UKRAINE DILEMMA LEADS TO LOTS OF LOOSE TALK
TIME IS ON RUSSIAN SIDE, EU GETS WEAKER BY THE DAY
First it was Macron of France indicating EU troops to Ukraine, then other EU countries said no, or hell no. Then they call for long range weapons to strike deep into Russia and others say, you better be very careful. U.S. pentagon warns of possible war between Russia and NATO. The reality is that NATO and the U.S. has been fighting a war with Russia for over 2 years and Russia is prevailing.
The incremental policy of escalation has been a failure, much like a weak antibiotic just makes the target stronger. The reality is sanctions and incrementalism has made Russia stronger and is weakening the economies of the west incrementally. It is also too late to attempt to escalate further since now Russia has built up its formally small and untrained military into a far more efficient and experienced force and is preparing for a possible conflict with NATO. At the same time the Western economies sink further into recession, have expended much of their military reserve supplies and now realize they no longer have the industrial capacity to quickly arm up for an all out war with Russia. So it seems they daily openly speak of options and then openly shoot them down in public. It is a very transparent view of the incompetence of the current crop of western leaders.
Some even talk of limited nuclear strikes on Russia, please lock these people up, before they destroy the world. Then they warn Russia may use strategic nuclear weapons in Ukraine, that is a really dumb idea as the fallout would quickly end up in Russia and they are winning without nuclear weapons.
Russia has stated clearly that they would only use nuclear weapons in cases of an existential threat to the Russian homeland. The response would be at those who would imitate such an attack on their homeland. This could include long range missile attacks on Russia.
We also see that France and others now envision a EU army, It is the last remaining key to this proposed European superstate. It may be possible, but it will require years of financial support that will conflict with the green agenda and the focus on social programs. Looking at the political landscape, without some serious new leadership it is most likely a pipe dream. It is more likely they will continue to decline into more chaos and possible obscurity.
The real hope is that the collective west understand that they have stepped in it big in this Ukraine disaster and there is no easy way out. The old sayings about knowing your limitations and knowing when to fold comes to mind. If they really want to preserve Ukraine as some kind of nation in the future and want an opportunity to return to prosperity they would be looking to end this disaster as soon as possible.