I didn't realize we were posting comedy as explanation these days.
Conference call for you: Tokyo 1905 on Line 1, and Kabul 1989 on Line 2.
Beware of analysis where the "anal" part means "pulled out of somebody's @$$."
[Pro Tip: When your pronouncement crashes and burns on the rocks of actual history, it isn't history that got it wrong.]
And the Samson Option? Samson committed suicide, for those who went to Common Core Sunday school. That means the end of the existence of the Russian nation and people, pretty much forever.
Russia has accepted military defeat over and over in its history. It's nothing remarkable, and nothing new for them. And unless Russia's drunken buffoons pull their heads out of their back ends soon, Kiev is liable to be phoning in on Line 3.
When and if that happens, in the words of Bill Engvall,