The Russian threat

Epicurus stayed clear of politics, but I thought this a good story, and rather clever:

“Ukraine would like foreign assistance from the United States and its allies in its standoff with Russia; but outside of providing defense weaponry, the country would prefer the U.S.to just stay quiet.

“When they start saying that tomorrow, you’re going to have war, just take into consideration that the first thing we do not need in our country is panic,” said Oleksii Danilov, leader of Ukraine’s security council. “Why? Because panic is the sister of failure.” He added, “That’s why we are saying to our partners, ‘Don’t shout so much.’ Do you see a threat? Give us 10 jets every day. Not one, 10. And the threat will disappear.” [The Week, The New York Times, 29 Jan 2022)

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