For starters . . .
TKC doesn't really think much of this story.
The Ukraine biolab hot mess has become a political hot potato that a few plebs pretend to understand.
Our hot take . . .
This is wartime propaganda that doesn't impact the people of Kansas City at all.
However . . . There is, in fact, a local connection to this tabloid hot mess and so much breathless partisan blabbing about Hunter Biden.
We realize that Prez Biden's son is primarily a disgrace and his horrible life has been picked apart by the right-wing . . . That's all fair game . . .
We'd just like someone to explain why anybody should care . . .
ON THE OTHER HAND . . .
The Hunter Biden connection to Ukraine remains curious that a story that now has global attention yet doesn't merit even a cursory mention by local mainstream media and so many pundits who are paid to pretend to understand politics.
Accordingly, we clip the tidbit from global headlines that mentions a prominent Kansas City company.
Take a peek . . .
"Government spending records show the Department of Defense awarded an $18.4million contract to Metabiota between February 2014 and November 2016, with $307,091 earmarked for 'Ukraine research projects'
"Metabiota has worked in Ukraine for Black & Veatch, a US defense contractor with deep ties to military intelligence agencies, which built secure labs in Ukraine that analyzed killer diseases and bioweapons."
And of course Black & Veatch are headquartered in the Kansas City metro with local offices in on Ward Parkway and in Overland Park.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
The Russian government held a press conference Thursday claiming that Hunter Biden helped finance a US military 'bioweapons' research program in Ukraine However the allegations were branded a brazen propaganda ploy to justify president Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and sow discord in the US But emails and correspondence obtained
Russia's assertion that President Biden's son Hunter was "financing . . . biological laboratories in Ukraine" was based in truth, according to e-mails reviewed by The Post. A trove of e-mails on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop - the existence of which was exclusively reported by The Post in October 2020 - found that he played a role in helping a California defense contractor analyze killer diseases and bioweapons in Ukraine.
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