You can help rescue Americans in Ukraine, because the US government won't
Somebody has to do the hard work
Once upon a time, Americans trusted their government and its trillion-dollar military would attempt to rescue them from hostile foreign places. No more. The military is too busy dispensing gender-reassignment hormones to the troops.
So civilians and veterans have launched Project Dynamo to do what the government should do, but will not do: rescue Americans trapped in war zones created by the US government.
Project Dynamo has volunteers inside Ukraine right now trying to locate Americans—many there on behalf of the US government or US interests.
Project Dynamo launched to rescue Americans the US government left behind in Afghanistan. Demonstrating classic American ingenuity and flexibility, the group has expanded to help Americans escape Ukraine. Here’s their mission statement:
The coalition of veterans groups has opened new northern escape routes for the thousands of former Afghan interpret mission, called Dynamo II, is a new "air branch" of the group Digital Dunkirk, a group of veterans who were being contacted for help by their former interpreters and other at-risk Afghans.
The group was named in reference to the evacuation, called Operation Dynamo, of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches of Dunkirk by an assortment of military and civilian boats called into service by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, watch the movie Dunkirk. I reviewed it here.
Short of joining a mercenary team to enter Ukraine and take up arms against the Russians, the best you can do is send some money to worthy causes. Consider donating the money you save on energy because of Russian oil imports.
It’s sobering to think that every time your furnace kicks on and every time you fill up your tank, you’re funding Putin’s war effort in Ukraine.