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Biden approves shipping Himars rocket systems instead of hyper modern Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The HIMARS fires a full range of the M270 rockets, including HE-FRAG and cluster. It also fires newly developed extended range guided munitions at a range of 60 - 100 km.

US shipping the systems .... any other country will ship the long range munitions ...Biden keeps clean hands ... innocent blood cannot be washed off Joe.

Biden rules out sending rocket systems 'that can strike into Russia' to Ukraine | France24 AFP |

US President Joe Biden said Monday he would not send rocket systems to Ukraine that could hit targets well inside Russian territory, despite urgent requests from Kyiv for long-range weapons.

Kyiv has asked the United States for mobile batteries of long-range rockets, the M270 MLRS and the M142 Himars, which can launch multiple rockets at the same time with a range of up to 187 miles (300 kilometers), eight times or more the distance of artillery in the field.

This could give Ukrainian forces the ability to reach, with great precision, targets far behind Russian lines, though it is unclear if that is their intent.

The MLRS "is really the weapon that we badly need," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said last week at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps, where he pressed Western allies for heavy weapons.

    "If Russia does not lose the war with Ukraine, the Third World War will begin on the continent."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's advisor Mykhailo Podoliak echoed the call in a recent tweet, saying, "It is hard to fight when you are attacked from a 70 km (43 miles) distance and have nothing to fight back with."

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that the Biden administration's "decision not to send these weapons is a betrayal of Ukraine and democracy itself."

Lindsey Graham a well known warmonger and a bit more extreme rightwing than Joe Biden himself. Small steps ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 31st, 2022 at 11:56:03 AM EST

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