The White House previously said use of the controversial munitions would be a war crime, so by their own declaration the Biden administration is a regime of War Criminals.

from Blaze media

The Biden administration announced on Friday the latest weapons package to Ukraine – said to be worth $800 million — and would include cluster munitions. However, Biden and his administration have previously been overwhelmingly against cluster bombs, including declaring last year that the use of the controversial munitions would be a war crime.

“Cluster bombs are munitions so horrific for civilians that more than a hundred nations have signed an international treaty banning them,” RFK Jr. wrote on Twitter. “Now the Biden administration is preparing to send them to Ukraine.

“These munitions scatter bomblets across the landscape. Many fail to explode — until children pick them up later,” he added. “They have caused thousands of injuries and deaths to civilians.”

RFK Jr. continued to rip Biden, “In February 2021, President Biden promised us ‘diplomacy is back.’ But now the WH rejects talks to end the war in Ukraine + sends cluster bombs instead. It would be nice to see our president put as much energy into talks as he does into sending weapons.” He explained, “Cluster bombs are supposed to be used as a weapon of last resort. But we were told Russia is divided + Ukraine is winning the war. Why not use the opportunity to propose a favorable peace?”

R.F. Kennedy Jr. noted, “Biden seems to be saying we’re sending cluster bombs to Ukraine because we’re running out of other munitions. Looks like a pretext for even more military spending to me. The time has come to offer diplomatic alternatives to war + bring both sides to negotiating table.”

What did the Biden administration previously say about cluster bombs?

RFK Jr. pointed out that Biden was against cluster munitions in 1982. The Washington Post reported:

The backdrop was similar to the one back in the early 1980s, when Senator Biden and others confronted ethical questions about cluster munitions. Amid reports that Israel had used cluster bombs in its invasion of Lebanon, some Democrats went so far as to push for cutting off aid to Israel.

According to a contemporary UPI report, Biden said that if those reports were accurate, then Israel was clearly in violation. He said the United States should respond by “cutting off the ability to get access to that kind of weaponry in the future.” But he cautioned against making a “final judgment” and again called for hearings on the subject.

Democrats also expressed such concerns during what the New York Times labeled “a highly emotional confrontation” on Capitol Hill with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in June 1982. Sen. Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.) highlighted the cluster bomb reports while saying he had “never seen such an angry session with a foreign head of state.”

As recently as last year, the Biden administration declared that Russia using cluster munitions could be a war crime.

Reaction to Biden sending cluster munitions to Ukraine

Mary Wareham, acting arms director at Human Rights Watch, said, “The U.S. government should not be providing cluster munitions to any country due to the foreseeable and lasting harm to civilians from these weapons. Transferring cluster munitions disregards the substantial danger they pose to civilians and undermines the global effort to ban them.”

The U.K. and Spain have come out against Biden shipping cluster munition to Ukraine. Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles told reporters on Saturday, “Spain, based on the firm commitment it has with Ukraine, also has a firm commitment that certain weapons and bombs cannot be delivered under any circumstances. No to cluster bombs and yes to the legitimate defense of Ukraine, which we understand should not be carried out with cluster bombs.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared, “We will continue to do our part to support Ukraine against Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion, but we’ve done that by providing heavy battle tanks and most recently long-range weapons, and hopefully all countries can continue to support Ukraine.”

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The puppet states of the American Empire, including Jacindaland, will go along with Biden; the days of NZ acting independent of the U.S. as happened under the Lange government are long gone. UK PM Sunak repeats the lie that Comrade Jacinda told, that the Special Military Operation was unprovoked — it was absolutely provoked, see this Caitlin Johnstone piece from last year.