When the media assumes that most readers (or viewers) have the memory of a goldfish, it is truly astonishing the degree of truth that even the more leftwing outlets will periodically let slip.
A recently published New York Times article exemplified exactly such a truth slippage.
Without a doubt, the lion’s share of attention will be dedicated to the article’s remarkable claims regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, namely that an unknown “pro-Ukraine” group mysteriously developed the power of the U.S. Navy and orchestrated an attack on the Russian pipeline.
Even more astonishingly, the “pro-Ukraine” group apparently has zero ties to Zelensky, yet it could magically evade detection for months afterwards.
The story is slightly unbelievable, to put it mildly, and likely only in the media in the first place in a desperate bid to deflect blame for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on to any other entity aside from the United States and (possibly) the United Kingdom.
However, a deeper read of the same article reveals some other gems, such as exactly why Biden’s exorbitant number of billions allocated to Ukraine may sit poorly with many individuals, not just the “far right.”
“U.S. officials and intelligence agencies acknowledge that they have limited visibility into Ukrainian decision-making,” the publication admitted.
Well, you don’t say! That’s precisely why the Republicans remaining with a brain have called for vastly greater transparency with regards to the literal $115B+ in aid Ukraine has received or been promised in a year’s time.
“Despite Ukraine’s deep dependence on the United States for military, intelligence and diplomatic support, Ukrainian officials are not always transparent with their American counterparts about their military operations, especially those against Russian targets behind enemy lines …
Those operations have frustrated U.S. officials, who believe that they have not measurably improved Ukraine’s position on the battlefield, but have risked alienating European allies and widening the war,” the publication cautioned.
Well, no kidding. Especially when those same allies appear to be strategically drained.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has already issued a warning regarding precisely this issue, noting that the European Union is hardly in “war economy” mode, especially after barely recovering from the pandemic, another crisis in which globalists richly profited.
“The war in Ukraine is consuming an enormous amount of munitions and depleting allied stockpiles. The current rate of Ukraine’s ammunition expenditure is many times higher than our current rate of production … This puts our defense industries under strain,” Stoltenberg warned.
You don’t say. Especially when accounting for the reports delivered by anonymous officials.
For instance, an anonymous European diplomat recently detailed the dire nature of the situation to Reuters, remarking, “if Europe were to fight Russia, some countries would run out of ammunition in days.”
Comforting. A fact that both China and Russia are likely well aware of. Not to mention Iran and North Korea.
Speaking of China, it appears that the chickens continue to come home to roost with regards to Biden’s Beijing buddies.
Specifically, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently released a 2023 annual threat assessment, in which China was identified as the most serious threat to the United States.
However, the report also prattled on about Russia, revealing yet more disinformation from the globalists.
“Russia probably does not want a direct military conflict with U.S. and NATO forces, but there is potential for that to occur … Russian leaders thus far have avoided taking actions that would broaden the Ukraine conflict beyond Ukraine’s borders, but the risk for escalation remains significant,” the report declared.
Then why exactly is Biden clamoring about Putin wanting Armageddon? Which “source” is truly the most trustworthy with regards to the entire conflict?
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev certainly thinks that deeply nefarious intentions are afoot, which presumably warrants a more aggressive Russian response.
“After all, it is obvious to all reasonable forces that if the United States wants the defeat of Russia, then we are on the verge of a world conflict … If the United States wants to defeat Russia, then we have the right to defend ourselves with any weapon, including nuclear,” Medvedev intoned ominously.
Looks even worse when China released a 12-point position paper calling for “a comprehensive ceasefire.”
While widely (and rightfully) derided as self-serving, the position paper on peace is likely a more welcome development than billions and billions of dollars more in unaccounted for military “aid.”
Author: Jane Jones