Below the surface, in the back rooms and dark hallways of the deep state, the regime has been plotting all along to drag the U.S. and NATO into a major conflict with Russia, so they can justify feeding hundreds of billions more dollars to the military-industrial complex, which provides kickbacks in the form of campaign donations and other perks.
According to The London Times, after nearly a year of conflict, Joe Biden's handlers have instructed the Pentagon to inform Ukraine's corrupt leaders they are free to begin conducting drone strikes inside Russian territory, an act that President Vladimir Putin will no doubt define as a direct threat on the homeland and which will lead to massive retaliation, perhaps even with nuclear weapons since Russian forces aren't having much luck on the ground against a half-baked Ukrainian army using Western weapons.
"The Pentagon has given a tacit endorsement of Ukraine’s long-range attacks on targets inside Russia after President Putin’s multiple missile strikes against Kyiv’s critical infrastructure," the report, dated December 9, said.
"Since daily assaults on civilians began in October, the Pentagon has revised its threat assessment of the war in Ukraine. Crucially, this includes new judgments about whether arms shipments to Kyiv might lead to a military confrontation between Russia and Nato," the report continued. "This represents a significant development in the nine-month war between Ukraine and Russia, with Washington now likelier to supply Kyiv with longer-range weapons."
Russia began targeting Ukrainian civilian centers and infrastructure very early in the war. Regardless of how corrupt the Ukrainian government may be -- after all, we know the Bidens were getting rich there -- the country's civilian population has little to do with it or say about it, and yet, they are suffering the most.
A US defense source justified the decision to The Times: “We’re still using the same escalatory calculations, but the fear of escalation has changed since the beginning. It’s different now. This is because the calculus of war has changed as a result of the suffering and brutality the Ukrainians are being subjected to by the Russians.”
Publicly, however, the Biden regime is still maintaining a 'hands-off Russia' policy. Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted last week, “We have neither encouraged nor enabled the Ukrainians to strike inside of Russia.”
But, the Pentagon official told The Times: "We’re not saying to Kyiv, ‘Don’t strike the Russians [in Russia or Crimea]’. We can’t tell them what to do. It’s up to them how they use their weapons. But when they use the weapons we have supplied, the only thing we insist on is that the Ukrainian military conform to the international laws of war and to the Geneva conventions."
“They are the only limitations, but that includes no targeting of Russian families and no assassinations. As far as we’re concerned, Ukraine has been in compliance," the official continued.
The Times report continued:
Within these limited constraints laid down by the Pentagon, Kyiv is now adopting a more aggressive, more persistent offensive against targets inside Russia. Ukraine has been careful to use its own drones, not US-supplied weapons, to carry out the strikes. The drones, based on Soviet Tupolev TU-141 Strizh surveillance systems developed in the 1970s, have been reprogrammed to give them longer range and a sizeable munition for launching at low altitude.
The modified TU-141s were deployed this week in three raids against military bases 300 miles inside the Russian border and on fuel tanks about 80 miles across the Ukrainian border, in each case evading air defences. The drones can fly at 600mph at low altitude, like cruise missiles.
At some point, Putin will grow weary of letting the West and, in particular, the U.S. attack his country. Then, all hell will break loose.