Friday, February 03, 2023

When the Bear Speaks, Listen Closely

 First it went from no. we won’t send Ukraine tanks. Then it was, we’re sending tanks.

Then it went to, no, we won’t send Ukraine fighter aircraft. Then it was, we’re sending fighter aircraft.

Then it was no, we won’t send Ukraine longer range weapons. Now it’’s, ‘The Pentagon’s next package of military assistance to Ukraine will reportedly include Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDBs), munitions for rocket artillery, and munitions that have a range of 150km (94 miles).’

If western supplied missiles land on Russian territory we enter a whole new ball game.

This Blog supports the statement issued by the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Great Britain in August, 1914:

Having no quarrel with the working class of any country, we extend to our fellow workers of all lands the expression of our good will and Socialist fraternity, and pledge ourselves to work for the overthrow of capitalism and the triumph of Socialism

With the Doomsday Clock standing at ninety seconds it seems very sensible to listen to, and take seriously, what the Russian President has to say.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hit out at the looming deliveries of Western-made tanks to Ukraine, warning that Moscow’s response to the threat will span far beyond armoured vehicles. The Russian leader made the comments during a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of victory at the Battle of Stalingrad.

Unbelievable, but true – we are once again threatened with German Leopard tanks, with crosses on their hull. And once again seeking to battle Russia in Ukraine with the help of Hitler’s followers, the Banderites,” Putin said.

Those seeking to defeat Russia on the battlefield apparently do not realize that a modern war with Russia would be entirely different for them. We’re not sending our tanks to their borders. Yet we have something to respond with, and it would not be limited to armour use only, everyone must realize that,” he added.

Last week, Berlin changed its stance on supplying modern armour to Kiev, pledging to deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks as well as allowing European countries to re-export German-made vehicles from their own inventories. The number of Leopards expected to be funnelled to Ukraine amounts to some 112 vehicles. Separately, Washington pledged to send 31 Abrams tanks, but doesn’t expect to deliver them until late 2023 at the earliest.

Moscow has repeatedly urged the collective West to stop “pumping” Ukraine with modern weaponry, warning that the ongoing military aid would merely prolong the hostilities and inflict more suffering on everyday Ukrainians, rather than change the ultimate outcome of the conflict.”

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Dave C

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