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    1. To Stoltenberg, Borrel and for memory:
      From a briefing by NATO Press Secretary Jamie Shea. Brussels, May 25, 1999:
      Question: If you say that the [Yugoslav] army has a lot of generators, then why are you depriving the country of 70% not only of electricity, but also of water supply, because, according to you, [NATO] strikes only at military facilities.
      Answer: Unfortunately, command and control systems also depend on electricity. If Milosevic really wants his citizens to have water and electricity, all he has to do is accept NATO’s terms and we will stop this campaign. Until he does, we will continue to attack targets that supply his army with electricity. If it has consequences for the population, it’s his [Milosevic’s] problem. Water supply and electricity are being used against the people of Serbia, we have “turned them off” forever or for a long time for the sake of the lives of 1.6 million Kosovars who were kicked out of their homes and whose lives were significantly damaged. Not everyone will like this difference, but for me this difference is fundamental.

  1. True but they still don’t have what they need when they need it. Help them to actually WIN. Not just hold on.

    1. @Inga Iskhakova ? I can’t figure out, are you a pro-russian bot or.. child? I mean, I too hope russia goes down the toilet, if that’s what you mean.

    2. To Stoltenberg, Borrel and for memory:
      From a briefing by NATO Press Secretary Jamie Shea. Brussels, May 25, 1999:
      Question: If you say that the [Yugoslav] army has a lot of generators, then why are you depriving the country of 70% not only of electricity, but also of water supply, because, according to you, [NATO] strikes only at military facilities.
      Answer: Unfortunately, command and control systems also depend on electricity. If Milosevic really wants his citizens to have water and electricity, all he has to do is accept NATO’s terms and we will stop this campaign. Until he does, we will continue to attack targets that supply his army with electricity. If it has consequences for the population, it’s his [Milosevic’s] problem. Water supply and electricity are being used against the people of Serbia, we have “turned them off” forever or for a long time for the sake of the lives of 1.6 million Kosovars who were kicked out of their homes and whose lives were significantly damaged. Not everyone will like this difference, but for me this difference is fundamental.

  2. Are we in the USA icreasing production of wartime products? Are we starting new production plants? I would think our economy would benefit from the work. I enthusiastically support increasing production.

    1. @Lui Cypher the US has an intentionally ignored military employment and money shifting military cartel.
      The government uses it as an unemployment avoidance system for thousands of otherwise unemployable (geographic and ability reasons), and pumps vast amounts of money into industry to also have a manufacturing system which produces products it can sell, that being by giving military ‘aid’ to other countries on the grounds that it is spent on things made in the US, so it gets all the kudos of supporting other governments, but the money never actually leaves the country and it then benefits from the expected reciprocal trade etc the foreign county feels compelled to give in return.
      Analysis of how the US has such an inordinately large military spend in comparison to other countries, and bigger in spend by operational areas is very interesting.
      Then you have to remember that the US includes veteran medical costs in its figures which no other country does, so when you look at the NATO 2% figure and the US spend it is not just military spend, but industrial investment spending, social services spending and an employment spend, that’s MONEY and the US doesn’t need a war to do it, but it helps

    2. @MorPlayswe very much so have a real economy and it’s booming right now everyone is busy is say worry about your own country.

    3. @George Man pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq and the inevitable decline in weapons usage, maintenance supply, ammunition use (which was at a staggering level)means that once stock replenishment was reached is bound to reduce production, and thence the requirement for facilities.
      Covid and recession don’t stop military supply chains, or slow them down, not using them at the rate you do in conflict is the main cause.
      After WWII many many facilities simply ceased to exist and stayed that way permanently

    4. @MorPlays Don’t mean to bring fact into this but Russia has already begun de-industrializing – their auto industry is down by 40% and their aviation industry has ceased to exist. They are a gangster state which has run out of ammo.

    5. @Sarah Brown There was also the lent and lease program where all the war production in WW2 was paid for by debt from Europeans. These people today dont know what they are talking about.

  3. The resolve, the resilience of the Ukrainian forces and people has been obvious. Unfortunate all still, even so that they have had to endure, show the people on the earth this, of themselves, yet fortunate that they have been so committed, so brave, so heroic. May The Lord continue to be with the Ukrainians as a source of inner strength and comfort.

    1. @Karl Eldritch

      They have been around for thousands of years and they will be for as long as there is life on earth. They have protected their land against foreign invaders time and again. How do you think the playbook will end up in Ukraine? I doubt Ukraine will exist in the next few years as we know of it now.

    2. @Aj R The US never had plans to conquer the territory. Do you even know why the US went into Afghanistan in the first place? If you look at the US military bases in other countries, you’ll find that the US leases the base. For instance, the Philippines decided not to renew the lease, and the US had to pack up and leave. Funny thing is that who did the Philippines ask for help from when China started to intrude on its territory?

    3. @MKody The Ukrainians don’t want talks while orcs are controlling any part of Ukraine. They know that Putler would use the time to resupply and increase the size of his army, then they will be ordered to return to the attack again. Putler cannot be trusted.

