(BLP) – CBS News has censored a tweet about an accurate report detailing how weapons in Ukraine are not making it to the battlefield and are now apologizing for reporting real news by accident.
“We removed a tweet promoting our recent doc, “Arming Ukraine,” which quoted the founder of the nonprofit Blue-Yellow, Jonas Ohman’s assessment in late April that only around 30% of aid was reaching the front lines in Ukraine,” they wrote in a tweet.
The tweet can be seen here:
We removed a tweet promoting our recent doc, "Arming Ukraine," which quoted the founder of the nonprofit Blue-Yellow, Jonas Ohman's assessment in late April that only around 30% of aid was reaching the front lines in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/EgA96BrD9O
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 8, 2022
CBS News noted that they removed the tweet because the Pentagon assured them that this problem has been remedied. By the word alone of the federal bureaucrats, CBS News apologized and groveled.
“Since that time, Ohman says delivery has improved. Additionally, the U.S. military has confirmed that defense attaché Brigadier General Garrick M. Harmon arrived in Kyiv in August for arms control and monitoring,” they continued in a follow-up tweet.
“We are updating our documentary to reflect this new information and air at a later date,” CBS News added.
Since that time, Ohman says delivery has improved. Additionally, the U.S. military has confirmed that defense attaché Brigadier General Garrick M. Harmon arrived in Kyiv in August for arms control and monitoring. https://t.co/gltKtScjuB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 8, 2022
Big League Politics has reported on the immense amount of money that is being dumped in Ukraine by the U.S. and other Western governments:
“The United States government has promised to provide Volodomyr Zelensky’s regime in Ukraine with $270 million in military aid to Ukraine after Russia destroyed several high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) in a recent phase of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.
The White House made the $270 million military aid announcement on July 22, 2022, which features medium-range rocket systems and tactical drones.
According to Press TV, this military aid package consists of four HIMARS and 580 Phoenix Ghost drones.
The new package includes four HIMARS and up to 580 Phoenix Ghost drones, according to John Kirby, White House national security council spokesman.
“The president has been clear that we’re going to continue to support the government of Ukraine and its people for as long as it takes,” White House national security council spokesman John Kirby stated.
On top of that, the package contains roughly 36,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and additional ammunition for the HIMARS.
PressTV reported that this aid “will take the volume of the overall US military assistance to Ukraine under President Joe Biden’s administration to $8.2 billion, which is being paid for through $40 billion in economic and security aid for Ukraine approved by the US Congress in May.”
This latest round of military aid brings the total number of rocket launchers the US government has provided to Ukraine to 16 ever since Russia launched its military incursion into Ukraine on February 24.
The HIMARS is a mobile rocket launcher that can hit targets ranging from 40 to 300 miles away. The range that it can strike targets is based on the type of rocket that the HIMARS are equipped with. The rockets the US government is specifically sending to Ukraine can only reach targets that are only 48 miles away.
From July 5 to July 20, four HIMARS and one American reloading vehicle for the US-manufactured HIMARS were destroyed close to the town of Malotaranovka in the Donetsk oblast. Another HIMARS and transport vehicle were destroyed in Krasnoarmeisk according to Igor Konashenkov, the chief spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense. ”
The proxy war in Russia and Ukraine is being elongated because of this military aid. Meanwhile, it is rich elites who are making the money off of it. The military-industrial complex is an evil, destructive scam.