Sunday, June 09, 2024

When a tongue in cheek tweet hits so wrong...

Drummond is a huge supporter of the war in Ukraine.

I get it.  Don't understand it but I get it.  Oh and let me be clear.  By supporter of the war in Ukraine I'm not just talking about Ukrainian victory but the WAR itself.  I might be wrong but that's the impression I get.

This tweet here though.

Damn.  That thing I KNOW was supposed to be tongue in cheek and a side defense of how old the fighting force is now.

From my chair it hits so wrong.

Make no mistake about it.  This is a peer fight that has devolved into a MANUFACTURING war and a fight based on POPULATION.

We're witnessing a modern fight done on WW1 type rules.

This tweet along with the recent ADDITIONAL arms the US is sending to Ukraine, along with the increasingly belligerent posture taken by many (most notably the NATO Sec) tells me that Ukraine is losing badly.

They won't go for negotiations so the Ukrainians are simply trying to hold on till winter so that the lines can be frozen by the weather.

I talked shit to many of the critics of this fight that said that the US is willing to fight till the last Ukrainian.

They were right.

I was wrong.

At this point, if this has an economic basis to it, then Ukraine is a loss leader.  That country is gonna be a broken husk for the next 50 years at least.

The smartest thing we could do is to simply give it to the Russians and let them deal with that aftermath.  The recovery will occupy the Russians, Chinese and Iranians for a decades and could give us breathing room for the next REAL fight for our survival.

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