Ukraine War (2)

In the first article about Abrams tanks, someone mentioned they can go 500 km or miles… forgot. But later someone mentioned miles: 300 of them. One can easily envision an afternoon excursion almost 100 miles deep into Russian territory and spend an hour (another 100m fuel) shooting up… a military stagion depot, any airport w/ a military target. Smoehow – almost regrettably – the Ukraine military refrain from the same uncivilized carnage the Russian inflict on civilians. The Russians will not be constrained until they feel the loss, when a sizable segement of the population is killed. This will, of course, be the 500,000 currently (Feb,23) being recruited or trained.

We would be most disapointed if currently there are not Ukraine pilots training on F-16s. Why F16s ???? In the big picture they are the equivalent of the Leopard2 tank: made in numbers by an ally & sold widely to many other countries & in reasonable quantities to support maintenance programs. The latter being friendy enough to Western interests & democratic ideals to qualify to buy them. Some of them will band together and form an alliance of sorts and insist that the US also take part, just like Germany reserved last OK for the tanks.

NOTE: In the tank deal, the US threw in something “new”. That is, with this behemoths burning aviation fuel in a damn jet engine to get enough power to take them to a dragstrip, this represents a sort of “icing on the cake”. Now in reference to F16s, a small addition of some A10s would be superb in the coming narrative. The US has developed more advanced models recently & more than few of the “older” models would be a good addition.

The Ukrainians don’t even have to go to Russia, a forbidding landscape for vast swaths, to kill attacking Russians. The Russians are making themselves available, literally for slaughter, locally – all 500K of them!!


To end this war we refer to Peter Zeihan, who says Russians have only accepted defeat when a vast, ie V A S T, number of casualties were inflicted on them. Let it be! The Russians/Putin have started a war & put us all in commercial difficulty, but a clear understanding among the modern world – with devastating problems so much more important than a war-criminal, gangster, neurotic 19th century dictator – that if that – mass death – is necessary for this tragic, senseless war to end, so be it!

Putin .. hubris … a tragic figure on the world stage: Putin has amassed a financial fortune, so much as to be a fanatic king of all the oligarchs. But Putin is a ganster, a severe lack of morality seems to run with dictators. He saw himself among the world’s most powerful leaders, a kingmaker. Gangsters self-justify their immoral life by believing that everyone else is a gangster. Anyway, something has occurred to us…

Referring to and justa-phrasing Peter Zeihan, who states that both Putin & Xi have very much isolated themselves. We would say more crudely pretty much like mob bosses can’t trust anybody.

Well, does this mean that the communication between these two is the mainstay of the daily entertainment schedules of these two dictators? More on that later…

Ukraine War (1)

Well the tanks are rolling – and it feels good! The follow-up scenario will mimic the tank saga, but will be for F16s and different countries in the roles. Now the US instead of Germany; as the mass producer of F16s; will face a host of assorted countries, NATO & otherwise who will be willing to give their planes to Ukraine. Again to build a coalition, the US will though more willinglingly take part.

Abrams tanks should build additional Ukainian jet fuel infrastructure which will come in handy when F16s arrive.

But before we get lulled into this feel-good moment because we know that the West will supply whatever it takes to win this war, let us reflect if there is something missing in the bigger picture. To wit: Putin knows the war is getting difficult. Escalating to nukes doesn’t bring anything except total calamity. But a million Americans died of Covid. Why not Putin get a batch of better stuff from the Chinese & send people out to spread it in the USA. The mass Russian propaganda apparatus can spread even more disinformation & weird conspiracy theories.

If Putin is capable of sending people out to poison different people all over the world, why not a step further & poison enough that it causes social upheaval. Such would be truly Asymetrical warfare!

Elon Musk mea culpa

We’re really feeling foolish about ravings for Mr Musk…. most likely talented engineer, but just another MAGA guy sprouting endless population growth, busines growth…

Pertaing the Twitter saga we are reminded of the original Peter’s Principle: people get promoted to their level of incompentence. Of the many successful Musk enterprises, they seem to encompass the technical, the objective manipulation of data & tools. In essence: making stuff. Even PayPal is an IT project handling clear defined transactions. With Twitter you’re dealing with people – a LOT of people. Besides the programming, now you have involved interfacing with a LOT of users.

Was going to quit, but … what the heck! Starting a series about Ukraine War, seems to be all-encompasing living here in Europe.