Diasterous Democrat Joe Biden administration has allowed Russia to capture American weapons and sell them as if the administration’s breech on American weapons and its technology, according to one source.
As if it isn’t bad in the Middle East that Biden abandoned Afghanistan, leaving behind billions of dollars of top American military equipment, now the situation is even worse if true.
The Pentagon admitted that Russia had captured American weapons In Ukraine, according to one whistleblower, as the media is reporting that Congress is suspicious of fraud in the gifting of American weapons to Ukraine, making the situation in the region even more confusing.
Breitbart News reported on the most up-to-date status of a Congressional inquiry into the whereabouts of American weapons on Thursday:
“There is no evidence any of the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars spent on weapons and aid sent to Ukraine has been lost to corruption or diverted into criminal hands, the Pentagon’s inspector general said Tuesday, before adding investigations are still at an early stage.
The assurance came after members of Congress persistently questioned how closely the U.S. is tracking its aid to ensure it is not subject to fraud.”
AP reports Robert P. Storch was pressed by House members several times about any fraud findings. He said several tips and allegations have come into a new hotline, but there have been “limited findings” to date, with many reports pending.
And the bad news about the alleged Russian capture and sale of American weapons comes at the same time as news that Russia is planning on an escalated attack on energy systems:
🚨#BREAKING: Dutch Intelligence claims Russia is preparing to attack oil & gas pipelines, submarine cables and wind farms in the North Sea.
If true, this is a SERIOUS Russian escalation, possibly a response to all the weapons being sent to Ukraine by NATO pic.twitter.com/WhayjW5iHQ
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) February 20, 2023
Kyle Anzalone via The Libertarian Institute reported the following details:
“American weapons provided to Ukraine have been captured by Russia on the battlefield, a top Department of Defense official told Congress on Tuesday. Over the past year, Washington has provided Kyiv with nearly $45 billion in military aid.
Undersecretary of Kyivnr Policy Colin Kahl claimed Moscow was capturing American weapons and selling them on the black market. “Our assessment is if some of these systems have been diverted it’s by Russians who have captured things on the battlefield, which always happens.”
Zerohedge reported on the details:
After Russian forces invaded Ukraine just over a year ago, the Joe Biden administration began providing Kyiv with unprecedented weapons transfers. The US has provided UKyivne with $44.3 billion in military assistance from January 24, 2022, to January 15, 2023, according to The Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Kahl went on to assert that “no evidence” has surfaced to suggest Kieasserted for the weapons finding their way to the black market.
In the early months of the war, CNN reported that the US lacked oversight over the arms sent to Ukraine. A source told the outlet in April, “we have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero. It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”
That same month, Jonas Ohman, founder and CEO of Blue-Yellow, a Lithuania-based organization that has been meeting with and supplying frontline units with military aid in Ukraine told CBS News, “All of this stuff goes across the border, and t, when something happens, kind of like 30% of it reaches its final destination.”
In May, the Washington Post reported Ukraine is infamous for black market weapon sales. “The US government is well aware of the country’s challenges with weapons proliferation, though it has been vague in describing the precautions it’s taking,” the outlet wrote.
Kahl was confronted by Congressman Matt Gaetz over the weapons congressman Matt Gaetz confronted Kahled in a 2018 article from Global Times that found American arms were being used by the Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia that was absorbed into Ukraine’s national guard. Kahl dismissed Gaetz’s question by asserting the claim was “Beijing’s propaganda.”
The Azov Battalion has been photographed with Western-made anti-tank weapons. In March, NEXTA tweeted, “A shipment of NLAW grenade launchers and instructors from #NATO countries arrived in Kharkiv. The Azov regiment was the first to learn about new weaponry.” The post included photos of Ukrainian soldiers wearing Nazi patches on their uniforms.
In July, the Stimson Center – an American organization – warned US arms could flow to “avowed neo-Nazis.” “[The Azov Battalion’s] role in key Ukrainian theatres creates risks that arms could be diverted to Azov troops in contravention of US law,” the report said.
Kahl claimed Ukraine tracks the weapons with scanners provided by WasUkraine following the weapons to American officials at the embassy in Kyiv. However, he added the officials complete some inspections outside the Kyiv embassy.
Additionally, Kahl discussed the White House’s strategy for its proxy war in Ukraine. He said the Department of Defense does not believe Russian forces will make significant territorial gains in the coming months. “You may see small portions of territory change hands in the coming weeks and months.” But, he told Congress, “I do not think that there’s anything I see that suggests the Russians can sweep across Ukraine and make significant territorial gains anytime in the next year or so.”
He explained that the Biden administration was committed to arming Ukraine, though the timetable for providing fighter jets was at least a year and a half. Kahl added that the price tag to give Kyiv F-16s was $11 billion and the fighter jet was given KieKyiv’s “top three priorities.”