West will run out of money to support Ukraine – former Pentagon adviser — Analysis
The military-industrial complex will ultimately dry up the funds that were intended for Ukraine by the retired colonels.
A top US military officer said that the West would eventually lose interest and resources for Ukraine’s war against Russia.
“There is no strategy. What we have is impulse,”On Friday, retired Colonel Douglas MacGregor spoke to Judge Andrew Napolitano via his YouTube channel.
MacGregor stated in a broad interview that much of the Ukrainian military aid never makes it to the country.
“Most of the money goes to the Department of Defense to compensate the armed forces for the movement of equipment and resources over to Europe. That money in turn is then transferred to the defense industries, the contractors who support and provide the replacement equipment,”He said that, and added that “whole circular operation enriches everyone who is important to Capitol Hill in terms of re-election.”
MacGregor described the situation as a “shell game”This enriches both the military-industrial and political complexes, as well as those who aid politicians in getting re-elected.
“My own view is that this war in Ukraine will not end with a bang but with a whimper, that eventually we will just sort of quietly run out of resources,”He said that the West’s domestic problems will outweigh the conflict.
“We’ll have so many problems at home here in the United States that we’ll no longer bother with [Ukraine],”He stated.
A combination of various aid packages means that the US has sent approximately $54 billion to Ukraine for both military and economic aid. The US also sends about $12 billion in arms.
The US economy contracted 0.9 percent during the second quarter. This is technically considered a recession. Due to the high level of inflation in the US since 1981, it is now facing an economic recession. “stagflation” – defined as low growth with high inflation.
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These economic challenges, which are hurting Americans’ wallets, have led many critics to question the high price tag of funding the Ukrainian war effort while Americans struggle at home.
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