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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Ukrainian Junta Sells US-Supplied MREs Instead of Issuing Them… They Got Mansions and Wa-Benzis to Maintain!

00 MREs for sale in the Ukraine. 02.04.14

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The Ukrainian junta offered the Pentagon’s packaged meals for sale at 124.80 Gryvnia (390 Roubles. 11 USD. 12.10 CAD. 11.90 AUD. 8 Euros. 6.60 UK Pounds) each at a number of Ukrainian internet jumble markets. The MREs (Meals Ready to Eat, jocularly called “Meals Rejected by Ethiopians” by American grunts) all produced in 2013, appeared in stores around the date that the American humanitarian aid arrived in the crisis-stricken Ukraine. The latest sale announcement dates from 29 March, the day that the Ukrainian military expected to get a large supply of MREs, Major Alexis Scott from the US Embassy was responsible for the delivery. Now, internet stores bustle with sale offers, with broad descriptions of what MREs are and what pack sizes they come in. In a number of them, the seller crossed out the original price, replacing it with a discounted one.

In mid-March, the US State Department announced the USA’s intention to supply Ukrainian troops with individual packaged meals. The media reported that the last batch of MREs reached the Ukraine on 29 March, namely 25,000 boxes with about 330,000 MREs in them. Each MRE provides an average of 1,250 calories (13 percent protein, 36 percent fat, and 51 percent carbohydrates), about 1/3 of the military’s recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. A full day’s worth of meals would consist of three MREs.

Editor:

This is what normally happens in the Ukraine. Things disappear into various black holes to profit this-or-that oligarch or political sludge. It isn’t the world’s most corrupt country for nought. One wonders what happened to the billion clams that Kerry brought… it sure didn’t benefit the Ukrainian people. I’ll tell you why Crimeans voted to join Russia willingly… Russia may have corruption, but it’s not on a Ukrainian level (which is World Class, almost as bad as that shown by the US Congress over the years… do read your Mark Twain). Besides which, joining Russia meant an immediate uptick in wages… who wouldn’t want that? This sort of shit will do in the junta. Note well that the USA positively salivates over the junta… they’re poster children for Libertarianism. Tells you much about the GOP’s foundational ideology, doesn’t it?

BMD

2 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_02/Ukraine-sells-off-US-humanitarian-packed-meals-3045/

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