Skip to comments.RUSSIA DECLARES PEACE WITH NATO HUMILIATION
Posted on 04/17/2014 10:03:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Russia has achieved a strategic psychological victory over NATO in the Ukraine with the announcement by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva that an agreement had been reached with Ukrainian and NATO member diplomats to ease tensions in the country.
Over the last few weeks, NATO has been shown to be economically unstable, fully dependent on Russian energy, and lacking a meaningful military deterrent. Russia has brutally humiliated NATO and has strategically reemerged as the dominant nation in Europe.
The Geneva, Switzerland, talks were originally supposed to focus on disarming illegal militant groups in Ukraine, de-escalating tensions, and instituting the constitutional reforms promised in February following the ouster of pro-Russian former President Viktor Yanukovych. But the new terms of the deal make no mention of constitutional reforms and grant amnesty for all pro-Russian protesters. There is some language about prosecuting criminals, demanding illegal armed groups disband, and requiring protesters occupying government buildings to leave, but no one will aggressively challenge the pro-Russians sympathizers actions.
After succeeding in annexing the Crimean peninsula from the Ukraine by popular demand, Moscow sought to bait the Ukrainian government into violent reprisals against pro-Russian protestors and government building occupiers in eastern and southern Ukraine. But unlike the Crimea where the support for Russia was overwhelming, eastern pro-Russian protests were often met with large pro-Western counter-demonstrations. Without the supportive political conditions to welcome a military intervention, Russia fostered the maximum amount of turmoil in the hope the Ukraine military would violently retaliate against both paramilitary groups and civilians.
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The EU is a paper Tiger? Who knew?
If Europe were to somehow miraculously pay us back all the treasure we have spent defending their lazy butts we would probably not be in debt.
Time for Europe to be pushed out of the nest and learn to fly on their own.
BTW: Of course Germany and Russia will be the strongest states in the region, economically speaking. They work hard and are at least a bit frugal.