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MARCH 2024

“Make Peace You Fools”: Former Pentagon Adviser Urges Biden To Cut Spending In Ukraine

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“Make Peace You Fools”: Former Pentagon Adviser Urges Biden To Cut Spending In Ukraine

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Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

US President Joe Biden should cut aid to Ukraine to support his country’s economy instead, retired Colonel Douglas McGregor wrote on X (formerly Twitter). His voice is just the latest to echo that the Biden administration needs to end all funding for Ukraine, with other voices becoming especially louder and projected following the announcement of Israel’s war against Gaza.

Faced with a weak economy and lower prices on Direct Treasury bonds, the Biden Administration and the “Washington ‘uniparty’” on Capitol Hill really have two options, wrote McGregor, a current political analyst in numerous media outlets.

The first option is to “cut U.S. and Allied losses in Ukraine, reduce discretionary spending, and focus on domestic emergencies at the Southern Border and in America’s largest cities,” the commentator highlighted.

The specialist was referring to the dramatic rise in crime in US cities, governed mostly by Democratic politicians, and the unstoppable increase in illegal migrants that has been recorded in recent months on the border with Mexico, which has even caused Biden to break a campaign promise after he approved the construction of a 32-kilometre wall in Texas to try to stop migratory flows.

As a second option, McGregor ironically suggested de-escalating the conflict with Moscow. “Make Peace You Fools!” his post concluded.

In early October, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in a presentation to the Valdai Club plenary session that the halt in US support for Ukraine was due to budget problems but that they would eventually find money or print more. Congress approved almost $45 billion in aid for Kiev in December 2022, funds intended to last until the end of September. Despite the money and military equipment delivered, Ukrainian troops have not progressed in their counteroffensive against Russian forces.

However, Putin’s warning to the West was made before Israel declared war on Gaza following a brutal attack by Hamas on October 7, which completely shifted the world’s attention from Ukraine and changed the dimensions of aid.

Discussions in Washington have now gone in three directions: aid for Ukraine and Israel, aid only for Israel, no more foreign aid.

At the same time, the Republican failure to select a new House speaker risks complicating White House efforts to send billions of dollars in additional US military aid to Israel and Ukraine as lawmakers prepare for a third week of chaos in the Capitol.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the president had clarified that he would ask Democratic and Republican legislators to support a new financing package for Israel and Ukraine. He explained that the proposed package’s value would be “significantly higher” than the $2 billion previously reported.

“The number is going to be significantly higher than that, but it will, as I said, certainly include the necessary military equipment to defend freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity in Ukraine, and to help Israel defend itself as it fights its terrorist threat,” Sullivan said.

The White House intends for both aids to be voted together in the same initiative to overcome the growing opposition in Congress to continue financing Kiev after the failure of the counteroffensive and the multiple allegations of government corruption in Ukraine. Biden’s problem, though, is that many Republicans have already said they would not back any Israel aid package also containing aid for Ukraine.

Axios reported on October 16 that “Four House Republicans walked away from conversations with House GOP speaker nominee Jim Jordan under the impression he’ll allow a floor vote on linking Ukraine funding with Israel funding if he wins the gavel.”

The new candidate is legislator Jim Jordan, from the state of Ohio and close to Donald Trump, a charismatic leader of the party and current favourite to obtain the former president’s nomination for the 2024 electoral process when the US votes for its president again. The lawmakers have not yet obtained the 217 votes necessary to keep the position. Due to this, it is not known when the US can send funds to Israel and Ukraine again.

At the beginning of October, Congress approved a law to avoid the closure of the government, with which it financed the operation of the public administration for 45 days, but without including in the agreement extra money for Kiev after they did not approve Biden’s request to send an extra $20 billion.

For its part, Israel already receives $3.8 billion a year in financing from the US, the second largest recipient of US economic aid after Ukraine, but the Biden government has promised to allocate more funds to finance the war that the Jewish state has launched against Hamas and Gaza. We will likely begin seeing a decline in military aid for Ukraine as we see an increase in Israel.

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Erik 1953

so, are they going to fight to the last israeli???

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Schlomo

oy vey cool it with the anti semitism there. gods chosen should not be compared to the ukro slaves.

I am eli cohen, your master

im reporting you to the adl for antisemitism and hate speech

Dstroj

i am reporting us all to fake a$$ kangaroo courts in the netherlands. we are guilty of crimes against fake clown non-semetic inbreds who bring other non-semetic idiots to prove they are money grubbing, satanic shitslop.

Last edited 4 months ago by Dstroj
Paul Citro

here is the trajectory the us is on: corruption–incompetence–collapse.

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MotherTeresa

the stupidity? incompetence ? no – they simply not want ukraine to win. otherwise they’d simply ask ukraine: what do you need to win ? then ukr would give a list: us & eu would deliver that amount, and say ok , now go and win !

Last edited 4 months ago by MotherTeresa
MotherTeresa

but instead they are giving small needlehat sized pieces to ukraine drawn out over large period of time, so that ukraine never gets even halfway the sufficient amount of weapons needed to free its territory. it’s all happening on full purpose, not ‘coincidently’ or because ‘idiots’ not know shit.

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MotherTeresa

it’s even worse, us & eu always announce in advance what kind of weapons and what amount they are delivering to ukraine, so that russia can prepare for it. if us&eu would really be the enemies of jewtin’s russia they’d never say about the kind & amount of weapons they deliver to ukraine in before. no it’s all just theater for the stupid masses. made to get dumb christians to slaughter each other on behalf of the jews, ruling their countries.

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I am eli cohen, your master

pick your poison. which way do you want to go, nazi. all roads lead to rome

Schlomo

hehehe goyim dying for israel, i love it. i mean, keep up the good work ukraine hehehe

Icarus Tanović

hehehe i know your asss hehehe, you little fuck.

I am eli cohen, your master

you are no jew. you can shut up now, for i have spoken

Dstroj

and then your sadass wakes up from your ignorant uniformed dreams.

would you change bidens stinky diapers for 50 cent per hour? i know you would… paid off idiot.

Globalism ?

the usa leadership is determined to make america a banana dictatorship without the bananas as their concern is not for america but for some sort of empire for which they are sacrificing the usa.

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I am eli cohen, your master

hi, i am eli cohen, and i am your master. please cool it with the religious persecution. i am asking nicely

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Dstroj

there is no room for a voice of reason in today’s muricanpigcrapdumpster they refer to as a country.

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Eli cohen was an Arab

eli cohen was an arab, a syrian traitor monitored all the time by secret service, and given false info so he can shit that to that demonic entity named golda shekelstein.

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I am Eli Cohen, your master

master system error 388: you have a muppet out of pocket

eli cohen is a common name you muppet

joeyborinquen

no more money for any other country and its borders. stop the bs going on in the republican clown show and star working for america. sit jordan down on the speaker chair. stop acting like kindergarden children, you are not there for your own agendas, but for the american sovereign americans which put all of you there to work for us. ps: no offense to the children, which shows more intelligence that most of you so called adults.

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