The US Constitution is very clear: thou shalt defend yonder Ukraine democracy values with thine lives, disregarding the cost for it is who we are. And who we are is our values.
It is the most fundamental purpose of our country to defend the 1992 borders of an impoverished and irrelevant former Soviet territory.
The US must ready itself for a war with Russia, a former Defense Department official has warned, saying that Washington could be obliged to step in militarily if Moscow decides to mount an invasion of Ukraine in the near future.
Evelyn Farkas, who served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia from 2012-15, published an op-ed in Defense One on Tuesday in which she claimed that an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine is more likely than not. The former Obama administration official insisted that diplomatic talks between Moscow and Washington, taking place this week, are likely to fail, and that the US should already be getting ready for war with Russia.
In an echo of the words former President George W. Bush, used to describe the nations invading Iraq in 2003, she called for the US to marshal an international coalition of the willing to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin and, if necessary, prepare for war.
According to Farkas, Russia fails to abide by international law, and has been emboldened by recent mass protests in Kazakhstan, a neighboring nation and former Soviet republic with which Moscow has close ties. All this, she alleged, makes it more likely than ever that Putin is planning to invade Ukraine.
If Russia prevails again, she warned, we will remain stuck in a crisis not just over Ukraine but about the future of the global order far beyond that countrys borders. Left unrestrained, Putin will move swiftly, grab some land, consolidate his gains, and set his sights on the next satellite state in his long game to restore all the pre-1991 borders: the sphere of geographical influence he deems was unjustly stripped from Great Russia.
Dont worry, guys. This will work.
If we start to lose for some reason we will just start firing nukes.
Every expert in Washington agrees: we can take Moscow in six weeks.