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blm

(113,277 posts)
Wed Jan 3, 2024, 12:33 PM Jan 2024

Simple reasoning: Funding Ukraine is the wisest course for US and our allies.

Last edited Wed Jan 3, 2024, 02:08 PM - Edit history (1)

“…when the USSR fell- the Ukraine became the world’s second largest nuclear power. In a deal to divest themselves of the weapons- the US, Russia et al - signed a treaty to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine. So- reason one would be the US making good on a treaty it sponsored.

Second- we are benefiting mightily in terms of intelligence gained from supporting Ukrainian efforts to regain their lands. So far we’ve redesigned 4 upcoming weapons systems, cancelled 4 or 5 others- all because we have real world data on what a war between near peer powers would look like (and we’re not the only ones- think China).

Third- the fiscal argument that’s become the GOP talking point on stopping aid to Ukraine is disingenuous at best. We’re actually saving money (to an extent) by shipping dated military supplies - the gist here being that we’re no longer having to pay to maintain or store equipment we’re no longer using.”

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Simple reasoning: Funding Ukraine is the wisest course for US and our allies. (Original Post) blm Jan 2024 OP
Agree, of course it is. republianmushroom Jan 2024 #1
not to mention lapfog_1 Jan 2024 #2
Two assumptions. People reason. People think wisely. Wonder Why Jan 2024 #3
GOP truly are the Guardians Of Putin Kid Berwyn Jan 2024 #4

lapfog_1

(29,314 posts)
2. not to mention
Wed Jan 3, 2024, 12:44 PM
Jan 2024

it will degrade Russia's ability ( and willingness ) to project power to many parts of the world... like Africa.

and it will reduce autocrats standing in the world.

And many non-aligned nations will be more inclined to buy from the USA

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