Our government appears to be selling out our country…

(1)  We know that Ukraine has been and still is a corrupt kleptocracy. From dealings with Hunter and Joe Biden, we can see that the nation is riddled with corruption, arms dealing, and other illegal activities.

(2)  The fact that Ukraine is engaged in an open conflict with Russia does not automatically convey a mantle of purity and trustworthiness on Ukraine or its leadership.

(3)  There are those within the United States who continue to promote and foster the ongoing conflict, which generates enormous profits for the military-industrial complex and its middlemen facilitators. You can bet foreign agents, through their American friends, are engaging in the traditional wining, dining, and pocket-lining of our Congressional representatives.

(4)  But, worst of all, we cannot inventory, locate, or control the money and ordinance – along with operational secrets – flowing into Ukraine and other frenemy countries like the Islamic country of Turkey.

(5)  Another Afghan-style profit center is being created while our leaders sell out our country.

It’s an open secret that our secrets flow to Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and other hostile entities.

Zelensky Takes Aim at Hidden Enemy: Ukrainians Aiding Russia

In firing his intelligence chief and top prosecutor, President Volodymyr Zelensky signaled a more aggressive approach to a fifth column undermining Ukraine’s war effort.

[OCS: It could also be a Zelensky power grab to gain more control over the nation's top law enforcement agencies, especially since the replacements are close friends of Zelensky and his Chief of Staff.]

Even as it engages in fierce fighting with Russia on the battlefield, Ukraine is also waging war on a different, more shadowy front: rooting out spies and collaborators in government and society who are providing crucial help to the invading forces.

While Ukrainian society as a whole has rallied to the country’s defense, Russian sympathizers are reporting the locations of Ukrainian targets like garrisons or ammunition depots, Ukraine’s officials say. Priests have sheltered Russian officers and informed on Ukrainian activists in Russian-occupied areas. One official said collaborators had removed explosives from bridges, allowing Russian troops to cross.

[OCS: Considering the amount of tactical intelligence and targeting support the U.S. is supplying to Ukraine, the greater the risk of ambushes and the loss of men and materiel. It also places our intel sources and methods at great risk. ]

The issue was cast into sharp relief on Sunday night when President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed two senior law enforcement officials, saying they had not been nearly aggressive enough in weeding out traitors. It was the first major reshuffle of his brain trust since the war began.

Hundreds of treason investigations have been opened, Mr. Zelensky said in a televised address after the dismissals, which still must be confirmed by the Parliament, underscoring the depth of a problem that can provide a critical advantage to the enemy. The threat from spies in government, churches and intelligence agencies, and from Russian-leaning citizens in the East, has plagued Ukraine for years, but has become still more acute during the war.

Mr. Zelensky specifically cited Ukraine’s security service, an unwieldy force of 27,000 personnel, the largest in Europe. Western allies believe the service has too many areas of operation, leaving it open to corruption, and prone to straying from its spy-hunting role.

Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the state, and the connections detected between the employees of the security forces of Ukraine and the special services of Russia, pose very serious questions to the relevant leadership,” Mr. Zelensky said. <Source>

The State Department's response...

US State Department is "carefully" monitoring situation after Zelensky announced plans to suspend officials

The US State Department is “aware” of the reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced he plans to suspend two of his top law enforcement officials over the weekend, citing instances of treason, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said at a briefing Monday.

“We’re aware of the reports, and we’ll continue to carefully monitor the situation. We are in daily contact with our Ukrainian partners,” Price said.
The State Department is “leaning forward in terms of the information” they are sharing with Ukrainian partners to “help them build the case for accountability against those who may have perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities,” Price added.

Most of the information that the US is passing to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on a “routine basis” is “open-source information,” Price added.

[OCS: This is an obvious embarrasing bald-faced lie!]

We do have an intelligence-sharing relationship with our Ukrainian counterparts; that is we continue to proceed ahead with that,” Price said. <Source>

[OCS: Translation: business as usual. Nothing to see here folks, move along.]

There is no doubt in my mind that we should cease sharing intelligence until our intelligence agencies perform a damage assessment. And increase auditing activities to identify and prosecute corruption.

Meanwhile, the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under the chairmanship of liar/leaker/perjurer Adam Schiff (D-CA), spends its time persecuting former President Donald Trump on behalf of the corrupt progressive communist democrats.

You would think that the Committee would be preoccupied with oversight of the nation’s intelligence agencies, who seem to have a record of significant intelligence failures and a finger in domestic politics and spying on the American people.

Likewise, one would assume that the United States House Committee on Armed Services would be conducting oversight activities on the armed services concerning the improper dismissal of experienced officers and non-commissioned officers on petty charges involving non-military matters, the quality and misconduct of those promoted on intersectionality-based social criteria, and the weakening of the military by social justice warriors who form a fifth column in our own nation.

Bottom line…

It is my belief that we are pouring our hard-earned treasure into Ukraine partly to convince our allies that America's Democrats can be a trusted partner after we destroyed Iraq,  Libya, and surrendered Afghanistan. Especially to reassure Taiwan, South Korea, and the Baltic states that we will not cut and run should they be attacked.

Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are here and winning without firing a shot. They are purchasing our critical infrastructure and accessing its secrets using artificially-inflated dollars to buy both people and productive resources.

China building massive power farm near US Air Force base in Texas

A Chinese firm is building a massive wind farm near Laughlin Air Force base in southwest Texas, and both state and federal lawmakers are advancing legislation to stop it.

The wind farm project, known as the Blue Hills Wind development, is being managed by GH America Energy, the U.S. subsidiary of the Chinese Guanghui Energy Company according to a 2020 report by Foreign Policy. The project entails the purchase of around 140,000 acres of land located about 70 miles from Laughlin Air Force Base. Guanghui Energy is owned by Sun Guangxin, a Chinese billionaire who reportedly has ties to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

The Blue Hills wind farm has raised concerns of efforts to spy on or otherwise interfere in U.S. flight training. The wind power project has also raised concerns the power supply to the Air Force base could be vulnerable to hostile actors. <Source>

One can only imagine the attend farm growing on top of 250-foot wind towers with sufficient space for electronic monitoring equipment.

Biden DOJ ending national security initiative aimed at countering China amid complaints about bias

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is ending its "China Initiative" program that was aimed at preventing spying by the Chinese Communist Party, and launching a new, "broader approach."

The China Initiative was started in 2018 under the Trump administration to protect U.S. national security against Chinese spying on U.S. intellectual property and in academia. The DOJ website said it was aimed at "identifying and prosecuting those engaged in trade secret theft, hacking, and economic espionage," as well as "protecting our critical infrastructure against external threats through foreign direct investment and supply chain compromises."

That program is coming to an end. In its place, the DOJ is instituting a new "Strategy for Countering Nation-State Threats." <Source>

To say we are being screwed by our political leadership, especially our mentally-incapacitated crazy-in-chief, is an understatement.

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