The U.S has sent 100 deadly “Switchblade” drones to Ukraine as part of the Biden administration’s new $800 million weapons package which will intensify the conflict in Ukraine.
The Switchblade is a small, light drone that can linger in the air for up to 30 minutes before being directed to its target by an operator on the ground, dozens of miles away – marking a new level of advanced weaponry being sent into Ukraine by the United States.
Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, is calling out the “western ruling elite” for having created the economic hardships plaguing most of the world by ushering in unprecedented and unwarranted lockdowns.
The Russian leader delivered a speech in which he directly addressed westerners who he says are being lied to by mainstream media that skyrocketing gas prices and other rising economic hardships are purely to blame on Putin.
“I want ordinary Western people hear me, too,” Putin said. “You are being persistently told that your current difficulties are the result of Russia’s hostile actions and that you have to pay for the efforts to counter the alleged Russian threat from your own pockets. All of that is a lie.”
“The truth is that the problems faced by millions of people in the West are the result of many years of actions by the ruling elite of your respective countries, their mistakes, and short-sighted policies and ambitions. This elite is not thinking about how to improve the lives of their citizens in Western countries. They are obsessed with their own self-serving interests and super profits.”
“I am convinced,” said Putin today in this chilling warning about how the West was seeking to use a “fifth column” to bring about the destruction of Russia, “that such a natural and necessary self purification of society will only strengthen our country.” pic.twitter.com/ZqhCQZsAqZ
— Ben Judah (@b_judah) March 16, 2022