To comment from a Pole's point of view and understanding:
1) Just as Russia was invading Ukraine last week, Gabbard sent out this decidedly pro-Russia tweet: "This war and suffering could have easily been avoided if Biden Admin/NATO had simply acknowledged Russia's legitimate security concerns regarding Ukraine's becoming a member of NATO, which would mean US/NATO forces right on Russia's border."
The matter goes deeper. Here T. Gabbard is right in the aspect that Putin's fears have been ignored. The comment was "they don't want to go back a millimeter". What can be understood about Ukraine's accession to the EU and NATO. One has to be naive to count on the fact that Putin does not react. However, he is not alone in the geopolitical understanding of the importance of the Baltic-Black Sea Bridge. He is supported by Patriarch Cyril I and Nikolai Patrushev, a colleague from the KGB. And others. The status of Crimea, which generally belonged to Khan (Crimean Khanate), is problematic. The Ukrainians did not deliver water to Crimea after 2014. In turn, the Ukrainians were preparing for the war from 2014 and they did it very well. It can be seen that in the military index they jumped to 22 place, ahead of Poland, which is a huge leap. They believed no one. In decline after the USSR, they retained the great potential of the armaments industry, which restarted when they started earning money in Poland.
In turn, T. Gabbard is credited with the words defending W. Putin - "the right to invade". And here, if this is true, she has gone too far in defense of W.Putin.
2) Over the weekend, Gabbard spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference -- not exactly friendly ground for most Democrats. "They're hypocrites," Gabbard said of the leaders of her party in the speech. "They proclaim that we must go to war to spread democracy and freedom while they actively work to undermine our democratic republic and our freedoms right here at home."
Spreading democracy doesn't work. Different cultures, different societies. What and what but Vedantists should understand this. Iraq, Afghanistan. Russians generally do not want real democracy either. There are whole statements about the Russian mentality on this subject. In addition, when democracy is spreading - for example Iraq - some are forgotten - for example the Kurds - tens of millions of Kurds without their own state.
Politics is a black forest. Or, as the Polish proverb says - "when you do in shit, you can't have clean hands".
From the perspective of Hawaiian comfort and abundance, one cannot understand these subtleties.
It's just like mr. Midgett. In his video lecture, Midgett spoke about the availability of sense gratification to a Ukrainian or a Russian woman. Where, just a few years ago, as it was emphasized at the Forum, Ukrainians could earn 10 times more in Poland, and 40 times more in Germany. To whom this message, Mr. Midget?
Mr. Midgett is a hero because his electricity was turned off and he had to carry water. Ukraine - there was poverty there and now the bombs are flying. Flesh is on fire. Etc.
And some say that talented people from Atmasfera band wanted to collect money to go abroad. Leave Ukraine. So much spiritual potency to leave Ukrainians. Cowards? Or just forget karmis...
Edited 9 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2022 08:25PM by Culthusiast.