... on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said lawlessness "now rules in eastern regions of Ukraine as a result of the actions of fighters of the so-called 'Right Sector,' with the full connivance" of Ukraine's new authorities.
Right Sector is a grouping of several far-right and nationalist factions whose activists were among the most radical and confrontational of the three-month-long demonstrations in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, which eventually ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. The Kremlin statement also claimed Russian citizens trying to enter Ukraine have been turned back at the border by Ukrainian officials.PUTIN'S CASE FOR ANNEXING CRIMEA AND EASTERN UKRAINE REMINDS ME AND OTHRS OF HITLER'S CASE FOR ANNEXING SUDETENLAND.
Pro-Russia sentiment is high in Ukraine's east and there are fears Russia could seek to incorporate that area as well. Obama has warned that the referendum in Crimea would violate international law. But on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made it clear that he supports the vote, in phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Minister David Cameron.
(YES: HILLARY WAS RIGHT!)
THE SITUATION IS ESCALATING.
IT'S A DANGEROUS GAME OF CHICKEN.
A GAME THAT PUTIN BELIEVES HE WILL WIN.
IN FACT, PUTIN BELIEVES THAT IF HE HAD BEEN PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA IN THE 1990'S, SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC WOULD STILL BE ALIVE AND STILL BE PRESIDENT OF GREATER SERBIA.
IS THERE A PEACEFUL WAY OUT?
CHURCHILL WANTED FRANCE AND BRITAIN TO STOP HITLER THEN AND THERE, AND NOT CEDE SUDETENLAND.
BUT, BECAUSE OF YEARS OF DISARMAMENT AND APPEASEMENT, BRITAIN AND FRANCE THOUGHT THEY WERE NO MATCH FOR HITLER'S ARMY. (THEY WERE WRONG.)
HAD HITLER BEEN CONFRONTED THEN, THE LOSSES WOULD HAVE BEEN MINUSCULE COMPARED TO THE LOSSES SUFFERED BY EUROPE IN WW2.
BUT WE ARE ILL-POSITIONED FOR AN KINETIC MOVE DIRECTLY AGAINST PUTIN IN CRIMEA.
WE NEED TO STRIKE ELSEWHERE.
HERE'S HOW AND WHERE:
FIRST, WE ADMIT UKRAINE TO NATO AND INVOKE ARTICLE 5:
Article 5 of the Washington Treaty:
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.THEN, I THINK WE SHOULD COUNTER AGAINST PUTIN'S VASSAL STATES - IRAN AND SYRIA:
(I THINK RUSSIA HAS USED IRAN AND SYRIA THE WAY I THINK CHINA HAS USED NORTH KOREA: AS A REMOTE-CONTROLLED THORN IN THE WEST'S SIDE.)
WE SHOULD PREEMPTIVELY ATTACK IRAN'S NUCLEAR ASSETS AND MILITARY ASSETS...
AND THEN DEMOLISH SYRIA'S WMD'S...
AND THEN DECLARE SYRIA IS PARTITIONED BY RECOGNIZING AN INDEPENDENT KURDISH STATE.
THEN, WE SHOULD BLOCKADE THE BLACK SEA BY BLOCKADING THE BOSPORUS OR THE AEGEAN - INVOKING NATO ARTICLE 5.
YOUR MOVE VLADIMIR.
(IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF THIS - WHICH WOULD PROBABLY LEAD TO WAR - THE REMEMBER WHAT REAGAN SAID: YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE PEACE. JUST SURRENDER!
G-D I WISH REAGAN WAS ALIVE AND POTUS...
YOUR MOVE OBAMA AND MERKEL!