    4. @Aj R The ordinary Afghans didn’t want to drive out the Americans. The Americans were there to fight the Taliban *on behalf of the general population* and to strengthen the military and democratic government. America decided to withdraw after 20 years because the war was becoming unpopular with the public snd Trump was as seeking a second term as President.
      The war in Afghanistan started because the Taliban were harbouring Al Qaeda terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks on American soil. If the Taliban would have handed them over to the USA the war wouldn’t have started

    1. To Stoltenberg, Borrel and for memory:
      From a briefing by NATO Press Secretary Jamie Shea. Brussels, May 25, 1999:
      Question: If you say that the [Yugoslav] army has a lot of generators, then why are you depriving the country of 70% not only of electricity, but also of water supply, because, according to you, [NATO] strikes only at military facilities.
      Answer: Unfortunately, command and control systems also depend on electricity. If Milosevic really wants his citizens to have water and electricity, all he has to do is accept NATO’s terms and we will stop this campaign. Until he does, we will continue to attack targets that supply his army with electricity. If it has consequences for the population, it’s his [Milosevic’s] problem. Water supply and electricity are being used against the people of Serbia, we have “turned them off” forever or for a long time for the sake of the lives of 1.6 million Kosovars who were kicked out of their homes and whose lives were significantly damaged. Not everyone will like this difference, but for me this difference is fundamental.

    2. Of course, he wants to make a second Afghanistan out of Ukraine. Or maybe we need to start negotiations. There will be less death and destruction.

  4. It’s a complicated scenario when you’re fighting a ruthless Russian Federation in an asymmetric war. The logistics and supplies are just a piece of the puzzle for the Ukrainian battlefield and world problem.

    1. @Dr. Juán Tortilla To quote, “Ukrainian’s are led by a Jewish comedian. They’ll overcome everything.” I know it’s tongue-in-cheek, but to add to the narrative…

      Zelensky’s religious affiliation, Judaism, was a serendipitous occurrence that by happenstance staved off Putin’s claim. The democratically elected government was “gang of drug addicts and neo-Nazis,” while Zelensky himself is Jewish. This is a war of propaganda, humanity and disinformation. In addition to Zelensky’s comedic shtick, he also ran a video production company, Kvartal 95 Studio. Zelensky’s ability to broadcast and unify a message, positioned his country as a vestige and a pillar of democracy, which gained him world support.

      President Zelenskyy, February 26, 2022 — “ The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.”

      Marcus Aurelius — “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

      I took the liberty to include a link below for your edification, regarding the rants by the Russian State Federation – it bears repeating.
      https://www.state.gov/disarming-disinformation/to-vilify-ukraine-the-kremlin-resorts-to-antisemitism/

    2. @Mitchell Kasdin your lengthy reply to me was shadow banned (since US is the land of freedom of speech and democracy)

    3. @Dr. Juán Tortilla A Jewish comedian, a lover of white powder from Colombia, can lead Ukraine to the wrong place at all. Now he is still playing the role of the “butcher” of the Ukrainian people.

  5. What many European countries have said is that their stocks are running low. But the production are ramped up. They burn of a lot in Ukraine. But we have to remember they are paying with thousands of lives stopping a dictator and a country behaving like a mafia at large going after gains with no regards for human life. Blinken is absolutely right.

    1. @Farmer Stole My Tank the only country that went from barbarism to modern times without civilization in between is the USA: OSCAR WILDE !

    2. @dutchdna we( USA) are the ones in clearly, ridiculous and fast decline now meanwhile China and Russia already have conquered the world !

    3. @David Fognini Why are you talking about the U.S.? I didn’t say anything about the U.S. The original post didn’t say anything about the U.S. Are you on the right YouTube channel?

    4. To Stoltenberg, Borrel and for memory:
      From a briefing by NATO Press Secretary Jamie Shea. Brussels, May 25, 1999:
      Question: If you say that the [Yugoslav] army has a lot of generators, then why are you depriving the country of 70% not only of electricity, but also of water supply, because, according to you, [NATO] strikes only at military facilities.
      Answer: Unfortunately, command and control systems also depend on electricity. If Milosevic really wants his citizens to have water and electricity, all he has to do is accept NATO’s terms and we will stop this campaign. Until he does, we will continue to attack targets that supply his army with electricity. If it has consequences for the population, it’s his [Milosevic’s] problem. Water supply and electricity are being used against the people of Serbia, we have “turned them off” forever or for a long time for the sake of the lives of 1.6 million Kosovars who were kicked out of their homes and whose lives were significantly damaged. Not everyone will like this difference, but for me this difference is fundamental.

  6. On the first day of Battle of the Somme River 1 July 1916 British casualties were the worst in the history of the British Army, with 57,470 casualties, 19,240 of whom were killed.

    1. He is stressed because he is being asked direct questions and he’s clearly uncomfortable giving direct answers to direct questions.

  7. I think Anthony Blinken is the best Secretary of State that I can remember. My compliments to President Biden for appointing him

    1. Putin thought his hand puppet 🌽🕳💪 donny dumdum was going to be dictator, fracturing NATO and supporting Russia instead of Ukraine.

  8. He lists the different air defence systems but does not admit only providing a tiny number of them; sometimes just one.

  9. Has to be quite frustrating to be interviewing somebody and they never actually answer to your questions.

  10. As a human being I feel pity for Ukraine, thank you NATO for supporting Ukraine lots of love from India🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

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