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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Imperialism Floods Ukraine with Weapons

Mar 14, 2022

Joe Biden approved 350 million dollars to send weaponry to Ukraine on February 26th. Within 48 hours, the first shipments of anti-tank missiles and other hardware had made the flight from Germany to bases in Poland and Romania. All of it was delivered within five days. The capitalist state can move fast, when it takes an interest. If they had vaccinated the world with the same energy, the pandemic might be over. This latest supply brought the total of U.S. weapons shipments to Ukraine up to 650 million dollars just in the last year, alongside 450 millions kicked in by the European Union.

The U.S. had 17,000 anti-tank missiles warehoused in Germany, ready to move at 48 hours notice. Does anyone think this “just-in-time” stockpile was just for a rainy day? No, there was definitely a plan already in place to move all these arms. U.S. soldiers may not be fighting in Ukraine, but these massive weapons shipments show a couple of things. One, the war in Ukraine is most definitely the U.S. rulers’ war. And second, this war didn’t start just yesterday.