Hollywood movie mogul Oliver Stone has expressed his deep regret in voting for Democrat President Joe Biden, admitting that he “made a mistake.” The Oscar-winning film director, producer, and screenwriter made the admission while criticizing the Biden administration’s policies.
Stone, who is celebrated for movies such as “Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” and “JFK,” spoke about his regrets with Russell Brand during a recent discussion.
“This is a potential World War III,” Stone explained.
“This is the same situation as World War I, in a sense.
“The stupidity of it because of the alliances and the fears and the built-up phobias.
“If we don’t stop this, what Biden is doing.
“I voted for him. I made a mistake thinking that he was an old man now, that he would calm down, he’d be more mellow, and so forth.
“I didn’t see that at all.
“I see a man, a man who maybe is not in charge of his own administration, who knows?
“But he’s going to fall down somewhere.”
“I voted for him – I made a mistake!” @TheOliverStone flags his concerns about the US’s involvement in the Ukraine & Russia war – don’t miss our full conversation streaming SOON on Rumble pic.twitter.com/FW3TXBjRm7
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) July 28, 2023
The comments from Stone come as the Biden admin announced another $400 million military aid package to Ukraine this week.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s forty-third drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021 as the U.S. government has continuously provided Ukraine with the weapons and equipment it needs for the battlefield. Today’s commitment in security assistance, valued at up to $400 million, includes additional air defense munitions, artillery and other ammunition, armored vehicles, anti-armor weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression.
The current Secretary of Defense — who served as a member of the Board of Directors of the weapons manufacturer Raytheon before receiving a waiver to run the Pentagon — casually announces another $400 million to Ukraine, pledging that the money will flow without end. https://t.co/1VUulXfdxG
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 26, 2023
The Biden administration is sending up to $400 million in additional military aid to Ukraine, including a variety of munitions for advanced air defense systems and a number of small, surveillance Hornet drones, the Pentagon announced Tuesday, as attacks in the war escalated to include strikes in Moscow and Crimea.
The package includes an array of ammunition — ranging from missiles for the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) to Stingers and Javelins.
The weapons are being provided through presidential drawdown authority, which allows the Pentagon to quickly take items from its own stocks and deliver them to Ukraine, often within days.
The U.S. is also sending howitzer artillery rounds and 32 Stryker armored vehicles, along with demolition equipment, mortars, Hydra-70 rockets and 28 million rounds of small arms ammunition.
The Hornets are tiny nano-drones that are used largely for intelligence gathering. Ukraine has also gotten them in the past from other Western allies.
Overall the U.S. has provided more than $43 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February 2022.
The latest package of weapons comes as a Ukrainian drone struck an ammunition depot in Russian-annexed Crimea and Russia accused Ukraine of launching a drone attack on Moscow.
Russian media reported that one of the drones fell near the city center, not far from the towering Defense Ministry building.