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The war aims haven't changed one bit then: deny the very existence of Ukraine as a country and Ukrainians as a people (Putin wrote this last summer, so this is word of gospel), mass murder of all opponents, turn the whole country into a concentration camp / elimination camp.

This was already the stated goals at the beginning of the invasion: Blitzkrieg to Kyiv, capture the government and execute the "kill lists", install a Quisling (a Vichy regime, we'd say in French), forcibly assimilate the population into Mother Russia and eliminate all the opponents. We are so much into Godwin territory this is not even funny.

Only trouble: the genius plan didn't survive first contact with reality and failed at step #1. What makes this fella think it can still be forced upon now?

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 08:28:31 PM EST

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