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ColinC

(8,289 posts)
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 02:12 PM Mar 2022

Should Ukraine get the jets?

Yeah I know this issue is dead. And I hope that they at least get some high quality SAMs from this last bill, but what is DU's opinion on the jet sitch? I guess I still support it because Ukraine is asking for them and frankly I think we should provide everything they think they need to defend themselves -regardless of the overall opinion of the affectiveness of such a scheme.



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Yes, they should get the MiGs they are asking for.
19 (79%)
They should not get the MiGs, but a limited number of jets like A-10s would be peferable
2 (8%)
No
2 (8%)
Something else
1 (4%)
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Iwasthere

(3,158 posts)
1. Get them the jets!!!
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 02:37 PM
Mar 2022

But also, double down on the ground defenses. Anti aircraft weapons and anti missile defenses. These should be EVERYWHERE in the country. A virtually unlimited supply.

thucythucy

(8,045 posts)
2. Whatever would work best to counter the artillery and rocket attacks
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 02:40 PM
Mar 2022

on civilian targets should be included in the aid.

That's my uninformed thought, for what it's worth/

anamnua

(1,109 posts)
5. If I were Joe Biden I would give Putin a taste of his own medicine
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 02:59 PM
Mar 2022

and categorically deny jets are being sent while secretly doing the exact opposite.

Wingus Dingus

(8,052 posts)
6. I don't know what was behind the whole yes-jets/no-jets crapola.
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 03:03 PM
Mar 2022

Probably best to accept that the US and allies are doing the best they can within the constraints of keeping the war confined to where it is now.

MoonlitKnight

(1,584 posts)
14. On the contrary
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 04:38 PM
Mar 2022

I think public opinion and debate is what makes us stronger and in that regard our opinions are very important.

The public has supported many of the actions taken. In large part to leadership, but it’s helpful for the US and allied leadership to know the public is giving them the green light to go further.

frogmarch

(12,153 posts)
16. Let's form a feasibility committee
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 04:59 PM
Mar 2022

to discuss the feasibility of forming a committee to take a look at it.

Deep State Witch

(10,424 posts)
17. Polish MiGs
Fri Mar 11, 2022, 05:03 PM
Mar 2022

Apparently the Polish MiGs are in poor condition, and the Polish government is looking to get rid of them. That's bullsh*t. The Ukrainians need working aircraft, not someone's sloppy seconds. What would probably benefit them the most are attack helicopters, preferably with anti-tank missiles. Of course, that's just MHO.

DemocraticPatriot

(4,343 posts)
19. I support the decision of MY president...
Sat Mar 12, 2022, 03:00 AM
Mar 2022

From ascertaining all the information that i have, we would do just as well by supplying them with as much anti-aircraft weaponry as we can.

Latest news I have read says Russians are afraid to leave their own airspace... and that most of the bombing attacks against Ukraine cities right now are by cruise missles or artillery-- against which no "no fly zone" would provide any defense whatsover............

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