On 03/04/14, a week after the takeover of Crimea, MSNBC, left-wing American television, is bending every which way to convince us that Putin is more or less crazy. (How else do you explain another slap in the face?) Yeah, Putin, he is a crazy fox. In a few weeks, we will admit that he just swallowed Crimea whole. (Whether it’s absorbed outright or it becomes one of Russia’s banana republics.)
Why would he do something like this, you ask?
Well, first, Russians in general probably feel nostalgia for their only subtropical area, for their Florida. That’s not a bad reason to take some risks. Second, isn’t it more pleasant to have your first or second main naval base not on foreign soil. Just think about it.
Of course, he calculated after watching President Obama for six years, that the cost would be low to nil.
He was dead wrong. He has almost already been disinvited from the 8-Big summit where he was ever only invited because the other guys were afraid of him. (Yes, Angela included.) N. S. !
Sure, sure, the Secretary of Sate went to Kiev to console the locals. I wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that he traveled on his windsurfer muttering pretend-French. On arrival, he gave the Ukrainian Prime Minister a hundred dollar bill. Here, you go, guy, he said.
There will probably be a summit between Mr Putin and Mr Obama, in the end. Mr Putin will show up bare-chested and holding a foot-long commando knife. Mr Obama will arrive wearing a pale-blue Lacoste shirt (the one with the little alligator) clutching a late-model cellphone in his distinguished hand.
Putin! Poor bastard!
It’s pax americana or it’s no pax. I have not changed my mind though: Americans shouldn’t fight for Ukraine’s borders.See my first short posting simply titled: “Ukraine.” Look at the European neighbors!
But, as we say in Latin: SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM.