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Build a Wall for Ukraine, and Make Russia Pay for It!

Ukraine’s border problem is far worse than America’s border problem. All we have is millions of willing workers coming in to satisfy the demands of willing American employers to hire them and willing American consumers to buy the products of their cheaper and more easily exploitable labor. At its border, Ukraine has tens of thousands of troops from a foreign enemy power that annexed by force part of its sovereign territory in 2014.

Build a wall, says the Biden Administration…. figuratively:

The United States will finance projects including surveillance and monitoring equipment to strengthen Ukraine’s borders with Russia and Belarus, amid continuing escalation with Moscow, Ukraine’s border service said on Tuesday.

…The border service said in a statement the projects worth $20 million involved the purchase of video recording systems and drones, as well as personal protective equipment for border guards [Pavel Polityuk, “U.S. Helps Ukraine to Strengthen Its Border with Russia, Belarus,” Reuters, 2021.12.28].

Funny that, even against the Russian war machine, the Biden Administration figures it can better support border security with modern technology rather than old-fashioned walls. Now if only President Biden can talk Putin into paying for it….

12 Comments

  1. larry kurtz 2021-12-31

    The United States is the arms dealer to the world and averse to gun control at home as it assassinates children, women and men throughout the Muslim world. Yes, false flags, disaster capitalism, endless war: anyone who believes America is safer because of a military filled with mercenaries is delusional. Just say it: radical christianic terrorism.

  2. Mark Anderson 2021-12-31

    Larry, the military is like welfare for the red states. All those young people who need jobs so instead of deadbeats they are hero’s upon graduation from high school. To try and shift that is almost impossible. The draft as horrible as it is, is one way. At least they would get their shots.

  3. larry kurtz 2021-12-31

    I read you, Mark but we’re just as guilty here in New Mexico maybe even more so since we build plutonium triggers just up the road in Los Alamos.

  4. John 2021-12-31

    No one in the west or NATO gave a snit about Ukraine when it was in the USSR for almost 50 years. Nor should the west or NATO give a snit about Ukraine now.
    The warmongers marching NATO east plays to the military-industrial-congressional-media complex of a war bug looking for a windshield. Russia is demographically dying. Soon Russia will have little other than 80 year olds leading 80 year olds. Russia has few people left in agricultural production, therefore lusts for Ukraine’s breadbasket and access to a warm water port. Russia ought to be able to buy its way into both, but regardless, it’s not the US’s issue. Maginot Walls, whether physical or electronic, are temples to man’s folly.

  5. jerry 2021-12-31

    The folks in the military are pretty damn smart. To encourage young folks, they all should be conscripted into 2 years of mandatory service to the country. Be it military, feeding the hungry, or working on light infrastructure projects. Let them get the feeling of belonging to something bigger than themselves.

    We encouraged the former Soviet countries at its collapse that we would be there for them. Of course, ask a native what a promise means.

  6. Mark Anderson 2021-12-31

    You know Jerry, I’m with you. When the Soviet Union fell I thought spring was here. I also used to think that when China adopted capitalism there would be Democracy all over the world. I’d settle for much less now, say continued Democracy in America.

  7. All Mammal 2022-01-01

    Mr. Putin and Haiti could do wonders for one another.

  8. All Mammal 2022-01-01

    Sincerely. The salty KGB cuss is familiar with rebar and cinder block rubble and the practically stateless Haitians are desperate and capable.
    Putin strikes me as the kind of guy to bask in a ‘rude boi’ diatribe exchange and how could the Haitians not influence his bumbaclaat attitude for the better? The collaboration of these exact counterpoints just has to create perfect balance.
    Don’t mind me. However, it’s high time dreamers start piping up on matters of great social and political import, regardless of ridicule. The stifled, stuffy suits’ pithy expert rhetoric is so played out. So…2021 (wink face..with tongue poking out).
    All we have to do is create the new model that fits with nature. One where we’re cooler and having more fun than we imagined as kids. Then no matter what, the rest of them will come from the other side and join in.
    Basically, trump bums just want to fit in and be told what to think. So splash on the confidence of our cocky little badass selves from last millennium and model away the way it was always meant to be so the poor, obtuse doofuses will get the idea and follow suit.
    The worthwhile gainful employ of the Good Earth fits the mature, dolce vida version we always wanted, not the obsolete model sitting on the endangered parasite list while the same ole dookie rolled in cheeto and lawn gnomes celebrate another hair product launch with baby tear extract.
    Happy New Year

  9. Donald Pay 2022-01-01

    Congratulations, All Mammal. You are the first one to post a comment in 2022, and a very interesting one it is. My problem is I’m not exactly sure what you are saying, but I like this statement: “All we have to do is create the new model that fits with nature.” Thanks for posting, and continue on.

  10. Jason 2022-01-01

    “It cannot be stressed enough that without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes an empire.” Zbigniew Brzezinski

  11. All Mammal 2022-01-02

    Well Donald Pay, it was one of those nights I must have succumbed to lucid posting. And once I’m passed cracking up and shaking my head at myself, I’m going to strangle the little imp that had to have possessed me to share what doesn’t seem all that remarkable like it did back then.
    Some 18 or so hours ago, I was wondering how the Ukraine might shake their very hostile neighbor and concluded Putin ought to turn his attention towards Haiti; based on the crumbling island’s dire situation and it’s people having nowhere to go. I also got a kick out of how the two countries are polar opposites, therefore where Russia lacks yin, yin rich Haiti needs some of that Russki yang.
    From then on, the idea ran and I hung on. Oh, man. Putin wearing puka shells. Once I stop laughing I’ll get a handle on it. Not sure if I should attempt to further explain because it’s sinking in how embarrassing it is when Patrón stays wide awake after the lights are out cold. A thousand pardons. Take care.

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