President Biden on Monday authorized an additional $550 million in military aid for Ukraine, marking the 17th arms package the US has pledged since Russia invaded on February 24.
According to the Pentagon, the new package includes an unspecified amount of ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and 75,000 rounds of ammunition for the 150mm howitzers the US had previously sent to Ukraine.
The new aid was authorized by the presidential drawdown authority, which allows Biden to send Ukraine weapons and ammunition directly from US military stockpiles. The funds were pulled from the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill that Biden signed back in May, which is meant to last through September 30.
Also on Monday, Ukraine said it had received more US and German-made multiple rocket launch systems. So far, the US has pledged to send 16 HIMARS to Ukraine. Russia has said it destroyed half of the HIMARS Washington has sent, but the claim has not been verified.
The HIMARS that the US has sent Ukraine have a range of about 50 miles. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has repeatedly warned that the more the US and its allies send longer-range weapons like HIMARS, the more Ukrainian territory Russia will take.
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“Dumb and dumber” indeed. This 17th arms package to be approved in 5 months — averaging about 3.5 a month. So this projects to 35 by year’s end. And will the House have approved a budget for 2023 year by then? Not likely. But who’s talking about billions anymore. Now we talk in trillions. And Biden is taking credit for gas prices going down — which means down to $6.35 here in the Bay Area of California.
So Ukraine, along with the DC govt, is now an enemy of our constitution, taking money from working Americans that was never authorized by we the people.
The Constitution, along with the Declaration of Independence, etc., etc., has never been anything but a work of (generic sense) sophisticated legal art. … consider: Harvard Law, Law Review, UC prof of Constitutional Law, Obama.
The preamble is the ideal they sell as the reality. The reality is not even close to it. The constitution is like the Bible, one can read into it anything that fits the narrative. That is what the SC does.
Money the working people need for health care, jobs, social security, education, environment, etc., all the basics of community health; but, priority is always accorded Deep State masterpieces of FUBAR.
Which means our vote does not mean a GD thing!
This feels like a game of ‘dumb and dumber’… I wonder the kind of things that ‘we’, the American people could do with this kind of dough?…. I don’t need any Howitzers and the like but I do have some home improvements I’d like to make (before we get into a nuclear war).
“Up in Smoke” also fits. Rumor has it that 2 HIMARS and ammunition were destroyed the day before yesterday. What’s that? $11 million?
Russia has had to change strategy because of the HIMARS. But there are indications that the entire Donbass region will be under Russian control by the end of this month. The only thing Biden got for our money was a bunch of dead bodies.
ukraine is good for US business
I don’t know if they (8 HIMARS) were destroyed or not; but I just find it funny that the US media gets ALL it’s “Ukraine News” from Ukrainian government organs (or, second-hand, from the US government which got it originally from Ukrainian government organs); and is quick to post everything they are told WITHOUT any disclaimer like “the claim has not been verified” – even though it hasn’t been; Yet everything the Russians report is subject to the disclaimer.
Because the Ukrainians lie less than the Russians do?? I don’t think so.
Not relevant to this specific story, but in the same vein; Ukraine, an entire coven of “retired US military and Intelligence experts”, the BBC, and the British “intelligence apparatus” have been breathlessly reporting an imminent “massive Ukrainian counterattack on Kherson” for weeks; yet so far Ukraine has done nothing but DAMAGE (not close) a bridge over the Dnipro. More propaganda??
Considering “reports that turned out to be lies” like 1. The Ghost of Kiev, 2. the withdrawal from Siverodonetsk intended to allow the Ukrainians to assume more formidable defenses across the river 3. The gallant defenders of Mariupol, hiding in a cellar, “tying down large Russian forces and slowing the advance”, 4. The defenders of snake island who preferred death over surrender, and many other fables emanating from the Traveling Zelensky Comedy Tour I believe NOTHING these shills spout until I actually see the effects on the battle situation map.
Yahoo News has been posting Ukrainian government disinformation directly as news for a few months now. Anyone reading just that likely thinks Ukraine is routing the Russians.
Call it the “Targets for Russian Artillery and Ultrafast Missiles Act”, or TRAUMA.
That amounts to one arms package per week. That is the only job Biden has shipping more guns to Ukraine.
Joe Biden is an enemy of the people!
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