Well, well, well, it looks like the Biden Administration’s plan to arm Ukraine against Russia has backfired spectacularly. Instead of the weapons ending up in the hands of Ukrainian forces, they have somehow found their way into the hands of criminal gangs. You heard it right, folks. Criminal gangs are now running around with bulletproof vests and stolen weapons, all courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Criminal Gangs Are Taking U.S. Shipments of Weapons Meant for Ukraine
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 23, 2023
According to a report from the U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general, there is a serious lack of accountability when it comes to the equipment that the U.S. is sending to Ukraine. Apparently, a group of Ukrainian criminals decided to pose as humanitarian aid workers to get their hands on a stash of U.S.-provided bulletproof vests. Instead of distributing these vests to the Ukrainian forces like they were supposed to, these crooks sold them off for a pretty penny. One guy was even caught with $17,000 worth of stolen vests. Talk about a profitable side hustle!
🚨 The DOD OIG just released to us a report that shows serious problems in maintaining accountability of equipment provided to Ukraine
This includes criminal gangs getting their hands on a grenade launcher, machine gun, rifles, 1,000s of ammo, etc pic.twitter.com/FXD4gzArtE
— Oversight Project (@OversightPR) July 21, 2023
But wait, there’s more. Other groups managed to steal weapons stockpiles, rifles, and even helmets. It’s like a shopping spree for criminals over there. These stolen goodies were then stored in an illegal warehouse, presumably to be sold on the black market. I guess the criminal underworld in Ukraine is just thriving thanks to the Biden Administration’s generosity.
Now, you would think that after all of this, the Biden Administration would take some responsibility and fix the problem. But nope, they’re just as stubborn as ever. They’re actually opposing a proposal from Republicans to have a special inspector general oversee spending in Ukraine. I mean, come on! The least they could do is admit they messed up and try to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. But no, they’d rather stick their heads in the sand and pretend like everything is fine.
So what’s the solution? Well, the Republicans in the House of Representatives have made it clear that they’re not going to continue sending millions of U.S. dollars to Ukraine if this kind of incompetence and corruption continues. And honestly, can you blame them? American taxpayers should not be footing the bill for weapons that end up in the wrong hands. It’s time for the Biden Administration to get their act together and start prioritizing the safety and security of our own country.