Obama and US Congress are seriously considering sending rockets and other heavy American weaponry to Ukraine. Russian and Ukrainian military experts are somewhat amused by it. Here is why.
I said in: Lada’s Predictions: Petrodollar Timeline, Russia’s Game and Ukraine’s Future that US entirely miscalculated Ukraine, just as US previously miscalculated Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Cuba, Iran, and of course, Russia. Add this new fiasco to the list.
For one, Kiev army isn’t trained or sophisticated enough to use US weapons effectively. They can’t even use properly the old Soviet weapons they were trained to use.
Two, corruption and thievery in Ukraine army is off the charts. By different estimates, 90% of the so-called Western ‘aid’ is pocketed by generals, colonels – and what’s left, by lower officers. Knowing all that US and EU rightly don’t give any money directly to Kiev, no matter how much Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk beg.
Three, because of the above corruption, most of the US weapons would certainly end up being sold to the Donbass self-defence. This is how self-defence has acquired many of the Ukrainian weapons they are using today.
It has to be noted that the US discussion whether to send weapons to Kiev sounds like hypocrisy. It is well-known that US weapons, including US radars, are already in Ukraine. They had been delivered during December 2014 ceasefire.
At the time I wrote about locals reporting that the airports in Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Zaporozhie, all under control of the Kiev junta, were closed down for weeks. During that period, large numbers of NATO and US planes delivered weapons to Kiev. Once Kiev, in concert with US, restarted its offensive in January 2015, these weapons were to be used to make the killing of the Donbass citizens more efficient. As we know, the offensive fell through, while DNR and LNR surrounded 8,500 Kiev troops in the Debaltsevo cauldron and advanced towards Mariupol. See map in: Stunning Turnaround! Donetsk Announces Mariupol and Debaltsevo Offensives, Refuses Poroshenko’s Fake Truce. At the same time, the majority of Ukrainians refuse to fight, fleeing mobilization however they can. See: Wake Up, the Soldier of Ukraine!
But the latest news is truly spectacular in its poetic justice. It has become known that Kiev is secretly selling the weapons they received from the US to Syria. This ‘corruption scheme includes a deal made by the Kiev assistant defense minister Petr Mekhed and Brigadier General of the Syrian army Talal Mahloof (sp?), who is close to Bashar Assad,’ per News-Front. Here is News-Front report (with English subs, which unfortunately aren’t very good, but they give some idea).
Conclusion: any weapons US supplies to Ukraine will go towards enriching the corrupt Kiev elites and end up in the hands of those US regards as their enemy, be it Syria’s Assad or Novorossia’s Donbass. Poetic justice indeed.