In December 2022, The Atlantic labeled the phenomenon "Sudden Russian Death Syndrome"
Friends and families of the deceased Russian businessmen generally found it "unthinkable" that they killed themselves – and in some cases also their wives and children – and have demanded an independent investigation into the mysterious deaths.
It is a rigged global system that favours the powerful against the powerless – one that will, in all likelihood, lead to more countries pursuing a nuclear deterrent to fend for themselves. It is no wonder, many reckon Ukraine was naïve to give up its Soviet-era nukes in 1994, in return for international assurances, including Russian and American security assurances, under the Budapest Memorandum.
More countries like Iran, Japan, and South Korea may follow in the footsteps of Pakistan, India, North Korea, and Israel, by going nuclear, trampling over non-proliferation efforts. International security has been further strained by Russian invocation of nuclear war, lapsed nuclear treaties, and the US secretly modernising nuclear weapons deployed to five NATO countries.
Isn't that how it's always been though? We've always been at war with Eurasia.And all because of a very tiny handful of despotic psychopaths ruining it for everyone.
Your US friends across America are stressed for Europe's safety too! Wish this would end, but instead it keeps escalating.Of course it's condemned, one would expect nothing less. Indeed, it's had lots of support from the West, or it would have been invaded by now and become part of Russia. Then, Putin, the despot, would invade the other Eastern European countries of course, to try and restore the old Soviet Union.
This war is the source of quite a bit of stress for me, I tell you. It really doesn't sit well with me and I truly hate it.
Ukraine war: UN condemns Russian invasion ahead of anniversaryThe resolution is approved by 141 countries, with just seven - including Russia - opposing it.www.bbc.co.uk
The UN General Assembly in New York has overwhelmingly backed a resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago.
It called for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine and a halt to fighting.
The motion was backed by 141 nations with 32 abstaining and seven - including Russia - voting against.
Yeah, funny that. In general, whenever I hear some official "condemning" something, it sounds like so much empty rhetoric. It's then confirmed when there's sod all follow up.Words mean nothing without action. How easy it is to sit in a safe, climate controlled environment and "condemn" Russia, while real people are suffering.
I'd actually be curious as to how many of the countries that follow the ICC would actually arrest him during a visit. Plus, what would be the end result for the Russian side, as it would be hard to sit back and let your leader go to jail?So, the International Criminal Court has decided to issue an arrest warrant for Putin for war crimes. While it sounds great in principle, in practice it's more of a symbolic gesture as it's unenforceable. It does actually stop him from going to countries where he'd be arrested though, but he's got no reason to go there anyway, so it's futile and he's hardly gonna get arrested in Russia when he runs that country!
It's possible that the smaller countries at least, would feel too intimidated by Russia to actually arrest him, perhaps fearing triggering a WW3 scenario. This is a very tricky and ugly situation, fully caused by Putin.I'd actually be curious as to how many of the countries that follow the ICC would actually arrest him during a visit. Plus, what would be the end result for the Russian side, as it would be hard to sit back and let your leader go to jail?
True, it would be great to see the Russians throw him in prison, but that does not seem all too likely even with everything going on.It's possible that the smaller countries at least, would feel too intimidated by Russia to actually arrest him, perhaps fearing triggering a WW3 scenario. This is a very tricky and ugly situation, fully caused by Putin.
When you say ending the war, do you mean conceding the country to Russia? I'll reply further when I understand your viewpoint better. You certainly know mine from my many posts in this thread.Ukraine is not interested in ending the war.