GarryB Tue Apr 11, 2023 3:35 am
Kinda have to agree with you there... if HATO is going to ignore Ukrainian citizens being shelled and killed by Kiev for the better part of the last decade and claims Russia moving in to stop them makes Russia the enemy and funds and weapons and ammo is sent to the criminal regime in Kiev to kill Russians AND any Ukrainian civilians that are with them or don't try to fight them then you have to say it is total war with HATO and therefore HATO countries can't expect Russia to take steps to preserve innocent lives in any extension of this conflict into HATO territory.
Russia does not want to kill Ukrainians because most of them don't want this war and probably can't mentally process how they got here... with the US and EU and HATO cheerleading them into a slaughterhouse but closing the doors behind them and staying outside... you blame yourself for being so gullible, but the US and EU and HATO also are responsible too... and they are getting rid of a lot of cold war era crap and they think upgrading their military in the process, but the cost is going to be enormous... even just replacing weapons and equipment let alone the stores of ammo they will need to accumulate just to fight a single week.
The new weapons and ammo and equipment is going to mean their funding for their military is going to have to massively increase... at a time when they don't pay their nurses enough, or their teachers, or anyone else really...
I rather expect a lot of HATO countries are going to do the drone thing and claim a ground based robot can replace a tank... which will be interesting... we have seen how successful they have been replacing Cold War era tanks so far.