Let's Comment on Everything: April 2023Let's comment on everything possible. Even the outrageous. How about that incredibly brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine? At times, even to the average reader, practiced, studious observer or analyst, it must seem the world has now gone mad. Civilization on the cusp of total destruction. Three seconds to midnight, the total annihilation of humanity. Shall we comment on everything in reach just to be safe? Three seconds to go. Or is it only two? Why not?
International news is sad. Illogical. Angry, terrifying, and specifically, endless. Just as there is no time limit on politics, there is no limit to resources spent upon warfare. There is no explanation of war, and upon occasion, no justification. "A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of human failure to reason and logic" comes to mind. That being said and worth remembering, Our response can only be commentary. Hopeful commentary. Our best bet is hope. Please do feel free to comment if you are so inclined. It is our fondest wish here at Incomingbytes.com that faith, reason and logic continue to inspire thought, reason, and other wonderful things.
"A declaration of war is the ultimate admission of human failure to reason and logic"
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Unbelievable Casualties.Russian casualties are now considered to be hundreds of thousands, but the true human cost will never be admitted by the egotistical bully Putin or the Kremlin. Russian destruction of Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, power, water, apartment buildings, private homes — has left many Ukrainian casualties, Ukrainian elders, families, children, babies— homeless, helpless, and freezing in the dark. In basements or rudimentary shelters. Or evacuated, migrated, possibly to never return. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been killed, thousands of civilians including children are considered to be "collateral damage" by the invading Russians.
A Foolish MiscalculationA very foolish and vicious miscalculation by Vladimir Putin has backfired. The bitter war has taken too long. the war is ongoing over a year later and has just resulted in Ukrainians being tougher and more determined than ever. To live long enough to eject all Russian troops entirely from ALL Ukrainian territory. From the newly seized and illegally 'annexed (2022) Ukraine territory. Russia, stubbornly, will not leave The Crimea, which Russia illegally invaded and 'annexed' in 2014, but Ukrainian President Zelensky and Ukrainians insist that Russia must leave ALL Ukrainian territory. No cease-fire or negotiated peace is possible in this stalemate.
Here at Incomingbytes.com #WeStandWithUkraine.The slick, delusional, stubborn and unstable dictator Putin stubbornly insists he is 'denazifying' Ukraine with his delusional 'special military operation'. Incredibly, the delusions of Putin may now have already cost more than 250,000 genuine Russian lives. In Putin's dreams, Ukrainian citizens and ethnic Russians alike are "worthless peasant lives' Putin considers absolutely disposable. We disagree. All lives are valuable. Here at #Incomingbytes.com we stand with Ukraine for the principles of democracy and integrity of sovereign territory.
An Arrest Warrant for Vladimir Putin the War Criminal.Putin's disgraceful 'special military operation' includes the use of deadly force provided by brutal, murderous Wagner mercenaries . Mercenaries who have brazenly committed hundreds of war crimes, including torture, summary execution, the rape of prisoners, men, women and children alike. Also the theft or kidnapping of children. The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Vladimir Putin for overseeing the illegal deportation of thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia. How about the early and murderous occupation of Bucha that cost the lives of 500+ Ukrainian civilian lives? How about the vicious targeting and bombing of civilian apartment buildings, villages, and homes? What about Russian missiles targeting Ukrainian power infrastructure, water, heat and electricity— required by civilians to survive during the winter? Rocket attacks and bombing of civilians are Crimes against Humanity. *In our point of view, recruitment of prisoners by the state or mercenary armies should be a banned, illegal practice globally. Russian prisoners, whether they be pickpockets, common thieves, rapists, murderers or corrupt politicians have bartered the balance of their " sentences" pending 'freedom' to fight as Wagner mercenaries on the Ukraine front lines.
Freedom: "If they Complete Their 'Term''.IF they survive Wagner's brutality, and backup execution by their own troops if fleeing, surrendering, or retreating. Forced into battle with Ukraine. Which, by any standard, is far better armed, better trained, better supported, and better planned . Deserters are arbitrarily executed, shot in the back if retreating, with no surrender allowed. *In our point of view, forced recruitment of prisoners should be illegal. Reportedly, 300,000 civilians and perhaps more 'citizens' have been arbitrarily conscripted. Poorly, virtually -untrained, mostly ethnic minority "Russians" from the far reaches of Russia were 'signed up'. To donate their lives to the Motherland' with no choice. Tossed into Putin's badly planned, badly-trained, badly-equipped, poorly-led Russian meat-grinder WAR of GENOCIDE against Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of Russians cleverly left the country, leaving in a hurry to flee — to Finland, Poland, Germany. Any escape to any country that would allow them to avoid conscription in PUTIN'S WAR. Yes, it is a WAR by any standard, and it is PUTIN'S WAR. A GENOCIDAL ATTEMPT to wipe Ukraine and her people off of the map. An attempt to grab all territories and countries that were or may have been USSR 'states' prior to it's collapse. Or areas Putin considers "historically-Russian' lands". Or not. That might be more appropriately called 'hysterically'—considered to be Russian lands— in the delusional mind of Putin.
The Target: Lands and ResourcesUkraine is a rich source of agricultural products, steel, metals, salt, and minerals of all kinds. Plunder has included museum treasures, and relics, artwork, agricultural tractors and farm machinery, livestock, washing machines, televisions, computers. and food supplies. And, by the way... thousands of children—considered suitable for kidnapping and relocation to Russian 'families' for forced re-education. Stolen children. What does that infer? You decide.
Ukrainian Military Personnel are Better Trained.Ukrainian military personnel are—decidedly better trained, more resourceful, —and far better equipped and assisted by NATO with training, heavy weapons, artillery of all descriptions and ammunition as well as 'intelligence'.
NATO and Western AidWestern aid from NATO, the USA, and Europe continues to flow to Ukraine. Aid, consisting of Howitzers, armored vehicles, tanks, weapons of all kinds, ammunition, medical supplies, etc/ are delivered, if sporadically. Mostly from NATO countries but also from non- members of NATO, despite Putin's dire warnings of escalation.
A Battle Tank, only one of many... (Photo: 2022, CNN)
Not-so-subtle, repetitive and ugly hints of Nuclear Retaliation.Putin's machinations and predictable bluster including threats of potential nuclear response or retaliation with smaller tactical nuclear weapons —occur regularly. Even WW III. A nuclear Armageddon. An eventful, deadly global event, a war no country can win. Therefore, should the existential battle in any tortured mind be an excuse for mutual destruction? Let us pause there and consider that Putin's arrogant 'special military operation' has already failed. His obscenely long, arrogant, gold-trimmed palatial table may soon be more useful hacked into short, convenient pieces of firewood. Which he may well require to stay warm in a Siberian cave.
Just Consider.Just consider. Putin's 'special military operation' is not only a failure but a painful reality of delusions in the mind of an unnamed Kremlin madman who would be King. At any cost. Period. You decide. Please comment below.
#Is that Incoming I hear?