Shock: Ex-general pushing for NATO troops in Ukraine has weapons trade ties

First printed 26 April 2022 by Ed Clifton Weapons corporations and army contractors stand to e-book new…

First printed 26 April 2022

by Ed Clifton

Weapons corporations and army contractors stand to e-book new orders and revel in heightened demand for brand new weapons techniques, as the USA and NATO nations scale up spending in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Coincidentally or not, one of the crucial high-profile advocates for dramatically escalating NATO’s involvement within the conflict — actually calling for placing troops and arms inside Ukraine — quietly moonlights as a guide for weapons corporations and protection contractors, pursuits that presumably stand to learn from a direct battle between NATO and Russia.

Extra importantly, that battle of curiosity hasn’t been disclosed in any of his media appearances or interviews.

On Sunday, retired U.S. basic and former prime NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove informed The Occasions of London:

So what may the West do? Nicely, proper now there aren’t any Russian troops west of the Dnieper River. So why don’t we put Nato troops into western Ukraine to hold out humanitarian missions and to arrange a ahead arms provide base?

The escalation of NATO boots on the bottom inside Ukraine would make NATO a direct participant within the conflict, dramatically improve the probability of Russian assaults on NATO personnel and amenities, and lift the danger of a nuclear battle.

Breedlove, whom The Occasions notes is “advising the Biden administration on Ukraine,” additionally works as a guide for the weapons trade, a truth which The Occasions didn’t disclose.

In keeping with Breedlove’s LinkedIn profile, he works as a “Senior Advisor to Culpeper Nationwide Safety Options,” a agency that the Washington Submit’s David Ignatius wrote about in 2019 within the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s homicide within the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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