There is word this morning that Belarus plans to join the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This, at the same time that talks between Russia and Ukraine are underway in Belarus.
Meanwhile, the people of Ukraine continue to put forth magnificent, but not surprising, resistance.
Question: What’s the difference between the Ukrainian people and flip-flopping, amoral, unprincipled GOP Cultists? Answer: The people of Ukraine are True Tough. The blustering panderers are Faux-Tough. Phonies. Snowflakes. Cupcakes.
Putin has made a miscalculation of historic proportions. He thought Ukraine would lie down. He was wrong. He thought NATO would fragment and fracture. He was wrong. In fact, Vlad has done more to unite NATO (and the rest of the world, except China) against Russia than anyone or anything else in the past half century. He thought nations would not unite to strangle the Russian economy. He was wrong. He thought his invasion would succeed immediately. Instead, his tanks are running out of gas on the side of road and his captured child soldiers are crying for their mommies.
Sportsmen and women of the world won’t play with these bullies.
He thought his intelligence would prevail, and that he would be able to continue and advance his gaslighting. Instead our guys have been two-steps ahead throughout, and have busted him in the eyes of the world.
We don’t know how this will play out. And, admittedly, Putin does have a hole card to play.
But to date, Biden, yes, Joe Biden, has kicked Vlad’s KGB ass.