GunshipDemocracy wrote:Backman wrote:Paul Craig Roberts is a kremlin critic except from the hawkish side. I cant help but agree with some of his takes. Here's some quotes. I hope to have constructive discussion about these neuonces but ill probably get some petty piling on by the usual suspects.
It took EIGHT YEARS for the Kremlin to react to the slaughter of Donbass Russians, and only did so after the West laughed at the Kremlin’s security concerns and dismissed them out of hand. Russia’s conduct of its foreign policy shows irresolution, and this invites more provocations. The Kremlin shows inability to comprehend the dilemma it creates for itself.
do you realize what would be effect of current sanctions 8 years ago? China and India together 1/2 of US economy. Russia without electronics, food and actually anything including reserves. Now Russia is much more resilient, better prepared for current war. And China India are 2x of US economy. So THATS WHY it took 8 years. Probably there is still a bit too early yet I think there was no other way out.
I basically agree. But I think the smo should have happened a year or 2 sooner. During Covid would have been perfect.
I don't think shooting a US drone out of the sky in response to Moskva is really that big of escalation risk. Iran did it. Things like that are missing from this war. It would be good for moral to play to the crowd more. Putin takes is lack of emotion too far. No wonder Medvedev is spontaneously combusting. Its more healthy to release some emotion and get some revenge.