US friend-zones Zelensky as The Economist calls for Ukraine and Europe to take charge of a forever war of attrition.
The Ukraine Nazi's would be well advised to remember what happened to the Polish army officers in Katyn and the million plus Polish army that fled to Germany to help the Nazi's fight the Russians. After the war ended the Polish who had reached and helped the allied troops were all forcefully returned to now USSR occupied territory.
Henceforth enslaved and shipped out to the gulag argipel. The Afghans learned that lesson not too long ago.
There's stull quite a lot of appetite in the U.S. Senate to provide aid ad infinitum, but agree that the U.S. National Security Council seems to be signaling a gradual pull back. I suspect the game plan is to gradually shift decision-making to Europe, while keeping some arms and lots of $$$ flowing, and simply not talking about Ukraine at all starting this winter. The Biden admin's hope is then that lawfare keeps Trump off the ballot and they get an opponent who isn't too antiwar. Worst case, they'll just say "it's Ukraine's decision" and keep the money flowing to the MIC and Blackrock, etc. The long-term hope is that people will eventually forget about who was responsible for Ukraine, no matter what happens. After all, no one took the blame for OIF I or Afghanistan, and very few people will make the connection that it was Biden who forced the China-Russian alliance, which will will continue to nibble away at the American hegemon. Only a few historians 50 years from now will note that it was Biden's poor decisions in Nov '21 - Mar '22 that started the destruction.
Thank you for the thoughts though it was very informative and well written on an obviously extremely important topic.
Good article but it would be nice if you had something about your credentials in your bio.