JJJ wrote:The below are my opinions.
Think hasn't been discussed here yet but the EU is sending Ukraine fighter jets and missiles.https://twitter.com/AFP/status/14980294 ... RYKfn1WJdQ
I assume this means Polish/Bulgarian/Slovakian Mig-29 which are already in Ukrainian inventory and perhaps also Bulgarian Su-25s for ground attacks.
It's still an achievement that UkrAF is still flying sorties against all odds.
The war in Ukraine is over. Sure, there will be some small fighting here and there, but strategically speaking, Ukrainian soldiers have no legs to stand on. Any promises of arms supply from the EU come too late, news media publishing pledges money and arms are just Europe pretending. Europe had a chance to integrate Ukraine in the EU, but Ukraine is a poor and very large country, the burden would be too heavy even for the EU.
In the past days, Western media published a lot of propaganda, for instance that Russia was running low on ammo and would need months to restock, which is ridiculous after just 4 days. It's wartime propaganda and while Putin is demonised, you have to ask yourself what the West has done for the Ukraine except exacerbate poverty.
Ukraine is not a democracy, it's an oligarchy.
That's why Biden's son suddenly became a consultant for an obscure Ukrainian gas company just months after overthrowing the pro-Russian regime in Kiev
So what's next:
Putin is probably going to demand a big chunk of Eastern Ukraine be annexed to Russia, no NATO and no EU membership.
Ukraine gets to keep Kiev.
Russia will also demand the EU and others lift sanctions on Russian airlines or see the favor returned by cutting off access to Russian airspace in reciprocal sanctions.
Cutting Russia off SWIFT could see Russia cut off gas supplies in reciprocal sanctions.
Russia has energy, so money is kind of secondary. They'll always find partners willing to trade food for energy.
In my opinion, Putin and Xi's agenda goes way beyond Ukraine. They are trying to finish off the US dollar and with it, the US economy.
The US really have themselves to blame for their huge debt pile. An empire built on IOU's. This has to end, because it empoverishes other countries while it's also destructive for the US's own sake.
This could be how they plan to achieve it:
Russia invades Ukraine, EU and US impose sanctions. Russia responds by cutting off gas supplies, commodity prices through the roof.
China invades Taiwan, EU and US impose sanctions, China reduces supply of goods, goods prices in Europe and US through the roof.
Inflation over inflation, China dumps US Treasuries, the US dollar collapses against commodities and loses reserve currency status.
Once the US Dollar / Treasuries collapse, the US economy will be destroyed.
Here is a documentary explaining how:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJd6RKsY5H4
Putin, Xi discuss shifting currency trade away from dollar - Kremlinhttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-r ... SR4N2U801V
India, Russia and China Lead in Ditching the US Dollar as the Global Currencyhttps://eurasiantimes.com/india-russia- ... -currency/