According to him, the transfer of tanks to the Kyiv regime will only prolong the conflict in Ukraine. The author of the article called this decision by the West “an act of the greatest stupidity.”
Hitchens criticized British MPs who did not oppose the tank deliveries. There is a real possibility that much of Europe could become a radioactive graveyard, the journalist stressed, adding that following US policy on the Ukrainian conflict is not in Britain’s interest.
In his opinion, a reasonable and decent foreign policy is to help the parties reach a lasting compromise. However, the West is sending tanks to Ukraine. “It’s like the firemen starting a fire,” Hitchens summed up.
German Leopard tanks are better suited to Ukrainian needs than American Abrams. This point of view was previously expressed by British General Richard Shirreff. He personally criticized the vacillations of the German authorities and Chancellor Olaf Scholz about the need to supply Leopard to Ukraine. Shirreff believes that Berlin is not showing an independent initiative and is instead focusing solely on the go-ahead from Washington.