‘Russian victory’ worse than civilian cluster-bomb deaths – Pentagon

Continuing the topic of yesterday’s Newsflash: Biden approves of USA committing a war crime by supplying cluster munitions to their proxy war in Ukraine, Pentagon is doubling down on their rhetoric of the genocide of the Russian civilian population of Donbass.

Just like Senator Graham Lindsay said about a month ago that “Russians are dying. It’s the best investment the USA has made” (imagine the outcry and moaning if he said “Jews” and not “Russians” in that statement, but apparently the genocide of Russians is all dandy), while laughing in that Hillary Clinton-slyled laughter, so does the Pentagon reiterate that “‘Russian victory’ worse than civilian cluster-bomb deaths”, while being well aware that the “civilian deaths” are the Russian people of the former Ukraine who made their chose not to follow the Nazi path all the way back in 2014. Also being well-aware that Kiev’s promises to “not to use cluster munitions in civilian-populated urban areas” are worth nothing, based on all the previously-broken promises, staring with the Minsk agreements. Knowing that in the areas where Russia has already won, like in Mariupol, the civilian life has returned to normal and the post-war reconstruction and rebuilding is in full swing.

It is those civilians that Pentagon knowingly wants to murder.

Below is a repost of an RT article from an uncensored mirror. But before that, a note that it seems that not all of the NATO is eager to partake in the blood-binding war crime:

US allies slam plan to send cluster bombs to Ukraine

Both Canada and the UK have said they are against using the weapons on the battlefield

‘Russian victory’ worse than civilian cluster-bomb deaths – Pentagon

A US official has defended the decision to supply Ukraine with the weapons, which are banned in more than 100 countries

US fears of Russian success on the battlefield outweigh concerns that deliveries of cluster bombs to Ukraine could result in civilian casualties, a senior Pentagon official acknowledged on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl defended the White House’s decision to approve another $800 million weapons package for Ukraine, including cluster munitions. The weapons are banned in more than 100 countries.

When they detonate, the munitions release many small bomblets over a wide area. A percentage of bomblets fail to detonate on impact, however, and unexploded elements pose severe risks to civilians for years after fighting ends.

Asked if the Pentagon has assured its allies that the munitions will not cause excessive civilian harm, Kahl replied: “I’m as concerned about the humanitarian circumstance as anybody, but the worst thing for civilians in Ukraine is for Russia to win the war. And so it’s important that they don’t.”

He added that Kiev had promised not to use cluster munitions in civilian-populated urban areas and to keep records of where the weapons are deployed to make future de-mining efforts easier. The official also portrayed the deliveries as a stop-gap measure until Kiev’s Western backers can ramp up production of conventional shells.

UN condemns cluster munitions – Read more

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, US President Joe Biden described the decision to supply the controversial shells to Ukraine as “difficult.” He said that it was in part motivated by the fact that both Kiev and Washington recognise a deficit in ordinary ammunition, adding that Ukraine “needed” cluster munitions to prevent Russia from stopping its ongoing counteroffensive.

Commenting on the announcement, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the US, called the move “a gesture of desperation,” adding that the West does not want to admit that Ukraine’s counteroffensive is faltering.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reacted by posting a clip of former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki from late February 2022, days after the start of the Ukraine conflict, saying that the use of cluster munitions could potentially be regarded as a war crime.

USA definitely knows how to kill civilians, after all they been doing it in Laos on an industrial scale:

Every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years from 1964 to 1973, American B–52s dropped an entire plane-load with cluster bombs on Laos.

50 years later, civilians are still being blown up by American bombs.

The United States knows that it will not be possible to defeat Russia, they just want to turn on the mechanism of destruction for us in the South Russian lands for decades to come.

And USA/NATO did the same to Yugoslavia:

🇷🇸 Cluster bombs are still killing Serbs after a quarter of a century

▪️The terrible consequences of the use of cluster munitions in Serbia during the NATO aggression in 1999 make nonsense of Kiev’s claims that they will not use them in civilian areas – cluster bombs aimed at Niš airport ended up in the city center, markets and gardens, killing 16 civilians, including a woman in advanced pregnancy, and wounding 18 more people.

▪️The demining program was launched in 2008 after the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia signed an agreement. Since then, first the Russian, and then the Russian-Serbian team cleared about 6.1 million square meters of explosive devices. As reported in 2018, 13,160 unexploded mines were discovered and destroyed.

▪️According to data from the Norwegian National Aid, 191 victims were recorded in cluster bomb accidents in Serbia. 31 people died and 160 were wounded. Most people died during the NATO aggression.

This blog post was inspired by a Telegram post at CheBlue: