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Victoria Nuland On Ukraine: ‘Bulk Of Money Goes Back Into U.S. To Make Those Weapons’

Acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said during an interview with CNN that the bulk of the money the United States government sends Ukraine goes back into the U.S. to manufacture weapons.

Nuland expressed “strong confidence” that Congress would pass another foreign aid package to Ukraine despite the opposition from the American public.

“I have strong confidence that when the House comes back after they’ve been out in their districts hearing from the American people, after they have heard from Ukraine, they have heard from Europe, which by the way just passed $54 billion in additional aid itself, that we will do what we have always done,” Nuland said.

“We have to remember that the bulk of this money is going right back into the U.S. economy to make those weapons, including good-paying jobs in some 40 states across the United States,” she continued.


RT reports:

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives blocked a bill requested by US President Joe Biden for an aid package for Kiev worth $60 billion, most of which is earmarked for weapons, earlier this month. They are expected to restart discussions on the package after they reconvene on February 28.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also recently said that roughly 90% of the financial assistance for Ukraine is spent on domestic production of weapons and equipment. At a press conference on December 20, he said additional tranches would “benefit American business, local communities, and strengthen the US defense industrial base.”

According to Germany’s Kiel Institute, which tracks international support for Kiev, Washington allocated nearly €68 billion ($73.7 billion) in aid for Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and January 15, 2024, including roughly €43 billion ($46.6 billion) in military aid.

However, Kiev has been increasingly demanding more aid from its Western backers. Several days ago, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky warned visiting American legislators that Kiev would “lose the war” against Russia without Washington’s assistance, according to US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Russia has criticized the US and other Western states for their military support for Kiev, arguing that it is only dragging out the conflict.

“Ukraine money laundering scheme, confirmed,” Kyle Becker commented.

“Translation: We use billions in taxpayer money to bankroll defense companies to fight foreign wars. The defense companies in turn bankroll members of Congress to the tune of millions and also give them highly lucrative gigs when they retire. It’s a great racket for all involved!” Dinesh D’Souza said.

Spike Cohen wrote:

Victoria Nuland’s husband is Robert Kagan, the co-founder of the Project for a New American Century.

PNAC was founded in 1997, and in 2000 they released “Rebuilding America’s Forces”, which called for:

– Taking control of the internet

– Massive increases in Pentagon spending

– Creation and expansion of drone forces

– Permanent expansion of foreign occupation and intervention, in every region of the world

– Becoming a “first-strike” military (otherwise known as starting wars)

– Creation of a Space Force

– Building new, more powerful nuclear weapons

– Using the military to spread “democratic peace” (otherwise known as toppling governments they don’t like)

It was signed by a who’s who list of powerful neocons like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, and ensured that the military industrial complex would rake in trillions of dollars over the coming decades.

PNAC shut down in 2006, having accomplished all of their goals.

They’re still in complete control of Washington DC, in both parties.

Nuland said the United States government will impose “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds” of sanctions against Russia despite admitting prior sanctions have done nothing to Putin.

Per Reuters:

Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said some of the sanctions would target those responsible for the killing of Navalny, but most will hit “Putin’s war machine” and close gaps in existing sanctions regimes.

They also will target countries that help Russia evade sanctions it currently faces, and banks that allow that evasion.

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that Washington would announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday, without giving details. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started on Feb. 24, 2022.

“We will have a crushing new package of sanctions, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of them in the next couple days … and some of them will be targeted at folks directly involved in Navalny’s death,” Nuland said in remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington.

She said the vast majority are designed to further weaken “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s war machine to close gaps in the sanctions regime that he has been able to evade. But I anticipate that as time goes on, we will be able to put forward more and more sanctions,” she said.

Nuland acknowledged that sanctions already in place have not stopped Russia’s defense industry. “He (Putin) and his tricksters have found a lot of gaps,” she said.


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