“Some will conclude that to avoid provoking Russia — and thus avoid the prospect of a Russian nuclear strike — we should pre-emptively restrain Ukraine from routing the Russian military. We could limit the weapons we send, hold back on intelligence and pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky to settle. I disagree; free nations must continue to support Ukrainians’ brave and necessary defense of their country. Failing to continue to support Ukraine would be like paying the cannibal to eat us last.
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If Mr. Putin, or any other nuclear power, can invade and subjugate with near impunity, then Ukraine would be only the first of such conquests. Inevitably, our friends and allies would be devoured by brazen, authoritarian nuclear powers, the implications of which would drastically alter the world order.”
Kissinger, that old discredited warhorse, disagrees. He believes that we should push Ukraine to cede the states to Putin which Russia so desperately wants. Kissinger is a fool.