August 22, 2014
I came to Kyiv from Slovakia to support my former schoolmates on this winter Maidan. Now I had to return home because it became impossible staying in Ukraine. And it is not about bathing in Dnipro because Kievans have been waiting for hot water in lodgings for months. But since Poroshenko became the President all my friends disappeared one by one. Some were called up for military service in the hottest places of Ukrainian East. Others were detained at different times because of various strained pleas. And some of my friends disappeared just to appear in some "labour camps" in the furthest parts of Ukraine.
This is great gratitude from the part of Mr. Poroshenko and Co. No wonder that Maidan constructions were dissembled and Kyiv political life seems to be frozen. Just Poroshenko forgets that Ukraine is a big country. Almost all big cities are discontent with recent changes. Any moment discontent with Ukrainian authorities can boil over and would cause another wave of disturbances. And no one can predict which part of Ukraine would burn this time.
September 4, 2009
I just saw a report that said Putin has moved over 200 military vehicles (tanks, missile launchers, etc.) into Eastern Ukraine. From what I can tell, most of the top brass believe this is the precursor to an invasion. Missiles are also being fired into the Ukraine from within Russia.
It sounds politically motivated and totally rhetorical, but I think it is proving absolutely true. The only thing preventing all this craziness across the world we are seeing now, was a strong US President. With Obama in power--and this is not even debatable anymore--the "bad guys" all over the world no longer fear the repercussions of warmongering. Like it or not, all that is happening today is proving beyond doubt that the so-called "hawkish Republicans" had it right all along. Those same hawkish Republicans i.e. McCain and Graham (and State Sec. Kerry?) warned the country long ago when Obama backed down in the Syria situation, that some real evil was going to spawn from the ashes there. They were spot on correct. ISIS/ISIL *is* the "bogeyman" that the liberals said was just a Republican scare tactic. Here we go. I guess it's time for the little liberals to step aside and let serious leaders try to clean up all this crap. Screw it. Too many Russian sympathists in Ukraine for us to do much good there. But a (real) US President can at least help the bordering European nations beef up their missile defenses.
Remember? In the 2012 Presidential Debate? When Romney warned that the real threat (which Obama was making the mistake of getting into bed with) was Russia? Remember when all the Liberals laughed out loud and mocked Romney for saying that? REMEMBER?
Time and time and time and time again... the Liberal US Presidents and their Administrations throughout recent history, have proven to be utterly clueless when it comes to foreign policy.
Liberals would do good to just remember those famous words of Edmund Burke - "The only necessary thing for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." This is a fact. Obama's "withdraw and take a back seat" approach might have sounded great to the pacifists and looked great on paper. But look at the state of the world today and compare it to pre-Obama. All across the world, either tensions are high, or there is war breaking out.
I'm shocked actually, that North Korea isn't jumping all over this. Maybe they are biding their time, waiting for the precise moment to act. Oh! And, not to be outdone, China is making threatening gestures, eyeballing a few neighboring territories.
And on... and on... and on...
Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein