- Dec 4, 2017
View PDF Since Russia invaded Ukraine for the second time in eight years, Russian troops have ravaged Ukraine’s cities, raped its women, and stolen its children. Russian missiles and Iranian drones strike Ukrainian cities daily, often hitting civilian targets. Russia is the aggressor. Ukraine is...www.hudson.org
Fact: The US is not writing “blank checks” to Ukraine, and most of the money allocated to help Ukraine never leaves the US.
Fact: There has never been more accountability for US military assistance than what is available for Ukraine aid.
Fact: Europe has spent more than the US on Ukraine aid.
Fact: European stability, which Russia is trying to undermine, affects the American worker.
all this ranting about how costly this war supposedly is for the USA is bullshit propagated by Kremlin shills. Reality is that it costs basically nothing to US. They've send old military equipment they don't need anymore or that was going to be decommissioned, and then mark it as a contribution equal to the value of the same materiel but brand new. In truth, they've actually saving money because decommissioning military materiel is expensive, much more expensive than shipping it abroad.
At first glance, there is every indication that some of the S-400s are to be relocated from Kaliningrad.
So the Russians are confirming that NATO is not so dangerous for them and that they can undress Paul to dress James because there is no risk of being attacked tomorrow... that's the problem with a narrative.
Hopefully.Xi's in the US with his tail tucked between his legs. Putin's busy with his war in Ukraine, that's gonna distract the Russians for 5 years minimum. Iran says they are not gonna bother with Israel. And NoKo, Kimmy's not ready to do anything drastic yet.
It was always about economic zone and control of resources. Security was a red herring.Withdrawal from an indefensible region?
Here's another one: Putin withdrawing 80% of his forces from Norway's border.
Russia's recent demilitarization of its NATO borders proves that Putin does not view alliance as a genuine security threat and makes a complete mockery of Kremlin propaganda blaming the invasion of Ukraine on NATO, writes Peter Dickinson.www.atlanticcouncil.org
I think wrong assumptions are being made.
NATO is not a threat to Russia right at this moment, especially not when Russia is already at war. Even a Ukrainian entry into NATO will only become a threat 10 years later. Rather the Russians are making their move today to secure their place in a post-Putin era, where they once again have to deal with a multi-front threat without the guarantee of stable internal affairs under strong leadership.
It was always about economic zone and control of resources. Security was a red herring.
If that were the case why are they pissing them down a pipe in Ukraine?Good thing is Xi's trying to svck up to Biden, but he's having none of that.
I'm hoping Xi's economic fvckups will help cancel his Taiwan plans. China's economy is currently in tatters. But they are building a war chest by holding on to their money instead of investing it into their economy. I just hope the US keeps the pressure up.
For Russia today, people are a lot more important resource than oil.
Its other way around, if biden reels in Xi then russia will be in a corner. Xi is a dictator why will he care abt economy collapse , he will just start another war.
All 300k of them? Don't kid yourself, we've seen them pulling people off the street.All nobodies, just kids from rural areas and prisoners.
They'll all leave once they're allowed to, or they'll stay and conduct sabotage operations. It's a very stupid move that will fail directly or indirectly one way or the other.The Donbas population is the prize, maybe Kharkiv and even Odessa. That's at least 8-10 million people.