A paragraph-by-paragraph rebuttal to the Editorial Board's May 19 editorial
It was like you were debating with Putin’s Press Secretary. The Kremlin infection runs wide and deep.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I couldn’t understand why Henry Kissinger, a Jewish man who is 99 years old, thus an adult during WW2, & who saw how appeasement worked with Hitler, could think that appeasement would stop Putin. I wondered if he was senile. All I could think of was Neville Chamberlain’s infamous words - “Peace for our time” - and how wrong that was. Surely we should have learned from the horrors that followed the Munich Agreement that one has to stand up to a bully. I’m glad it’s President Biden & not President Trump, because that would be the end of America.
"... about a week longer than the duration of the NBA playoffs ..."
Hammer, meet nail.
This cosmopolitan boredom is puerile and toxic. On to the new new thing. Yawn. Will someone, anyone slap NYT hard and say, "Grow the fuck up!"
Love Freedom? Defeat Putin, by whatever means necessary. It's just that simple and I'm sure we agree
Thanks for your clarity, Greg.
Inflation is nothing now. We’ve got about five weeks to end Russian blockades in the Sea of Azov before massive famine begins to erode all world currency. Russia is at war with western stability, such as it is, so freeing Ukraine cannot be the end game here. We must occupy Russia and replace its government if we are going to survive the 21st century. We will split Siberia with China, I guess, just as we split Germany in the last war, and the lesson of Germany is the pattern that the war with Russia will follow. The gray ladies of the Times editorial board SHOULD be whining and shaking, looking for the exits, preaching pusillanimous pablum on Putin. Indeed, so should we all be shaky. But we are already at war on a massive scale. No administrative police action on our part, as we did in Vietnam, will be effective. This nation already has the grip of Genghis Khan at our throat.
No appeasement with this genocidal criminal! I feel all of the anger and disgust you expressed. Great rebuttal, Greg, and much appreciated.
Decrepit old fools who've been connecting dots for eight decades aren't stylish enough for you, you cosmopolitan style nazis? Fuck you in every orifice! As the Marines used to say, "Do not make Ms. Dymond say the f-word!"
While Putin distracts the US and Europe the Chinese continues Shi in its goal of Tianxia.
Time to drone Vladimir.
One of your finest pieces and all of your pieces are exceedingly fine. It should be a Times Op-Ed.
Three observations about this piece from the snobs at the NYT: 1) As you noted, gaslighting (and elitist gaslighting at its best; 2) undermining our president, our country, NATO, and our military expertise; 3) undermining their own reporters by pandering to readers who want different juice with their breakfast.
Also, Ukraine celebrated Kyiv Day, celebrated on the last Sunday of May, a holiday that honors over 1500 years of that city's existence. Why on earth would the NYT think abandoning Ukraine or relinquishing its land would be a GOOD thing? That country and that city are ancient and NYC is a mere babe in comparison...much less its huffy little "Editorial Board." Did any of those people study history?
Excellent, logical evisceration of the NYT Editorial Board.
Even if the moral case for backing Ukraine no matter what it requires wasn't so strong, it's clearly in the national security interest of the U.S. to finally stop Putin. Does the NYT not recognize the extraordinary damage he's done to our country, damage that still ripples across the land daily? This just in: Putin is our sworn enemy who's intent on punishing the U.S. and crippling democracy. He's an evil threat to humanity and world stability. Time to end him.
So, Donald Trump was right about one thing, but not how he thought he was. The New York Times IS failing, in so many ways (...so many ways...believe me!). I dropped their subscription over a year ago, and for me, the Paper of Record now is The Washington Post.
There really isn't any issue NYT doesn't both-sides, even now. What infuriates me the most about their editorial is the idea that somehow Ukraine should "compromise" with Russia and give up Crimea or other parts of their country. What the hell is that? Russia came in and TOOK it, knowing that Ukraine, at the time, was no match for them. A classic example of bullying. Why does the NYT think that Ukraine should negotiate land-grabs like this at all? Do they too believe as psycho Putin does, that Ukraine is just Russian territory by a different name? It's ridiculous and dangerous to let Putin continue this onslaught, his nukes notwithstanding. The ONLY message to Putin should be to "get the hell out of Ukraine, take your raping, looting murderers with you, and then stand back and stand by for your war criminal trial. The Hague is, right now, preparing a lovely cell for you." Anything else is appeasement. Biden is doing everything right by Ukraine, as is Zelenskyy.
"Standby, Standby "
Grand Moff Tarkin
Boy Howdy, thanks, Greg! Is appropriate to own these particular libs? I'll getta rope.