Israel and Ukraine need not worry, the U.S. can help support two large-scale wars thousands of miles away, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said last week.
“The United States is the most powerful country in the world, and we remain fully able to project power, uphold our commitments, and direct resources to multiple theaters,” he said, according to RT, the Russian news outlet. “So we will stand with Israel even as we stand with Ukraine. The U.S. can walk and chew gum at the same time.”
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has shown how there could be trouble ahead for the Biden administration to get the funding needed for both campaigns. The Republican senator said, “any funding for Ukraine should be redirected to Israel immediately.”
TRENDPOST: It is worth noting that before the first Russian troop stepped foot in Ukraine, there were questions on whether a major conflict between Kyiv and Moscow would drain the U.S. of its military resources, given its interest in defending Taiwan. (See “MILLEY: NOT STOPPING RUSSIA IN UKRAINE WOULD MEAN MASSIVE JUMP IN U.S. DEFENSE BUDGET” 25 Apr 2023, and “WWIII: EU SPEEDS UP AMMO TO UKRAINE TO MAKE SURE WAR CONTINUES” 14 Mar 2023.)
Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO head, told Germany’s Deutsche Welle days after the Hamas attack that the new war will not take any attention away from the Ukraine conflict.
Responsible Statecraft noted that the Biden administration is expected to try and stick Ukrainian and Israeli funding in the same bill.
“Providing funding for Israel in the aftermath of Hamas’ shocking attacks over the weekend will likely garner nearly unanimous support from Congress,” the report said.
The report noted that a senior official told The Washington Post last week that the White House is “likely hoping that the speed with which legislators will want to pass aid for Israel will push enough Republicans to put their reluctance to supporting more funds for Kyiv to the side. Such a “move could make sense because it ‘jams the far right.’”
TREND FORECAST: The hotter the Israel War heats up, the cooler the support for the Ukraine War. Indeed, today The New York Times reported that “Kyiv Worries That Allies’ Attention, and Aid, Will Shift to the Mideast.”
Therefore, the less support Ukraine has to fight Russia, the more they will heat up the war with attacks inside of Russia, false flag events to gain support, attack on nuclear plants, etc.
And as for the Ukraine War winding down in the minds of the West, major news sources such as The Wall Street Journal had no coverage of the Ukraine War on Monday.