- U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen assures financial capability to back wars on both Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine fronts.
- Yellen emphasizes the importance of filling the vacant House speaker position to ensure smooth financial support flow.
Economic Foundations Amidst Global Tensions
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in a recent dialogue with Sky News, elucidated the U.S.’s robust economic state, asserting its fiscal capability to simultaneously back its interests in the confrontations involving Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine. In the aftermath of Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine in 2022 and Hamas’s unexpected offensive against Israel on October 7, 2023, the U.S. has been proactive in sending aid to both nations. Yellen’s declaration comes as a reassurance to many.
NEWS – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that the United States is financially capable of sustaining two wars. (Sky News)
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Mideast Dynamics: Unpredictable Outcomes
Despite the steadfast position on financial aid, Yellen acknowledged the complexity of comprehending the implications of the ongoing skirmish between Israel, under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hamas fighters stationed in Gaza. Given the volatile oil and gas prices, there is palpable anxiety about the conflict expanding into a broader Middle Eastern discord.
She actually said this, while we are running deficits over $2 trillion per year.
Janet Yellen: US Treasury secretary says
'We can certainly afford two wars' pic.twitter.com/6IdSbzCZga
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Furthermore, Yellen emphasized the urgency to address the vacant House speaker post, following Kevin McCarthy’s departure. Her call to action for the Republicans stems from the necessity to establish a streamlined flow of financial support.
“We do need to come up with funds, both for Israel and for Ukraine,”
Yellen affirmed. She stressed the imperative role of the House in ensuring the quick passage of requisite legislation.
America’s allegiance with Israel was reinforced by Yellen’s statement,
“We stand with Israel.”
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said over the weekend that the US "can certainly afford two wars."
Can you imagine someone saying that “We” can afford to fight 2 wars at once?
No one can afford to fight a war. Human life is priceless. Seeing children being killed is grotesque…
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While recognizing Israel’s right to self-defense, she also underscored the significance of minimizing civilian casualties. Moreover, she iterated America’s unwavering commitment to support Ukraine against Russian advances.
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, further fortified America’s stance during his recent visit to Israel. In consultations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other high-ranking officials, Blinken reiterated America’s staunch backing of Israel against Hamas. His discussions with Arab leaders revolved around the necessity of civilian protection during wartime operations.
An official release quoted Blinken accentuating the U.S.’s unwavering support for Israel’s self-defense rights and its commitment to equipping Israel with essential resources to ensure citizen safety.
In recent developments, Israel’s continued strikes on Gaza have resulted in significant casualties, with 2,808 reported deaths and numerous still unaccounted for. An alarming update from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the dire conditions in Gaza, indicating a near depletion of essential resources like food, water, fuel, and electricity.