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

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Cyber Warfare and the Ukrainian War

I know that there have been a lot of warnings about Russian cyber warfare capabilities.

I am not not terribly concerned. State-sanctioned cyber attacks are an act of war. It would be rational to presume that a cyber attack might be met with a retaliation in meatspace.

Meanwhile, there has been a lot of ink and elecgrons spilled about a "massive Russian convoy eading for Kyiv". I have to wonder if the convoy is a real threat or a Potemkin convoy. The Russians may have been able to beat up a small country with a less-than-effective military. It's another thing, indeed, to invade one of the larger countries in easstern Europe with a population of 44 million people when damn few of them are welcoming the invaders.

These Time Magazine covers are fake, but they tell the truth:

The "America First" crowd is taking the same stance in 2022 that they did in 1939: Not our fight, doesn't affect me, let the Europeans deal with it. It didn't work when they buried their heads in the sand in 1939, it won't now.

1 comment:

Ten Bears said...

My guess is that convoy is bait to draw out Ukraine's extremely limited air forces to be slaughtered by Russia's (for now) vastly superior.