The Reagan Doctrine and Ukraine – A Plan of Action

It was August 1988. I was in Communist Poland, which was controlled by a Russian puppet, Wojciech Jaruzelski. Our delegation from a Solidarity-sponsored conference outside of Krakow, where I had spoken, was making a pilgrimage to Auschwitz.

Workers from Solidarity were simultaneously striking in Gdansk in the North. And the government had just declared a state of emergency. About a decade earlier, a similar state of emergency had resulted in the imprisonment — and worse — of many, if not most, Solidarity leaders.

The police stopped our convoy and began trying to make arrests.

And I had just called for the overthrow of the Jaruzelski regime — publicly.

So, when it comes to Vladimir Putin’s efforts to gobble up Ukraine and Belarus into a reconstituted Soviet Union, I know which side I’m on.

And I sense that, after raising questions with respect to Biden’s tepid policies in Ukraine, an overwhelming majority of conservatives agree with me.

There are many bad reasons for American non-involvement in Ukraine — and one good one for American engagement.

Ukraine has suffered through a bloody, difficult history, and it has lots of problems.

After 5-10 million Ukrainians died during the Stalinist purges, Ukrainians had millions of reasons to hate the Soviets

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