Ukraine Requests Internationally Banned Cluster Munitions From US

Ukraine Requests Internationally Banned Cluster Munitions From US

United Nations: Russia and Ukraine have both used cluster munitions in the war, with Ukraine using them several times. The weapons have been mostly used in populated areas. Photo | Donald Standeford.

By Donald Standeford, SJ Founder/Publisher 
December 14, 2022 12:45 am UTC 
Modified: 2022-12-14 12:45 am

WASHINGTON – Although Ukraine has requested that the United States provide them with cluster munitions, the Biden administration says that it is “concerned” over the use of ‘those kinds’ of munitions. The UN says that both Russia and Ukraine have used cluster munitions in the war, mostly in populated areas. 

Although cluster munitions are internationally banned through the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, the United States never officially took part in signing it, and the U.S. Department of Defense has said that cluster munitions provide a ‘vital military capability.

Despite being in favor of using them, the United States hasn’t used the munitions in combat since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, except for a single attack using them in Yemen in 2009, according to the Human Rights Watchorganization.

There have been many reports that Russia has allegedly used cluster munitions during its invasion of Ukraine, and that it has led to a growing number of civilian casualties.

Ukraine Has Already Used Cluster Munitions

According to Multiple Reports, Ukraine has already used cluster munitions in its war with Russia. UN reports also Document cases where Russia has used them. 

A report by the United Nations news agency said, “Ukrainian forces had also reportedly used cluster munitions several times, the group said, which found that the weapons had been mostly used in populated areas.”

It also reported, “Specifically, deployment of cluster munitions in Ukraine have killed 215 civilians and injured 474. The report further indicated a 302 percent increase in victims, since 2020.”

And added, “Jeff Meer, US Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion, in reference to cluster munitions in Ukraine, noted that, “they also damaged healthcare facilities, factories, and homes.”

What Are Cluster Munitions, Or Bombs And Why Are They Banned Internationally?

Cluster munitions are either air-dropped or ground-launched explosives that release (or eject) smaller bombs that eject bomblets designed to kill personnel on the ground, or render vehicles unusable, killing the occupants.

The bomblets get dispersed within a wide area, and some fail to initially explode, causing them to be a hazard to military personnel or civilians in the area long after they are launched, or even after the conflict, or war that they are used in is over.

Due to the fact that they are dispersed over such a wide area, and how long unexploded munitions remain on the ground, they tend to cause a high number of child fatalities.

Why Does Ukraine Want Cluster Munitions?

Ukraine has asked the United States to provide cluster munitions in order to “turn the tables” on Russia. It is seeking 155-mm dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICMs) filled with M42 and M46 dual-purpose grenades.

M42 and M46 dual-purpose grenades are capable of punching through 2.5-inch thick armor and then fragmenting and taking out personnel in the attack area.

US embassy removed all PDF files from the embassy website. However, the internet sleuths archived the information before it could be memory-holed forever.

In the last 24 hours, the US embassy removed all PDF files from the embassy website here: https://ua.usembassy.gov/embassy/kyiv/sections-offices/defense-threat-reduction-office/biological-threat-reduction-program/

A woman brandishes the Ukrainian flag on top of a destroyed Russian tank in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, June 10, 2022

However, the internet sleuths archived the information before it could be memory-holed forever.

Here is a full list of the OBAMA APPROVED Ukrainian biolabs:

OBAMA APPROVED Ukrainian Biolabs

https://web.archive.org/web/20170130193016/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-kharkiv-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210511164310/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-luhansk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170221125752/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506053014/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-vinnitsa-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170221125752/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170207122550/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-kherson-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223011502/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-ternopil-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170208032526/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-zakarpatska-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170208032526/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-zakarpatska-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

bhttps://web.archive.org/web/20170202040923/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-lviv-dl-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170201004446/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-lviv-rdvl-eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20161230143004/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-eidss.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20210506212717/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-pathogen-asset-control.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170207153023/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/dtro-dnipropetrovsk-rdvl_eng.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20170211022339/https://photos.state.gov/libraries/ukraine/895/pdf/kiev-ivm-fact-sheet-eng.pdf

US officials have gone into overdrive attempting to explain away the existence of the biolabs.

Washington has been urged to come clean over its biolab program in Ukraine after the Department of Defense admitted its existence.

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it has operated 46 biolabs in Ukraine handling dangerous pathogens, after previously dismissing the charges as Russian propaganda.

