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US to send Patriot Missiles to Ukraine

US liberal news outlet, CNN, announced that the Biden administration is finalising plans to transport their infamous Patriot Missile Defence system to Ukraine to counter Russian air superiority. Russia’s strategy has been to use aerial bombardment to knock out strategic infrastructure targets to wither Ukraine’s ability to continue its war effort and bring the Kiev regime to the negotiating table. [1]

In spite of logistical complications, the US is adamant that Ukraine gets this ‘lethal aid’ precisely so Zelensky stays miles away from bringing the war to an end. US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken commented: “…we’re working to make sure that the Ukrainians get those systems as quickly as possible but also as effectively as possible, making sure that they are trained on them, making sure they have the ability to maintain them and all of that has to come together and it is. We have a very deliberate process established by the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Ramstein, Germany, that meets regularly to make sure that the Ukrainians are getting what they need, when they need it.” [2]

The US has a long history of stockpiling weapons in its client states, in no case has this ever been conducive to world peace, on the contrary. Such inflated armaments packages have only been bellicose moves of escalating conflict across the world at the detriment of the people who live in these countries and those of neighbouring countries. 

Another high profile case has been the US installing its THAAD missile system onto South Korea to escalate militarily against China and North Korea (DPRK). This missile defence system was imposed on the South Koreans in spite of wide-spread protests against US military escalation and the South Korean government’s subservience to US diktats.

The Workers Party of Britain condemns the US attempts to arm Ukraine to fight a war that it simply cannot win, maximising the suffering and death of both Ukrainians and Russians. Instead, the party desires to see Russia and Ukraine engage in peace talks as they were doing early on in the war only to be railroaded by NATO states, notably Britain. 

The Workers Party is doing all it can to save Britain from being dragged into war by Nato which risks escalation of the conflict towards World War III. This involves helping to organise, with comrades in the Socialist Labour Party and those in the broader anti-imperialist movement, the No2NATO No2War conference in February. 

  1. CNN Exclusive: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine (https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/13/politics/us-patriot-missile-defense-system-ukraine
  2. Ibid

One thought on “US to send Patriot Missiles to Ukraine

  1. You would prefer that Ukraine couldn’t defend itself from Russian missile attacks and it’s people starve and freeze to death? Surrendering to Russia means the death of thousands.

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