When the effort is no longer profitable...
- Aug 12, 2019
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And if you had paid more attention to the invasion thread, you'd have seen that the stuff we are giving Ukraine is being used effectively, some of it doing the job it was originally designed for (knocking out Soviet equipment).And I've been trying to make you realize that you're missing the forest for the trees. You're obsessed with Ukraine winning the war against Russia; so much so that you don't give a shit about the consequences, and think that because I'm pointing them out and arguing we should try to minimize them means I'm taking Russia's against you. I hate what Russia is doing in Ukraine too; the difference between you and me is that I'm actually interested in stopping them, as opposed to simply getting revenge. Notice how I haven't actually been arguing we should stop sending them aid, even as I've questioned if they even need it? All I've been saying is that, if we're going to give it to them anyways, then there has to be accountability to ensure it's actually be used as intended. Otherwise, it's little more than virtue signaling.
You don't get to bleat about trying to have the moral high ground on wanting accountability, when you don't even really pay attention to what is actually happening on the ground in the first place.
And the 'consequences' of helping Ukraine retain their sovereignty are much better than the opposite, no matter how much you want to make US support hinge on fighting corruption more than being combat effective against the Russians.