That's a redneck level of analysis.What about Trump? I thought he was Putin’s sock-puppet.
That's exactly how they view the world on Russian TV. EU leaders are Zelensky's puppets. Zelensky is Biden's puppet. Biden is the global Jewish dominion's puppet. Everyone basically is a Jewish puppet. Except Trump, who is a Russian puppet. But Russian government is also controlled by Jews, except for Putin who's been fighting the uphill battle against western Nazism and Zionism (which are the same) for decades.
Don't be one of those guys.
What happens if longer-range missiles are provided to Ukraine? How do you draw that particular red line, based on what analysis?It is still best to not prod them when they're at this point. We're not going to be sending those in in order to make sure they don't get any angrier and the hardliners are suddenly moderates.
That sentence means nothing. Russia isn't going to win this war either. So what? Win conditions are constantly shifting. It's not about winning anymore, it's about establishing peace that can last.Ukraine isn't going to win this war.
The best option out of what other options? Why is it the best option? This is another meaningless statement.As of right now, the best option for them is to negotiate a peace with Russia that unfortunately gives up some of their sovereign territories.
Why? What makes you think so other than certain political statements which proved to be empty before? Kherson was off the table just a month ago. Nothing is actually off the table.Crimea is off the table and so is the Donbas, Russia is likely going to have those.
It can't get a lot worse. Nothing they can do can save them from "losing too hard" if they start losing too hard. Including a nuclear strike on Ukraine. That would likely make their position worse. Other than the nukes, they have no options to meaningfully escalate. And nuking a town is where they actually strategically lose not win but I can't imagine that ever happening.The second they feel like they are losing too hard it can get a lot worse, and that's one of the problems with nuclear weapons.