Our objective is to get them to stop. So that WWIII stops. This is how WWI and WWII started, one European country invading another European country. Then, all the alliances starting complicating things and that's where we're at right now, we have alliances, and we're not acting on them with the aggression that they did leading up to both WWI and WWII. So that's good, but the objective is singularly that Russia just stops. That's what would have ended both WWI and WWII before they broke out, and that's what we need Russia to do now. Just stop. Through whatever means, just get them to stop.... the objectives of the United States are to provide Russia [with] a strategic failure and to weaken Russia so that this doesn't happen again. ...
Famous last words.... And then if there are Russian submarines out there, that's a different matter, but that also could be dealt with through something like a NATO zone, if necessary, for humanitarian purposes. ...
And this doesn't have to be militarily, it can be diplomatically.... To be successful in rejecting Russia, we need much more. It's got to be expedited. And if we have an opportunity for Ukraine to kick Russia out of Ukraine, out of Donbas, and out of the southern part of Ukraine, that window is July and August. It will take Russia until December to mobilize significant forces. China won't be able to help much until Xi Jinping gets his third term. So, for now, there's a window of opportunity for Ukraine, if Ukraine moves, and if they get the materials that they need to move. ...
The objective is not to teach lessons here, it's to get Russia to stop.... It's an entirely different mindset. And this is an old, old issue with democracies…. But it's so hard for these people like Putin, or maybe President Xi [Jinping] in China, to understand and accept that…. But it all comes together with incredible strength when challenged. This is the lesson that we want the world to understand. ...
Babylon will burn in one hour.@annabenedetti
Are we happy yet?
Do you figure they will be much less corrupt now that pres. Putin is gone?Putin makes another smart move. He withdraws Russia from the WTO and WHO both of which are corrupt. Wish our barbarian politicians were that smart.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in April that the government should revise Russia’s approach in WTO by June 1. Now it seems that they’re moving ahead with it as Russia moves to withdraw from WTO and WHO.greatgameindia.com
Good question.Where is "Babylon"?
I don't hope for that at all. How on Earth would you be sure that the devil we don't know's going to be any better than the one we do?Not much to say to unsubstantiated claims that Putin is dead.
He may be dead, but that is unsubstantiated. He certainly appears to have been very ill recently judging by his appearance. Let's hope.
I don't hope for that at all. How on Earth would you be sure that the devil we don't know's going to be any better than the one we do?
It's possible. But Russian society produced this man, and they've refused to depose him. What would make you think we'd be any better off with another of their spawn?It wouldn't be suprising to hear there was a coup and Putin was removed from power and if that were to happen, Russia could withdraw from Ukraine. Above all, this is a war that Putin wanted.
It's possible that whoever replaces Putin could end up being worse than Putin. It's possible that whoever replaces Putin could end up being better than Putin. Let's hope!I don't hope for that at all. How on Earth would you be sure that the devil we don't know's going to be any better than the one we do?