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Rage against the Ukraine war machine
Feb. 13, 2023 6:00 am
The United States has sent over $100 Billion in foreign aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February 2022.
Perspective: the U.S. spent $287.6 billion in military aid between 157 foreign countries between Sept. 11, 200, and FY 2020. Israel, the recipient of the most foreign aid from the U.S. since World War II, has received $243.9 billion since 1946.
Who profits from this spending?
The U.S. taxpayer? Nope. The currency is being devalued and Russia is being provoked closer to the brink of nuclear war.
The Ukrainian people? Doubtful. It’s hard to compare billions in humanitarian aid with a massive refugee crisis, tens of thousands of casualties, and total annihilation of a country’s infrastructure.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and a new group of Ukrainian oligarchs? Most likely. Ukraine is historically a cesspool of political corruption.
War profiteers and the Military Industrial Complex? Absolutely. Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, et al., are all happier than pigs in slop right now. Really. Look up Bruce P. Jackson.
Tell Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, and your representative not to spend one more penny on Ukraine, or they’re fired.
Go to www.rageagainstwar.com and donate. Go to the Anti-War Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. Feb. 19. Organize an anti-war protest in your town. Vote Libertarian.
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