Is the Biden administration taking the lack of a red wave as approval of their policies in Ukraine?

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    • #497736
      jbnw
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      It may be that Biden et al. are looking to escalate. They’ve already admitted that the US military is officially in Ukraine, ostensibly to track weapons. Those 300 km HIMARS missles (almost 190 miles) may be on their way. And the US is now going to buy 100,000 artillery shells from South Korea, even though South Korea won’t supply lethal weapons to Ukraine.

      And while I can’t find the official source, Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor, is very recently reported as saying that the United States does not plan to reduce the pace of assistance to Ukraine, translated from https://russian.rt.com/world/news/1073403-ssha-pomosch-ukraina .

      So elections have consequences – and it appears that US voters are OK with the continuation and escalation of the war against Russia in Ukraine, even as it destroys Ukraine.

      And of Ukrainians?

      “Residents of Kiev were advised to leave for the winter due to energy problems.

      “Frankly, the situation is difficult,” said one of the deputies of the city council.”

      https://t.me/DonbassDevushka/32335

      Long-range HIMARS: https://t.me/translatedrussiannews/7084, with map.

      The Americans are going to supply Ukraine with missiles with a range of over 300 km to make life in Crimea unsettling.

      Ex-commander of US troops in Europe Ben Hodges: “In no case do Ukrainians stop for the winter. This is not the 18th century. They will put pressure on the Russian forces, not giving them time to solve their problems or strengthen their defenses. No bright spots in the future for Russian troops…the counteroffensive will take Mariupol and Melitopol by January. Then begins the decisive stage of the campaign – the liberation of the Crimea”

      South Korea: https://t.me/azmilitary11/28178

      The US will buy ammunition from South Korea for supplies to Ukraine-Wall Street Journal

      Artillery units are to be supplied for at least several weeks of intensive combat

      South Korea will for the first time sell artillery shells destined for Ukrainian forces through a confidential arms deal between Seoul and Washington, a move that reflects a global scramble for munitions after months of war with Russia.

      U.S. officials familiar with the deal said that the U.S. will purchase 100,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery that will be delivered to Ukraine, enough to supply Ukraine’s artillery units for at least several weeks of intensive combat.

    • #497738
      djean111
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      As an aside, I have heard that Youtube will deplatform anyone who questions the integrity of an election.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #497753
      Ohio Barbarian
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      The Secretary from Raytheon of Defense publicly committed to regular talks with his Russian counterpart, even though he had said he was dead set against that sort of thing on state media just a few days before. The Pentagon announced it. The White House didn’t confirm it for another day. This tells me Austin isn’t making all the decisions at Defense.

      And just yesterday Zelensky said he was willing to negotiate with Moscow without all of the preconditions he had demanded last week. Foreign Affairs, the ultimate establishment magazine of that genre, published an article calling for the abandonment of the PNAC dream and for a multipolar world order.

      The chances of nuclear war just dropped, because the Russians will be somewhat reassured that saner heads will prevail in Washington.

      I see division within the oligarchy and the MIC itself. Powerful factions either have decided or are in the process of deciding that the grifting jig in Ukraine has reached the point of diminishing returns, and is definitely not worth a nuclear war with Russia. Those people won’t be hurt by Russian domination of Ukraine. They’re going to make sure the US Empire abandons the place. When the time is right. For them.

      Which probably means some other country, probably in Africa, will be the next imperial target. Distractions and war must continue or the Empire will fall.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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        jbnw
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        🇺🇦🇷🇺Zelensky: “I didn’t close the door [for negotiations]-I said, we will be ready to talk with Russia, but with another Russia-one that will be truly ready for peace.”

        He also added that “they[Russia] need to get everything back,land, rights, freedom, money.”etc.

        https://t.me/azmilitary11/28165

        • #497759
          jbnw
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          As long as we continue to arm Ukraine and the peasants aren’t revolting, nothing will change.

          Though I suspect they may be getting closer —

    • #497755
      Ohio Barbarian
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      His source is the NYT, and I hit a paywall. Anyway, the Pentagon will not allow a nuclear war with Russia. They’ve publicly broken with the White House. Biden will have to back down or we could see a real coup in this country.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #497760
      mrdmk
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      Are, they are more of a ruse to the American Public than based a resolve to the Ukraine/Russian war.

      Throughout Biden’s entire political career, he has been a ghoul about Russia.

      From the mid to late 1990s, when Russian civilians were dying of despair, Biden was announcing, ‘We need to get tough with the Russians!”

      While Biden remains in office, I do not see peace in the world.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      • #497774
        Ohio Barbarian
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        AGAINST Biden’s neocon imperialist warmonger handlers’ wishes. Not all of the national security state is suicidal. In fact, most of it’s not when it comes to nuclear war. They see it as a thing to be avoided, and know they cannot win one against Russia. If they have to, certain Administration officials will either suddenly retire or have unfortunate accidents until the rest get the message.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #497809
          mrdmk
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          Unfortunately, in this instance, the Pentagon is not a policymaking institution. Nor should it be, even though General Milley at this moment seems to be a voice of reason.

          My point is, Biden has always had a beef with the Russians. Most of Biden’s rhetoric over the years has no merit or basis of fact. I will as far to say Biden’s single issue is, there must be a centralized capitalistic authoritarian rule over the entire world. Many people in the world and the U.S. will not consent to this type of autocratic leadership. So Biden needs to hide his true intentions with deception.

          So not only is Biden onboard with a unipolar world economics ideology and all the mechanisms to maintain such a system, so are his cohorts in his administration. It is not an understatement to say these people are fanatical and say/do anything to end with their goals.

          Case in point, Biden says it up to the willingness of Ukraine to hold with Russia. Whereas U.S., U.K. and NATO have actively undermined any negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. But, Biden stands with his disingenuous statement starting with the Minsk Agreements.

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