“Lost generation, where will we go? Off to die in the Russian snow.” – Unsuccessful Abortions (1984)
Children in Ukraine being bombed by Russia! In fact, their organs are being harvested and fed to the brutal and insane dictator Vlad “the Impaler” Putin.
Bombing children in Ukraine… unacceptable. Invading Ukraine… unacceptable. We should avoid doing these things. We should stick to bombing children in Yemen. Or Gaza. Or anywhere else, but there are very good strategic reasons why sometimes children are target practice and other times they are sacred.
To know when is good strategy we elect philosopher-kings like Grandpa Joe, Trashtalk Donnie, Barry Obomber, George Dubya “Mission Accomplished” Bush, Bill “Starve the Children” Clinton, and George “Papa Bush” Bush. Special shout out to Ronnie “Weapons for the Ayatolla and Death Squads” Raygun. Fight among yourselves about who loved babies more. I vote for Barry, my favorite talk pretty but don’t rock the boat conservative of the bunch.
None of this excuses Vlad the Impaler devouring the harvested organs of Ukraine. Vlad remembers Ukraine was part of Soviet Union but now is no Soviet Ukraine no Russia Ukraine, except for parts Ukraine with Russian army saying, yes, here is Russia Ukraine.
Russia says to United States, “You have very many very good nukes and maybe sold weapons to Ukraine, we have not so many not so good nukes, but had bad experience last time we ignored foreign government we thought we could avoid major war with and try to ignore until they were in Moscow suburbs saying, ‘where is blankets, Fritz?’ ‘Vas? Hans, I thought you bring blankets?’ – ‘Nein, Fritz, du told to bring blankets, dumbkoff!’ Maybe you study this in your history? Maybe story about Napoleon? Or maybe even America winner winner vodka dinner and take all everything winner, maybe then, best case, you do this for to run around 20 years bleed money bleed blood and get bored and go home and we are right where we are… Russia Ukraine, so go home now, save 20 years.”
But wait, Joe the Assyrian added on… and FYI, this is not Slats Grobnik alter ego. I am already alter-ego.
Joe, the Grobnik of another ambivalent politico trying not to be permanently blacklisted from working in politics by saying what is in his heart and mind: Our country is run by idiots… This “invasion“ was 10 years in the making. And we did everything to provoke Russia… For 25 years Putin has said that he would never allow Ukraine to join NATO and we kept pushing the Ukraine to join NATO. So he said “fuck you“, you wouldn’t allow an angry Mexico or Canada or Cuba to have nukes at your borders… But at least we fully equipped the Ukrainian army so when they fall next month the Russians will have new western gear.
WTF have we and NATO countries been doing about it? Our idiot leaders just made clear five days ago that we would not invoke “article 5”- basically telling Saddam to invade Kuwait, -er, I mean Putin to invade Ukraine.
All the talking heads are saying that Putin is manipulative or that he is a liar or whatever… He has said in plain Russian and in plain English for 25 years that he would not allow Ukraine to join NATO. Yes, Putin is evil and 100% of Ukrainians are gentle fawns- but this was so predictable…
February 26, 2022 – Editor’s supplement
Is more from 2018. Is very interesting, but Pozner, perhaps playing to bourgeois Yale audience forgets after Czar and in early stage of Russian Revolution, Russia way the frack more democratic than United States ever has been. Historic fact for you to research, but this does not dismiss Pozner making other great points that do have historic accuracy.