Also, Bucha, and all the Buchas before it, are the reason why I don’t like this inane talk about bad Putin. Yes, Putin is bad but he didn’t make these Russian boys rape women, murder them, and try to burn their bodies by the side of the road, among other things they’ve done. They did it for the same reason they always do. They enjoy it. The same things were done in Donetsk and Lugansk eight, seven, six, etc years ago. Chechnya, Georgia, even Central Africa. Always the same thing. At a smaller scale, yes, but it always starts smaller and then progresses.
And since I’m at it, I want to respond to the folks who are saying Zelensky should compromise “for the sake of peace” and hand over territories to Russia to end the war. This was already done. In 2014. What happened next? Bucha happened next. Give in again, and Russians will come back stronger, angrier, and ready to massacre more people. The approach of making concessions for the sake of “peace” was already tried. It led to what we are seeing today. How is it an intelligent idea to keep doing something that has already brought terrible results? Are we to spend the rest of our lives wondering if Russia is going to feel provoked into a chemical, biological or nuclear strike? Are we to go through the next set of massacres, and the next, and the next every few years?
It is simply not rational to keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.