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Enormous U.S. Military Spending, EU Dragged into Abyss of War against Russia.

By Manlio Dinucci | Global Research | May 1, 2022

President Biden has asked Congress for another 33 billion dollars to arm and train the Ukrainian forces, in addition to the 20 billion dollars already allocated and provided to Kiev: a total of over 50 billion dollars from 2014 for the war against Russia. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met in Germany with representatives of more than 40 countries, including Italy, to plan additional arms shipments.

This results in enormous military spending of public money diverted from social spending. For example, the M777 howitzer supplied to Ukrainian forces can fire 7 Excalibur bullets per minute at 40 km. Each bullet costs $112,000. Therefore in one minute the howitzer shoots bullets costing the equivalent of 25 gross annual salaries (according to the Italian average).

The US and NATO are thus conducting a proxy war against Russia in Europe, which began with the 2014 coup d’état and the attack on the Russian populations of Ukraine. Dramatic evidence of this is the massacre in Odessa on May 2, 2014, carried out by the neo-Nazi forces – Pravi Sektor, Azov Battalion and others – that have since assumed power in Kiev.

The regime established in Ukraine, represented publicly by President Zelensky, has imposed a single party and a single television channel, shutting down 11 political parties and all other television channels; it has drawn up a proscription list of thousands of independent journalists and implemented a systematic campaign of torture and assassinations to eliminate all opposition.

Europe, through the European Union itself, is thus dragged into the abyss of the war against Russia, which the US and NATO want to make permanent. The price paid by European citizens is enormous: the boycott of Russian gas imports is causing a disastrous economic crisis. Hence the vital need to bring Italy and Europe out of the war.

This article was originally published in Italian on byoblu.

Manlio Dinucci, award winning author, geopolitical analyst and geographer, Pisa, Italy. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

May 1, 2022 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism | , ,


  1. Imagine what fifty billion dollars could do for America. Imagine American money (from the collection of taxes upon citizens, business, et cetera) spent on American improvements, from children to adults, on and on.

    Imagine what all the money given to Israel could do for America. Imagine American money… spent on American improvements, rather than Israeli improvements.

    Imagine America free from its entanglements with Israel and the treaties, MOA’s made with Israel. Thankfully, a treaty can not over-ride the Constitution, wherein war declarations are law. Imagine how that is over-ridden by American de-facto war in the middle east and now in the Ukraine.

    Is that our war? Is America threatened? How much more involved will this Biden and his neoconservative/jewish/Zionist cabal push America into protecting Israel? From the stones and bricks thrown by Palestinians.

    America: are you voting to give the Ukraine all that money? Are you voting to give all that money and allegiance to Israel? Voting to go to war for Israel? For the Ukraine and its utterly corrupt government and oligarchs?

    Your government, bribed and intimidated by one and now the other, are voting your money for them. Is that what you want?

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    Comment by michael | May 1, 2022 | Reply

    • You are absolutely right. All this money thrown out of the USA, to achieve NOTHING for the American people, who paid taxes, while America’s oligarchs use Tax Havens to avoid their responsibilities to THE USA. And those same Oligarchs also privately give at least as much money to Israel each year as well. This is MADNESS, while there are American people living in the gutters of American cities!

      The American people, are being ruthlessly screwed, by the American government, in this process. And the money wasted on Israel, is called a “GRANT” but if it was spent on Americans, would be sneeringly regarded as the dreaded “SOCIALISM”.
      How long are American citizens, who pay for EVERYTHING, going to put up with this THEFT of their hard earned money?


      Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 2, 2022 | Reply

  2. Bolshevik revolution 2.0
    WATCH: AP Accompanies Zelensky’s SBU Thugs As They ‘Kidnap Ukrainians Who Speak Out Against The Regime’
    Chris Menahan
    May. 01, 2022


    Comment by Sparrow | May 1, 2022 | Reply

  3. Like

    Comment by Sparrow | May 1, 2022 | Reply

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