Biden and team screwed this up from the beginning. Remember how he was going to shut down russia, how putin was going to rue the day he ever entered Ukraine territory. Biden was going to ruin putin financially. Starve the people of cash so quickly that they would turn on Putin.
Welp, putin is stronger than ever. His military has lost a lot but russia has not suffered financially at all. When you attack the second largest European nation and its neighbors continue to purchase fuel and energy from you, I think it is fair to say putin has zero fear of the French, Germans, etc.
So what would you do at this point? Just curious to hear the thoughts.
Me? I get out. If the European countries aren't going to fight and just give faint support to Ukraine, what the hell am I doing there with my people and billions? Europe and the USA treated this war like they did Vietnam, they played politics instead of going in and kicking ass.https://www.wsj.com/world/russia/its-time-to-end-magical-thinking-about-russias-defeat-f6d0b8de?mod=hp_featst_pos4
It’s Time to End Magical Thinking About Russia’s Defeat
Putin has withstood the West’s best efforts to reverse his invasion of Ukraine, and his hold on power is firm. The U.S. and its allies need a new strategy: containment.