Skip to comments.Putinís Ukraine Gambit (Without Ukraine, thereís no Russian empire.)
Posted on 02/28/2014 10:56:59 AM PST by cornelis
... Obama wants stability, the New York Times reports, quoting internal sources. He sees Ukraine as merely a crisis to be managed rather than an opportunity to alter the increasingly autocratic trajectory of the region, allow Ukrainians to join their destiny to the West, and block Russian neo-imperialism.
Sure, Obama is sympathetic to democracy. But it must come organically, from internal developments, you see. Must not be imposed by outside intervention, but develop on its own. But Ukraine is never on its own. Not with a bear next door. American neutrality doesnt allow an authentic Ukrainian polity to emerge. It leaves Ukraine naked to Russian pressure.
What Obama doesnt seem to understand is that American inaction creates a vacuum. His evacuation from Iraq consigned that country to Iranian hegemony, just as Obamas writing off Syria invited in Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah to reverse the tide of battle.
Putin fully occupies vacuums. In Ukraine, he keeps flaunting his leverage. Hes withdrawn the multibillion-dollar aid package with which he had pulled the now-deposed Ukrainian president away from the EU. He has suddenly mobilized Russian forces bordering Ukraine. His health officials are even questioning the safety of Ukrainian food exports.
This is no dietary-hygiene campaign. This is a message to Kiev: We can shut down your agricultural exports today, your natural-gas supplies tomorrow. We can make you broke, and we can make you freeze.
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Our country is being destroyed. How about that?
Only when the majority votes socialist.
How about it? Are you doing anything?
Hitler used the same pretext to invade some other countries. “They speak our language”
That’s already been posted.
So? Russia is building up its empire?
Why should I care? Why should it matter, when America itself is decaying into a degenerate cesspool of dope and homosex? With America decaying into an evil entity itself, where will it have any moral authority on anything?
For Stalin, geographical proximity was enough.
Ukraine has to play by Russian rules. Putin just showed in Crimea who is the real boss.
And he is content to dump the toxic mess of rescuing Ukraine’s collapsing economy onto the West.
The Maidan revolutionaries will discover soon enough with Europe and America flat-broke, there’s little Western appetite for bailing Ukraine out.
And Russia has patience. Sooner than later at least a part of Ukraine will finally join the new Moscow-led Eurasian Community.
I still side with the Ukrainian President.
I could really care less about Ukraine. Let Russia have it. I would back tiny Georgia though since they backed us in Iraq.
Let me guess, you have the contract for building one of his mansions.
Never fear. Obama's on it.
And if I told you Ukraine backed us in Iraq? What then?
Which one, the elected one or the non-elected one?
Still don’t care. Can’t do anything about Russia anyway in its own back yard with Obama and Hagel dismantling our military.
Were this attitude to represent a serious party position, if someone so flippant should run for office, if this is the extent of your foreign policy . . .
What imaginary world do you live in?
That’s fine. You give a crap about nobody. Next time, just say so and don’t bring Georgia into it.
So it is okay if USA and EU cajoles and bullies countries into joining with them but it is horrible and evil when Russia does it?