03.03.2018 Author: Phil Butler

Who’s Really Backing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine?

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News of President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko bragging about his armed forces getting more from the United States than the previously mentioned Javelin anti-tank systems, it comes as no surprise. Since years now his regime has been nothing but one underhanded and one deadly dealing after another. However, this new Trump initiative might be the most murderous of all. Here’s a revelation on who’s really promoting turning Ukraine into a kill zone.

When U.S. President Donald Trump rubber stamped a supposed $200 million-dollar plan to “strengthen Ukraine’s defense and security,” hardly an eyebrow was raised in America. But the Munich meetup in between the Porhoshenko junta and U.S. Secretary of Defence, James “Mad Dog” Mattis should have peaked the interest of any peace loving citizen of the world. As is usually the case, any admission by American politicians or Pentagon generals is only the tip of an enormous iceberg to surface later on – and usually after thousands have died on the receiving end of American hardware. Reading a few hours ago of U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker announcing an “expansion” of military support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, this proved Poroshenko’s dark proclamation for war. Make no mistake, war or the threat of war is on the table of détente at the borders of Russia. Now for proving who’s been standing behind all along.

As a veteran and weapons expert of some years I can tell you one thing with confidence, if the Trump administration is set to ship these Javelin systems, along with the previously undisclosed M107 Barrett sniper rifles, the Ukraine armed forces probably already has them. What’s also apparent based on my new research, is the fact America is backing Ukraine for hosting everything from small arms to ballistic missiles and more. Read on for this. For now though, look at Volker’s wording as he betrays the Trump administration intention to boost Poroshenko’s forces to the point of strategic parity against the Russians (if this is even possible). The exact wording of the Munich statement was, “the US’s goal is to fill the gaps in the armament of the Ukrainian army by raising its ability to defend its territory.” What this means in PR speak is, the State Department and the Pentagon want the public to “think” these are defensive moves. A further indication of “intent” can be found with news stories like this Chronicle Herald one. For those unfamiliar, this broadsheet paper is owned by SaltWire Network, the largest independent in Canada. I mention Canada to show the proliferation of vested interests in the new Russophobia. This most recent article, “OPINION: Arming Ukraine thwarts Putin’s empire-rebuilding agenda,” it reveals the dissemination of the ad nauseam Propaganda narrative we’ve grown accustomed to. The authors go so fare here as to literally create a propaganda dogma for people in the far reaches of Nova Scotia, and I quote:

“Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine began four years ago, on Feb. 20, 2014.”

The authors of this imaginary Vladimir Putin world domination fantasy are, of course, distinguished members of the liberal order war machine. Lubomyr Luciuk is a tenured professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. As for Ihor Kozak, he’s another defense and security minion who contributes to Poroshenko’s Kyiv Post, and somebody the Canuck parliament actually listens to on Russia war matters. I mention them just to show how this new war on Russia has vested interests in Russophobia far and wide. By now it should be painfully obvious how many receive benefits, money, and influence by fanning these crisis flames. More significant, however, are the exact deadly weapons support Ukraine is getting now, and what the immediate future holds.

A Strange Canuck Role Explained

In a previous NEO report I discussed how throwing Poroshenko out might be the only salvation for the Ukraine people. I did so for several reasons, and none of them because the Kremlin invites me to advise the FSB, the Duma, or Putin himself with “defense expert” credentials. “Salvation” for a people thrust into a deadly maelstrom is my motivation, and my friends in Ukraine and Russia understand this. Poroshenko and his Nazi killers, with the help of warlords like America’s jar head Mattis, just make get Ukraine blackened and charred as a kill zone in between ideals. Keeping this in mind, let’s examine some of the American interests in arming Ukraine to the teeth.

