To me this whole blame game that has been heaped on Russia during the past few months is all part of an orchestration leading up to next week's NATO summit in Wales to label Russia, through propaganda, as a threat to international security. If this is so, as I strongly suspect it might be, then next week's summit will be used as a call to extend NATO into Ukraine and right up to Russia's border. The US has been working towards this for years. If this happens, what will the Russians do? One thing they will not do, and I lived there for five years, is do nothing. We are in, dear friends, for one hell of a big sell off in the world's financial markets if this comes to pass over the next few weeks, and this will be the very least we can expect.
One thing seems sure about this situation. Someone, if they can manufacture the desired outcome, will get very wealthy. I have grave doubts that Vlad has started this "problem". He's ex-KGB and no sweetheart but his position has changed to the extent that when the western leaders mess with him now, it costs him progress rather than giving him the opening needed to start a war. War is very expensive and Russia doesn't have a bunch of small states to beat money out of to pay for indiscriminate war. My guess is that a relative of a Washington or German politician will get rich if the Ukraine falls into western hands.
Joined Aug 2007
Status: If it walks like a duck...
I find it laughable to read headlines like "global equities advance on easing tensions in Ukraine". Did anyone really think Putin would stay true to his word? If so, then you really need to brush up on your knowledge of modern history, including 20th century... or - just read his biography.