Day 8, Phase 3
Mistaking Trust for Camaraderie
Dmytro thinks Ukraine has finally won the trust of the United States. Maybe he’s wrong.
Ukraine’s first wartime foreign minister and Tony again met on Sunday in Berlin, where the two men chatted about the war. Both attended a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting there to discuss supplies of humanitarian assistance and the weapons needed to defend against Russia.
War, poverty, stupidity and disease have prevented Ukraine from realizing its full potential since at least 2019, with poor judgment and comprehension, among other mental limitations, leading to a series of grotesque and more or less self-inflicted failures in democratic governance and foreign relations.
Tiger Team1 in November, December, January and February informed Ukraine’s leaders, Dmytro included, that Putin intended to launch a all-out invasion and decapitate Kyiv. Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns even met with Ze in the capital to brief him in person about the Kremlin’s plans2.
Yet two weeks later, the president summoned foreign journalists to his office to play down the possibility of an imminent - or inevitable - attack. He said Russia’s military build-up was less threatening than similar deployments made a year earlier3.
Ze’s pow wow with the William took place a month after the husband of president’s body woman and personal aide was busted for throwing a temper tantrum after police stopped his caravan near a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine4.
Which brings me to Kyrylo and Dominic and their EXCLUSIVE scream for attention aired on May 13 by Sky News.
I found the 140-second long interview, during which Kyrylo predicts Putin’s demise, a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
Mykhailo chirped two days later, tweeting Ukraine can end the war by the end of the year, providing the a real embargo on Russian oil imports is imposed “+ tanks, planes and artillery.”
With all due respect to Dmytro, Kyrylo and Mykhailo, it’s probably a good idea to lay off the cigars, legalize cannabis and brainstorm over why Team USA thought Ukraine would collapse after Russia invaded. And then maybe report back to us what, exactly, has been done to to win the trust of the country’s most important benefactor.
I’m a lot less interested these days in forecasts about Putin’s survivability than ways to avoid becoming an accidental victim of Ukraine’s official wartime stupidity.
Inside the White House preparations for a Russian invasion. Washington Post (February 14, 2022)
On the Edge of Inanity (January 30, 2022), Ukraine’s president criticizes West’s handling of Russia crisis. Washington Post (January 28, 2022)