Monday, February 28, 2022

Ukraine

Welp, today Putin committed two verifiable war crimes.  He's using cluster bombs against civilian housing.  Cluster bombs are forbidden, so is shelling civilians.  He waited for curfew to be over in the morning, so people would be moving around, and then shelled an apartment building.  There are reports that a thermobaric bomb was detonated over an oil storage facility, but I don't know if that's confirmed. 

Meanwhile, Ukrainian pilots have arrived in Poland to pick up donated Mig-29s.  What they really need is a bunch of A-10 Warthogs to go kill some tanks.  Javelins are good, Warthogs are better.  Originally Bulgaria was going to donate Su-25s, which is the Russian Warthog, but apparently they have decided not to.

The response to this was has been interesting.  First we had the orange ectoplasm in Mar-a-Lago saying “Putin is smart. He's taken over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I'd say that's pretty smart.”   It's turned out to be considerably more than that, even Switzerland is embargoing Putin's money.  The GOP was originally in favor of Putin's actions, but apparently has realized that was not a good look for them, and they're backed off a little.  However, this is the US, and we always have our crazies.

Go here for the video.  I still don't know how to imbed a talking tweet.

And then there is this.

Russia’s main state news agency RIA Novosti posted, then removed a piece with invaluable insight into what Putin wanted to gain from the war he waged against Ukraine. Apparently, the war was supposed to end on Feb. 26 with 🇺🇦full irreversible capitulation. This is a translation of the original Russian text.


It's not looking good, Russian is laying siege to cities.  Currently there is a column of tanks and other equipment stretched over 40 miles on the way to Kyiv.  If they had Warthogs they could deal with this, but they don't.


In addition to the loss of life, there will be the loss of history and art.


5 comments:

  1. This is so much worse than the pandemic which I thought was as low as we could go.

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  2. Do I hear the fat lady singing???

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  3. I've got to say that so far the '20's have been a shitty decade. How do you know so much about weapons?

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  4. I saw an article in the Times (I think?) about a Ukrainian painter's works that were destroyed in the invasion. The cultural losses are tragic, alongside all the even more horrible human suffering.

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  5. I hope Puke-in loses to humanity. He seems on the verge.

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