On the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to visit the war-torn country and show support to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. Over the weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris chimed in more than the American people have become accustomed to.
“From the starting days of this unprovoked war, we have witnessed Russian forces engage in horrendous atrocities and war crimes,” Harris said the annual Munich Security Conference.
“We have examined the evidence, we know the legal standards, and there is no doubt: These are crimes against humanity” she continued.“Let us all agree on behalf of all the victims, both known and unknown, justice must be served.”
President Joe Biden expressed his support by taking a train to meet President Zelensky and walking the streets of Kyiv as sirens blared in the background. Biden promised Ukraine a new half-billion dollar package of critical equipment, including artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems, and air surveillance radars.
National Review reports: “In total, Congress has authorized $113 billion in military and economic funding for the war-torn country. About $30 million in spending was also authorized to keep track of the war crimes Russia has been committing, the Wall Street Journal noted.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a statement Saturday referencing war crimes as well: “We reserve crimes against humanity determinations for the most egregious crimes,” he said. The formal declaration from the U.S., he said, “underlines [the] staggering extent of the human suffering inflicted by Moscow on the Ukrainian civilian population.”
National Review reports on what accusations of war crimes means:
The determination is mostly symbolic and does not yield immediate repercussions for Russia, but it demonstrates the United States’ continued resolve against the aggressor in the conflict.
The United Nations defines a crime against humanity as an act, including murder, extermination, enslavement, and others, that is done as part of widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack.
National Review adds that Russia has rejected allegations that it has conducted criminal campaigns against civilians in Ukraine.
Blood Money: New book shows how Bidens received $5M from Chinese criminal gang leader responsible for fentanyl pipeline to U.S.
Peter Schweizer detailed in his new book, Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans how Joe Biden is directly connected to the harrowing fentanyl crisis in the United States.
Breitbart.com reports on the revealing new book by Schweizer:
While Joe Biden was vice president, the Bidens developed a business partnership with a Chinese tycoon named Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC China Energy Co., which had strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Throughout Ye’s relationship with the Bidens, he “showered” some members of the Biden family with money, Schweizer reported. Hunter Biden received a three-carat diamond worth $80,000; and in July 2017, Ye’s company gave the Bidens a $5 million, interest-free, forgivable loan.
…But Ye also enjoyed a partnership with the former leader of a Chinese triad called the United Bamboo Gang (UBG), Schweizer detailed in Blood Money. Ye’s partner’s name was Zhang Anle or, as he is commonly known, the “White Wolf.”
Ye’s business relationship blossomed with the “White Wolf,” Schweizer explains Blood Money. Schweizer writes that “White Wolf” became an important partner of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico:
Ye and White Wolf set up the Shanghai Zhenrong Petroleum Company together. White Wolf’s gang, UBG, also has a “partnership” with Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and helps them in the production and distribution of fentanyl in the United States. UBG helped to turn “the Sinaloa Cartel into the King of Fentanyl,” according to a Mexican investigation of the cartel.
White Wolf had been arrested and convicted in the 1980s on drug-trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States. The UBG is involved extensively in the international drug trade, having sold heroin in the United States for decades. As one government report stated, “It is believed the gang is active in several U.S. cities, including Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Phoenix, and various California cities. The UBG has built up a sophisticated network capable of supplying members with guns, narcotics, and fraudulent identifications.” White Wolf also has close ties with the Beijing government; senior Communist Party officials call him “Big Brother.” The fact that a Chinese businessman who showered millions on the Bidens is partners with a crime syndicate partnering in the distribution of fentanyl into the United States might be shocking enough. But there is more.
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