Last week, one of the bigger stories on the Ukraine front was the request for cluster bombs.
The United States, Russia, and Ukraine are among very few countries in the world that have not outlawed these munitions.
On Friday, Biden confirmed that he would grant Zelensky’s request for cluster bombs for several reasons, one of which was that we were running out of stored ammo to send to Ukraine.
At the time the story originally broke, I had stated that I expected pushback from both sides of the aisle on this due to the controversial nature of the munitions.
Well, it did not take long for Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) to call out Biden on this and demand that he halt the transfer of cluster bombs to Ukraine, reports the New York Post.
Lee stated, “Cluster bombs should never be used. That’s crossing a line.
“Once you see what takes place, we know what takes place in terms of cluster bombs being very dangerous to civilians.
“They don’t always immediately explode. Children can step on them. That’s a line we should not cross,” reports The Hill.
Let me take you back very quickly to when Russia used similar munitions in the early days of the war and then-Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that if they were able to prove such munitions were used, it should be considered a war crime.
So, will the same standard fit here?
If Ukraine uses these munitions, supplied by Joe Biden, and civilians are killed, will Joe Biden be charged as an accessory for a war crime?
Biden, in justifying the transfer, stated, “The Ukrainians are running out of ammunition. I think they needed them.”
I know I have beaten this horse to death, but what about the rest of NATO?
About two months ago, I saw a report that totaled all aid sent to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, and the United States had sent more than all other nations collectively.
If we are running low on ammo and Ukraine needs more, why can’t other NATO nations break open their storage warehouses and help out? Why does it always have to be the United States?