Russia invades Ukraine

Russia invades Ukraine - Bent Corner

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military into Ukraine. From the Washington Post:

Earlier in the day, Russia launched a broad attack on along three main fronts, bombarding cities, towns and villages and advancing toward the capital, Kyiv. A senior U.S. defense official said the moves were “clearly designed to take key population centers” and topple Ukraine’s democratically-elected, pro-Western government.

I can’t express in words how much I hate Russia. I always have. I grew up during the cold war. I served in the Air Force during the cold war. I’ll admit that I don’t know a lot about Ukraine. For the longest time, I referred to it as “The Ukraine.” I learned only recently that wasn’t the proper way to refer to it. I knew Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union and that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is in Ukraine.

That’s about the extent of my knowledge about Ukraine. I’m slightly ashamed I know more about Middle-earth than I know about Ukraine. I’m sure that will change quickly.

That said, I’m 100 percent in support of Ukraine. If I wasn’t so old and fat, I would try to re-enlist in the Air Force so that I would be in a position where I could contribute directly to employing military might against Russia. I hate Russia that much.

I don’t think sanctions are going to make Putin un-invade Ukraine. Poland, a member country of NATO, boarders Ukraine to the west. If Putin wants Ukraine back, he may decide he wants Poland to return to being a Soviet satellite country. Who knows, Putin is a psychopath.

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