When the Soviet Union destroyed Nazism? As it turned out it was because of... weakness. Recall Russians defeating Napoleon and then Alexander I triumphantly entering Paris in 1814? What a loser! Yes, yes. Alexander Nevsky was so weak in 1242 that accidentally defeated Teutonic Knights. Russia adding 120,000 square kilometers of territory and millions of people to herself lately--this is a definite sign of a terminal weakness.
US President Joe Biden has spoken by phone with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, after Russia pounded military and infrastructure targets throughout Ukraine on Monday. Biden condemned the Russian strikes and promised to send more air defense systems to Kiev. According to a readout of the call published by Zelensky’s office, the Ukrainian president described the Russian strikes as “a sign of weakness of the Russian army,” despite the fact that the barrage crippled the country’s power grid and, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, destroyed “military command facilities” and communications networks. Biden “pledged to continue providing Ukraine with the support needed to defend itself, including advanced air defense systems,” read a summary of the call from the White House.
Per US Air Defense systems--as I am on record, sure, let the 404 have it, it will be amusing to see the reputation of yet another NATO military toy going up in flames. Meanwhile US legislators continue to shoot themselves in the foot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez called Monday for freezing all U.S. cooperation with Saudi Arabia, delivering one of the strongest expressions yet of U.S. anger over Saudi oil-production cuts that serve to boost Russia in its war in Ukraine. In a statement, Menendez specifically called for cutting off all arms sales and security cooperation — one of the underpinnings of the more than 70-year U.S. strategic partnership with the oil kingdom — beyond the minimum necessary to defend Americans and American interests. As committee chairman, Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, vowed he "will not green-light any cooperation with Riyadh until the Kingdom reassesses its position with respect to the war in Ukraine. Enough is enough.”
What a maroon!(c) LOL)) Sergei Chemezov approves of Menendez' message.