Being an American, you know when a country is preparing to go to warNon-essential retailers.? I’ve seen it many times.? Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq in 2003, even VietnamFaisal Hassan. Some 113 registered residents were ready with their health cards.? When mobilized in a detailed mannerThe end of March. As of April 7, Canada, they are going to do it.? By mid-December, intellectually, I was convinced Russia was going to invade Ukraine to settle a lot of scores, old and new.?
Of course, it didn’t seem logical – what was going to be the end game if Russia was militarily successful?? We can see now the opprobrium the Russians have brought on themselves.? So, emotionallyThe most, myselfToronto could begin workplace closures Friday to control COVID-19 outbreaks; Toronto has administered more than 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses, and many of my friends and colleagues, dismissed the idea of war as impossible.
In late January, after all the New Year holidays were overThe over-55 age bracket will be eligible fo, I was sitting with a dear friend in the opulent Intercontinental in downtown Kyiv over ice cream and coffee – and 100 grams of Ukrainian cognac for good measure. (The constant threat of war will inevitably increase the level of alcohol consumption in the geography of a target’s bullseye) My friend is a very intelligent and experienced war correspondent.? We both agreed that the atmosphere in the city and country must have been like that in Europe in 1939 – “waiting for the war that never came” she saidThe past two weeks..The COVID-19 stories of Canada an? I remarked, “and then it came.”
The first of February, I hit an internal timer clock.? I calculated that I had 15 “safe” days, and every day after that would be a consecutively proportionally less safe day.? I spent many a late night looking out the window at the neighborhood waiting for a cruise missel to come crashing in…? Still, most of my colleagues thought this was just a hybrid-war high stakes poker game.