Supporting Ukraine isn’t “escalation”

Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“NATO allies emerged from their meeting on Friday at the US Ramstein airbase in Germany pledging further military support for Ukraine. There will now be hundreds of armoured vehicles, Humvees and munitions heading Kyiv’s way. But what will not be arriving are the German-made Leopard 2 tanks Ukraine so desperately wants. At least not yet. … [Germany’s regime] fears that sending offensive weaponry to Ukraine could escalate the conflict. … this fear of ‘escalation’ is directed at the wrong side. Because if the threat of things spiralling out of control is coming from anywhere, it is not coming from Ukraine, using Western weapons to defend its territory. It’s coming from Moscow. It’s coming from Russia. It’s coming from the nation that, just under a year ago, invaded another nation. It doesn’t get much more escalationary than that.” (01/24/23)