Congress Passes Lending Advanced Weapons to Ukraine and Putin Threatens Nuclear Strikes

Biden requests $33 billion for Ukraine war; Putin threatens ‘lightning fast’ retaliation to nations that intervene – CNBC

The war in Ukraine is becoming more extreme with each passing day.  The U.S. is committed to everything short of putting soldiers on the ground and U.S. Human-crewed aircraft into the air today.  With Congress clearing the way to “lend” or “lease” advanced weaponry directly to Ukraine, President Biden responded with an immediate request for $33 billion more in financial and military support.

Biden is committing to a long-term fight without “defeat” of either side.  In response, Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin is amping up his verbal threats to the U.S. and other Western powers, promising the use of new weapons without saying “nuclear” while implying “nuclear.”  We are rapidly approaching a no return in relations with the Russians if we have not already hit that line.  The situation has almost put us back into the cold war fear mode of hiding in our basements waiting for a nuclear strike.

When we have “aged out” leaders on all sides of this equation other than on the ground in Ukraine, one has to wonder if the right people are making decisions for the future of the rest of the world to endure.  Regardless of your political alignment, you have to factor in what these guys have got to lose Putin and Biden will die near term; either way, it does not mean the rest of us to have to go with them.

Read more on this story at the following news sources:

  1. Biden requests $33 billion for Ukraine war; Putin threatens ‘lightning fast’ retaliation to nations that intervene  CNBC
  2. Reaction to Biden’s latest ‘alarming’ Russia gaffe: ‘America deserves better’  Fox News
  3. Russia intensifies assault in Ukraine as Biden asks Congress for billions more in aid  CBS News
  4. White House expects other countries to step up assistance to Ukraine  Reuters
  5. President Biden is asking Congress for billions more to support Ukraine’s military  News 19 WLTX

    Congress Clears Bill to Allow Lending Arms to Ukraine – The New York Times

    1. Congress Clears Bill to Allow Lending Arms to Ukraine  The New York Times
    2. House passes military lend-lease bill to speed Ukraine aid  The Associated Press – en Español
    3. House sends Ukraine military aid lend-lease bill to Biden’s desk  The Hill
    4. Congress passes bill letting U.S. lend weapons systems to Ukraine  CBS News
    5. 10 Republicans vote against giving military equipment to Ukraine  Business Insider