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Repackaging Ukraine for the 2024 election
A glorious victory and another $1 trillion for "reconstruction"
“The war is over. Why hasn’t it ended?”
Concerned Veterans for America
By any objective measurement, the corrupt US puppet government in Ukraine is losing its war with Russia catastrophically. When Ukraine declared independence in 1991, it had a population of 51.5 million, with a significant percentage of young men and women in the prime of life. The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) now estimates that given the massive loss of life in the US proxy war with Russia (400,000 Ukrainians killed and another 80,000 wounded) coupled with mass migration fleeing the war, Ukraine’s population could be as low as 24 million by 2030.
Steven Myers, an Air Force veteran who served on the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, says:
"Strategically, this war was lost by both sides before it started. It will end in stalemate, which I now think was Putin’s intent from the get-go. President Biden, NATO and (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy have trapped themselves in a Catch-22 of their own making, unable to deliver on unrealistic expectations they created."
Retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor, former advisor to the Secretary of Defense and a decorated combat veteran of the Gulf War, says categorically that Ukraine is losing the war, cannot win, and that its much vaunted “counter offensive” this spring has stalled before it even started.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald devoted an entire episode of his System Update program on Rumble to an analysis of the US-Ukraine loss of the counteroffensive and the fading hope of even a hollow symbolic victory against Russia.
Meanwhile, public opinion on Ukraine has soured, with 55% opposing further US aid. There are three possibilities for an end to the Ukraine war before the November 2024 US election.
Escalation to nuclear conflict between Russia and the US, aka, Armageddon per President Joe Biden
None of these potential outcomes work politically. Russian victory would spell electoral doom for Democrats, irrespective of their presidential candidate. Not a single so called foreign policy expert on either side believes that a US-Ukrainian victory is possible before the election. Nuclear conflict is neither a winning electoral nor military strategy.
WHAT TO DO?
It appears that Steven Myers prediction of a stalemate is the most likely pre-election outcome, but “We won the stalemate” is not exactly a winning campaign slogan. Thus the need to repackage $240 billion in wasted US and Western war aid to Ukraine as a victory of some kind.
The solution the Biden regime has apparently settled on is a new “reconstruction program” for Ukraine, with BlackRock and JP Morgan Chase creating the “Fund for the Development of Ukraine” using a “blended finance” approach to funnel what the World Bank, Ukrainian Government, European Commission and United Nations think will be a minimum of $411 billion in redevelopment aid, with others putting the figure as high as $1 trillion if all the economic costs are taken into account.
President Biden has already appointed billionaire heiress and lifelong Obama confidante Penny Pritzker to serve as the new U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery overseeing distribution of the largess.
For perspective, the entire value of Ukraine’s pre-war economy was around $100 billion.
HOW WILL BIDEN & CO. PIVOT FROM WAR TO RECOVERY IN UKRAINE?
No one knows the answer to this question, but all signs seem to point to an election year strategy of shifting the focus of US involvement in the Ukraine debacle from “winning” the war to even more lucrative post-war reconstruction.
In a September 19, 2023, speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Biden said.
"No nation wants this war to end more than Ukraine. We strongly support Ukraine in its efforts to bring about diplomatic resolution that delivers just and lasting peace. Russia alone bears responsibility for this war."
Expect to hear more of this kind of softening as the election nears. A glorious trillion dollar reconstruction effort to restore our dear Ukrainian friends to their deserved place in history alongside Ancient Rome and Periclean Athens is likely in the offing. Not to mention the pending windfall for critically important Democratic institutional donors such as Blackrock and JP Morgan Chase.