The reality that the smaller Ukrainian airforce with borrowed, older fighter aircraft could match up with Russia would spell disaster for American defense contractors
The Biden Administration that has taken lying to the American people to a level not seen in modern history has done it again.
At a recent press conference, Jen Psaki stated that supplying the Ukrainian army with MIG-29s from Poland would be an American escalation of the war with Russia.
The Biden administration has taken the position that providing FIM-92 Stinger and FGM-148 Javelin missiles is perfectly fine, but supplying military aircraft provides offensive weapons, potentially leading to WWIII.
So let’s look at the blatant lie. Stinger and Javelin missiles launched inside the border of Ukraine are obviously defensive in nature. Both are used to defeat Russian military equipment in the air and on land.
Military aircraft flown by Ukrainian pilots inside Ukraine that Russia has invaded is also obviously defensive. There is no evidence suggesting that Ukraine plans to use the aircraft to invade Russia. All three methods are defensive since they would be used to defend Ukrainian lives and land.
So why is Biden against the sending of MIGs to Ukraine? Currently, Russia’s premier fighter jet is the SU-35. A nimble fighter with formidable dogfighting capabilities equalling or surpassing the abilities of the United States F-22.
Yet, an encounter between the SU-35 and the F-22 would be a mismatch favoring the F-22. The reason for this is the F-22’s incredible stealth ability; to engage the SU-35 without the awareness of the Russian pilot.
But what does this have to do with Biden rejecting Ukraine’s request for outdated Polish MIG-29s? Russia has superior numbers of fighter aircraft, but the smaller Ukrainian airforce has had success in dogfight encounters. The reason for this is a combination of the Russian airforce lacking sufficient numbers of precision-guided munitions (PGM’s), poor coordination of fighter aircraft, and the inexperience of Russian fighter pilots who are limited to only 100 flying hours per year.
Allowing the Ukrainian airforce to receive the 30 or so Polish MIG-29s would highlight that in the hands of experienced and motivated pilots, the technology lacking MIG-29s could still inflict massive kill rates.
What would American defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon realize if the American people saw that the Russian airforce had trouble engaging the tiny Ukrainian airforce with outdated MIG-29s?
If the best Russia had to offer in both fighter aircraft and pilots could not defeat the Ukrainian airforce, what success would a few squadrons of American top-gun fighters inside F-22s and F-35s have?
The reality that the smaller Ukrainian airforce with borrowed, older fighter aircraft could match up with Russia would spell disaster for American defense contractors. Hence, no aircraft will be distributed to Ukraine. It’s not about escalation; it’s about the money.
Rick Hayes lives in the epicenter of liberal land where reality and truth will never encounter a welcome mat.
An award-winning writer and photographer, with over twenty years of professional experience in both fields, Hayes started his journalism adventure after a successful, eye-opening career as a Banker in Wall Street. Although he spent his early work life surrounded by custom made shirts, expensive ties and the shiniest of shoes, Hayes was an accomplished singer, cutting a few records with a local band and appearing on one of the first cable shows.
Working for a weekly New York paper, in one of the most politically corrupt areas in the State, he began investing his time trying to understand the nature of corruption.
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