#16 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2023-02-02 02:51 PM |
Just like Iraq wasn't Russia's business.
Yep, good luck keeping trying to throw "Iraq" around as some kind if equivalence.
As have already been explained to you and your comrades, there were new MiG-31s and a lot of new Russian military equipment, arms and ammo found in Iraq, and Russia, France and China were the main beneficiaries and violators of the corrupt UN Oil-For-Food Program, so... yeah, apparently it was "Russia's business" which ended with the fall of Saddam's regime.
And it was not just the USA in Iraq, it was International Coalition Of the Willing nations, that included many (not all) NATO and non-NATO nations, to enforce at least 17 UN resolutions that Saddam Hussein chose to ignore because he relied on Putin's / Russia's veto of any military action in the UN Security Council, so... again, yeah, apparently it was "Russia's business."
In the other hand, Russia's unprovoked Ukraine invasion and illegal "annexations" and rapes, kidnappings, filtration camps and deliberate bombing of civilian targets and infrastructure to "instill terror" has been overwhelmingly condemned by most nations.
No interference was warranted.
Russia broke 1994 Budapest Memorandum which required the US, UK and the Russian Federation "to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine," when in 2014, after Putin's puppet Yanukovych was overthrown and fled to Russia, Putin invaded and illegally annexed Crimea and started to stir and support militarily the so-called "separatist" movement, headed and run by your boss Yevgeny Prygozhyn's Wagner Group and former Russian spetsnaz, FSB and GRU personnel, including Colonel Igor "Strelkov" Girkin who took the title of "Minister of Defence of the Donetsk People's Republic" and was responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airline Flight 17( MH17) with 298 people on board.
Ukraine became a cause celebre because NATO tried to turn them out and alienate them from Russia.
Ukraine has been "alienated" from Russia since Russia kept trying to wipe out Ukraine as a sovereign and independent country and subsume Ukraine into, as you have said, its "Oblast" (equivalent of county, region or province) and especially "alienated" since Putin annexed Crimea and started taking over Donbas through actions of so-called "separatists" and Russian military and paramiilitary units.
People of Ukraine explicitly wanted and voted to be in EU. Putin is the one standing in her way, bent on restoring "glorious Russian Federation" along the lines of former Soviet Union.
Russia isn't having it.
And most of the world have had enough of it with Putin's Russia, and again is asking NATO+ for help, because... "military" i.e., MIC.
So now there's war and it will lead to no good.
"will lead to no good" as if it's "good" now? Yes, it's leading up to no good for Putin and for Russia and Russian people... again, because they don't seem to have enough sense to know when to stop.
So... Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to MIC, MI6 and MiB!