Words of Advice:

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

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

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

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

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Fuck That Shit, Let Them Hammer the Russians

President Joe Biden said Tuesday in a New York Times opinion piece that he would “provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine.”
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The White House National Security Council said Tuesday that the “more advanced rocket systems” were longer-range multiple-launch rocket systems. They are capable of reaching Russia, officials said, but are not intended to fire rockets into Russia or be used outside Ukraine.

Fuck that shit, and this is why:

Russia struck Ukraine's capital Kyiv with missiles early on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a counter-attack on the main battlefield in the east had retaken half of the city of Sievierodonetsk.
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Ukraine said Russia had carried out the strike using long-range air-launched missiles fired from heavy bombers as far away as the Caspian Sea - a weapon far more valuable than the tanks Russia claimed to have hit.

The Russians are free to strike anywhere in Ukraine from hundreds of miles away, but the Ukrainians are not free to strike inside of Russia? What sort of handicapping bullshit is that? We didn't give/lend/sell weapons to the British with a provisio that they not be used on Germany itself. Why are we so handicapping the Ukrainians?

3 comments:

w3ski said...

Russia being the bully they are, threatens the entire world with retaliation for any hits inside Russia, and yet they continue to hide behind their own borders. What kind of war is this with one country having its hands tied behind its back?
I think they need to pay for what they have done. And, not just with rubles.
A bunch of their planes falling from their skies might just do the trick.
w3ski

Leo Knight said...

Perhaps "don't shoot at Russia" is the public stance, for plausible deniability, while knowing full well that Ukraine will do what they need to do?

Infidel753 said...

It's rather curious, but historically this pattern does seem to be observed in wars which result from major powers invading non-major powers. As far as I know, neither Vietnam nor Iraq ever tried to attack the US home territory during the American invasions of those countries -- not that they could have done so by conventional means, due to geographical distance, but they could have sent suicide commando squads or something similar. Perhaps they feared escalation, but it's hard to see how the tactics used in Vietnam could have gotten much worse than they already were.