Monday, April 11, 2022


MIGs (photo: Alan Wilson)

You might be asking yourself, what is Biden waiting for? The Polish, for instance, are ready to green light their MIGs. If Putin’s ultimate aim is irridentist, ie to reconstitute a Balkanized state, then the US and Russia are going to butt heads anyway. Isn’t this a repetition of what happened during the Bosnian civil war. The US entered but only after the damage was done. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. If "war is simply the continuation of policy with other means"  as Clausewitz famously pointed out, talks is part of the arsenal. But what kind of words are tantamount to heavy artillery? Sanctions have been touted, but are these ultimately “the kind of words that will never harm me?” Will Europe ever wean itself entirely form Russian oil? And what is a limited major conflict actually going to be like. The Chinese interceded in the Korean War, but they didn’t have nukes yet. There has actually been no test of a full out conflict on European soil in the new world of hypersonic missiles and tactical nuclear weapons.

Read "From the Jan. 6 Archive," by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and watch the animation of Erotomania

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