U.S. considers Ukraine and Israel as two fronts of one world war – Piontkovsky
The United States views Ukraine and Israel as the two primary fronts in a world war, says political scientist Andrey Piontkovsky
He shared this perspective during an interview on Espreso TV.
He stated, "The USA responded impeccably to the conflict in Israel. I'm referring to Biden's speech on October 9, the second day of the war. He dispatched aircraft carrier groups and the submarine 'Ohio' to Israel's shores. What went unnoticed by many Ukrainians was the frequent mention of Ukraine in the address. Biden drew parallels, stating Iran and Hamas threaten Israel, just as Putin threatens Ukraine. 'We will never allow this; we are the largest country in the world.'"
The political analyst highlighted that the US will continue supporting Ukraine amidst the Israel conflict.
"This theme echoed consistently in statements from both Blinken and Austin. During a press conference in Jerusalem, Austin, when asked about Israel, not Ukraine, referred to the US as 'the strongest state in world history.' America is committed to protecting both European ally Ukraine and Middle Eastern ally Israel. It's as if the US sees them as two fronts in the Fourth World War. When Comrade Xi realized this, he had no choice but to capitulate."
Shutdown and the importance of voting on the budget resolution for Ukraine
A government shutdown occurs when part of the American government stops working due to the lack of an approved budget, which allocates funds for government agency operations. It happens when the current budget period expires. Originally slated for September 30, the potential shutdown was set to commence on October 1. However, Congress can prevent this by passing a temporary extension of the budget period.
Voting for the budget resolution is crucial to avoid a shutdown. If Congress doesn't approve the budget for the next fiscal year by September 30, a shutdown could ensue from October 1. Conversely, passing a budget resolution enables government spending until lawmakers pass a budget law.
Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the US State Department, previously warned that a shutdown might impact the speed of supplying weapons to US partners. Despite this, a bipartisan majority in Congress remains supportive of continuing aid to Ukraine.
On September 30, Kevin McCarthy, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, proposed excluding funds for aid to Ukraine from the bill on additional expenses.
On November 14, the US House of Representatives passed a bill for temporary government funding until January 19, excluding funds for Ukraine and Israel to avert a shutdown.
On November 16, US President Joe Biden signed a law providing temporary funding for the US government without support for Ukraine and Israel.