Critics of America’s policy toward Ukraine have accused it of waging a “proxy war” against Russia. Such critics include various Western commentators, as well as Russia itself. In April, the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed, “NATO, in essence, is engaged in a war with Russia through a proxy”.
I suspect we're more engaged than as a proxy? Its 2022, a few guys with joysticks and laptops can sit in a nearby country able to do battle by drone, no "troops on the ground" required. Respect to Ukraine, but their apparent high-tech success seems surprising given their lack of experience.
Though even if we're more hands-on than we say, it can still be a proxy for us - perhaps a proxy for a "buy usa" marketing campaign.
I suspect there are a lot of people who, like me, feel conflicted about the war. We have to apply repercussions when a somewhat-enemy attacks a somewhat-friend. But all the sudden talk about nuclear feels like an attempt to normalize (particularly given how the MSM is leading the charge, and we know who's pulling their strings!).
When groups fight with groups, the issues are so many and so tangled and so likely to proliferate that analysis can never be conclusive.
Strong leaders can sometimes change the course of events, but not, I suspect, when they serve only so long as they are popular. A Western leader trying to work toward a truce in Ukraine would likely be hounded out of office.
Yup. America arranged for the Russians to invade the Ukraine and those dummies fell right into our trap.