The Ukes better prepare hard for guerrilla warfare. They are not strong enough for a direct faceoff, and they should not expect substantial help from the West.
Let the Ruskies come in, then go after them all over the place. Vlad needs to pay a heavy price.
It's sad we can't do much, I know we cannot take on the Russians in their backyard, it could start WWIII but at least we can support the Ukraines morally and if we can slip them supplies somehow. I work in a department store and I see many customers from Eastern Europe, the Ukraine mostly and they are scared and upset. I told them I am in step with them where I think the Russians are wrong and if I can magically transport things, I'd send over 1 million M1 Garands and Carbines, 50,000 bazookas and 5000 Sherman tanks (and supplies) to fend off the Russians when the time comes. They said to me that they wish that I could.
It was a mistake of them to give up their nukes and rely on others for their protection. There could be a time when your friends, even if they support you in many others ways, if they cannot defend you, you're screwed. I think lastly, if I wanted to be a real thorn in Russia's side, I'd plant dynamite all over the casket at Chernobyl if safe enough or otherwise be able to blow it from a distance when the wind is right and let the fallout fly over Russia.
posted on 03/22/2014 5:11:34 PM PDT
by Nowhere Man
(Mom I miss you! (8-20-193 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
To: Nowhere Man
Greatest threat to Ukraine is its economy. They indebted 9 billions $$ to Russian banks, 1.8 bln $$ to Gasprom, 140 bln $$ to Western financial institutes. Without 40 bln financial help in current year they will have very serious problems. Protests in Kiev were caused by dissatisfaction with low living standards and corrupt oligarchic government. Now all social expenditures will be shortened drastically, taxes will be greater as main conditions to acquire IMF loans. Current government is no less oligarchic than previous while all governmental structures are in disorder. I wonder who is ready to invest is such basket case. Not big asset to wage war for. May be China only has enough money to save failed state with 45 mln populace.
posted on 03/22/2014 6:21:15 PM PDT
To: Nowhere Man
"but at least we can support the Ukraines morally"
"first of all, we have to support the Ukrainian nationalist neo-nazis and their leader Oleg T." - SS of State Nuland and John Calamity McCain
posted on 03/22/2014 6:41:01 PM PDT
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