I agree that there are some major failures that make a plane not safe to fly. But there may be some wiggle room there.There's no such thing as "minor damage" to an aircraft. It's not like you can fly it while you are waiting for the body shop to fix the elevators.
A very interesting interview with Fiona Hill. Smart lady.
It’s been nearly eight months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops and tanks over the border into Ukraine, and a lot has changed in that time. Ukraine has shown itself to be a far more robust military force than pretty much anyone predicted. Talk has changed from wondering how long Ukraine could hold out to how much territory it can retake — and to when and how the war will end.
But it’s still hard to imagine how Putin’s war on Ukraine will conclude. Does Putin even have an endgame? If he really wants to control Ukrainian territory, why does he seem so bent on destroying it?
To get insights into these questions, I reached out to Fiona Hill, one of America’s most clear-eyed observers of Russia and Putin, who served as an adviser to former President Donald Trump and gained fame for her testimony in his first impeachment trial. In the early days of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Hill warned in an interview with POLITICO that what Putin was trying to do was not only seize Ukraine but destroy the current world order. And she recognized from the start that Putin would use the threat of nuclear conflict to try to get his way.
Eight months into Russia’s war against Ukraine, POLITICO talks to the Russia analyst about whether Putin’s aims are evolving and what it would take to end the war.www.politico.com
If any of you haven't read this, especially the second interview linked obove, do it now. It really is worth the time.
Because , quote, "Time is not on our side".
When discussing the war in Ukraine, as with any other issue, it's important to recognize that at some point Tom will mention His Precious battlefield .22, so please thank him for bringing that into a discussion yet again.I wonder if they need some more Americans to send our battlefield .22's over?
I long for the days when the Mods turned .22 into dogballs. Whoever that moderator was that did that - he was a fucking artist!When discussing the war in Ukraine, as with any other issue, it's important to recognize that at some point Tom will mention His Precious battlefield .22, so please thank him for bringing that into a discussion yet again.