I don’t know who else needs to hear this, but here we go…
Foreign wars are highly unpopular with the American people. We don’t want our brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers, and fathers going off to fight a war started by a senile old man and a Russian oligarch in a foreign theater.
Ukraine is not even a NATO member! No matter what anyone tries to say or do to make you feel otherwise, the fact remains that Ukraine is neither a NATO member, nor an E.U. member.
Now that we have gotten that out of the way, sources are now reporting that the Department of Defense has denied President Zelensky’s request to set up a NATO no-fly zone in the region:
BREAKING: Zelenskyy to US Congress:
• "Remember 9/11 … Our country experiences the same every day"
• "To create a no fly zone over Ukraine to save people, is that too much to ask?"
• "Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace"https://t.co/2n7tINCEtU
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 16, 2022
Zelensky is not wrong to call for a no fly zone. He’s trying to preserve his people.
NATO is right to refuse. We can’t risk direct confrontation.
But with the right weapons, we can square that circle. Give Ukraine the missiles it needs to deny Russia control of the skies.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) March 17, 2022
The Epoch Times confirmed:
“The systems that are being used by the Russians to engage Ukrainian forces currently–they’re using a lot of rockets and missiles and artillery,” Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin told reporters. “There are a number of things that can be used to counter that.”
But Austin said Russian forces have been using cruise missiles that are being launched from within Russia’s borders.
“So a no-fly zone would not have prevented that activity,” Austin told reporters while speaking at a news conference with Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The calls for a no fly zone in Ukraine in the midst of high level promising peace talks is both reckless and against American interests
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) March 16, 2022
The new poll includes a split form test of ‘no fly zone’ — support plummets when respondents told NFZ means “the U.S. military would shoot down Russian military planes flying over Ukraine, possibly triggering a war between the U.S. and Russia” https://t.co/8rK3mgcuci pic.twitter.com/2lbjxE6O75
— Mark Blumenthal (@MysteryPollster) March 15, 2022
The Guardian writes:
Even if Nato were prepared to do all this and invite a war with Russia, a no-fly zone wouldn’t stop Russian forces from bombing Ukrainian cities and civilians from the ground or with missiles.
This could create massive pressure for Nato planes to strike those forces as well. In short, this is a surefire recipe for mission creep and escalation.