If there is no response at all, maybe the next “accidental” attack will be deeper into Poland, or on a Polish power station or water station, or “accidentally” hitting Polish troops. I’m not suggesting that this was an intentional attack, but it is an interesting way to test international resolve against Russian aggression.
I’ve been wondering how the war will end, barring nuclear holocaust and assuming the success of the Ukrainian forces. Assuming that the Ukraine is successful in pushing the Russians out of the Ukraine, all the way back to the Russian border. What then?
When I say that Putin is now fighting the war on a second front, I mean one of popularity. On his announcement of the “reserve” fighter activation, hundreds of people were arrested for protesting across Russia. What’s more, flights out of Russia have been sold out as people try to flee the country to avoid the reserve service. Inside of his own cabinet, politicians are starting to cautiously speak out against him.
n my writing class in high school, we did this “free writing” exercise. The idea was to sit with a piece of paper and just write every random thought that crosses our mind.
Russia’s invasion is devastating to the entire world. While economic responses has isolated Russia and threatens to collapse its economy (as it did at the end of the cold war), we’re all feeling the pinch. Without Russian wheat and food prices at the grocery store are rising, and without Russian oil and gas, prices at the fuel pump are following suit.
the US is, today, at war with Russia. It’s not a ground war (although it has been triggered by the ground war in the Ukraine). Currently, it is a political and economic war.
As Russia learned in Afghanistan (as we had to learn ourselves), defeating a country’s army does not mean an end of the war. Ukrainian citizens will likely take up arms and resist Russia as w
Today (as of the writing of this blog) Ukrainian President Zelenskyy warned of a new “iron curtain” falling across Europe. For many years, this term struck me as odd, and I didn’t really understand just what the iron curtain was.
Because Trump is the de facto leader of the Republican party, this raises the question of where the Republican party, including senators, representatives, governors and so on are going to support Russia in these developments even as US troops are in harm’s way to help protect the Ukraine.
there may be a few minor clashes, and maybe cyber attacks and the like, but I believe their build-up is just a political game.