... at Larry's blog and it is about strategy.
I’ve been thinking about why this is so and I have come to the following conclusions. By now everybody who is paying attention knows that the Ukraine battlefield is part of a world war in which those who control the US empire are trying to hold onto their dominance. For those outside the NATO propaganda bubble there is general agreement that
First the Ukraine battlefield. The first aim in war is to destroy the enemy’s power and that Russia is doing, especially in the Bakhmut slaughterhouse. Kiev is determined to stand and fight here and the Russians are quite happy to let them do so – “artillery conquers and infantry occupies” – and that is what we see here. Slowly slowly the Russian forces advance over mountains of Ukrainian bodies. In the last week or so Russian forces have begun to advance on other fronts too. This grinding away can continue until Ukraine collapses because it is easier for the Russians to let the enemy come to them than go after them. Meanwhile Russian missiles destroy the infrastructure Kiev needs to continue the war. Time and developments favor Russia and there is no incentive to make “big arrow” movements.
Read the whole thing. I love this "big arrow movement"--brilliant. I also want to address this nagging issue of "brothers". Contemporary Ukrainian political nation is NOT any "brother" to Russia and Russians. Nobody gives a flying fuck in Russia about commonality of the blood. General Vlalsov was as Russian as they come. We need to stop this frivolous throwing around of this term "brothers". Modern Ukraine is not. Majority of those Ukrainians who are real brothers are already in Russia. Today, in Russian, the term "Ukrainian" has become a euphemism for Nazism and treason.