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U.S. Attaché’s ’Death’s Head’ Insult Fans Flames Threatening World War in Ukraine, by Martin Sieff

You’ve really got to wonder at the stupidity of some of the people in the Biden administration. From Martin Sieff at strategic-culture.org:

Ukraine is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The United States has no treaty obligations — and neither does NATO — to come to Kiev’s aid in times of war.

The irresponsible, tasteless and plain obscene action of U.S. Defense Attache to Kiev Colonel Brittany Stewart in publicly wearing a Ukrainian armed forces death’s head insignia in her visit to the Donbass war zone in a time of deadly escalating tensions on April 9 defies belief. Her action suggests that under President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin the Pentagon has fallen into the hands of deadly dangerous sloppy idiots.

Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation command said Stewart had traveled to Donbass to assess the situation on the ground. In photos taken during her visit, Stewart is seen wearing on her shoulder sleeve a “Ukraine or death” skull insignia, which is the patch of the 72nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

When I first saw the reports — and photographs — of Stewart’s action — I automatically assumed that she must be an ignorant, impressionable amateur catapulted into a situation way out of her depth.

Out of her depth, Stewart certainly is, but lack of experience should be no excuse for it. She is a presumably seasoned U.S. Air Force officer who previously served as Air Attaché with the U.S. Defense Attaché Office at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, another former Soviet republic. So this is not her first such quasi-political appointment. She should certainly have known what she was doing.

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