The Russian teacher’s husband escaped to Mexico to avoid being conscripted. What’s particularly enlightening, she’s making plans to meet him there in March. I particularly enjoyed the wide-eyed cluelessness with which she informs me that “hey, we are planning to keep murdering you all for a long time to come.”
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“we are planning to keep murdering you all”
Did she managed to make it sound like she was the victim in all this?
Of course. What’s particularly curious is that the conversation took place in my office under a huge Ukrainian flag displayed behind me.
For all the lack of self-awareness there, I’m happy for her.
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And for me, too, because it would be even more uncomfortable if the husbands did get send to Ukraine to fight.
Uff, yeah, that would have been super awkward.
Typically, when someone leaves to avoid conscription they can’t just come back to their country. I know you said that no one is being punished for draft dodging, but it also sounds like a lot of people don’t realize that.
“I particularly enjoyed the wide-eyed cluelessness with which she informs me that “hey, we are planning to keep murdering you all for a long time to come.””
What does this mean? Is she supportive of the invasion?
“Is she supportive of the invasion?”
My guess after listening to Vlad Vexler is that she simply accepts it, would accept its continuation or its cessation (if it came from the government).
The idea is that the russian government doesn’t want supporters (support based on values can be turned into opposition based on values) it wants people who simple passively accept whatever the government says or does.
Not a direct threat, of course. Simply a flat-out statement about how Russia is so obsessed with “doing away with Ukraine” they’ll keep at it fervently and relentlessly, even at the risk of self-imploding and self-destruction—–“whatever it takes”.