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Friday, April 15, 2022

Definition of bad neighbor

Interesting article at Newsweek, Russia still seeks regime change, to turn Ukraine into "Rump" state. Very sobering, sounds like they are in for the long haul. Shades of Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968, the Russians evidently don't share the rest of the world's definition of what constitutes a sovereign nation.

They have announced their intention to decimate the country and for once I think we should believe them. And over here we have hair splitting d-bags like Rich Lowry trying to argue the difference for what really constitutes genocidal and just plain awful behavior. See Russia not committing genocide in Ukraine.

The Russians are guilty of great savagery in Ukraine, but there is no evidence that they intend to exterminate the Ukrainians.

Their initial plan was to sweep President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from power quickly and install a pro-Russian government. Every indication is that, if this possibility had truly been in the offing, the Russians would have been happy to have a puppet preside over a pacified Ukraine full of quiescent Ukrainians — in fact, they seem to have erroneously assumed that this is what was going to happen.

Lowry and Carlson deserve a front row seat in hell for their enabling and little love fest with Putin. If I was Finland and Sweden, I would join NATO so fast their head would spin. And the rest of Russia's neighbors, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia, etc. should be under no allusions that they are not the next "neighbor" whose head is on the chopping block.

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