- 29 Jun 2022 08:33
Rugoz wrote:But the "it takes too long to train Ukrainians on these systems" excuse is kind of getting lame. Unless of course Ukrainians are being trained on Leopards, Bradleys, Patriots and F-16s or whatever as we speak, but I doubt it.
The idea seems to have been that we should be the "Car Boot Sale" of democracy in Ukraine. As far as I can make out there has been no serious plan to supply the Ukrainian armed forces with what they need over the medium term. While it made sense to rush in old stocks initially, a coherent plan would have involved a selection of a minimal number of equipment types and then set about an emergency production expansion of those equipment types and their ammunition, spare parts and supporting infrastructure.
I think there was genuine concern at the start of the war about a Ukrainian collapse, but then I think the disastrous offensives towards Kiev and around Sumy actually became a problem for the western establishment. Russia just has too much potential to cause trouble to Israel and in the Gulf to inflict a total defeat on it. Obviously western publics could not be told the truth. I've just been in Glastonbury Festival, what was remarkable was the lack of Ukrainian flags. There were a few but western public opinion seems to be losing interest in Ukraine in remarkably quick time. It took 20 years to completely sell Afghan school girls down the river. I could be wrong, but I think the process will be a lot quicker with Ukraine.
Cultural Marxism judgement of imagined guilty groups, "Whites", etc by completely unrealistic, absolute unchanging standards, while denying, minimising, excusing and relativising the "crimes" of so imagined innocent oppressed groups.