This is coolbert:
What was originally verboten is now greenlighted!
Threats of a widening war being made the Ukraine Conflict.
1. "US Approves of Ukraine Striking Crimea"
"Ukraine's defense minister says there are no restrictions on using US-provided weapons in attacks on Crimea"
From newsw.antiwar.com by Dave DeCamp Posted on August 18, 2022.
"A senior Biden administration official told Politico on Wednesday that the US supports Ukraine striking Crimea, which Russia has controlled since 2014 but neither Washington nor Kyiv recognize as Russian territory."
"The comments came after a series of explosions at Russian military facilities in Crimea, including a major one at the Saki air base that reportedly destroyed nine Russian warplanes. Officially, Kyiv hasn’t taken credit for the incidents, but Ukrainian officials have strongly hinted at Ukraine’s involvement."
2. "US Implies Ukraine Can Use HIMARS Against Russian Targets in Crimea"
"The State Department told Antiwar.com 'Crimea is Ukraine' when asked if the ban on using HIMARS on Russian territory applies to Crimea"
Once more from news.antiwar.com the story Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com tip From Zero Hedge JUL 19, 2022.
"The State Department on Sunday implied that Ukrainian forces are allowed to use US-provided High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) against Russian targets in Crimea, which Russia has controlled since 2014.
"When the US first announced it was sending HIMARS to Ukraine, Biden administration officials said they received 'assurances' from Ukrainian officials that the rockets won’t be used to target Russian territory."
Current HIMARS missiles being used in combat the Ukraine Conflict not capable to reaching Russian Crimean targets. ATACMS missile that can be fired from the HIMARS launch vehicle would be required. Providing ATACMS to Ukraine would be a marked step of planned escalation the Russian reaction I hardly think would be benign. Go for it Joe but fully understand the consequences that might transpire.
ATACMS range = Maximum firing range [190 mi (300 km)].
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