Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Probably Not a Good Idea to Count on Them

Germany on Wednesday announced it's offering 5,000 helmets to Ukraine amid fears a Russian invasion is around the corner, in a move that was denounced by Kyiv's mayor as a "joke."

"I received a letter from the Ukrainian embassy, requesting support with military equipment, helmets to be precise," Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht told reporters, per Reuters. "We will supply Ukraine with 5,000 helmets as a clear signal: We are at your side."

They still have these in stock?
The Germans are also offering a field hospital, but it's safe to say that the Ukranians are utterly underwhemed by the level of German support they are receiving in the face of a potential Russian invasion.


Postictal said...

Germany has that pesky energy program that is dependent on Russia. Not going to be a blitzkrieg if there's no heat.

Jack the Cold Warrior said...

Considering the Germans got rid of most of their tanks and their principal infantry rifles are so old they often fail, I'm surprised they have 5000 helmets to give Ukraine.

dinthebeast said...

If the rest of the world can secure energy deliveries to Germany even if Putin shuts down the pipeline, they might change their tune. If the rest of the world weans itself off of fossil fuels, Russia is SOL.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

Those who said that western Europe was insane to depend on the USSR, er, Russia for energy don’t look so crazy, now.

CenterPuke88 said...

I would suggest that any significant German assistance would be counter productive as the Russians would immediately use it for propaganda effect. The Russians are truly paranoid about attacks, and the Germans have a history here…