It can be recalled that during the disastrous American withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the Biden administration left behind military equipment worth $83 billion, which can be considered the greatest loss of arms in history.
The list of military equipment left in the hands of the Taliban includes a total of 9,524 air-to-ground munitions made up of bombs, machine guns, air-to-surface missiles, rockets and air-launched cruise missiles valued at $6.54 million.
This time Washington has already acknowledged that they don’t really know where the weapons sent to Ukraine would end up.
Military expert and retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said in an April 21 interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the uncertainty surrounding the final destination of the military equipment is “not enough to stop the hemorrhaging of material and money into Ukraine.”
“We’ve had terrible problems in the past for accounting for where ammunition and weapons go. We saw that in Southeast Asia; we’ve seen it in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I think we can say with some certainty that many of these weapons will end up in the hands of people we would rather never see them in,” the former senior advisor to the secretary of Defense said.
“But that aside, if you listen to what Biden said today, he is conveying the impression that any of this will change the outcome. It will not. What’s happening right now in the Donbass is the final annihilation of what remains of Ukraine’s best forces down in the southeastern corner of the country. They can’t change that.
“Remember, the distance from Poland to the battlefront is roughly the same as the distance between St. Louis and New York City. They don’t have the infrastructure to train people, they don’t have the infrastructure to sustain the equipment, and then they’ve got to move it. I’m afraid the only thing we are doing is escalating tensions with Russia and turning western Ukraine into a large target set for Russian missiles, rockets and air strikes.”
Macgregor went on to say that Biden’s advisors may be driven by the belief that they’ll be able to impose terms on Moscow in the upcoming negotiations, but that’s “not going to happen.” What will happen, according to Macgregor, is that if the Russians see “significant military equipment show up, they’ll destroy it from a distance.”
He also labeled NATO’s Ukraine intervention a “proxy war” in which “large numbers of Ukrainians” will die for naught.
The retired U.S. Army colonel isn’t alone in this belief as former Texas Rep. Ron Paul talked about the greedy ambitions behind the weapons dealing during the war in Ukraine.
U.S. military industrial complex earning big from the conflict
One group earning enormously from the war is the U.S. military-industrial complex.
“Everything that’s being shipped into Ukraine today, of course, is coming out of stockpiles, either at DOD or from our NATO allies, and that’s all great news. Eventually we’ll have to replenish it and we will see a benefit to the business,” Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes said in a recent meeting of shareholders.
Hayes wasn’t lying because Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and other weapons manufacturers are enjoying a bonanza they have not seen in years. The U.S. has already committed more than three billion dollars in military aid to Ukraine. This means that Washington is sending billions to arms manufacturers for weapons deployed overseas.
By numerous accounts, these shipments of weapons like the Javelin anti-tank missile, which is jointly made by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, are getting destroyed once they arrive in Ukraine. And this doesn’t bother Raytheon at all since the more weapons destroyed by Russia in Ukraine, the more new orders will come from the Department of Defense. (Related: Russia vows to block transfer of S-300 missile defense system to Ukraine, threatens to target arms shipments.)
Former Warsaw Pact countries who are now members of NATO are also part of the scam. They have found how to dispose of their decades-old Soviet-made arms and gain new replacements from the U.S. and other western NATO countries.
While many who support Ukraine are cheering, the multi-billion dollar arms package will make minimal difference. “I can say with absolute certainty that even if this aid makes it to the battlefield, it will have zero impact on the battle. And Joe Biden knows it,” said former U.S. Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter.
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