Evil Russians

The last few weeks have seen a new kind of evil: automated killer drones. Russia could still potentially cripple Ukraine – if they destroy the electricity and heating infrastructure, then how can Ukraine function?! The Ukrainians are knocking down over 80% of these killer drones, but from what I understand it is using up their precious defense capacity. Ukraine needs more and more help from the West. If Ukraine falls, which I just don’t believe will happen, then the world will fall – that is what I believe. I love the Ukrainian sense of humour. I read this online, “If Russians leave us with no electricity in nine months there will be more Ukrainians.” Yes, there are many painful challenges ahead, but Ukraine will survive and prosper. Russia, on the other hand, is doomed.

Ukraine is living through 911 everyday. This is terrorism, and the world is watching online like it is a horror movie. They are determined, but very stressed. I chat with friends regularly in Kyiv. Yes, people are worried, but they carry on.

Here is a question: if South Africa bombed Zimbabwe, then there would be a global outcry. But if SA destroyed Zimbabwe’s electricity infrastructure then would anyone do or say anything? Do we need to see dead bodies for there to be an outcry? It does seem less hectic but wait till people are freezing. I don’t believe this will happen in Ukraine, but the fact that Russia is trying to make this a reality is reason enough for some sort of response. Or a least, a bigger, more impactful response.

The Psychology of an Isolated Russia | The New Yorker

“So this is the thing about authoritarian regimes. They’re terrible at everything. They can’t feed their people. They can’t provide security for their people … they only have to be good at one thing to survive. The suppression of alternatives. If they can deny political alternatives, if they can force all opposition into exile or prison, they can survive no matter how incompetent, no matter how corrupt, no matter how terrible they are.”

Addressing Putin’s Nuclear Threat: Thinking Like the Cold War KGB Officer That He Was

The unfortunate reality is that Putin can’t be stopped without significant costs, but allowing him to normalize the use of weapons of mass destruction would start the inevitable clock to a direct and possibly catastrophic US-Russian conflict. It is a strategy that could require yet further investment of American blood and treasure today in requiring Putin to face consequences designed to prevent a full-scale war and potential nuclear escalation, but costs that are necessary to preserve international peace and security in the long term.

Black Mirror for real

Yesterday morning kamikaze drones were attacking Kyiv. Sounds like the Terminator for real. Robotic death machines swarming into a city. I am sure there was a Black Mirror episode like this. But this is not a TV show. This is Kyiv and what Russia is doing, with Iran’s help, is pure evil. How many of these death drones are there? I assume they can just keep on making them. It is all insane. I understand that the Ukrainian military shot down about 80% of these flying nightmares.

“It’s 2022 and a member of the UN Security Council is launching waves of kamikaze drones at civilians in a European capital city.”

This modern story of good VS evil is playing out right in front of the eyes of the world. When will the pain be enough for the West to step up in the biggest possible way they can and help Ukraine put an end to the devil. How many people need to die before this happens? If Ukraine falls, which I do not believe will happen, then what kind of a world are we living in. A different world than we all knew. If Russia gets away with this nightmare then the world as we know it has become rotten to the point where nowhere will be cosy anymore. The stakes could not be higher. Ukraine is fighting for the world. Sadly, I don’t think most actually get this.

This clip below is from 2019. Leaving the Trump shit aside, America’s relationship with Ukraine is paramount.

“We could benefit from the experience of Ukrainians, not the other way round.”

“A free and prosperous Ukraine is important to the security of the Ukrainian people, the United States of America, and the rest of the world.”