Upadate: March 10, 2022
A no-fly zone is a huge matter of contention. Several military experts support a limited no-fly zone for humanitarian corridors. This author would support this more tailored version of a no-fly zone; however, of course it would be preferable to have the zone enforced by Ukrainian fighters. At this writing, I am not sure whether that is possible.
March 2, 2022
O.k. What does Putin's invasion of Ukraine have to do with gluten free living? Perhaps there is a connection, as together Russia and the Ukraine export 30% of the world's wheat.
If Russia cuts off its exports to us -- and Ukraine is unable to produce wheat due to Russia's horrific invasion -- wheat will become more expensive. In fact, the price has already risen. However, alternative, gluten free grains could become more popular.
But, in the meantime, we must do something to stop Putin. We live in unprecedented times and in an even more information-heavy and interconnnected world. Putin cannot hide his slaughter of civilians. We cannot look away.
What can we do if we do not live in Ukraine? We can urge the U.S. to give Ukraine all the intelligence and weaponry it needs to fight back in the most effective way possible.
We can also stop lining Putin's pockets by purchasing Russian oil; the Manchin/Murkowksi bill will help do that. I'm not a world-renowned economist, but I do know there are other oil producers besides Russia. Call/write your Congressional reps today.
As to the No-Fly Zone, why else do we have a United States military or NATO? We keep hearing the phrase about avoiding "all-out war," or not wishing to "escalate" the war.
Let's see . . . Putin is bombing one the largest free democracies in Europe into oblivion, has taken the operators of the largest nuclear plant in Europe hostage, and has reportedly taken over a second nuclear power plant.
If this situation isn't "escalated," what is?
We have the best military in the world. We are supplying intelligence and some arms to Ukraine; but, obviously, it hasn't yet made enough difference. We need to do more.
Putin is the Hitler of 2022.
I'm not a military expert, but former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark is. See his March 2, 2022 opinion piece in the New York Post, wherein he supports a No-Fly Zone. #supportukraine, #noflyzone