The U.S. and U.K. said last week that they will continue to push for more war in Ukraine regardless of how badly Kyiv’s counteroffensive fails, how many Ukrainian citizens are killed and/or how much of their nation is destroyed.
James Cleverly, the U.K.’s secretary of state, joined his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington and fought back against the emerging narrative that the West’s support could erode if Ukrainian forces fail to show decisive gains in the next few months.
“We need to continue to support them, irrespective of whether this forthcoming offensive generates huge gains on the battlefield, because until this conflict is resolved and resolved properly, it’s not over,” Cleverly said, according to AntiWar.com.
Blinken said, “I can only violently agree with my friend and strongly endorse what he’s just said. We have exactly the same perspective.”
Blinken also said he agreed with Cleverly that the U.S. and NATO will do whatever it takes to “continue to be successful in regaining territory that was seized by force by Russia over the last 14 months.”
TRENDPOST: Who in their life ever heard someone say they “violently agree” what someone else said? Indeed, it clearly illustrates Blinken’s passion for violence in his supporting all of U.S. wars since he began sucking off the public tit in 1994.
The Trends Journal has long said that there is only one political party running the nation: the War Party.
Last October, Republican House majority leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that his party will not keep writing a “blank check” for Kyiv.
“They just won’t do it. … It’s not a free blank check,” he said.
Blinken told a press conference that McCarthy’s statement on May 1st during his visit to Israel that “I vote for aid for Ukraine. I support aid for Ukraine,” is evidence of United States united support to keep ramping up the Ukraine War. During that visit, McCarthy even appeared agitated by a Russian reporter’s question and said, “I do not support what your country has done to Ukraine, I do not support your killing of the children either. You should pull out.”
Planning for an Unproductive Counteroffensive
Last week, we reported how the West is preparing its public relations campaign in the likely event that the Ukrainian offensive fails to achieve its vague goals. (See “UKRAINE SPRING COUNTEROFFENSIVE NOT SPRINGING,” 9 May 2023.)
But despite the low expectations, the U.S. and U.K. continue to provide Ukraine with escalatory weapons. Britain announced last week that it will send Kyiv Storm Shadow missiles that come with a range of 150 miles that would allow Ukrainian forces to easily strike into Russia and Crimea.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said last week that Ukraine will need more time before it can stage its counteroffensive. He said the manpower is in place, but he needs the West to speed up its weapons shipments—namely heavy armored vehicles, The New York Times reported.
The paper noted that political analysts said Zelensky may have made the admission for a number of reasons, including to “pressure the allies to ramp up deliveries, to lower expectations for the counteroffensive, and to confuse the Kremlin about Kyiv’s intentions.”
The State Department, meanwhile, announced last week that it will send Ukraine another $1.2 billion in military aid, which will include “additional air defense systems and munitions; ammunition for counter-drone systems; 155mm artillery rounds; satellite imagery services; and “support for training, maintenance, and sustainment activities,” according to the Defense Department.
The statement also said the package will include “equipment to integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles and radars with Ukraine’s air defense systems.”
Blinken spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba shortly after his meeting with Cleverly and discussed how contributions from international partners can support the counteroffensive.
TRENDPOST: Peace is still banned in Washington as evidenced in Blinken’s statement before the phone call with Kuleba that said “Ukraine’s sovereignty is vital to peace and security in Europe and reiterated the U.S. commitment to holding Russia to account, underscoring President Biden’s pledge to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”
Washington continues to hide the fact that this is a border war between two longtime rivals and there is zero evidence that any other country is at risk of “Russian aggression.”
Nobody ever talks about NATO aggression. (See “RUSSIA BLAMES NATO FOR VIOLATING AGREEMENT,” 5 Jul 2022.) The alliance is in place only to counter Russia and wants its own missiles in Ukraine to point at Moscow and then acts surprised when Russia says no.