As America’s borders remain open and illegal immigrants flow across the southern border by the thousands, the elites insist on spending tens of billions of dollars on defending the borders of the Ukraine. Among those elites is Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who recently traveled to the Ukraine.
In her recent New York Times op-ed, she claimed that the American support of Zelensky’s fight “is motivated, first and foremost, by a moral duty to come to the aid of a people under attack.”
Moral duty to aid people under attack? Then why didn’t the US aid the Russians when the Chechneyan terrorists were attacking them? Or does the “moral duty” only apply to countries that our elites have some strange attachment to?
In any case, Treasury Secretary Yellen didn’t end it there. She then argued that America’s support for Ukraine is “not over” despite our having spend over $100 billion on the war so far. In her words:
“Our work is not over. In fact, it is more vital than ever that we continue supporting the Ukrainians. Ukraine’s military resistance depends on a government that can function effectively, as well as a stable economy that can help finance defense efforts over the long term. By fortifying the ‘home front,’ our economic assistance is helping make possible Ukraine’s stalwart frontline defense against Russia.”
She also claimed, without evidence, that the sanctions regime has “systematically degraded Russia’s military-industrial complex and reduced revenues that the Kremlin is relying on to fund its war. As demonstrated by our new actions last week, we will not rest until the war is over.”
In reality, it is the West that is dealing with high inflation, painful fuel prices, and is unable to produce the munitions needed for the Ukrainians to fight. The Russians, for example, can fire about 7 artillery shells for every 1 the Ukrainians can (the Russians fire 20k shells daily compared to the 3k of the Ukrainians) because of what their war industry can churn out compared to the NATO countries.
She later tweeted out the article and claimed, in the tweet, that “U.S. economic assistance plays a foundational role in supporting Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s illegal and immoral war. And as President Zelenskyy has said, our assistance is not charity – it’s an investment in global security and democracy.”
U.S. economic assistance plays a foundational role in supporting Ukraine’s resistance to Russia's illegal and immoral war. And as President Zelenskyy has said, our assistance is not charity – it’s an investment in global security and democracy. https://t.co/xhJrF6XFmN
— Secretary Janet Yellen (@SecYellen) February 27, 2023
Beyond the effectiveness of the sanctions and the faulty logic behind Yellen’s moral claims, the op-ed put the Ukraine’s needs over America’s. As Breitbart reported:
While championing the defense of Ukraine’s border, Yellen’s op-ed made no mention of the U.S. southern border invasion, instead, she proclaimed the money spent on Ukraine’s border miles away from the continental U.S. would match “our commitment to our ideals — and our capacity to see in others the same desires that animated our own struggles for freedom and justice.”
Approximately 300,000 illegal migrants have slipped past U.S. border patrol and into the interior since the beginning of fiscal 2023. In fiscal year 2022, about two million migrants were encountered by the border patrol.