r/worldnews Sep 22 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 4 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Take My Energy 1 Take My Power 1

Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/obeyyourbrain Sep 22 '22

Seems like it would be more prudent to draft the police, then draft civvys to replace the police.

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u/zi_ang Sep 22 '22

Terrible idea. Police are shitty fighters on the frontline. They also have much more “street-smart” to cause insurgency.

The best target for drafting is always 18-19 year old country boys. Not for their bravery but for their ignorance.

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u/Leemour Sep 22 '22

And lack of prospects. Countryside youth, especially in poorer countries will rarely amount to much, so there is little potential lost if you use them as cannon fodder. Some real psychopaths are running Russia...

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u/aneloz Sep 22 '22

There will always be a place in my heart for country boys. I hope that if they have a will to resist they will stay safe doing so, and have a brighter future ahead of them.