Blaska demands fighting in the war room!
Amazes the irascible bloggeur that he entered first grade only 10 years after Hiroshima. For perspective, Obama/Biden entered their second term 10 years ago. Growing up, kids were connoisseurs of WW2 military hardware. The Head Groundskeeper affixed airplane glue to Revell plastic models of WW2 fighter planes. (The instruction sheet never mentioned huffing.) Bedroom ceilings swarmed with squadrons of attack planes.
Americans are getting a crash course of the weapons of war, thanks to the doughty Ukrainians, who refuse to succumb to tyranny — a trait that strikes a power chord in the American psyche.
What did Barack Obama send to Ukraine after the seizure of the Crimea? Warm blankets — that’s what the U.S. sent. At this point, does it not seem we are slow-walking victory? Rambo is asking Richard Crenna, “Do we get to win this time?”
German Leopard 2 tanks, British Challenger 2s, American M-1 Abrams. Stryker and Bradley “fighting vehicles” — faster, more mobile than tanks. Patriot missile systems capable of hitting targets within 62 miles, the S-300 air defense, UK Starstreak missiles, Himars GPS-guided rocket launchers, M777 Howitzer cannons, Turkish Bayraktar drones flying 25,000 feet up, anti-tank guns. What’s missing?
The latest: the UK is training Ukrainians on Royal Air Force Hawk and Typhoon combat jets. Why train on them if they’re not going to supply them?
Everything we’ve read says get prepared for a long, punishing, debilitating war — much of it fought against civilian infrastructure. So here is the ultimate in chutzpah. This over-age, draft-dodging coach potato proposes European boots on the ground, armed and ready to retaliate.
Not to attack Russia but to defend Ukraine.
Poland, send several battalions to Kyiv and Lviv. Czechs and Slovaks, a brigade or two to Kharkov. France and Brits, several regiments just to the west of Donetsk. Finland and the Balts, companies of troops to the frontiers of the Donbas. You are free to act independently of holdout Turkey.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Do the Ruskies want to lob missiles that might kill NATO members or their aspirants? Do they really want to widen the war? Notice to America Firsters: A shorter war is a cheaper war.
I agree 100%.
Maybe Fighting Joe Biden should threaten to meet Vlad behind the bleachers and beat him up if he doesn’t stop this war.
Better yet, why not invoke the laughably inept Hopeless Changey’s Red Line defense, it having been an unqualified success in Crimea and Syria & all…
“What did Barack Obama send to Ukraine after the seizure of the Crimea? Warm blankets — that’s what the U.S. sent”.
Not so, Herr Blaska. From the AP:
“While the Obama administration refused to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons in 2014 to fight Russian-backed separatists, it offered a range of other military and security aid — not just “blankets.” The administration’s concern was that providing lethal weapons like Javelin anti-tank missiles might provoke Russian President Vladimir Putin to escalate the conflict in the separatist Donbas area of Ukraine near Russia’s border.
By March 2015, the Obama administration had provided more than $120 million in security aid for Ukraine and promised $75 million worth of equipment, including counter-mortar radars, night vision devices and medical supplies, according to the Defense Department. The U.S. also pledged 230 Humvee vehicles.
The U.S. aid offer came after Putin in 2014 annexed Crimea and provided support for separatists in eastern cities.
Ultimately between 2014 and 2016, the Obama administration committed more than $600 million in security aid to Ukraine.
In the last year of the Obama administration, the U.S. established the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which provided U.S. military equipment and training to help defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. From 2016 to 2019, Congress appropriated $850 million for this initiative.
Yet trump stall aide to Ukraine in a bungled blackmail attempt. Read the transcript of the first impeachment.
Welcome back OB. Great post setting the record straight.
Defending Nobel PEACE PRIZE winner/disastrously warmongering Foreign Policy overseer Hopeless “Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan/Only POTUS To Preside Over EIGHT_STRAIGHT_YEARS_OF_UNINTERRUPTED WAR“ Changey?
The two (2) jobs with THE most security”
*The Shaq’s Free Throw Coach, and
*SCHOOLING the wildly clueless hankdog/old baldy on history!
We Are All Born Ignorant, But One Must Work Hard To Remain Stupid. Anon
Kudos! To that end, hankdog/old baldy and the Lazy-@$$ Blogge Idiot work double shifts, eight (8) days a week!
On tRump’s social platform that would be called a “retruth” which is just a made-up word for BS. Amazing how gotch can NEVER EVER post a comment without insulting someone. A trait he picked up from his hero donny?
Truth and the fact-based Reality have always chased the Lazy @$$ Blogge Idiot, yet he’s always been faster?
The simple-mindedness of the war cheerleading in this blog boggles my mind. David, those people you’re cheerleading, the ‘Ukrainians’, in quotes because there are at least two sides to the Ukrainian story, the Kievan Ukrainians, slaughtered your people in WWII.
What will you do if there is a Russian coup, the hardliners take over the Russian government and the first thing they do is drop a nuclear bomb on Kiev? Or if the hardliners succeed in getting Putin to do the same?
When did Congress declare war on Russia? When did that vote take place? While I think Obama was generally a dildo for the pleasure of the various globalist powers, his stance on Ukraine at least acknowledged that there were two sides for this story.
Why don’t the people of Russian Ukraine have a voice in this war? The ‘invasion’ of Crimea you refer to, 95% of the Crimean people want to return to being part of Russia. Were they ‘seized’?
The childish fascination with weapons of war should have been left in grammar school where they belong. If you advocate for war, you should have to put some literal skin in the game. And age isn’t an excuse. If your words are not decrepit, neither is your advanced age. If you’re advocating for war, get your a** on a plane and be willing to die for your cause. Otherwise, you’re just another chicken hawk with a big blog and a small, ahem, mind.
You might have said the same thing about Czechoslovakia in 1938.
Really? Hitler had nukes? You had family in Czechoslovakia? A significant proportion of Czechs wanted to merge with the Germans? The people who wanted to merge were being slaughtered by the people who didn’t?
There are no winners in a nuclear war.