Atropine Jabs and Tyler
Arkadiy has posted a 17-minute video full of life-saving advice to Belarusian soldiers wondering if they should invade Ukraine.
In the gaping void that is the revenue model for news content about unspeakable tragedy, there are lots of previously ignored promotion possibilities of potential benefit to all, including Coffee or Die, where editors have decided it is at best fiscally irresponsible – at worst it is thinking inside the box – to let such opportunities go untapped.
Take, for example, this bizarre passage from the magazine’s latest “on the eve of battle” dispatch from Kyiv.
Maybe Tyler should lay off the weed, do more push-ups and get more sleep? Or is he an unintended consequence of Anne’s essay, titled “A Ukrainian Victory Is the Only Acceptable Endgame,” appearing in The Atlantic?
Herostratism might - or might not - be a characteristically American crime.
In other news, Joe is in Brussels today chatting up European heads of state about what to do about/to Russia. New sanctions against Moscow and plans to help Kyiv will be announced. NATO Secretary General Jens has said he expects allies will agree to provide additional support including “equipment to help Ukraine protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.”
That could translate into free geiger counters, atropine jabs and hamzat suits.
NATO’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the war does not escalate beyond Ukraine, Jens said. Rinse, repeat.
Ukraine today does not need NATO troops or NATO advice or NATO training. We need weapons, preferably very deadly ones, lots of them, as soon as possible, and lots of ammunition.