caveat emptor wrote:
SeigSoloyvov wrote:End of the day there is no 80 percent or 100 percent in favor of this war, that's made up statistics and I'd challenge anyone to prove those statistics that do not come from a pro kremlin source.
Russia can still loose, one can take in all the hope they wish that doesn't change facts on the ground it is unlikely sure, and it will greatly depend upon their own actions.
But it is still within the realm of possibility however slim that maybe.
Your reasoning has other side as well. Where is a threshold of losses for Ukrainian soldiers? Surely, it us much higher for nationalist battalions and sone other units, but much lower for regular army and even more yet for reservists.
If war comes solely to attrition, probability that Ukrainians break first is much higher.
Ironically, a lot of heavy lifting for war support in Russia was done by Ukrainians and their despicable treatment of Russian POWs. Also, western world as well. I believe that present demonization of everything Russian in western world is putting Russian gov a lot of wind in the sails.
Propaganda only serves as a force multiplier in the most acute phase of crisis
After that inertia takes over,
Russia weathered the worst of sanctions and has come out on top
The Ruble is stronger than at any point after 2014
In Russia there is talk of the economic situation settling
As for America the crisis has just begun
The war in Ukraine is more than just a turf war
It's about the end of the American liberal order
The American news cycle has turned off Ukraine
And has moved into an internal cycle
That speaks volumes and you will see our government make very important decisions towards USA and Ukraine in the coming months
It's more than just missile counts, tank offensive, or bombings
This is much much greater than just the SMO
We're talking about energy, currency, and trade
Who will lead the US after this summer?
Their foreign secretary has "COVID"
It's already beginning of end