Skip to comments.Who Benefits From Our Prolonged Financing Of The Ukraine War?
Posted on 02/04/2023 12:10:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
As we approach the first anniversary of the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s becoming increasingly important for Americans to ask: Who benefits?
America’s open checkbook for Ukraine is more likely to produce a long war than a swiftly decisive outcome. Three groups favor a long war in Ukraine: Vladimir Putin, the global industrial defense complex, and China.
As long as a state of war persists in Ukraine, even at a low simmer, Putin achieves his goal: Ukraine will not be part of NATO. As President Eisenhower cautioned, an overly powerful military-industrial complex risks putting its own interests and the truth at odds with America’s interests. Finally, China has greatly benefited from the ways America has squandered the post-Cold War era. American foreign policy needs strategic depth, not the same flawed approach that has left America less free, less safe, and more burdened by debt.
Pundits and intelligence professionals have attributed a host of motives to explain Putin’s unjust invasion of Ukraine. I won’t explore them here, but they all share one common theme. Putin does not want Ukraine to become a member of NATO or part of the European Union. While a state of war persists in Ukraine, neither will happen.
Providing an expectation that America will either fight or fund another endless war risks a catastrophic failure. Moreover, since our rational objectives do diverge, it provides no incentive for Ukraine’s President Zelensky to pursue more limited objectives or alternatives to America’s blank check.
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Central banks and a few other money managers can live off of the churn of money and stay ahead while everyone else slowly goes bust.
So there is one bunch.
Anyone who owns stock in Raytheon?
Plenty of people lining their pockets and the Military Industrial Complex.
Prolonged = Effective
Hunter and Joe
Who benefits from us helping Ukraine? We do
And they are not asking us to fight and die for them. They are willing to fight a super-power for their homeland. They just need weapons...
Purpose is to wear down the Russian military.
Any country with nukes will not be invaded,
but adventurism is to be stopped in the next war.
keep in mind most people are fighting the last war not the next one. Putin is still fighting WW II and it didn’t work.
America did the same in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Y’all need to learn.
I’m not prescient, but I’d bet on
4GW and technology.
10% to the big guy .....so there’s that
Lol! You’re a numerous guy.
Screw that whole situation. Not a dime. Fix our own countries.
That's the answer in a nutshell.
The money launderers, and the Biden Crime Family. The recent revelation that Hunter sent an email to an American aluminum company, promising information on Russian oligarchs makes me wonder what service/classified information did he provide Elena Baturina, widow of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, for the $3.5 million she wired him in early 2014?
1) Putin favors a long war. Putin wants a quick victory. Regardless of who wins, a long war damages the Russian economy and creates instability in the Russian regime.
2) Putin's goals are limited to keeping Ukraine out of NATO. Putin's goal are more extensive than that. He wants, as a minimum, to turn Ukraine into a vassal state of Russia, and, at a maximum, to annex Ukraine into Russia to fulfill his goal of reuniting all of the Russian people (which he has stated includes the Ukrainians). Putin will never willingly accept a truly neutral and independent Ukraine that outside of Russia's "sphere of privileged influence."
“ Prolonged = Effective”
Wow, our 20 year war in Afghanistan must have been STUNNINGLY EFFECTIVE, nicht wahr?
Kicking Russian corruption and influence out of Europe will bring great economic benefit to the US. Additionally, Europe will be less competitive without Russian energy. Strictly from an economic perspective a victory for Ukraine is the best outcome possible for US. Or we can Make Russia Great Again. Decisions, decisions.
Just wait, when it ends, Ukraine will expect us to finance their reconstruction, and if Pedo Joe is in charge, we will!
But Hey, "The Big Guy" and Hunter will get BIG kickbacks!
So we can replace it with US corruption and influence.
Funding Raytheon is a good thing on a social level.
Its paying for US employees doing real tech and metal-bashing.
Real people. I have been on an actual factory floor of Raytheon (or rather a company that merged with them).
The US spends vast sums on hordes of unproductive drones processing useless bureaucratic bumpf, simply in order to maintain a Democratic party voter base. I havent heard a complaint about, say, the vast costs the EPA imposes on the US. Or the DOE. Or federal funding for the State of California (on which the US spends as much as Ukraine).
“an overly powerful military-industrial complex”
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