In-reply-to » Russia blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam is an incomprehensible war crime. Among other things, it drains water from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, water that is needed for cooling. They are trying to generate a widespread disaster. I don’t agree. I think he’s a thug who benefits a lot if everybody thinks he’s a madman.

All through this war, there has been a repeated cycle:

  • We can’t give Ukraine weapon X; that will provoke Putin and he’ll drop a nuke!
  • Russian propagandists threaten they’re about to drop nukes
  • After lots of hand wringing, some country gives weapon X to Ukraine
  • No nukes are dropped

We’re on like the 5th iteration of this. Now it’s about F-16 fighter jets. In the meantime, a lot of Ukrainians AND Russians are dying en masse.

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