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I just love it that last time Gayle McCormick belts out BAAABBBY! It's you ...
Posted for the know-your-enemy point of view. From a store parking lot (trigger warning, this could make you sick):
Just now on Nicolle Wallace. He added: "They will fight forever. Until Ukraine is free."
He is someone who should know.
If you haven't seen this young mother of three, she is worth watching. Articulate, brave, funny and as far as I can tell doing a wonderful job of mothering three young children by herself while living in a basement.
From Tom Nichols at the Atlantic:
In my rage, I want someone somewhere to do something. I have taught military and national-security affairs for more than a quarter century, and I know what will happen when a 40-mile column of men and weapons encircles a city of outgunned defenders. I want all the might of the civilized worlda world of which Putin is no longer a partto obliterate the invading forces and save the people of Ukraine.
And yet, I still counsel caution and restraint, a position I know many Americans find impossible to understand. Every measure of our outrage is natural, as are the calls for action. But emotions should never dictate policy. As President Joe Biden emphasized in his State of the Union address, we must do all we can to aid the Ukrainian resistance and to fortify NATO, but we cannot become involved in military operations in Ukraine. ...
...Also, lets remember that America is, in fact, taking action to help Ukraine and oppose Russia. Western sanctions will not save Kyiv or other Ukrainian cities tomorrow, but they are crippling the Russian economy and undermining Putins ability both politically and materially to seek a larger war. We are working with the rest of the world to get military assistance to the Ukrainians, who will be fighting a resistance for as long as the Russians are in their country.
one more reason not to let our emotions get the better of us is that the only way Putin can save himself from his own fiasco is to bait the West into an attack. Nothing would help him more, at home or abroad, than if the United States or any other NATO country were to enter direct hostilities with Russian forces. Putin would then use the conflict to rally his people and threaten conventional and nuclear attacks against NATO. He would become a hero at home, and Ukraine would be forgotten.
Just saw this on CNN. A brewery in Lviv began producing Putin is a Dickhead beer in 2014 during the uprising. They also learned how to make Molotov cocktails. Now they are using those bottles to make them once again. Cheers!
Olena Gnes is being interviewed now by Anderson Cooper on CNN. Very articulate and she is able to bring home the pain these people are going through now. Here is a link to her YouTube video where she talks about life in a bomb shelter (basement of a building) with three young children:
I'll try to post the Cooper interview when it is posted.
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