Putin Should Send Us a Fruit Basket
The USA arming Ukraine is the best thing for Russia long term.
The only way to understand war is to strip morality out of it.
There are two kinds of wars, both of which are fundamentally immoral. One kind is the Crusade, where one culture decides to subjugate and convert another culture entirely, killing their men, fucking their women, burning their books, and replacing their genes and memes to end that culture’s memetic and genetic influence on future Earth. The other kind of war is the Power Grab, when elite powerful rich lizard people decide to leverage their power over the masses they influence to kill and destroy the masses of some other region in order to take the resources of their lizard people and become more powerful lizard people. The only way to understand war is to isolate the morality portion of your brain, strip it out, put it on a shelf, and view the thing like a lizard person would.
Russia-Ukraine is the second kind of war.
If you are incapable of isolating and stripping out the morality portion of your brain, and setting it on a shelf, quit reading now because the rest of this article is just going to give you anxiety and I can’t be responsible for that. Anxiety is bad for your health. Go watch cat videos or something.
Lizard People Battleground
The conflict in Ukraine is a classic, European, white people’s war, and it’s not new. It’s old, and complicated, and insanely corrupt. “The West,” by which I mean NATO, the USA, the EU, and western oil concerns, have been twisting screws and shoveling dark money and influence into Ukraine for a decade or more, trying to bring their country under the wing over the overall western oligarchy. Russia had been doing the exact same thing. When rightists in the USA point and scream about the verified Hunter Biden influence peddling via Burisma in Ukraine, they’re actually just freaking out about a small puzzle piece in the overall scheme, where western interests poured into the country trying to pivot money and influence over from Russian lizard people to Western lizard people. And “The West” won. The major win of Western oligarchs over Russian oligarchs transpired in 2014, the same time Hunter was raking in influence payola and the USA was in turn throwing our weight behind protests that left over a hundred peons dead. Russia responded by using planted insurrectionist elements in the ethnically Russian eastern areas of Ukraine to defacto invade Ukraine from the east.
This entire lizard people battlefront was tied heavily to the Syrian War to the south, where the very same Obama era lizard people were funneling seized Libyan arms through Benghazi to insurgent elements who were not only attacking Assad with them, but also each other. They weren’t doing this for moral reasons, they were doing it for control over the pipelines, because lizard people love pipelines. Ukraine has some great pipelines, and those pipelines move Russian energy.
I don’t know if you noticed, but the mysterious destruction of Nord Stream funnels almost all the remaining Russian supply through Ukraine. The whole thing is about lizard people revenue streams.
Given the two kinds of wars are Crusade and Power Grab, this conflict obviously fits the second kind.
Kool Aid and Cossacks
Tactically, the early days of the Russia Ukraine war played out like a typical American 21st century brushfire war, except it failed. Russia focused a tremendous amount of airborne element to seize and control the Gostomel airfield adjacent to the Antonov Airport just outside of Kyiv. They took it with helicopter based airborne special ops forces, lost it, took it again, lost it again. Antonov is a heavy lift airport, capable of landing the largest transports in the Russian army, the sorts of things you can fly tanks in. Had they been able to maintain control of it, they could have airlifted some number of armored divisions straight to the gates of Kyiv and changed the face of the war. Shock and Awe.
They learned this trick from us. The problem is twofold.
It’s a shit trick.
We, by which I mean the United States, were supposed to win Iraq with “shock and awe.” We were supposed to win Afghanistan with “shock and awe.” Strategically speaking, “shock and awe” is supposed to be a force multiplier, where you do so much damage and have such a tremendous show of force in such a short amount of time that you demoralize your opponent and a bunch of the people you were needing to kill fell into the “no longer necessary to kill” bucket and the force necessary to win the conflict is reduced. It’s a way to kink the ROI calculation on necessary strategic force in the room where dudes in pressed green shirts are pushing little Risk pieces around on a map.
It didn’t work for us in Iraq. We Shock and Awed our way to killing Saddam Hussein but then completely lost control of the country until “The Surge,” which was when we committed the necessary force to more appropriately occupy the country. We never really occupied Afghanistan. “Shock and Awe” only makes sense under two very flawed assumptions.
Once you take the country you don’t have to spend resources occupying it, like in Risk.
