Saturday, February 26, 2022

Yet Another Argument Against Conscription

 2/26/22 Fox News:

Ukraine-Russia War: Russian troops underfunded, equipment sub-par, according to reports

Russian troops seem to be largely untrained conscripts fulfilling mandatory service

A linked video  shows a Ukrainian soldier with a captured tank:

"This Russian **** is more dilapidated than our own equipment", Ukrainian soldiers make fun of captured Russian trophy.

1 comment:

  1. This new article in Tablet on Ukraine's recent history is worth your time, I believe. First paragraph:

    "Russian President Vladimir Putin chose this war, Joe Biden said in his Thursday afternoon speech to America regarding the conflict in Ukraine. That is true, but U.S. elites also had something to do with Putin’s ugly and destructive choice—a role that Democrats and Republicans are eager to paper over with noble-sounding rhetoric about the bravery of Ukraine’s badly outgunned military. Yes, the Ukrainian soldiers standing up to Putin are very brave, but it was Americans that put them in harm’s way by using their country as a weapon, first against Russia and then against each other, with little consideration for the Ukrainian people who are now paying the price for America’s folly."