PICTURED: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. PC: 2.0.
RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE, Germany. April 26, 2022. Russia has stated the risk of nuclear war is very high, as she is effectively engaged in a proxy war with the United States in Ukraine. This came a day before U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, assembled the leaders of 40 countries at America’s massive base in Germany and told them they wanted Russia as weakened as possible from the exertions of war.
When asked if the situation was as dangerous as the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, replied “The risks now are considerable”.
“The danger is serious, real. And we must not underestimate it,” Lavrov said, according to a translation from his ministry. “NATO, in essence, is engaged in a war with Russia through a proxy and is arming that proxy. War means war”.
“We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine,” Austin told those assembled a day later.
Back home, the White House seemed even less-interested in Lavrov’s concerns. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House rejected Russian demands to stop sending weapons to Ukraine, which has received $2.3 billion in hardware and ammunition since the war started.
Now Biden is seeking an additional $700 million on top of that, reported to include Howitzer pieces and missile drones, even after Russian missile strikes hit supply lines used to bring NATO and U.S. weapons into Ukraine.
Despite those strikes, it wasn’t just acting military who seeking the continuation of the war. Retired former American NATO Supreme Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove said that, despite Russia’s warnings, he wants to see NATO forces in western Ukraine for arms supply missions now that Russia has moved their forces east into Donbas.
The U.S. aim is squarely to contribute to the war’s continuation at immense cost to the taxpayer.
In an effort to continue to the war, the Dept. of Defense put out what Defense News described as “an open casting call” to military contractors in the U.S. to design weapons for donation to Ukraine.
They’re looking for “air defense, anti-armor, anti-personnel, coastal defense, counter battery, unmanned aerial systems, and communications equipment, such as secure radios and satellite internet gear”.
Like filling out a resume for a small business, the DoD requests that weapons should be described in “100 words or less” and, in the case of single-use munitions, detail the target, whether hard or soft, ship or plane, moving or stationary.
As if in response to this offer to spend unauthorized taxpayer dollars on untraceable weapons donations to other countries in order to elongate the bombing of cities like Mariupol, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released a report that showed for the first time, world military spending topped $2 trillion; or to put it in a more shocking figure, $2,113 thousand billion, in FY2021.