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West should Sacrifice Ukraine, otherwise trouble is due

Popularity 6Viewed 1561 times 2014-3-6 02:57 |Personal category:Commentary|System category:News| Ukraine, Russia, War, John Kerry, George Bush

It is simple. The international system is corrupt and power is shared between a few big powers and those powers have enough nuclear weapons to wipe out not just each other, but every other life on earth.

That’s where Ukraine comes in.

Russia can take the whole of it if it wants; Europe cannot protest much until they find a new source of gas to heat their frosty homes.

The EU members have so much trouble in their domestic politics to risks starting a war with Russia, obvious member like Germany do not want war after what history did to them.

The US and Canada are the only ones that can afford to make noise, but not even them can force Putin into anything.

Russia says it will also react if it is sanctioned, and people have been talking of Russia planning to abandon the US currency and dump US debt.

And war is out of the question, the election is nigh in the US, and Americans would not want to get entangled in this one.

George Bush went to one of the most hilarious wars in Iraq, despite protests from the UN and sane heads. Just minutes later, the same US is crying wolf over Russia’s ‘invasion’ of Ukraine.

It’s just hilarious…here is a quote from one John Kerry…

"It's an incredible act of aggression. It is really a stunning, willful choice by President Putin to invade another country. You just don't in the 21st Century behave in 19th Century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext." 

I wonder what century it is in the US, in the wake of the US support to Libyan rebels, Syrian Rebels, Afghanistan…the list s both wrong and long!

The only way out here is Appeasement Policy 2.0, Let Russia dance all it wants in its backyard and maybe if Putin is not challenged, he will not go far in some of these crises.

Ukraine has to be a the pawn that save world peace, it has to go, otherwise Cold War 2.0 will only hurt the West more….

 

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Reply Report Dr.Bill.Shen 2014-3-6 08:20
From the reaction of financial market, it is not as dire as you have envisioned. It will play out as west Europe will keep receiving gas and oil from Russia, and Russia will carve out east part of Ukraine as the people might opt to vote on that.
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-3-6 19:45
The US is not on solid ground after interventions in countries far flung from its borders. No one can deny that Eastern Ukraine is an immediate neighbour of Russia. The UK has pretty much decided it cannot afford economic sanctions. Its parliament voted remember for no military action in Syria. A poll of readers on the BBC web site (i voted) showed overwhelming support for not getting involved in the Ukraine-Russia issue. The rhetoric has rapidly changed to dialogue in Paris among all the external parties including Russia. Dialogue is the only sensible way forward.
Reply Report mutafire 2014-3-7 00:21
Dr.Bill.Shen: From the reaction of financial market, it is not as dire as you have envisioned. It will play out as west Europe will keep receiving gas and oil from  ...
Indeed, even Russia is too reliant on Gas money to think of stopping the supplies. But it is a gap that is exploitable....by both sides...
Reply Report mutafire 2014-3-7 00:23
ColinSpeakman: The US is not on solid ground after interventions in countries far flung from its borders. No one can deny that Eastern Ukraine is an immediate neighb ...
Verily, but is the West going to leave alone a country that so passionately wanted to look West?

I know Britain cannot even try a war...neither can many in the EU...one theory actually says that economic interdependence will make future conflict impossible, it seems like Ukraine is a classic example...
Reply Report Anming 2014-3-7 00:36
I'd rather say Germany does not want war after what it did to history...
Reply Report mutafire 2014-3-7 02:05
Anming: I'd rather say Germany does not want war after what it did to history...
Nope, that was one man, Hitler, the rest of Germany was as a victim as any
Reply Report Anming 2014-3-7 03:15
mutafire: Nope, that was one man, Hitler, the rest of Germany was as a victim as any
Hitler was Austrian, not German. And the guys during the Nuremberg Trials didn't seem very uninvolved... You can't blame one single person or a government for such inhumane chapters of history, each member of society has a responsibility.
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-3-7 18:22
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Reply Report 1stworldview 2014-3-14 00:20
The invasion of the Ukraine by Russia is sending a ripple effect through out Eastern Europe. With the prospects now for possible cold war starting all over again investors brace for sanctions against Russia. And with the already falling economy of the Ukraine, investors and business are bailing out as fast as they can.

During the next few years, the  Ukraine economy will be pushed to its limits. Currently, the Ukraine desperately needs 30 billion in loans to survive, and with ousted former president Viktor Yanukovich having already pulled the country out from the European Union, and the new government wanting nothing to do with Russia, the government will be in dire straits.

The US State department has issued a travel warning urging Americans not to travel to the Ukraine. Tourism is a huge part of Ukraine economy. with hotels, airlines and restaurants depending on tourism. As these businesses cut back, the ripple effect in cities like Kiev, Odessa and Yalta will have devastating consequences on the economy. Just as when the housing market died in the US, the effects were felt world wide. Not only will Ukraine's economy continue to decline, but most of Western Europe's fragile economy will also feel the effects.

One industry that seems to thrive on the situation is the foreign bride market, A Foreign Affair operates four office in the Ukraine. Kenneth Agee the marketing director says, "In the last few weeks we have seen the biggest surge ever on women signing up. Not only have we seen the biggest surge, but we have seen the highest quality of women signing up; doctors, engineers, even some of Ukraine's most beautiful models, With the possibility of war looming over the horizon, American men are looking very desirable." A Foreign Affair 's new member Irina of Kiev says, "America is stable, American men have very good family values. These are important to Ukraine women; we want a good environment to raise our families. With Russian tanks rolling down our streets, I do not see a bright future here for starting a family.

The future does not look good for the Ukraine. Russia has no intention of letting Ukraine have complete independence. Most western Ukrainians have had a strong dislike for Russia for many generations, and will do what ever it takes to resist Russian influence or occupation. This being said, the country will have a long battle and many lines drawn in the sand, from serious economic sanctions to full out war. At this time, it looks like this struggle could go on for a decade or more.

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