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

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

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

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

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, March 25, 2022

If Once is Happenstance, If Twice is Coincidence, What is Thirty-Four Times?

For a month now, Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Ukrainian medical facilities, striking at hospitals, ambulances, medics, patients and even newborns — with at least 34 assaults independently documented by The Associated Press.

Russia will come out of this war as the world's largest pariah state. The European community will edge away from Russian energy. As for the rest, if it can't be extracted from the ground or grown in the ground, Russia basically exports little that anybody wants.

2 comments:

Tod Germanica said...

Yes, hated by all except the Koch bros, trump and Tucker Carlson, who will always be loving them some Vlad. They dont know how to quit him. It's love, luv.

Ten Bears said...

Russia has done a bang-up job of demonstrating that while it claims a great deal of territory it has very little control of said territory, and now even less ability to exert it. Japan is already making moves to reclaim territories lost a hundred and ten/fifteen years ago. China's a bigger boat to turn, but I suspect before too much longer will move to challenge Russian claims. Siberia is worth a helluvalot more than Hong Kong. Yurp is like "wo, we been kissing this wimp's ass all this time?" 'MuirKKKa is mired in the mud.

When this is over Mother Russia is liable to be a ghost-town the size of Ukraine.

I've written a time or two about the best laid plans of mice and men, of how one need oft admire the tenacity, regardless ones' distaste with what they've done, to work across generations, millennia even, to a common order or agreed upon end ... only to have something completely unexpected, unplanned for, unanticipated, blow all those plans completely out of the water.

We could be seeing the birth of a new world order ...