On the war in Ukraine

Power play in Ukraine War

I have no dog in this fight, for the moment, except for the fact that 2 of my friends are stuck in Kyiv. I hope they remain safe. The above article puts most of the responsibility for the war on NATO, EU expansion and US foreign policy. Since I am not a student of Intโ€™l politics or foreign policy, I let those more knowledgeable to comment and share their views.

As for me, I hope the war ends soon with no much further loss of life.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

13 thoughts on “On the war in Ukraine

  1. Oh I hope your friends are alright! Do they live there, or are they visiting?
    Davy on A/U is kind of keeping us posted as he has lived the for 20 odd years.
    My husband is ยผ Ukrainian, & we have Ukrainian friends too.


  2. jeannejam40 says:

    I think you assessment is correct. It is so sad the elites get us into war after war after war just so they can make more money, they NEVER seem to be satisfied and always want another dollar. My biggest concern is what this will do to the worlds food supply. How many will starve to death in the next few years!

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    • makagutu says:

      War, they say is good for the money. There is weapons supply. Reconstruction contracts. Mercenaries to be paid. Steel prices have gone up now I donโ€™t know who will build. Itโ€™s crazy all round.


  3. john zande says:

    The article is mostly nonsense. The New Yorker is Fox News in print. NATO has no eyes on Russia. Hell, there was talk years ago about them even joining NATO! Ukraine is a sovereign nation and can do whatever the hell it pleases. Don’t forget, Vlad poisons his critics, and has them “fall out of windows.” The amount of pointless suffering he is causing is horrendous.

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  4. shelldigger says:

    All I know is every new day I hope to see that it’s over. That civilians are no longer targeted, and Putin is overthrown from within.

    Holding my breath hasn’t helped.


    • makagutu says:

      don’t keep holding your breath. you may die before the war ends


      • shelldigger says:

        Well, I breathe every once in a while. But this Ukraine thing needs to be over sooner than later. It looks like it could drag on for months yet. Putin too stubborn to admit he underestimated the toughness and fortitude of the Ukrainians, and our hands are tied, short of starting WWIII.

        Looks like the best we can do is keep sending them assistance. But holding out against the Russian war machine is no simple task, no matter your resolve. I fear this could well end badly. It’s already bad, but significantly worse looks to be on the horizon, unless they can work something out.

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        • makagutu says:

          You and I agree that armed hostilities need to end like yesterday. They can pursue hostilities through some other means that do not necessarily lead to loss of life. It is ww3 you just donโ€™t know it yet. Some silly trigger and all of us will be fighting for our lives.

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