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"...that doesn’t mean that the bloc is against perpetuating it."

What, you mean a 'war of attrition', like Stoltenberg declared in February?

OK, it certainly looks like the Russians are up for it. It's done wonders for their sense of self and sovereignty. Can they match it on the other side? Well, if you look at the American states' desperate attempts at 'lawfare', for example, to undermine the democratic will of their very own people, it could be interpreted as a bad sign for Jens. I guess, in this case specifically, the question has to be, 'How stupid...', or 'credulous' if you prefer a less inflammatory tone, '...are the American people?'. Somebody once said, (something like) 'You can fool some of the people all the time..,' etc.

Good news on that front this morning: Kim Jong Un has finally put his money where his mouth is and found the balls to stick his head above the parapet: I'd like to think the railway line over the Tumen River, linking North Korea and Russia at https://goo.gl/maps/bHStKzyANwNWnpFN6 has been just choc-a-bloc stacked out with cargo trains carrying shells to destroy American and British mercenaries in the Ukraine, because the North Koreans are actually rather good at making such shells. That's the penchant which led to their development of missiles. If the big boys (Kim Jong Un and Putin) have now openly announced their intention to meet... Well, Jens... If you ever really believed you might somehow be able to overwhelm Russia in a war of attrition, and weren't simply intending to fatten up America's (the world's) military industrial complex for the long-term (Forever and ever!), this could be bad news for you. How are you going to match it: get the Mexicans to supply the 'Ukrainians' (American proxy) directly? It won't work: trains sink if you try to drive them across the sea without bridges. You reckon the American people, not just low-IQ (As Tucker Carlson put it — great interview!) Republicans, will continue to be defiant in their support of freedom and black-hole military spending (Forever and ever!)? I don't see it. But, hey, maybe you know something I don't?

Anyway, I digress. Sorry (not)! This was supposed to be about NATO-member Romania's staunch support for the Ukraine. OK, let's look at that.

"...likely informed Romania’s response..."

Yeah, 'likely', no doubt; you're right on that.

If I may be so bold, though, without wanting to be a smartarse, please don't take offence, but I'd like to suggest there's more to it than that: I don't think anyone pays too much attention to anything said or done in or from Kiev any more; I don't believe whatever 'track' Kiev might be trying to pursue, be it 'two-track' or anything else, will have had much influence on how Romania sees the potential outcome of this conflict. The bottom line: who cares and what's it got to do with them.

In pondering how the question immediately preceding might be answered, I've spent a lot of time looking at the map of between the (not-so-Blue-anymore) Danube and Dnestr rivers. Like all of the Ukraine, it's been criminally mishandled (Think, corruption.) these past couple of decades. The Romanians will be only too painfully aware of this. The live right there, after all, it's kinda hard to miss. Moldavia certainly suffers for it. When the Americans finally come to terms with how black holes work — that prolonging their existence as they've 'enjoyed' it since Bretton Woods, etc. is no longer a viable long-term option — they won't be able to simply turn their backs on what they've done and walk away from the Ukraine, as they have in, e.g. Afghanistan, etc. Someone's going to have to pay to fix the Ukraine, and it would hardly be fair to expect the Russians to do it (again, having done it already after WWII). It seems fair to me that the Ukraine should be re-divided to give access to the Black Sea back to Moldavia and let Moldavia become the part of Romania that it really is. I understand a lot of Russians in Moldavia won't like it, but I reckon that would be the best way to sort out Odessa and that tricky part of the Black Sea. I wouldn't be surprised if this has occurred to the Romanians, as well, and perhaps even played a more significant role in their thinking than anything Kiev has said or done since submitting itself to American occupation and surrendering its sovereignty to NATO (without getting much in return, except for a lot of dead, their own, people — corpses).

And, please, don't try to tell me one Ukrainian puppet (Zelensky) fired another Ukrainian puppet (Rezhiwhatshisname) because he doesn't want to follow NATO's (the Americans') orders, or imprisoned another (Kolinotarussky) for similar reasons. Just have another drink of Kool-Aid and pitch another penny into a black-hole wishing well.

(No, I know that's not you, Andrew. (And very much so NOT.) I'm just being figurative-like here.)

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