Harming Americans While Throwing Billions at Nazified Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman
At a time of growing economic weakness, food insecurity for millions, third-worldization of the US, soaring inflation, and deflating what one market analyst calls "the Everything Bubble," the vast majority in Congress wants virtually unlimited billions thrown at Nazi-infested Ukraine to wage forever US proxy war on Russia.
When profiles in courage are urgently needed to stop the madness, few in Washington ever rise to the challenge.
On throwing another $40 billion at Ukraine — at the expense of vital homeland needs gone begging — one partial profile in courage alone stood out in the congressional upper house.
On Thursday, Senator Rand Paul alone objected to voting unanimously for the latest gargantuan handout to Ukrainian Nazis, saying:
"No matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America."
"We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy."
"Congress should evaluate the costs of continuing down this path."
"The biggest threat to the US today is debt, and inflation, and destruction of the dollar."
"Americans are feeling the pain, and Congress seems intent on only adding to that pain by shoving more money out the door as fast as they can."
"We should not forget that the Soviet Union collapsed in large part not because it was defeated militarily, but because it ran out of money."
"In an attempt to save Ukraine, will we doom the US to such a future?"
Paul's remarks came a day after House members passed legislation to provide Nazi-infested Ukraine with $40 billion more for weapons, munitions and related military equipment — to continue perpetual US proxy war on Russia.
What greatly risks crossing a rubicon of no return to direct East/West confrontation — potentially with nukes — is ignored in Washington.
Paul didn't prevent Senate passage of latest proposed Biden regime handout to Ukrainian Nazis.
He only delayed it by demanding the appointment of a special inspector general to monitor how billions thrown at Ukraine are spent, saying:
"You shouldn't shove all $40 billion out the door without any oversight."
"And having a special inspector general, we did it in Afghanistan—it didn't stop all the waste."
"It at least makes thieves think twice about stealing the money."
Apparently, 99 other senators disagree — undemocratic Dems and Republicans alike.
If what Paul demands is added to the legislation in question, House members would have to vote again on the revised measure — to be followed by a Senate vote.
It's unclear precisely how much the US has thrown at Ukraine since the 2014 Obama/Biden Maidan coup in Kiev — replacing democratic rule in Ukraine with Nazi-infested tyranny.
According to Paul, it's $60 billion so far — a figure virtually certain to increase by many billions more as long as majority congressional war-mongers support forever war on Russia.
In response to Paul's action on Thursday, MSM Russophobes hyperventilated as expected.
The NYT quoted undemocratic Dem Senate majority leader Schumer — an unindicted war criminal multiple times over — roaring:
"If every member held every bill in exchange for every last little demand, it would mean total and permanent paralysis for this chamber."
What a wonderful idea, he left unexplained.
Days earlier, interventionist Blinken and war secretary Austin called for "provid(ing) uninterrupted critical military support to our (Nazified) Ukrainian partners."
The NYT expressed wholehearted agreement.
So did WaPo, saying:
"Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help (Nazified) Ukraine and its allies (sic)" wage US proxy war on Russia.
And this from the WSJ, headlining:
"Rand Paul Blocks Quick Passage of Ukraine Aid Bill"
Undemocratic Dem Foreign Relations Committee chairman Menendez's displeasure was quoted, saying:
"I thought this was going to be (rammed through) like greased lightning."
GOP minority leader McConnell called for fast-tracking the handout measure to help Ukrainian Nazis "win the war" they already lost to vastly superior Russian military strength.
And this from AP (fake) News:
"Sen. Rand Paul defied leaders of both parties Thursday and single-handedly delayed until next week Senate approval of an additional $40 billion to help Ukraine and its allies withstand Russia's three-month old invasion (sic)," adding:
"Paul's objection was an audacious departure (sic) from an overwhelming sentiment in Congress that quickly helping Ukraine was urgent (sic), both for that nation's prospects of withstanding Vladimir Putin's brutal attack (sic) and for discouraging the Russian president from escalating or widening the war (sic)."
There's no doubt about overwhelming adoption of billions more for Ukrainian Nazis to wage forever US proxy war on Russia.
Approval will just take a little longer than expected.
The illegitimate Biden regime and overwhelming majority in Congress support what heightens the risk for global war.
What's going on is further evidence of US decadence, depravity and derangement.
Perpetuating US proxy war on Russia with expendable Ukrainian foot soldiers risks fiddling while planet earth burns.
Mad dog US leadership may destroy planet earth and humanity by risking use of WMDs against Russia with regime change in mind.
That's where things appear to be heading.
The more weapons et al thrown at Nazified Ukraine, the more likely it is that armageddon may follow.