Thanks for your wise comments. They're helpful to the continuing of this forum.Perhaps. I watched the head of Nato Jens someone talking about Nato and then asking if there was any questions. He took four questions. One was on Ukraine joining Nato to which as has been reported he did not really say yes or no. The other three were on whether the US would consider softening its view given what Putin has said re Nukes. Each time he replied that he would continue to encourage Ukraine to take back the territory. Regardless the next question asked the same as did the one after that. There seems to be no concept in the west of communication of toning down the rhetoric which is what they were talking about. I think they were mainly European but not sure. It was clear they all were taking the possibility of nukes far more seriously than the head of Nato. It has been so strange watching people finding the belief that anyone would use nukes as amusing and apparently wanting to humiliate Putin and Russia which if anything will bring nukes on.
I think that nothing new can be learned from Stoltenberg. He's paid to say what he has to say.
More valuable hints will come from lesser players, possibly on both sides, who become what is known as loose cannons.
The title of this discussion is my shot at suggesting that America has blinked.
If anything, the US congress must be either silenced or it has to come together on support of America's war with Russia.
Coming together isn't a possible option!
Hope is in Biden's war losing the support it desperately needs!