News Poroshenko’s national guard tested a new armored personnel carrier, the Varta-Novator’s capabilities met with some laughter from the pro-Russian forces who might have to contend with such a vehicle. However, what my pals in the Donbass failed to take note of was the fact the new vehicle uses a Ford F550 chassis. Of course, the Javelin systems are made by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, and the Barrett sniper systems come from Christiana, Tennessee, USA. The “Ford” inference makes clear how America’s corporate players are vested in this conflict, but other arms companies like Texas’ own AirTronic are raking in profits too. These “Americans” have inserted themselves into the Ukraine killing fields by providing upgrades for teh Precision Shoulder Fired Rocket launchers (PSRLs), which are a redesigned and updated version of the widely deployed Soviet RPG-7 anti-tank weapon. In reading about this war entrepreneurship from Tennessee I was also fascinated to find a statement corroborating my assertion that these weapons systems are in fact offensive. Richard Vandiver, Chief Operating Officer of aforesaid AirTronic told Voice of America:

“As long as the weapon system stays [in government-controlled territory], it’s not an offensive weapon, but if armor starts to cross the river than I would assume that the Ukrainian defense forces would employ our systems to stop the armor.”

Any anti-armor system is designed to be both offensive and defensive. Leaving off the dozens of companies standing to make money off death in Ukraine, tt the other end of the spectrum, the Trump administration have breathed new life into a European defense market too. And this is not just some legitimate reactionary move to counter the “parroted” Putin aggression. When U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence made separate tours of Europe in order to urge leaders of NATO member states to boost defense spending to meet a target of 2 percent of GDP in each nation, this was more than a seeming bill collector move. This Fortune report tells us U.S. arms manufacturers are making a “killing” off crises from Ukraine to Syria and beyond. Also, there’s ample evidence Ukraine has already received outside technical and financial support for developing weapons such as the secret project “Olha”, a cruise missile system based on the technical solutions of project “Neptune”. In this example of wider spread weapons developments on Russia’s frontiers, a 300mm Vilha shell is being developed by the Yuzhnoye Design Office in Dnipro, while the State Design Bureau, Luch, in Kyiv makes the missile’s control system which includes inertial navigation and GPS correction systems. I’ve no space here for revealing the fascinating connections between western entities and the miraculous recovery of near bankrupt the Yuzhmash (Південмаш) machine company accused of supplying a high-performance liquid-propellant engine for the North Koreans. It’s enough that the reader understand Ukraine is broke, and that Russia has stopped investing in such companies. Here is the first call for outside investors from the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State. And for the purposes of taking my report here full circle, here is the Ukraine Embassy to Canada calling for cash to make ballistic missiles.

Yes, the United States Air Force

Finally, if you are wondering about the “Nova Scotia” connection beyond academia and media, this news of a major contract with Maritime Launch Services (MLS) involving the Canadian spaceport reveals the success of the Ukraine Embassy mission, and where missile development money is coming from. MLS aims to wedge into the booming commercial launch space market, but the company’s associations are of interest now. With initial funding from a California company called United PARADYNE Corporation (UPC), and news new space ports for launching Space-X type satellite deliveries. But guess who else PARADYNE is helping with rocket fueling and more? BAM! United Paradyne Corporation supports the U.S. Air Force’s 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California via a new contract modification worth nearly $7 million.

The Ukraine’s weapons development and procurement has clearly been supported (at least round about) via monies and assured technical sharing by the Pentagon. Bit surprise – but I think I just proved it. And for those of you into space weapons and fantastical anti-Russia insinuations, the 30th Space Wing at Vandenburg is U.S. space command central. With these new revelations it seems appropriate to wonder at the Trump Administration’s aggressive track toward North Korea and more. We know since a long time of Vice President Joe Biden’s influence and financial interests in Ukraine. We also are familiar with pirates like George Soros and the Rothschilds in Ukraine up to their necks. What we were never quite sure of was the Pentagon’s influence and the industries that support such regime changes as the Kiev disaster. I think with a little bit more research the ends of this whole #RussiaGate and Putin hate comedy might soon be exposed. The only question that remains for me is; “Do the American, British, French or German people even care?” I just hope for the sake of good Ukrainians that they do.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”