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Reader's View: Russia not in a war of attrition in Ukraine

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Russia’s fake war is now being called a war of attrition. When looking up the definition of attrition, the war part, I found, is the act or result of gradually wearing down and exhausting an opponent by constant stress or harassment.

Sorry, war worshippers, but this is not possible, because all parties in a war cannot access the luxury of “wearing down and exhausting an opponent” without someone committing murder. In a war of attrition, someone uses murder as their attrition.

In Afghanistan, superpower America had a war of attrition against people that had no military. The vehicle used by the Afghans to sustain their attrition while fighting the U.S. was not weaponry; it was human flesh.

For 20 years in Afghanistan, the superpower U.S. was worn down and exhausted by throwing tens of thousands of defenseless men into the war grinder, where the superpower was more than happy and willing to butcher them. The end game: 125,00 Afghans killed and only 2,450 Americans killed.

For America, this was a war of attrition and not a holocaust because the Taliban fighters refused to surrender. What convenient superpower logic.

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Russia is not in a war of attrition. How can it be?

Frank Erickson

Minneapolis

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