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Biden’s Mammoth $33BN Ukraine Package Includes Help With Wartime Propaganda

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | April 28, 2022

Politico’s Christopher Miller noted earlier that the record-smashing $33 billion spending package that the White House is proposing for Ukraine actually “dwarfs the annual defense budgets of most nations.” To which we naturally asked: how many billions of dollars does it take to turn a ‘proxy’ war into a ‘direct conflict’?

For starters it’s clear that such a massive amount of taxpayer money means that Washington clearly doesn’t expect that the war will end anytime soon, as multiple US defense and intelligence officials have recently testified. In fact General Mark Milley, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee during the first week of this month that he sees this as a “very protracted conflict” to come that will be “at least measured in years.”

Biden in his Thursday rollout remarks described that the new aid package “begins the transition to longer-term security assistance.” But interestingly as part of this assistance, a key area that the US will fund is what’s essentially information warfare

Independent journalist and media commentator Michael Tracey has pointed out…

White House fact-sheet says part of the mammoth $33 billion spending package it’s requesting for Ukraine will be to “support independent media.” Because nothing screams “independent” like being directly funded by the US Government as part of its “information warfare” initiative.

Of course, going back to at least 2014 the US government has funded such Ukraine initiatives as “citizen journalism” to push back against ‘Russian influence’ in the country.

As WikiLeaks has documented long ago, there was similarly heavy State Department and US intelligence funding of “independent” and “opposition” media in Syria in the lead-up to and during the decade-long war to try and overthrow Assad.

But this marks a huge expansion of the United States much more directly assisting Ukraine in its media and wartime propaganda efforts. The White House fact sheet detailing the scope of the security aid package spells out in a bullet point:

  • Counter Russian disinformation and propaganda narratives, promote accountability for Russian human rights violation, and support activists, journalists, and independent media to defend freedom of expression.

This as “freedom of expression” is often suppressed at home, ironically enough especially targeting independent media outlets.

Also of little comfort to the US taxpayer in terms of a potential eventual path to WW3 between two nuclear armed powers is this section under a header titled Help Ukraine Defend Itself Over the Long-Term…

  • A stronger NATO security posture through support for U.S. troop deployments on NATO territory, including transportation of U.S. personnel and equipment, temporary duty, special pay, airlift, weapons system sustainment, and medical support.

Ultimately this means hundreds of millions will go toward propping up “independent media” which will actually in truth be US-state funded pro-NATO information efforts.

April 29, 2022 - Posted by | Corruption, Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. How Joe “I’m a Zionist” Biden can take from American tax-paid money and give it to a corrupted government and corrupted government leader, Zelenskyy, is an outrage and anything the American public can do to prevent that should be done.

    And, how about that money spent on something for America? Like its schools? Or sealing its borders from the invasion of illegal aliens?

    How much longer will the jewish neoconservatives in power be able to make their puppet Joe Biden ruin the country? For it is that ‘tribe’ philosophy that the more diverse the population, the more power their unified agenda will succeed, is but one aspect of this operative agenda, not to overlook how it is able to extort billions of American tax-payer money to Israel. Ask Rachel Corrie how it was used. Ask the living and the dead of the USSLiberty how it was used. Ask the Kennedy’s how it was used. Ask the living and the dead of the World Trade Center how it was used. As to the last two, the well-focused accusation from the Dreyfus Affair, “I accuse.” And abroad, from the very beginning to the present, ask the ‘ethnically cleansed’, the dead, the tortured, the forever-imprisoned Palestinians how it was used.

    And the United States aligns with a country responsible for all this? How cowardly, bribed and intimidated.

    What a ruination ZOG brings to its host country.

    A nation-within-a-nation which is at eternal, perpetual war…

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by michael | April 29, 2022 | Reply

  2. Keep fanning the Flames, Joe. That is all idiots like you know how to do. The Russians or the Chinese don’t need to destroy America. Joe and the Democrats have already done it.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | April 29, 2022 | Reply

    • It doesn’t matter whether the Democrats or the Republicans gain power. It changes nothing. Both “Parties” are “Two wings of the same bird”, and the Dual Passport holders in the American Government continue to control American politics, with their “Big Money”

      The USA(The most powerful Nation on Earth) is “Occupied”, and the “people’s votes” are valueless.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 29, 2022 | Reply

      • You are right. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are owned by the Zionists and Globalists. They are both retarded but the Democrats are retarded on steroids.

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by papasha408 | April 30, 2022 | Reply


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