If the Ukraine invasion isn’t going as well as Putin feels it should, what then? Will we see an all-out total war? The question then is going to be – can we in all honesty allow such a thing in 2022? Think about it, perhaps now is the time to think a bit more rational. The reason why I think that is – if an agressor like Russia falls back on using nuclear missiles albeit of low power then we have to wake up from our slumber and belief that all is well with the world and look at what is going on. It is quite simple. Russia is trying to create buffer zones like it had after WW2. This will include the Baltics.
I would say that give it another year after the Ukraine has fallen and the Baltics will be next. Hence already the warning to Finland and Sweden about joining NATO. If and when the Baltics are attacked, it will get an immediate response from NATO. It is to be hoped that Putin’s game of brinkmanship will not be acceptable in that respect as MAD would be a distinct possibility (MAD – Mutually Assured Destruction). Europe would revert to what it was two-thousand years ago. Sparsely populated and a possible ice age to commence. The funny thing is that most of Africa is standing by what Russia is doing. According to some Twitterati Russia has ‘helped’ many of the dictatorial regimes. I suppose you could say that the European chickens are coming home to roost. Meaning all those years of colonialism and slavery that bill is going to be presented. Not much we can do about it now. It should be obvious to all and sundry that after this the world order will be changed. Not sure how it will pan out but either there will be a revolution in Russia and if not then we will have another Cold War and this time somewhere, somehow, might develop in a hot war. Both Russia and China will have to be watched carefully because the view is that they want much more influence and control. The sad truth is we have sleepwalked into this situation and possibly have not yet fully woken up but the alarm bells should be heard loud and clear.