show no interest in pushing for a negotiated end to the war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Biden’s top diplomat, hasn’t spoken with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, since February 15.
US officials have made clear that their plans in Ukraine go beyond Kyiv winning the war. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who served on the board of Raytheon before taking his post at the Pentagon, recently said one of the US goals in Ukraine is to see a “weakened” Russia.
34 thoughts on “Biden Praises Lockheed Martin for Making Javelin Missiles in Alabama Plant Visit”
America in it’s purest form. I love the campaign style signs in the background. Uncle Joe out there stumping for the military industrial complex.
War is us, even though we never “win” except for the MIC which ensures the US people and the others in the world gain nothing but death and destruction.
wow they can’t make any more missiles for a few years because they ran out of materials.
well why don’t they make solar panels instead. oh because missiles are more fun.
so what are we supposed to do when canada and mexico attack us if we don’t have any missiles?
“War is in my blood. My son Hunter has cocaine” – Joe Biden
We elected the wrong Biden.
We elected A Biden…………
“In fact, they’ve been so important there’s even a story about Ukrainian parents naming their children — not a joke — their newborn child “Javelin” or “Javelina.” Not a joke.”
Somewhere in that vast empty space between his ears, Biden thought this was a good thing. ‘Hi Javelin, I want you to meet your uncle Napalm and his brother Agent Orange. We just call him AO for short.
How about Aunt and Uncle Nuke…………….
Good one. I was going to add “little boy” and “fat boy” but I didn’t know if people would get the reference. I had forgotten and had to look them up.
Wars, hysterical! 😂
How about Cousin Howitzer?
We call him Howie …
It’s to cost US JOE, but it’s going to be profitable for you isn’t it?
The Mid-Terms are a lock for the GOP. Roe v Wade is toast. We may be toast. Great job Joe!!
Well, frankly the DNC has only themselves to blame for catering to extremists and fixing the election against Sanders who doesn’t tow their corporate and war machine line.
Not to mention conditioning “aid” to IsraHell…
Hopefully the bosses were happy with the presidents performance thus far …
Suddenly repressive governments that arrest the runner-up in the prez election, beat up dissenters, ban newspapers, put all TV stations on the same govt platform, are all the rage.
Antifa guy: “A nazi!”
Azov guy: “…From Ukraine.”
I think Biden would be happier as president of Ukraine. He could do whatever he wanted and Congress would just give him anything he asked for.
I wonder how many shares Biden holds in that industry, he should be rewarded and thanked by the owners, it is Biden’s war for sure and very profitable, they should thank him for that.
But that is why they picked him to be presidentin the first place and he does deliver with a nice cut for himself. Conflict of interest?
Biden is as psycho as Trump.
Hey at least we still make something in America – it’s deadly weapons of war ☠️
One can only imagine the butthurt when all of this ends up with a sweeping Russian victory in Ukraine and the collapse of the Ukraine government.
In the Donbass they are fighting for the Russian world which includes Ukraine (NovoRussia). Once i understood this geopolitical perspective Moscows position is completely understandable.
In the Donbass they are bleeding out NATO weapons, troops and money. It will go on for several more months until the Western governments are exhausted. Keep in mind that Moscow has only allocated 10% of its contract army, the 90% is waiting for NATO to do something stupid.
Example: Poland has just sent 200 tanks to Ukraine. In 60 days Moscow has destroyed nearly 3000 tanks. So going forward NATO needs to supply 50 tanks/day. Each tank cost is approx 5 million, ie 300 million US$ per day just in tanks alone. The math says it all.
In the Ashes of the war a united Eastern block is forming, very formidable and battle hardened. If i was the EU i would PANIC.
That hasn’t happened yet. According to you the war was supposed to be over already.
The senile old warmonger is praising the producers of instruments of death and their products.
What the f* ck is wrong with this picture?
Oh, never mind….this is Amerikkka the “great”…
Greatly deluded, greatly bankrupt, greatly aggressive, greatly just . Plain. Stupid.
A thousand “Amen’s.”
Build back better,…
from the ashes of this Whirld!
I’m half expecting Biden to warn that Russia must be attacked before they get WMDs.
The question i keep asking is whatever happened to free healthcare, free education, full employment, homes for all, low crime, social justice, livable pensions, subsidised culture and all the other benefits of civilised society.
They were stolen from us by the Oligarchy.
Look around and what do you see? Scorched Earth where people dont matter and money does. There is nothing civilised about the Oligarchy they are rapacious psychopaths who are attempting to kill us all.
Its a good thing Russia ran out of missiles a month ago or Ukraine could really be in trouble.
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