- Jul 23, 2011
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- Butte, Montana
There was no rationality to the invasion in the first place, but I agree; they’ve sacrificed a lot of their armed forces. If nato ever did want to strike unilaterally this would be the perfect time. That it hasn’t is proof of Russia’s lying.Since the last three posts have been interesting and well informed speculations, I may as well add my two cents worth.
In my opinion, Russia has lost too much of its armed forces to rationally continue the invasion in any sort of offensive military manner. Therefore they must go on the defensive and hope to stay in the game by economic or political means.
The Russians have the very easiest path to immediate relief. All they have to do is pull out and all military activities against them end. It’s the old “When you’re in a hole stop digging” strategy. Their country hasn’t had its cities obliterated and its populace displaced or killed.
They could almost certainly offer to begin paying reparations to have many international sanctions lifted as well. Of course they would have to sacrifice Putin and probably some politicians and soldiers to war crime prosecutions, but the needs of the many outweigh the lives of a few REMFs and UEMFs.