The people in that country are in fact going to be shocked or awed.
Putin drank his own Kool Aid. His media ecosystem has been parroting the idea that Ukraine is full of Nazis ever since he lost the corruption-influence-game in 2014, and he started to believe that. That made him think the very same dumb shit that the George W Bush “Project for the New American Century” administration was saying here in the USA, that the Iraqis would “welcome us as heros” as a way to completely ignore bullet point one. There’s no need to occupy the country because it’ll be happy being occupied. This is the sort of thing that dumb lizard people think.
Further, Putin forgot who he was invading. He invaded the Cossacks.
There may be no more militaristic, more hard-ass, more take no shit genetic and cultural tradition in the entire world than the Cossacks. These people take militaristic ethno-nationalism to a level not seen anywhere else in modern times, and are only perhaps rivaled in history by the Mongols, which stands to reason because a few of them might be partially descended from Genghis Khan’s genetic line.
Were I a strategic advisor to a smoky secret mercury-vapor lighted room full of green shirted, formal dress, rank insignia displaying lizard people contemplating a a Power Grab War the very first thing I would say to them is “don’t try the Shock and Awe thing against anyone in that map. Especially not the Cossacks.”
Afghanistan is an armpit country with an entire population about the same size as Tokyo, a land area smaller than Texas, no phones to speak of, and marginal internal plumbing. Before the USA invaded only 4% of the population had electricity, and they still largely wipe their asses with rocks instead of toilet paper. This country should, by all rights, be the easiest country on the Earth to invade and occupy by a motivated military force.
And they still kicked the USA’s ass in the long term game. It took two decades and we spent 2.3 trillion dollars in the process of losing, but we still lost in spectacular “people falling out of airplanes” fashion.
Afghanistan will stand as our benchmark for how modern military occupation works, because nobody else has really tried it for quite a long time. Occupying Ukraine would be much harder than occupying Afghanistan.
2.3 trillion dollars is a lot of money. That’s 27 years worth of Russia’s entire military budget. Pretending that Russia won Ukraine as easily as the USA won Afghanistan, and pretending their occupation burn rate was the same as ours, and pretending Russia had no other military obligations at all across their entire influence region, didn’t need to defend their own borders, and didn’t need to do local military things which typically absorb the majority of a military budget, Putin would be 97 years old by the time the Ukraine occupation ended, and they still would have lost.
But those are bad assumptions. One - Russia couldn’t possibly spend 100% of its budget occupying Ukraine. Two - Russia doesn’t have the secret DEVGRU black ops helicopter stuff with flying death robot top cover thing we have. Three - while I admire the Afghans persistence they’re still nothing compared to a bunch of angry Cossacks. Putin would be 110 years old or older by the time his “occupy Ukraine” adventure was complete. Which brings up an interesting thought experiment.
Morality Traps and Fruit Baskets
Part of what allowed the USA to stay that long in Afghanistan was our technology. Predator drones, reaper drones, body armor, night vision, stealth helicopters, air superiority, and a gang of people who will go down as the most capable trained killers in the history of the human species exceeding even the Mongols. If some other technologically superior force, say for instance UFOs or benefactors from the lost city of Atlantis, were to have armed the Afghanis with sci fi 40k boltcasters and railguns and planetary virus bombs to repel our invasion, it would have saved us money.
On net, losing that war earlier would have been a more beneficial outcome to the United States than what actually transpired.
We would owe those UFO or Atlantean arms dealers a fruit basket, for saving us from our own folly. And Putin owes us a similar favor, for arming Ukraine with HIMARS rockets to save him from the same dumb mistake we finally just escaped.
The problem is this. The lizard people make war decisions with their morality programing isolated from their brains, as I asked you to do at the beginning of the article. But they convince others to promulgate their wars by activating those morality circuits in the plebeians, and convincing them that their side of the war is the moral side. And that’s a commitment you can’t walk back on, as a lizard person, because if you admit to the plebian masses that you’ve been marching them off to die for your own lizard person power grab, then they might rise up and kill you. So once you’ve made the move, you’re stuck with your decision, and have to double down on the nationalistic morality platitudes to save yourself from your own plebs.
We might not be getting that fruit basket.