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2022/24 Russian-Ukrainian War

The fact is that this war is dragging on for so long

This mentality is nuts.

The Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. D-day wasn't until 1944.

The people saying this war has gone on long enough would have been arguing for the surrender of Europe had they been around at that time. And we're not even being asked to risk our lives, just to pay the equivalent of say 50¢/day in aid to help the Ukrainians. No wonder autocrats like Putin think we are weak.

 
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Poland is starting to talk about getting nukes. After all, if the American security umbrella isn't going to be there, and the rest of Western Europe is as weak as Canada, they can't be sure that the French and British deterrents would save them and Eastern Europe.


In a world where collective security can't be trusted because of laggards and flaky commitments, nukes become the only guarantor. Going to be a fun world when Poland, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia all decide they need nukes.
 
Poland is starting to talk about getting nukes. After all, if the American security umbrella isn't going to be there, and the rest of Western Europe is as weak as Canada, they can't be sure that the French and British deterrents would save them and Eastern Europe.


In a world where collective security can't be trusted because of laggards and flaky commitments, nukes become the only guarantor. Going to be a fun world when Poland, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia all decide they need nukes.
If a sudden proliferation of nukes occurs across the globe, we'll mainly have Trump to thank, since he's going to win the election and he has already set the tone for this incoming disaster.
 
Didn't they try this in the 80s when the US outlawed big honking space guns?

The Outer Space Treaty prohibits weapons in space. The US dropped their plans after that treaty. The Russians did the same thing with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. They denied violating it for years. The Trump Administration finally pulled out and named all the Russian sites and weapons that violated the treaty. The US has now begun fielding its own intermediate range weapons, which of course the Russians complain about.

This pattern of behaviour is a big problem. It's unfortunate that most of the public in the West doesn't understand why we need to counter this.
 

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