David and Goliath
Muse #567 - wars have no winners
It was interesting to read about Zelensky’s comments yesterday that he expects Ukarine’s war to end with the liberation of Crimea. And that is a very optimistic, brave, and defiant thing to say given the circumstances. It sounded a very confident David-like stance against a nuclear-wielding Goliath and any error or meddling could help us a world war of our lifetime. If that kind of nuclear war was long enough and had sufficient people left around to see and experience it.
It also means that we are in for a prolonged war with both sides digging in for now and that prolongs one of the most current global challenges. Remember Iraq or Afghanistan. You get the hint. But war has eventually no winners. Except perhaps the weapon exporters who get to sell more stuff and exhaust the existing stockpile of older stuff.
And in a similar vein this week, the US stirred the Taiwanese hornet’s nest by sending in Nancy Pelosi for a visit. Another war that nobody wants and in which no one is really going to win and make a mess in the global going on’s around us. And unfortunately, this one I believe is highly probable as something that I, unfortunately, may be forced to see in my lifetime, whether I like it or not. And that is going to impact us all one way or another.