Status Quo Dum Milito
To flirt is divine, but to flirt without regard to your country's security is downright unpatriotic.
The member of parliament from the Servant of the People faction frantically exchanging messages on Mamba during Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov’s testimony in parliament on December 3 will, in the long run, be no more than a tick on a boil on the collective ass of history's losing side. But for a short time, he distracted me from the plans of two ruthless shifty-eyed dictators seeking Ukraine’s total annihilation. For that the MP should be flogged and jailed, perhaps permanently.
Ukraine is now threatened militarily by Belarus, which Reznikov said had been de facto absorbed by the Russian Federation. That’s news: the biggest Anschluss in Europe since Hitler gobbled up Austria in 1938.
A day earlier, Aleksander Lukashenko talked about his feelings for Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
The two red blobs in upper left corner of the map (below) represent military formations in Belarus, which shares a 1,000-kilometer border with Ukraine.
On November 29, Lukashenko said Minsk would not sit idly on the sidelines if his blood brother declares all out war with Ukraine. "It is clear whose side Belarus will be on," he said.
I find myself veering away from the usual disjointed diplomatic bushwa about the coup d’etat announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky last week and concentrating on the increasingly probable all-out Russian invasion heralded by the masters of military boosterism.