The U.S. military industrial complex gets massively enriched by the war, of course. The Senate approved the initial $40 billion aid bill with no checks or balances on the aid (Rand Paul tried to insert a special inspector general to oversee the funds but failed), and there have also been many follow-up spends totaling additional tens of billions of dollars with additional funds from allies. According to a CBS documentary only 30% of U.S. supplied arms/munitions reached its final destination. Roughly 10% of U.S. manufacturing output pre-war went into weapons production, or about $220 billion/year, so the money to be made is enormous. Compare this with Russia’s total military budget, which in 2021 was only about $63 billion/year.

The amount of graft and kickbacks to the military industrial complex and American politicians is a significant portion of the aid supplied, with corrupt Ukraine politicians taking a cut and funneling much of the rest of the funds back into America, which is par for the course in Ukraine except in terms of the size of the graft. Additionally Blackrock gets to buy up ultra-depressed Ukrainian assets for pennies on the dollar in coordination with Zelensky.

[As an aside, a similar analysis could be run on the 20 year war in Afghanistan, which fulfilled many U.S. establishment objectives by creating a “forever war” to launder massive amounts of taxpayer funds through the military. An outright military victory would have been bad for this agenda. The Pentagon has never passed an audit and in 2013 it was estimated that $8.5 trillion dollars of Pentagon funds had been “lost”. The Vietnam war was also planned by the establishment as a long slog, filled with dreadful rules of engagement and with the intention of sapping anti-communist vigor, and it succeeded masterfully.]

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When I saw the shot of Pelosi holding up the flag of Ukraine, pretending to care about the people in harms way, it made me sick. Here she goes with pretending with the whole cabal who wants to save the poor Ukrainian people. Meanwhile, we send a stand up comedian billions to squander. Zelensky is a corrupt, inept con artist. Billions of our tax dollars gone. They should have gotten nothing more than humanitarian aid.

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A total bull$hit money laundering operation to bankrupt America and enslave with CBDC

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Well since the money doesn't really exist...remember it's inflated fiat dollars...It's everywhere and nowhere. The real focus should be on the national debt, tower of Babel, that is being spit out of those virtual, treasury money printing machines. Scratch a crisis and you'll find bureaucrats printing money, as fast as their little fingers can push a mouse button.

Here is the unfortunate part...it's a race between financial default/insolvency, of the country and Americans waking to the fact, that they've been snared in the Comfort, Convenience and Entertainment trap - in exchange for allowing the national and global bureaucracies to run the world.

We (American citizenry) will lose this race. That will give rise to a monetary crisis...yes I know we have one now, but it has yet to be assembled into the easily digestible, puffed treat the masses love so much.

When it is...you will see banks holding deposits (your money), radical inflation (what we have now is nothing) and then deep recessions, ultra devaluation of the dollar and more.

Their solution will promise to stop your suffering. They will stabilize the system, so life can go back to normal (where have you heard that before??). So you can go back to your netflix; sports events;, favorite morning tv propaganda shows; starbucks; cheap soda and snacks; your branded celeb emulating clothes, car make-up, furniture and jewelry, $5 a gallon gas and don't forget door dash and dollar menus at the drive throughs. All you have to do is get behind and use the CBDC, they've worked tirelessly to create, "on your behalf".🤣🤣🤣🤣

It's all a well orchestrated plan, wrapped in a contrived veil of ineptitude - that veil is only there to hide the ugly truths we keep marrying, underneath it. Virtually no one ever looks behind it...so they (bureaucrats) march on unfettered.

I wrote a short article about Maj. General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC Ret (1881-1940).

He wrote a short book about this very issue (war profiteering, but the larger underlying problem of those who create these wars for the profits and money laundering). One of his quotes explains the problem clearly.

“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

He made this comment over 80 years ago. Have we learned anything since then...aside from shaking our fists and saying "we really don't like this"...NOPE. Ukraine is the proof of that.

So long as Comfort, convenience and Entertainment are more important, than anything else, this will go on and on and on.

I keep asking people, what would you, HONESTLY, give up...to put an end to XYZ - name the issue.

You'd be surprised at the impotent answers.

There is no REAL resolve to stop this and ALL the other things the masses complain about. It would take sacrifice and suffering (loss of convenience) and that is something the masses will avoid at all costs.

Maintaining the Status Quo is paramount and the Orchestrators at the top know this, all too well.

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Is Zelensky still on his farewell tour, or has he returned to face the music?

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TQ for this sad reminder. who'll fly those F16s, or did I miss where they said that Ukrainian pilots were being trained?

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Responding to the two questions at the end of the article:

1 With US armament manufacturers like Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics;

2 Never.

The people supporting the Ukraine resistance can't even tell the truth about the events that are occurring in Ukraine! And they continue to use ill-gotten funds to support their version of what should happen over there. That's why they'll never learn, and why they're incapable of making peace.

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The war can go on indefinitely, with the US funding it. The idea that Ukraine is a beacon of democracy and Russia is an authoritarian regime is the underlying falsehood of the entire US support for Ukraine. In the Democracy Index, both Ukraine and Russia were rated as "hybrid regime," and, with the war and the involvement of the US and western Europe, both have likely drifted even more to the authoritarian end of the spectrum.

Meanwhile the news media is all for the war, I remember the town hall mistress kept asking Trump,

do you want Ukraine to win the war? Almost like asking, do you want the Sox to win the World Series? As if this simplistic and childish view of the world, "we beat you, ha ha" is how the adults in the room want to deal with the situation. Trump actually made the most sense when he said that we need to stop the killing, he wants to end the dying, and the destruction. What a progressive concept!

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Finally, the DC Swamp is a bonifide expert at something...wasting trillions of dollars that are really pocketed by all the Swamp Rats and their trusted henchmen.

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Me: Buh bye Bakhmut.

JoeMentia: MOAR MONEY for my friend the cross dressing cokehead.

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They lost it to a cook and some pardoned prisoners 🤣🤣🤣. Can you imagine what would happen if Russia sent it's toughest professional forces?

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I doubt we will ever know. Crazy how we are about to default yet Biden is giving away billions still

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Geeeve more mahneee. I not reeech enafff yet.

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A lot of it is being spyphoned off by elensky, his cronies and kickbacks to Joe Biden - yes Joe has not changed his ways, he's just finding better ways to hide it

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People have been canceled from major TV networks for this kind of treasonous talk.............

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