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"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

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.

5 comments:

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…