If the US Is So Powerful, Then Why Is Kiev Begging for Military Aid from Germany?

The state of affairs is such that the tens of billions of dollars’ worth of military aid given to Kiev by the US still isn’t enough to defeat Russia, which is why the recipient is pressuring Germany and Israel to chip in a bit too, though that definitely wouldn’t be a game-changer anyhow even if they gave everything that was demanded of them since it’s unbelievable that their equipment would be any better than America’s.

The US-led NATO proxy war on Russia through Ukraine has united the West, most countries of which with few exceptions like Hungary have contributed something or another to this military campaign. Even so, Kiev still isn’t satisfied because it’s constantly begging for others like Germany and Israel to do more. The Mainstream Media (MSM) narrative is carefully tailored to focus exclusively on guilting those two and others on the basis that they’re supposed to show solidarity with Kiev’s so-called “democracy” in the face of the alleged “authoritarian threat” posed to it by Russia. This perception management campaign has many motivations behind it, but among the most important one is to distract its audience to the point that they never contemplate breaking the taboo of asking the most forbidden question.

What the US-led West doesn’t want its people wondering is this: If the US is so powerful, then why is Kiev begging for aid from others to help it? After all, the prevailing narrative is that America is the indisputable military superpower, so strong in fact that no country’s armed forces in history have ever come close to the US’ comprehensive capabilities. Its annual military budget dwarfs all others by many orders of magnitude and it’s considered to always be on the cutting edge of research and development even if it’s lagging behind Russia at the moment when it comes to hypersonic vehicles. Nevertheless, the American Armed Forces are still regarded by many to be without peer, especially since they’ve been fighting in one conflict or another for most of their country’s existence over nearly the past 250 years.

This makes it all the more inexplicable why the US can’t simply support Kiev all on its own without having its fellow Western allies chip in, not to mention why the recipient is so displeased with comparatively minor global military players like Germany and Israel not contributing to their expectations. Kiev’s regular rants about this suggest a “politically inconvenient” truth, namely that the US military isn’t as omnipotent as it’s portrayed, at least when it comes to waging proxy wars no matter how unprecedentedly massive the ongoing war with Russia in Ukraine is. If Washington could unilaterally ensure Kiev’s victory in that conflict, then it certainly would have already done so, but the fact of the matter is that it can’t, ergo why it’s pressuring others to extend a helping hand.

The state of affairs is such that the tens of billions of dollars’ worth of military aid given to Kiev by the US still isn’t enough to defeat Russia, which is why the recipient is pressuring Germany and Israel to chip in a bit too, though that definitely wouldn’t be a game-changer anyhow even if they gave everything that was demanded of them since it’s unbelievable that their equipment would be any better than America’s. All that complying with this pressure would do is virtue signal solidarity with the US’ successful reassertion of its previously declining unipolar hegemony over the West, which Germany is already in the process of partially doing while Israel still doesn’t seem all that interested due to its fiercely independent foreign policy towards Russia in recent years.

Reflecting on these “politically inconvenient” observations, it becomes clear that while the US military would probably still be very formidable in direct engagements with Great Power peers like Russia and China, it simply isn’t capable of winning a proxy war against either of them on its own without having its allies contribute to the effort. Even that, however, is incapable of decisively shifting the on-the-ground dynamics since none of it its vassals believably have any game-changing equipment to send that the US either doesn’t also have nor hasn’t already dispatched. The myth of American proxy war invincibility is therefore comprehensively discredited by this indisputable fact as well as Kiev’s continued begging for more supplies from countries militarily weaker than the US like Germany and others.


By Andrew Korybko
Source: OneWorld

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