With all the liberal rhetoric about gun violence and gun control in America, the U.S. still remains the world’s largest arms dealer by a long shot. And since the State Department helped fuel the Kiev coup and Maidan Revolution with $5 billion back in late 2013, it appears that Washington’s main lobbyist, the military industrial complex, now wants to turn Ukraine into a global arms dealer.
In addition to the monies used to help overthrow the duly elected Ukraine government three years ago, the U.S. has added more than $600 million to their defense ministry to carry out attacks on internal and external Russian backed Ukrainians living in the Eastern part of he country. And with NATO forging ahead with plans to place military arms and soldiers on Russian border states, the prospect of turning Ukraine’s industry into one of arms manufacturing appears quite enticing.
US defense companies can assist Ukraine become leading exporter of military equipment and technology, but Kiev must first eliminate corruption and remove unpredictable legal and political risks from its business environment, US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt stated on Thursday.
“Ukraine has said that it wants to become a major defense exporter,” Pyatt said. “I am very glad to see at this conference today a large number of US defense industry representatives… They have the ability to bring to you best-in-the-world technology and their demonstrated expertise at integrating with other international partners.” – Sputnik News
It is an interesting gambit that Washington is playing in Ukraine, especially as proxy states like Turkey and Saudi Arabia ratchet up a new cold war in the Middle East and on the borders of Eurasia. And this offer to build up an weapons industry in Ukraine is coming at a time when the Ukrainian economy is completely bankrupt, and reliant upon IMF lending just to keep their government solvent.
There is a joke today that states that the only three things the United States exports are dollars, inflation, and weapons of war. And it appears that using Ukraine as a new proxy to be a Eurasian arms dealer for Washington’s global war on ‘terror’ and nation instability makes that belief not only feasible, but ironic as well since U.S. foreign policy claims their primary intentions are only dedicated towards peace and democracy.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com, Examiner.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.