Ramping up its proxy war with Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington will keep pumping billions of weapons of death to keep bloodying the Ukraine killing fields and billions in financial aid to prop up the failed Ukraine state.
Blinken told a Wall Street Journal CEO council that the U.S.’s focus is “to make sure that Ukraine has in its hands what it needs to defend itself, what it needs to push back against the Russian aggression, to take back territory that’s been seized from it since Feb. 24, to make sure as well that it has the support economically and on a humanitarian basis to withstand what’s happening in the country every single day.”
He told Matt Murray, the head editor at the paper, that the U.S. will continue to let Ukraine determine the appropriate time to negotiate and “where they want to go.”
Boris Johnson, the former British prime minister who was a major backer of the war, called on the West to arm Ukraine with better weapons.
“The world can’t continue to watch as the Ukrainians are terrorized with missiles and drones,” he wrote in an op-ed in the WSJ. “The Ukrainians have the valor necessary to succeed. They have shown it. They just need the equipment.”
Zelensky has refused negotiations for weeks because he is being propped up by Western powers who dream of seeing a weakened Russia emerge from the conflict.
The U.S. and Great Britain have allowed Zelensky to act with a certain degree of moxie on the world stage.
TRENDPOST: With each passing day, the world gets closer to WWIII. (See “RUSSIA WINNING UKRAINE WAR, STILL NO TALK OF PEACE FROM ZELENSKY” 9 Aug 2022, “WEAPONS POURING INTO UKRAINE, NO TALK OF PEACE, JUST MORE AMMUNITION” 12 Apr 2022 and, “BIDEN SAYS PUTIN MUST PAY PRICE OVER INVASION IN UKRAINE” 8 Mar 2022.)
TRENDPOST: Daddy’s Boy Blinken and Boozy Boris have been two of the most important voices in supporting Ukraine’s war effort. It is worth remembering that Johnson reportedly met with Zelensky in the early stages of the war and urged him to reconsider negotiating with Putin. Blinken has some of the deepest ties to the military-industrial complex in the Biden administration, as we document here in our magazine.
We have long noted that Ukraine would have been forced months ago to negotiate for a peaceful settlement if not for the billions in weapons the U.S., NATO, and other nations have injected into Kyiv.
But with each shipment, Ukraine gets bolder. The WSJ noted that Zelensky recently told an audience that Moscow “began its crazy aggression in 2014 specifically from Crimea.”
“It was the prologue to full-scale war. Russia’s aggression potential will be destroyed at the root when the Ukrainian flag is once again in its lawful spot: in the towns and villages of Crimea,” he said.
Reports of the U.S. military “support” of Ukraine is no longer even a news event. On Friday, President Joe Biden authorized an additional $275 million in HIMARS, artillery rounds, Humvees, and about 150 generators.
The aid came a month after the U.S. announced another $400 million package. The U.S. has committed nearly $20 billion in weapons to Ukraine since the start of the war.