Uncommon Sense

March 19, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War?

Filed under: Politics,The News — Steve Ruis @ 10:57 am
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The title of this piece is a variant of myriad article titles I have read over the past week. But this is not a war. In war you have armies, generals, battles, etc. Have you heard the name of a Ukraine general or army group mentioned? And battles described? Plain and simple, this is an invasion and only an invasion. Those headlines should be . . .

Invasion of Ukraine by Russia


  1. You’ve made some very good points Steve. An “invasion”? Certainly. Pockets of gorilla resistance by Ukrainian forces/militia in various defensive counters across all of Ukraine? Sure. But nothing of a traditional concept of modern warfare between two enemies.

    Does this diminish in any way the plight of Ukraine? I should hope not.

    However, I DO find these facts strangely peculiar:

    • Why didn’t the West and NATO do something when Putin/Russia annexed parts of Moldova in 1992-93?

    • Why did the West and NATO not blink an eye when Putin/Russia coerced/integrated Belarus in 1994?

    • Why did the West not do anything/much when Putin seized Georgia in 2008?

    • Why did the West not do anything/much when Putin annexed the Crimea in 2014?

    • Why did America and the West not care enough about Putin’s/Russia’s intervention with President Assad in Syria in 2015?

    Why suddenly is the U.S., the EU, G7, NATO, and other nations suddenly up-in-arms, outraged about the rest of Ukraine when this Russian/Putin expansion began in 1992!? What tha hell is so different?


    Comment by Professor Taboo — March 19, 2022 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

  2. Well, it is an invasion, being held back by some tough as nails Ukranians.

    The Russians are at war. The Ukrainians are trying to survive and fend off the attack. But is sure is starting to look like a war, Russia has no conscience. My sympathies lie with Ukraine.

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    Comment by shelldigger — March 22, 2022 @ 11:17 am | Reply

    • Agreed, but the resistance is mostly small group, guerilla-type actions, not major troop movements and Ukrainian tanks and jet fighters, etc. There do not seem to be armies on both sides.


      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 22, 2022 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

      • Yep. I’m not privvy to Ukraines army capabilities, but any idiot knows they are outmatched against a superpower with one hell of a fighting force.

        It’s likely just a matter of time before the Russians take control. But if I’m a Ukrainian I’d not make it easy for them. And that’s what we are seeing. It would be suicidal to go toe to toe with the Russkies. It would be over before it got started.

        I really. really, hope they can hold out and make Putin regret his actions. Stingers and Javelins go a long way to help. But this will get worse before it gets better I fear.


        Comment by shelldigger — March 23, 2022 @ 7:57 am | Reply

        • The Mujahedeen did that to the Russkies quite well, and then turned around and went up against the U.S. and they are back in charge of Afghanistan as I recall. It can be done. Ain’t pretty but it can be done.


          Comment by Steve Ruis — March 23, 2022 @ 8:49 am | Reply

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