Ukraine (mid May 2022 update) – Ep 118
We give our most recent Ukraine update, including Finland / Sweden joining NATO, the entire lack of tracking or accountability for the huge deluge of weapons entering Ukraine, Poland providing T-72 tanks to Ukraine (replaced by M1 Abrams tanks from the U.S.), and acknowledging that not every country in the world has jumped on the Ukraine good, Russia bad bandwagon.
- Putin’s recent comments can be read as deterrence
- It’s possible he could use them in the extremis, viewing what’s happened in Ukraine since 2014 as an existential threat.
- A quote from the first letter to the President, a message to George W. Bush as the war in Iraq began, and a message they repeat in their most recent letter to President Biden “You would be well served if you widened the discussion beyond the circle of those advisers clearly bent on a war for which we see no compelling reason and from which we believe the unintended consequences are likely to be catastrophic.”
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