China has joined calls for the United States to explain the role and capacity of the laboratories following the Pentagon’s stunning reversal after months of denial.

In March leaked papers appeared to suggest that its operations in Ukraine were sensitive while Kiev was reportedly blocked from public disclosure about the program.

According to a document signed between the two nations, Ukraine is obliged to transfer the dangerous pathogens to the U.S. Department of Defense for biological research.

Those who had raised concerns over the presence of the biolabs have been dismissed as conspiracy theorists and accused of regurgitating Russian disinformation.

But comments made by U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Victoria Nuland in March prompted further suspicions when she appeared to confirm the biological program, saying she feared the labs would “fall into Russian hands.”

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday that the U.S. must explain its activities and called on it to stop “single-handedly opposing the establishment of a verification mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

“As I stressed time and again, the U.S. conducts more bio-military activities than any other country in the world.

“Moreover, the U.S. is the only country opposing the establishment of a verification mechanism for the BWC.

“The international community has long had concerns over this. Recently, Russia has further revealed the US’s bio-military activities in Ukraine and raised clearly that the US has violated the BWC.

“According to the stipulations of the BWC, the U.S. is under an obligation to provide clarifications on Russia’s allegation so as to restore the international community’s confidence in the U.S.’s compliance,” he said.

Washington denies Russian claims that it has experimented on humans after it was alleged that testing of pathogens was carried out on psychiatric patients from Kharkiv.

The United States has been accused of engaging in biological warfare in the past.

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed that its operatives had introduced swine fever and dengue fever into the country, with a previously unknown strain of the latter created in a laboratory.

The aim was to create “the largest number of victims possible,” he said.

Former Daily Worker international correspondent Alan Winnington and Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett were accused of treason and had their passports canceled after exposing the US biological war in Korea in the 1950s.

Despite the denials, an International Scientific Commission headed by Cambridge University’s Professor Joseph Needham concluded that China and North Korea had been subjected to bacteriological weapons.

Source: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/after-months-of-denial-u-s-admits-to-running-ukraine-biolabs/

Biden requests $33B from Congress in Ukraine aid! Where does the gravy train end???

Biden requests $33B from Congress in Ukraine aid

President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with small business owners in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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President Joe Biden said he’s sending Congress a request for more security and humanitarian funding for Ukraine. During a press conference at the White House Thursday, Biden said in total he’s asking for an additional $33 billion for the war-torn country as the conflict continues for more than two months.

Twenty billion dollars will be used for military assistance, $8 billion for economic assistance and $3 billion for humanitarian aid, which is expected to last through September 30. The President stressed the aid will help Ukraine continue defending it’s sovereignty against Russian aggression.

“Basically, we’re out of money and so that’s why today, in order to sustain Ukraine as it continues to fight, I’m sending Congress a supplemental budget request, ” Biden stateted. “It’s going to keep weapons and ammunition flowing without interruption to the brave Ukrainian fighters, and continue delivering economic humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people.”

Biden also is sending a proposal to Congress to use funds from seized assets of Russian oligarchs to help Ukraine fight Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

Collapse incoming: European nations start RATIONING food and fuel

Collapse incoming: European nations start RATIONING food and fuel

Sunday, April 03, 2022 by: Arsenio Toledo
Tags: American Journal, chaos, Collapse, famine, food rationing, food scarcity, food shortages, food supply, fuel rationing, fuel shortages, fuel supply, Germany, Globalism, Greece, Harrison Smith, hunger, InfoWars, rationing, Russia, sanctions, Shortages, Spain, starvation, Ukraine, Ukraine war

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Image: Collapse incoming: European nations start RATIONING food and fuel

(Natural News) Countries all over the world, especially in Europe, have started implementing policies that ration food and fuel.

Europe’s struggles with its food and fuel supplies began after most nations on the continent imposed economic sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. This threatened the flow of already-critical commodities in Europe and threatened to collapse already-struggling global supply chains.

As a result, the prices of everything from oil to wheat have soared, leading to multi-decade high inflation rates. Supplies of these essential products have also dwindled after exports from Russia were completely strangled.

Sunflower oil, wheat, dairy and gas are being rationed

In Spain, the country started experiencing sporadic shortages of different products like eggs, milk and other dairy products almost immediately following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In early March, major supermarkets like Mercadona and Makro began rationing sunflower oil.

