(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) President Joe Biden’s demand for an additional $37.7 billion in funding for Ukraine is facing intense backlash after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy redoubled his inflammatory claims, which have been roundly disputed, that a Russian rocket hit Poland, triggering fears that the U.S. and other countries could be drawn into a conflict to defend a NATO-member nation that was attacked by Moscow.
Ukraine doubling down on its denial that the missile that landed in Poland was Ukrainian. Zelenskyy on TV says "I have not doubt… it was not our missile"
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) November 16, 2022
“This is shaping up to be one of the most serious rifts between Ukraine and key supporter the US (and other Western backers) since the start of the war,” reported NBC News national security correspondent Josh Lederman.
The Biden administration, along with NATO and the president of Poland, have backtracked previous claims from U.S. intel sources that the missile was Russian and conceded that it was Ukrainian armament that struck Poland and killed two. But Ukraine and Zelenskyy, who refuses to retract his warmongering disinformation, aren’t to blame.
What a clown show! Lloyd Austin admits Ukraine fired the missile into Poland, but blames Russia for the blast?
Our tax dollars at work. https://t.co/3yldrBejRb
— Julio N. Rausseo (@JNReports) November 16, 2022
Zelenskyy’s entrenched claim about the origins of the missile was “not only untrue, it’s a lie that could get millions of Americans killed,” said Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who accused the Ukrainian leader of “trafficking in dangerous misinformation.”
Carlson lumped the fake news Associated Press in the same basket, after it initially relied on an anonymous Biden regime source for its reporting of a Russian missile striking Poland and possibly launching WWIII. The AP, similar to the Biden administration and NATO, retooled those claims.
Thank you AP, for correcting a story that nearly launched WW3. Now maybe you can also name the “senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity” and who may have had ulterior motives in bringing the world to the edge of nuclear war pic.twitter.com/xtruXlv6U3
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 16, 2022
“So you have to ask yourself, is it time to stop banking this guy? Could the risk be too high?” Carlson said of Zelenskyy and his pocketing of America loot. “He’s lying on purpose to get us into a war?
“Maybe he’s not worth supporting in the first place,” Carlson posited. “Maybe he’s just another corrupt eastern European strongman in a track suit getting as rich as he can from American handouts.”
Others are asking the same questions and expressing similar sentiments.
Make no mistake Ukraine attempted a false flag and got caught. They desperately want to drag NATO into this war and all the funding should be cut off immediately.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) November 16, 2022
Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, R-Ga., on Wednesday said additional funding for Ukraine should be stopped and called for “an audit of all US aid and funding to Ukraine.” A growing number of Republicans, who just regained a slim majority in the U.S. House, joined Greene’s call.
We should immediately stop payments to Ukraine and begin a thorough audit of the $60 billion that Joe Biden and Congress have already sent there.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) November 14, 2022
Newly-elected U.S. Reps. Cory Mills and Anna Paulina Luna, Republicans from Florida, both said they supported halting Ukrainian war funding until a full audit was completed. Given the Biden administration’s prolific Ukrainian largesse, such an audit would likely run into the tens of billons of taxpayer dollars for just the last nine months.
US funding for war in Ukraine in 9 months:
Mar: $ 13.6 billion
May: $ 40b
Nov: $ 37.7b: Biden's new request
That $ 91.3 billion is 33% more than Russia's *total military spending for the year*
It's *double* the US's average annual expenditure for its own war in Afghanistan
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 16, 2022
Biden’s $38-billion Ukrainian ask is also coming under growing scrutiny after it was revealed that hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars already gifted to Ukraine were reportedly funneled through the now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency scheme to bankroll Democrat, RINO and leftist politicians and candidates.
Let me see if I understand this correctly:
Biden sends our tax money to Ukraine, Ukraine “invests” in FTX, FTX spends tens of millions helping Democrats get elected.
Basically, we’re not just funding Biden’s war in Ukraine. We’re funding the Democrats’ war on Americans.
— Shukri Abdirahman (@ShuForCongress) November 14, 2022
Conspiracy theorists: Politicians are using Ukraine spending to money launder direct payments for their own re-elections
Media: “No such thing occurred!”
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 13, 2022