There are those, whom, believe, the old timers, Putin et al, WANT a war.
They want to go out with a bang. Old KGB guys, choking on the dissoultion of the Soviet Empire, with a belief of destiny, are ready to push the button.
Is this the beginning of the END?
Originally Posted by Dien Rice
For "armchair generals" (like myself), this may interest you...
What is the strategy in Ukraine?
I can't go into it all, but I've found very illuminating some of the commentary by geopolitical expert Peter Zeihan...
In this video, he points out something very interesting... Russia started the war at dawn, during light.
Unlike the USA, which often starts wars in the dead of night.
The reason why? Russia doesn't have a good supply of night-vision technology... So they need daylight to operate effectively.
This leaves a possible strategy open - which is (he implies), for the USA to supply Ukrainians with night-vision technology. With that, the Ukrainians could better rule the night, compared to less-well-equipped Russians...
It is highly unlikely the US will send any troops to Ukraine itself.
The reason why is because fighting the Russians directly could start WWIII.
The US is more likely to try to help Ukrainians through equipment supplies, and also sanctions...
(This is originally what happened in Afghanistan when the then Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the 1970s. The USA didn't enter, but supplied those fighting the Soviets with military equipment. The Soviets/Russians finally exited in 1989. The USA didn't enter Afghanistan until the Soviets/Russians were long gone, in 2001...)