When world-renowned Western military experts and President Putin alike are united in their conclusion that the US’ export of Patriot missiles to Ukraine isn’t a game-changer, let alone a big deal, then that speaks to the objectivity of this assessment.
But isn't it true that these require a trained operator with years of experience? This was the US excuse for not sending them earlier. Does this mean, however, that the US has officially entered the war if they're supplying personal now?
Agree. Patriot didn't protect Jerusalem / Tel Aviv in 2006 nor Saudi Arabia in 2020.
Meanwhile my country, impoverished occupied Greece, has been forced by its US-Israeli overlords to give away its precious S-300 system and buy shitty and overpriced Patriot. A calamity for Greece militarily but also diplomatically: we had the S-300 under strict treaty agreement with Russia which forbids us to sell it on or give it away.
US Ambassador Geoff Pyatt was sent to Greece straight from his triumphant Ukraine coup d'etat to 1) cut off Greece off from Russia and 2) fill Greece with US bases. Mission accomplished - yet - 82% of Greeks support Russia in this war and have no love for "West" and "EU" and "NATO" in which we are imprisoned.
The business of America is business. Naturally bribery has been made legal in Washington, so this is nearly all about the money, most Americans could not find Ukraine on a map.
I think people have missed the point. The US just moved a ton of equipment into Poland. Now they've put a missile defense system in Ukraine. The Pols are mobilizing and Biden is making cryptic statements about supporting the military and veterans. Put it together people. The US will enter the war when Russia starts its big offensive because they know the Ukrainian army will fold. The Patriot missiles are to defend the forward base for the American/Polish troops.