Lol.A lot of this was/is simultaneously true of the Ukraine - we have no idea what their attrition rate is and how they're replenishing men at the front or what training they have. We do know that Russia has 3-4 times the population.
How do we know what he's going to do? Does he see this as a must-win situation? How are we able to read his thoughts? Admittedly, he talked about this at the beginning and didn't do it, so maybe we assume he therefore won't. Seems like Washington wants him to as it's now incandescently obvious that they wanted this situation with Russia. I haven't seen Washington this committed to a war since 2003.
They are, but from the RUssian point-of-view they're locked out of economic cooperation already and the sanctions seem to be hurting both sides. This was John Robb's point about there being not much room to escalate except to WWIII and nuclear war.
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Well, nuclear radiation from certain isotopes lasts a really long time. Look at Chernobyl.