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That seems to be the attitude of those deep in the Ukraine conflict……and that includes some within our Congress and the president has basically given an open end commitment to fund the war for Ukraine.
A few in the Congress have made their commitment known through their offering of bills……
A bipartisan group of hawks in Congress announced a new resolution on Tuesday that calls for the U.S. to seek the restoration of Ukraine’s 1991 borders and to bring Ukraine into NATO after the war is over.
Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) are co-sponsoring what they call the Ukrainian Victory Resolution, and have been framing it, perhaps not surprisingly, with the lofty rhetoric of World War II. So far the bill has 18 bipartisan co-sponsors.
“We must not repeat the error of Sept. 1, 1939,” Wilson told Yahoo News, referencing what is now held by many as the “Munich moment” and appeasement of Adolf Hitler before the Nazi invasion of Poland.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have also introduced their own, similar resolution in the Senate. This comes after three Senators and 16 House Republicans last week sent a letter to President Biden saying they would not support any new Ukraine aid if it was not paired with a clear.
This week’s resolutions are sure to stir debate over the extent of U.S. Ukraine policy and support ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive this spring. Furthermore, a signal from Congress that the U.S. is fully behind the retaking of Crimea and the Donbas would be exactly what the Ukrainian government wants to hear, but it is a dangerous message to send when Ukraine lacks the ability to achieve those goals on the ground.
In fact, setting overly ambitious, unrealistic goals as the definition of “victory” seems more likely to blow up in the faces of both Washington and Kyiv. Instead of backing war aims that promise to prolong the conflict, the U.S. should be encouraging Ukraine to settle for a return to the pre-2022 lines.
Lawmakers deploy ‘Munich’ trope to push dangerously hawkish Ukraine resolutions
This will eventually bite the US in the ass….as always.
Another point here where will the US get the funds to pay for the massive build-up for a possible mash-up with China? Nations like South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan…..that will stretch things a bit far.
But as long as the profits keep coming….who f*cking cares?
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We finally got an extended (20 minutes) front line report from the BBC, with a reporter in the firing line. I don’t know if this will play in America, but you can search the title online.
‘Defenders of Donbas’.
Best wishes, Pete.
I will check it out…thanx for the link chuq
Your third from the last line tells it all in real terms .. who “f*cking cares?”
No one…. but let one poor person get something extra and the cries and whines will not stop….bunch iof d.bags chuq
Rewarding the aggressor is always a great precedent to set……/sarc
So we must have an open end agreement that we pour money after money into the fight…..another good plan chuq
A cease fire/peace proposal is not dependent on foreign aid. Would you like to hear the best plan to end the fighting? Russia pulls its forces out of the sovereign territory of Ukraine.
And that is not happening so more cash will scare him into doing so……the answer is NOT unlimited fu8nds from the US. chuq
Completely agree, Constitutional Insurgent. And no, they don’t have the right to Crimea, either. I don’t think unlimited funds are the answer, but Ukraine will not be able to continue fighting without some military aid from the West…and if you want a scary vision of the future, imagine a Europe where Russia has taken Ukraine over and is able to exert more influence over the rest of Europe as well….
Reblogged this on AGR Free Press.
Thank you again for your re-blog….much appreciated chuq