Ah... the US, not content with the fire they began with their regime change in Kiev- terrorizing an elected leader to the point he flees for his life. All NATO nations sending "aid' and supplying insane hired killers- psychopaths- to harm civilians and destabilize a nation. That terror isn't good enough. The US simply has to do more to fan the flames of war! "Rearm Kiev"
That's right CSM uses the word "rearm" that tells us the US and company has already been arming Kiev's destabilizers and terrorists. But, hey, we knew that already
The US has supplied all manner of weapons to Kiev already-
Along with foreign mercs, the dregs of society - From Sunday January 25/15 Foreigners in Ukraine- Swedes with Azov battalion & American Mercs. Indeed! How could we forget Israeli snipers?
The claim of Russian support for the anti fascist rebels have never once been substantiated by the US. Oh, sure they keep claiming it. But so what? Re: the sanctions I will relink today's first post at the bottom of this post- Yes, it is realtedThe New York Times reports that the White House is taking a “fresh look at the question of military aid” after a string of strategic loses by Ukrainian forces. Support for the plan has grown as US officials realize that economic sanctions are seemingly not enough to dissuade Russia from pouring weapons and military personnel into the conflict. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced Monday plans to recruit 100,000 men. His declaration came after separatists vowed to take over all of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
BBC. ”It is a reserve force which will definitely be able to resist any attack," he added.
The Times cites a new report released Monday by eight former senior American officials that urges the US to send $3 billion in defensive arms and equipment to Ukraine. The US has so far limited its support to non-lethal aid such as body armor and night-vision goggles for fear of provoking Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The report calls for the US to send equipment such as armored vehicles, anti-armor missiles, and reconnaissance drones. “The West needs to bolster deterrence in Ukraine by raising the risks and costs to Russia of any renewed major offensive,” it says, the Times reports. “That requires providing direct military assistance — in far larger amounts than provided to date and including lethal defensive arms.”
The calls to rearm embattled Kiev come amid a dramatic uptick in violence in eastern Ukraine. ( It's not the violence that bothers the west- it is the territorial advances made by the antifascist forces)
Ukraine Defense Ministry Spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov told The Associated Press Monday that fighting remains most intense around Debaltseve, a strategic railway hub that is almost entirely encircled by Russia-backed rebels. Officials said five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 29 wounded in the past day defending the city.
Fighting also rages on around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, where 15 civilians were killed in shelling over the weekend, according to a statement released by municipal authorities. About 50 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the last two days, Agence France-Presse reports.
The BBC reports that the rebels’ ability to raise large numbers of forces remains unclear. Kiev has alleged (Kiev alleges much nonsense) that as many as 9,000 Russian troops are fighting alongside them, a claim Moscow has denied.There is no going back to the parameters of the Minsk agreement- The rebels have gained territory- they are not going to give up- That's clear!
Talk is cheap and the US/NATO/Israeli global terror juggernaut has not concerned itself one bit with international law. Syria, Libya, Iraq being three prime examples of NATO terror use and disregard for law, of any kind."So, in a sense, if the US or NATO intervenes, they have to find some form of saying: it is an international conflict, it is a threat to peace and security; and thirdly, what they should do is get permission from the Security Council, which obviously Russia will not give them," he said.Burden of proof on the West
Dr. Warner continued that his initial reading of the situation was: "legally, they have very little to stand on to intervene in this conflict in any way."
Moscow has long been accused by the West of supplying rebels in eastern Ukraine with military hardware, something that the Kremlin has consistantly denied.
"If they can make the case that Russia is supplying arms to rebels in the eastern part, then on proportionality, the US or NATO could say we can do the same thing to the government. But they have to make the argument that they have proof that Russia is supplying the arms."
From earlier today and directly related to the topic above!