Over the last year and a half, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky kept himself busy repeatedly demanding more money, supplies, and weapons from the United States and other governments to pay for Ukraine’s war against Russia. No matter how much was given, he never accepted it as enough. More, more, more aid, he constantly demanded.
It looks like the Israel government is starting off in its new war on the same course of aid demands as the Ukraine government has pursued.
Last week, word was legislation was in the works in the United States Congress to provide around two billion dollars in supplementary funding to the Israel government to support its activities in its new war. Instead of just expressing thanks and waiting for the money to start flowing in, with Zelensky-level audacity the Israel government is reported to have asked the US government to provide instead five times that amount — ten billion dollars.
Hey, don’t worry, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a Monday Sky News interview that the US government can “certainly afford to stand with Israel and to support Israel’s military needs, and we also can and must support Ukraine in its struggle against Russia.” Come on, Secretary Yellen, can’t you show some gusto like the Israel government and up that from two to ten wars?