CBS News Asks, If U.S. Troops Preparing Intervention in Ukraine
Oct. 22, 2022 (EIRNS)—CBS News issued a report on Friday morning, Oct. 21, getting worldwide attention, that the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division is ready to enter Ukraine in case of “further tensions”—itself a menacing implication—between Moscow and Kiev, or an attack on a NATO member state. This division currently has troops in Romania, and its officers are quoted in the CBS release. CBS reports it was embedded with the 101st, “to the very edge of NATO territory—only around three miles from Romania’s border with Ukraine.”
TASS, covering the CBS report prominently this morning, quoted the division’s Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. John Lubas, “We’re ready to defend every inch of NATO soil.” Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Col. Edwin Matthaidess remarked that his troops in Romania have been “closely watching” the Russian forces, “building objectives to practice against” and conducting drills that “replicate exactly what’s going on” in the war. “In all, about 4,700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne’s home base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, have been deployed to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank,” CBS News wrote. CBS alleges that Russia’s aim, beginning with the “seizure” of Crimea, and then aiming at the Kherson region ports of Mykolaiv and Odessa, is to cut off Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea, and leave it landlocked. “That threat, so close to NATO territory in Romania, is why one of America’s most elite air assault divisions has been sent in, with some heavy equipment,” wrote the network, once dubbed by EIR as “See BS.”
Concluding with no reasoning whatsoever, “The commanders told CBS News repeatedly that they are always ‘ready to fight tonight,’ and while they’re there to defend NATO territory, if the fighting escalates or there’s any attack on NATO, they’re fully prepared to cross the border into Ukraine if the fighting escalates,” wrote CBS, neither acknowledging that Ukraine is not a NATO member, nor providing evidence or quoting anyone to any substantive effect.