Full disclosure, I’m a blend of pacifism and pragmatism. Alas… with long exasperated sigh… I must concede…
The rise to power of drunk on power, infantile egomaniacs is inevitable. Until we oust (preferably in a peaceable and orderly manner) those who masquerade as world leaders, the diplomats, alone, can never be expected to settle international conflicts. Which is a fancy-schmancy way of saying…
War is inevitable.
Troops will be deployed worldwide. They’ll wind up selflessly laying their very lives on the line to  liberate and secure a better life for members of our human family and  halt subjugation, dead in its tracks before it ever gets the chance to spread… not unlike a rampaging, global pandemic.
Such battles are honorable and I do honor and thank the troops who fight them.
One would expect the Commander-In-Chief… one Donald J. Trump… to honor and thank his own troops.
Instead, he honors Vladimir Putin, who’s been offering a bounty to the Taliban to kill American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.
Right on cue, Donny is now whimpering and whining out his ignorance… i.e., he wasn’t even briefed by anyone re this matter. Really? The President of the United States was, somehow, left out of the loop?? Re something as serious as THAT???
Hmm… maybe Donny was too busy preventing the spread of COVID-19? You know… keeping “his” numbers down? Uh-huh…
Seeing how his abject failure to promptly, proactively and persistently contain the coronavirus has resulted in the deaths of nearly 129,000 Americans… and still counting… he had better not even try to make that his excuse.
What we’ve actually got, here, boils down to wee, little Donny’s loyalty to his master, Big Bad Vlad. Power hungry Trump would never bite the hand that feeds him. Not when he owes his 2016 rise to power to Russian meddling… not when he expects that same outcome, come Election Day 2020.
As such, we could never expect Putin’s Pooch to even whimper…
“Please, oh pretty please, don’t kill my soldiers.”
Hell, Donny won’t even try to playfully nip Vlad’s ankle.
Now that I’ve had my say… if you’ve yet to play back the above clip… give a listen to retired U.S. Army intelligence officer / author Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters.