There is no plausible reason that the Kinzhal would need to be deployed against Ukraine, given that its air defenses have already been suppressed.— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) March 19, 2022
It is Russia's single most advanced conventional weapon – 13 times as fast as a tomahawk, with 3x the payload. pic.twitter.com/SgFpA9R4ts
Putin's decision to use the Kinzhal is more escalatory than Trump's use of the MOAB, because the Kinzhal is nuclear capable.— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) March 19, 2022
Due to its extreme range, it is a "carrier killer" – capable of wiping out an entire U.S. Carrier Strike Group. pic.twitter.com/d04COI8TZf
By firing Kinzhals in Ukraine, Putin is sending a major “do not F with us” message to the West.— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) March 19, 2022
He is reminding the world that, whatever logistics challenges his military faces, it retains an edge in absolute bleeding-edge nuclear and conventional weaponry. pic.twitter.com/3M00C8xmWq
Today, Putin has also taken one step closer to the nuclear threshold.— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) March 19, 2022
He just demoed Russia's premier tactical-nuke delivery system in Ukraine.
The message to NATO could not be clearer: If you intervene in the conflict, I will use this system against you. pic.twitter.com/AdnVxS0SRc
Just look at how much you have already helped them. The war has escalated to the point where hypersonic missiles and thermobaric weapons are being used now.
We’ve helped Ukraine in the same way that we helped South Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya. Ukraine has been successfully transformed into a war zone. It is an arena for catastrophic Great Power conflict. Millions of refugees have fled into neighboring countries. Ukraine’s cities have been decimated. The country has already been setback decades like Syria.
The proxy war that people like Lindsey Graham have been stoking on the side for years in Donbas has erupted like Krakatoa. The war in Ukraine now threatens to engulf all of Europe. The fire that has been lit there by irresponsible warmongers DID NOT deter Russia. It encouraged Russia to invade Ukraine. It is already hammering the American middle class and working class and making the world a poorer and far more dangerous place than it was before.
Suppose for a moment that Syria, Libya and Ukraine were not helped by NATO. Would these countries be better or worse off today without the help of Lindsey Graham?