Thursday 29th of February 2024

of lost weapons and trainees.....

The Pentagon has had its ears shot again for losing track of $220 billion worth of equipment supplied to contractors, as revealed in a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Washington now fears being audited on its massive aid to Ukraine, an idea that has been raised by several Republican parliamentarians.

This “lost” armament is indeed tested on the Ukrainian ground, which serves as a real laboratory for the American forces, affirms to Sputnik Karen Kwiatkowski, retired Air Force Lt. Col.


by Al manar


"The idea of ​​testing your weapons and their applications in the field, in a real combat scenario, against a real +enemy+ army, is an integral part of the justifications for this combat and this quick aid to a lost cause" says the former officer.

The United States is also taking advantage of the conflict to " drain inventory and therefore guarantee future orders for the arms industry, which should be running at full speed well after the Ukrainian conflict, adds Karen Kwiatkowski.

Some senior US officials also share directing links with military contractors, such as US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who served on the board of directors of missile manufacturer Raytheon.

lips are sealed

All these reasons mean that the Pentagon is in no hurry to see its aid to Ukraine studied. There is also a lack of political will to try to see things more clearly. Congress, for example, has not appointed any inspector general to verify the military aid sent to Ukraine, as it did for the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. It is therefore likely that we will never know the exact amount of military aid allocated to kyiv, says Sputnik Scott Ritter, former Marine Corps intelligence officer.

« Trying to go back and figure out how tens of billions of dollars were spent is mission impossible. Even with all the appropriate mechanisms in place, it is very difficult to fully monitor how funds are used in such a heated conflict zone as Ukraine. He says.

In early December, several Republicans rallied to a resolution to review US military and economic aid to Ukraine.

Carried by the representative of Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the resolution was unsurprisingly rejected in committee by the Democrats.

source: Al manar



hiding amongst the nukes......

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There is reliable evidence that Ukrainian army is stockpiling weapons and ammunition provided by the West on the territories of nuclear power plants, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Director Sergey Naryshkin said on Monday.

"The Foreign Intelligence Service receives reliable information that the Ukrainian armed forces are stockpiling weapons and ammunition provided by the West on the territories of nuclear power plants. This applies to the most expensive and scarce for the Ukrainian armed forces missiles for the HIMARS MLRS and foreign air defense systems, as well as large-caliber artillery ammunition," Naryshkin was quoted as saying by the SVR.

The command of the Ukrainian army hides ammunition and weapons on the territory of nuclear power plants, realizing that the Russian armed forces will not deliver strikes at the territories of nuclear power plants, fearing a nuclear catastrophe, the official added.

Western countries ramped up their military support for Ukraine after Russia launched a special military operation there on February 24, 2022. In April 2022, Moscow sent a note to NATO member states condemning their military assistance to Kiev after Russia started its military operation in Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that any arms shipments on Ukrainian territory would be "legitimate targets" for Russian forces. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that pumping Ukraine with weapons did not contribute to the success of peace negotiations and would have a detrimental effect on the conflict.