First published 26 April 2022

by Ed Clifton

Weapons companies and military contractors stand to book new orders and enjoy heightened demand for new weapons systems, as the United States and NATO countries scale up spending in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Coincidentally or not, one of the most high-profile advocates for dramatically escalating NATO’s involvement in the war — literally calling for putting troops and arms inside Ukraine — quietly moonlights as a consultant for weapons firms and defense contractors, interests that presumably stand to benefit from a direct conflict between NATO and Russia.

More importantly, that conflict of interest hasn’t been disclosed in any of his media appearances or interviews.

On Sunday, retired U.S. general and former top NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Times of London:

So what could the West do? Well, right now there are no Russian troops west of the Dnieper River. So why don’t we put Nato troops into western Ukraine to carry out humanitarian missions and to set up a forward arms supply base?

The escalation of NATO boots on the ground inside Ukraine would make NATO a direct participant in the war, dramatically increase the likelihood of Russian attacks on NATO personnel and facilities, and raise the risk of a nuclear conflict.

Breedlove, whom The Times notes is “advising the Biden administration on Ukraine,” also works as a consultant for the weapons industry, a fact which The Times did not disclose.

According to Breedlove’s LinkedIn profile, he works as a “Senior Advisor to Culpeper National Security Solutions,” a firm that the Washington Post’s David Ignatius wrote about in 2019 in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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  1. Heroes, one and all. Guy walks into a room with stars on his shoulders and everybody goes weak in the knees. We really are a fascist state looking fir a home.

  2. Milyen fenevadak vesznek részt az emberek gyilkolásában, hogy a milliárdjaikat megsokasítsák ?
    Ez egy nagyon nyilvánvaló gonoszság.
    Az egész Ukrajna gyanús és bűnös !
    Az élén meg egy zsidó bohóc lovalja, uszítja az egyszerű embereket.
    Körül kell nézni Zelenszkij vagyona körül is.
    Azt hiszem a Sátán birodalma alakult meg ebben az Ukrajnában.

    • This is the translation from Hungarian of Georg1945’s comment:

      “What beasts are involved in killing people to multiply their billions? This is a very obvious evil. The whole of Ukraine is suspicious and guilty! At the head, a Jewish clown lovales, inciting ordinary people. You also have to look around Zelensky’s wealth. I think the empire of Satan was formed in this Ukraine.”

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