(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip)
All over the Internet today we find reports of Russian military convoys, invading Ukraine, either stopping short of their objectives for no apparent reason, or else bogged down and advancing much more slowly than expected.
Then we learn Russia bought its truck tires from China.
Now, a quick lesson in the legacy of Mao Tse-tung:
*You are accountable to people who can and will hurt you; so you tell them what they want to hear.
*Your bosses have bosses who can and will hurt them; so they tell them what they want to hear. It certainly doesn’t have to be true! Much safer for everyone if it isn’t.
This ritual of deception proceeds all the way up the ladder to the top commies. This is how you wind up with military truck tires that go flat whenever any weight is put on them.
The subjugation of Ukraine was supposed to be a walkover for the mighty Russian army. Well, they’re walkin’, all right. And they’re out the money, too.