Skip to comments.Weighing a Nuclear Threat: Washington should take the threat seriously and minimize the risk of attack
Posted on 01/20/2023 9:20:48 PM PST by 6thavenue
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a tragedy and a crime, but it does not threaten American security. Even the Brookings Institution’s Robert Kagan, who has yet to find a war he doesn’t want the U.S. to fight—his new book blames America for not having stopped Adolf Hitler—admitted that Ukraine is not important for this country’s defense. Kagan was categorical: “There is no way that Putin’s conquest of Ukraine has any immediate or even distant effect on American security.” Yet he still supports Washington’s proxy war against Russia, like many others.
Those who, like Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, forthrightly put Ukrainian interests first—stating that funding Kiev is America’s “number one priority”—also conveniently proclaim that Russia is a paper tiger. Washington seems to assume that only Americans, and those they support, will stand firm and fight against the odds. Push back against Moscow and the Kremlin’s occupants will scurry to safety, never to threaten anyone again.
Sed contra, see Vladimir Putin’s willingness to confound his critics—first by invading Ukraine, and then redoubling his efforts when the initial attack was thwarted. U.S. officials dismissed Moscow’s threats even though for most of the last three decades Putin and other Russians expressed dismay and anger at NATO’s expansion toward Russia’s borders and the allies’ aggressive military and political assault on Russian interests. Despite allied presumptions, Putin and many of those around him view Ukraine’s status as an existential issue, one evidently worth fighting over. Members of America’s governing class still believe that Washington runs the world. Characteristic is David Petraeus, one of a score of failed generals serving in Afghanistan now back on the stump after his conviction for spilling government secrets in pillow talk with his mistress. He proposed U.S. military strikes on Russian forces in Ukraine …
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Looks like we’re being ruled by maniacs who are casual about getting us all blown up.
Just more pro-Putin crap.
Robert Kagan’s wife?
You are clearly pro-Biden.
Biden and his son belong in jail. Tell your boy Putin I fear God, not him.
Biden is following in the footsteps of LBJ - starting another Democrat war. At least LBJ feared nuclear war. Biden’s henchmen aren’t sane enough to fear it
“ Biden and his son belong in jail. Tell your boy Putin I fear God, not him.”
There’s only one of us who supports Biden and his foreign policy —- it’s you, baby. And if you really want Biden in jail, that just means you support Kamala continuing Biden’s foreign policy.
Yes - “Cookies” Nuland.
“ Hush noob”
So I’m not allowed to call someone out for backing Biden’s foreign policy? What other Bidennpolicies - and their supporters - do I have to “hush” about and not criticize? Idiot Biden and his bumbling handlers are risking nuclear war and I have to “hush” about it? Forget that.
Have you ever heard Eric Holder speak?
Joseph Robinette Biden.
If they have any concern whatsoever - it would be how to take advantage of an attack, of the threat of an attack.
They are so concerned with controlling the thoughts of the Public, they don’t care much beyond rewriting America and building those fortunes.
Twitter said that the Woke Generals had a Propaganda account that wasn’t to be challenged, in any way.
Welcome to FR.
You are looking more and more like a retread.
They’ll chisel that on your tombstone, if anyone remains to do it.
You’re new too! From this month!
“Even Robert Kagan, who has yet to find a war he doesn’t want the U.S. to fight...admitted that Ukraine is not important for this country’s defense. Kagan was categorical: “There is no way that Putin’s conquest of Ukraine has any immediate or even distant effect on American security.”
Would have HELPED if he had that attitude before him and his Neocon buddies CAUSED that damn war a year ago.
He’s been here a week longer than you moron.
You know, I bet after the infestation in DC was gone, we could power wash off the marble monuments. Plant some new cherry trees. Bam... a fresh start.
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