From 1991 to 2014, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the U.S. provided Ukraine with $4 billion in military assistance, which was added to by over $2.5 billion after 2014, plus over a billion provided by the NATO Trust Fund in which Italy also participates. This is only part of the military investments made by the major NATO powers in Ukraine. Great Britain, for example, concluded various military agreements with Kiev, investing among other things 1.7 billion pounds in the strengthening of Ukraine’s naval capabilities: this program provides for the arming of Ukrainian ships with British missiles, the joint production of 8 fast missile launchers, the construction of naval bases on the Black Sea and also on the Sea of Azov between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia. In this framework, Ukrainian military spending, which in 2014 was equivalent to 3% of GDP, increased to 6% in 2022, corresponding to more than $ 11 billion.
“The love of money, is, the root of all evil.. as the saying goes. Greed.”
So.. 2022, and they’ are still at it.. relentlessly.. from Ukraine to Chinese tennis players to Xinjiang to the Beijing Olympics.. gawd it’s getting boring eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McJWl__HcOI
So.. Yes, quite.. It’s just the great game isn’t it? The ‘WASPS’ desperate scramble to retain power.. futile as it is.. they know no other way – attack, destroy, dominate, control, loot, pillage.. – which is why their time is done.
The latest example of the fading kleptocratic US empire’s desperate attempts to Klingon to power: Ukraine. here’s the backstory – Essential viewing: Ukraine On Fire;
Consider: The western system of US ‘democracy’, ‘rules-based-order, especially in relation to the rest of the planet, it is, of course, essentially parasitic – in contrast, the system extant in China, in relation to the rest of the world is essentially symbiotic
— Barrie VVeiss 白矛