Rugoz wrote:Unification with Germany is a totally non-existent issue. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, across the political spectrum, even hints at this.
Nobody and I mean nobody expected Switzerland to go to war with Germany and she never did, despite getting occupied by Germany. Yet you do have the expectation for Ukraine to go to war with Russia even though Ukrainians and Russians are even closer than Swiss Germans and Germans.
How do you square this circle?
I suggest a course in Ukrainian history, e.g. the one Rancid posted. If you want an ethno-nationalist justification, there's plenty to go for. There's a reason litwin calls Russians Muscovites. He probably wants Kiev to control Moscow and not vice-ersa . I don't really care.
Is Polish-Lithuanian nationalism, the arch-enemy of the Ukrainian people in their national consciousness somewhat relevant here?
The US spent more on the war in Afghanistan per year than on Ukraine. For 2 decades. No Americans are dying in Ukraine.
Campaign claptrap by some Republicans (everything Biden does is BAD) that will quickly be forgotten if they are in power. They talked for years about repealing Obama-care, a much more prominent subject, and nothing happened.
As I said your wishful thinking is not really relevant here.
Ukraine made all the significant gains in the past half+ year. Russia was forced to mobilize. It is now forced to use older and older equipment. Russian industry cannot sustain this war, only old Soviet equipment can, for the moment. If the West keeps up the support, the current trajectory will continue, until Ukraine wins.
You are well steeped into propaganda. Let's make it clear for you. Russia at its lowest currently occupies over 20% of Ukraine. All of Ukranian strategic objectives to dislodge Russia have failed. The entire country is destroyed while Russia is untouched and that even in the lowest point Russia has ever been. Foreign support for Ukraine has always been lukewarm and becoming even colder as time goes by.
Utterly ridiculous. A short period of peace for a worse war later. Ukraine has nothing to gain from this.
It has a lot of lives to gain from this while with continuing the war it has absolutely nothing to gain. It will never make more than what it already has, it will simply lose more people & more territory which is utterly ridiculous indeed.
If anyone thinks that Ukrainian and Russian are mutually intelligible dialects of each other, just watch Russian POWs reacting to when they are being questioned in Ukrainian. Even to the simplest questions such as “what’s your name?” or “where are you from?”, they react with dumbfounded confused mugs.
Dude, while this nonsense is cute, we both know that it is not true at all. Ukranians and Russians are indistinguishable and are totally intelligible when communicating with each other, more than the language, the entire national consciousness is identical.
I support Ukraine with deeds and words and because I support you, I am advising you to end this now you have somewhat of a middle hand. You will never find Russia in a worse position to negotiate, you will never find the west more unified on this and after September western support is going to fizzle out if a huge breakthrough has not materialised.
You know as well as I, that Ukraine defeating Russia and forcing it to accept surrender is never going to happen, you also know as well as I, that Putin is also totally irrelevant to all this. It makes no difference if its Putin or somebody else.
So, instead of talking about taking back Crimea, get back to Planet Earth before they turn you into another Palestine.
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