Spain’s left-wing government even went further and gave stores the option to temporarily impose limits on the number of certain products customers purchase.

In Greece, at least four national supermarket chains have started rationing food products like flour and sunflower oil due to critically low supplies caused by the crippled supply chains coming out of Russia and Ukraine.

The supermarkets claim the current rationing is only a preventive measure that will be rolled back once Greece’s supplies of flour and sunflower oil stabilize. Around 30 percent of Greece’s wheat imports come from Russia and Ukraine.

“The reason for the cap on these products is only precautionary, as our customers are concerned about the war in Ukraine,” said one official from supermarket chain Alfa-Beta Vassilopoulos. “We want to ensure we will be able to serve our customers’ needs in the future too.”

“Flour and sunflower oil are the two products which, apart from energy, the war has affected more than anything else,” said Greek Minister for Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis. “There are already shortages throughout Europe.”

In Germany, the nation triggered the first part of a three-stage emergency plan to conserve the country’s natural gas supply. This move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that Germany pay for Russian gas in rubles in an attempt to twist Western sanctions against Russia.

The first stage of the emergency plan will lead to “targeted” shutdowns of the flow of natural gas to “specified individual large consumers.”

German Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs Robert Habeck explained that the current rationing plan is a preventive measure implemented to make sure the country doesn’t experience a critical shortage.

Germany is also attempting to reduce or outright eliminate its dependence on Russian gas. Before the war, 55 percent of Germany’s natural gas came from Russia. Now, that number has been reduced to 40 percent with the help of natural gas flows from the Netherlands, France and Belgium.

Food and fuel rationing a consequence of globalism

“The collapse is on … and no signs of slowing down anytime soon,” said Harrison Smith of InfoWars. “In fact, all evidence points to the contrary. It points to those in charge and with the ability to prevent the downside doing everything they can to exacerbate and perpetuate the total collapse of the world economy, particularly in Western countries.” (Related: Gas rationing, food vouchers and hunger are now being normalized for the war phase of the plandemic.)

Smith, the host of “American Journal” on InfoWars, noted that if the global economy wasn’t so dependent on imports from other nations, the war in Ukraine would not have caused such a massive problem for the food and fuel supplies of other nations.

“All of this is really just predicated on globalism. It wouldn’t really be that big of an issue if we didn’t get our toilet paper from China,” he said. “If some ship running aground in the Suez Canal, quite literally on the polar opposite side of the world, somehow makes it so that I can’t buy toilet paper … that’s a problem, and it’s a problem in our world structure.”

Learn more about the state of the global economy and the rationing of food and fuel around the world by reading the latest articles at MarketCrash.news.

Watch this episode of “American Journal” on InfoWars as host Harrison Smith talks about the start of food and fuel rationing in Europe.

https://www.brighteon.com/embed/2b5ef486-17af-463f-8119-e5d89dc92c27

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Resurfaced Tape Shows Obama Regime’s Nuland Plotting Ukraine Coup With Biden’s Help – ‘F**k The EU’

Over the past two weeks, following the invasion into Ukraine by Russia, the Biden administration has taken a rather strong stance to supposedly defending freedom and democracy. Standing with Ukraine, the Biden administration and Democrats have proposed sending millions of dollars worth of aid, weapons, and ammunition to help the soldiers on the front lines. But while Joe Biden gave speeches on the importance of standing up for democracy, in 2014, he played a significant role in promoting a coup in Ukraine.

Currently serving as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs to the Biden administration, Victoria Nuland has spent a fair amount of time not only in Ukraine but pushing an agenda that apparently started back in 2014. In the video below, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Juan González detailed how Nuland, under former President Barack Obama, said, “Fuck the EU.” It should be noted that along with working with Biden, Nuland also worked with the State Department during the Obama administration as well.

For those who might be wondering, Nuland’s words against the EU meant criticizing an organization made up of 27 European countries that govern and support the economy and security policies. Still, Nuland would travel to Ukraine during 2014 where she famously handed out cakes to protesters in Kiev.

At the same time, Nuland was speaking with Jeffery Pyatt about picking a candidate of the opposition to run for the post of Prime Minister of Ukraine. Selecting Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Nuland added, “Biden and I said probably tomorrow for an atta-boy and to get the deets to stick. So Biden’s willing.”

