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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Lend-Lease Act of 2022

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President Biden: “We can support Ukraine in the next tranche that we need. And there is another means by which we may be able to find funding for that. But Im not going to get into that now.”
- Democracy Now October 5, 2023

In May 2022 the U.S. Department of Defense REPORTED:

President Joe Biden signed into law the “UKRAINE DEMOCRACY DEFENSE LEND-LEASE ACT OF 2022.”

The act authorizes the administration, through fiscal year 2023, to lend or lease military equipment to Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. The act would exempt the administration from certain provisions of law that govern the loan or lease of military equipment to foreign countries, such as the five-year limit on the duration of the loan or the requirement that receiving countries pay all costs incurred by the United States in leasing the defense equipment. 

A few months LATER:

President Joe Biden has signed the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law allotting $816.7 billion to the Defense Department.

The act authorizes the full fiscal year 2023 budget request for the European Deterrence Initiative and extends and modifies the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. It authorizes $800 million in fiscal year 2023, an increase of $500 million above the initial budget request.

More importantly, the act expresses the sense of Congress that the United States’ commitment to NATO is ironclad, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a unified response to Russia’s unjust war in Ukraine and other shared security challenges, according to a release on the Senate Armed Services Committee website. The Senate release also stressed that the U.S. must continue to assist Ukraine in its fight against the unjust and unprovoked attack by Russia.

The act looks to provide long-term aid to Ukraine especially in waiving restrictions related to contracts for munitions to support Ukraine or to increase DOD’s stocks of critical munitions. It also provides multi-year procurement authority for certain munitions.

The budget for fiscal year 2023 ENDS IN A FEW DAYS - September 30, 2023.  Will the billions government is throwing at Ukraine end?

At this time of the year, the millionaire rulers of our country feign the government is broke, and threaten to shut it down.

We see this political theater a lot to scare us and move more money away from public spending, and into the hands of corporate America and the military - expanding inequality, suffering, and sorrow for the people they claim to represent.

And while the Federal Reserve raises interest rates resulting in you and I paying more for just about everything - lying thru its teeth that too much money is floating around - it pumped $300 BILLION in to the economy to save the rich from loosing a little of their wealth.

US government pays billions in uninsured bank deposits to Silicon Valley oligarchs and venture capital firms

Other countries are building fallout shelters (like WE HAD in the 60s) for their citizens.

eg FINLAND:

Most of the time, this is a family-friendly sports centre. Above ground, the only visible clue to its second identity is a small orange and blue triangle on the wall by the entrance that states: “VAESTONSUOJA SKYDDSRUM, or “defence shelter”. In the event of an emergency, the arena would revert to being the Merihaka bomb shelter, a subterranean living quarters where up to 6,000 people could exist for weeks, or even months.

How prepared ARE WE:

The United States and its citizens are not currently prepared for the after effects of a nuclear disaster of any type, whether an air missile from another nation, an attack on the ground from a terrorist or terrorist group, or some kind of accidental detonation.  Instead of just lording over us for ever, however, the billionaires at the top of these virtual pyramids actively seek the endgame.

Posted by Elvis on 09/26/23 •
Section Bad Moon Rising • Section Dying America • Section Fascism
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