US State Department asks US citizens to “consider departing now” from Ukraine
On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees (USDH) and ordered the departure of eligible family members (EFM) from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.
I’m certain that Ukrainians when they wake up to the news this morning will appreciate that Biden is committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as long as the US doesn’t have to be involved.
January 23, 2022 at 11:56 PM #467408GZeusHParticipant
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I would say the State Department’s record in being right is on the south side of Bill Kristol’s.
Hitler 1944: Kiev is to be held to the last man.
Biden 2022: Kiev is to be held to the last Ukrainian.
January 24, 2022 at 12:03 AM #467411
January 24, 2022 at 12:29 AM #467422
January 24, 2022 at 9:09 AM #467492
Or at least not yet – just talked with my wife.
She is not happy with the crazy people in Ukraine and in the US.
Well – she knows how to strip a Kalashnikov (yes, really), but hopefully that won’t be necessary. And it’s not the US – she can’t go to the corner store and buy one.
She was shocked by a convenience store and gas station not far from me – also a gun and knife ship with a lot of rifles and semiautomatics on the wall for sale.
January 24, 2022 at 5:27 PM #467540sadoldgirlParticipant
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Yes, I saw that as well as the same from Germany. I also
heard that Zelensky is mad about this. Unless he starts
something stupid you can be pretty sure that there will
be no war at this point. We’ll see whether anything is
planned for the time of the Olympic Games. That was
the time they chose for the Maidan coup.
January 24, 2022 at 6:08 PM #467544
just warned the world about the risk of Russia invading Kharkiv …
January 24, 2022 at 9:35 PM #467571peacecorpsParticipant
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Well said. Just as FDR was ‘committed to Poland’s sovereignty in 1939, France’s in 1940 and the USSR’s in 1941’. Poland was conquered in 1939 (well, divided between Germany and the USSR); France was conquered in 1940; then the USSR was invaded in 1941. FDR’s ‘commitment’ to each country’s ‘sovereignty’ was verbal only. Sounds familiar.
When you think you have no choice but to start a war, think again. Wars promise to be quick, clean and decisive. Wars lie. They cause more problems than they solve, they just won't tell you that beforehand.
"If we are to have peace on earth, ... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."
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