Watch the Rumble video below

https://rumble.com/vwwrnk-resurfaced-tape-shows-obama-regimes-nuland-plotting-ukraine-coup-with-biden.html

U.S. Under Secy. of State Nuland confirms bioweapons labs in Ukraine

U.S. Under Secy. of State Nuland confirms bioweapons labs in Ukraine

State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria J. Nuland speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
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The Biden administration has continued to deny that the U.S. had any involvement with chemical weapons labs in Ukraine, yet the U.S. Under Secretary of State confirmed their existence.

This comes as China claims it’s concerned about an alleged biological weapons development program in Ukraine. On Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian echoed Russian allegations of a U.S.-run chemical and biological warfare laboratory in Ukraine. He called for its immediate inspection.

“We urge the U.S., once again, to fulfill its international obligations, make comprehensive clarifications on its domestic and foreign biological military activities, accept multilateral verification, and complete the destruction of its stockpile of chemical weapons as soon as possible,” Lijian stated.

While the Pentagon has rejected those allegations, Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland confirmed the existence during a hearing on Capitol Hill just days ago while referring to them as biological research facilities.

“Ukraine has biological research facilities which we are now quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of,” she explained. “So we are working with Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach.”

Further, a U.S. National Academy of Sciences article reported that in 2005 then-Sen. Barack Obama negotiated the construction of a level three bio-safety lab in Odessa, Ukraine. The Interim Central Reference Lab was geared to handle “especially dangerous pathogens.”

Nuland’s statement comes as the U.S. claims any allegations of a bio-lab in Ukraine are “misinformation and propaganda.” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby even denied the claims, seemingly going against what the Under Secretary of State said just days prior. While speaking to reporters Wednesday, Kirby echoed the White House in calling the claims false.

This came in response to Russia’s foreign ministry spokesperson who said they have documents showing Ukraine ordered the destruction of plague, cholera, anthrax and other pathogen samples in an attempt to erase evidence of the military program.

Kirby dismissed the report as Russian “disinformation.” Also Wednesday, the State Department claimed Russia is inventing false pretexts in an attempt to justify its own horrific actions in Ukraine.

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US Treasury Yield Curve Highlights ‘Recession Concerns Showing up More Prominently’

Fears of a recession and a 1970s-style stagflation economy continue to grip Wall Street and investors this week, as multiple reports show that recession signals have intensified. With oil and commodity prices surging, Reuters reports that investors are “recalibrating their portfolios for an expected period of high inflation and weaker growth.”

While Wall Street Fears Stagflation, Analyst Believes ‘Global Markets Will Collapse’ This Year

This week there’s been a slew of headlines indicating that fears of a 1970s-style stagflationeconomy have risen and economic fallout is coming soon. Three days ago, Reuters’ author David Randall noted that U.S. investors are scared of a hawkish central bank, oil prices surging, and the current conflict in Ukraine. Randall spoke with Nuveen’s chief investment officer of global fixed income, Anders Persson, and the analyst noted stagflation isn’t here just yet, but it is getting near that point.

“Our base case is still not 1970s stagflation, but we’re getting closer to that ZIP code,” Persson said.

On Saturday, Bitcoin.com News reported on the skyrocketing energy stocks, precious metals, and global commodities breaking market records. The same day, the popular Twitter account Pentoshi tweeted about a pending “greater depression.” At the time of writing, the tweet was retweeted 69 times and has close to a thousand likes. Pentoshi told his 523,500 Twitter followers:

The most exciting thing this year. Will be global markets collapsing. Any market that trades above 0 will be too high. They will call this: ‘The greater depression’ which will be 10x worse than the Great Depression.

US Treasury Yield Curve Highlights ‘Recession Concerns Showing up More Prominently’

The following day, Reuters’ author Davide Barbuscia detailed that “recession concerns are showing up more prominently in the U.S. Treasury yield curve.” Data from Barbuscia’s report stresses that the “closely watched gap between yields on two- and 10-year notes stood at its narrowest since March 2020.”

US Treasury Yield Curve Highlights Recession Signals, Analyst Thinks Fallout Will Be '10x Worse Than the Great Depression'
Two- and 10-year U.S. Treasury Yield Curve Rates via Nasdaq on March 6, 2022.

Numerous financial publications are highlighting how rising oil and commodity prices are typically associated with a pending recession. Furthermore, recent filings indicate that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway obtained a $5 billion stake in Occidental Petroleum. Berkshire Hathaway has also doubled the firm’s exposure to Chevron as well.

Source: https://news.bitcoin.com/tag/copper/