Friday, 21 March 2014

Ukraine: A chance for something constructive

I highly recommend Richard North's analysis of the situation in Ukraine; it's an excellent example of what a skilled researcher / analyst can produce and the MSM can't.

If the EU were truly concerned for the welfare of the Ukrainian people and for peace and security in Europe, they would freeze any further progress on the EU Association agreement and agree unconditional joint interim financing with Russia until the May 25th elections to keep the place ticking over without degenerating into anarchic chaos. 

Without a compromise approach, the EU and its territorial aspirations remains the greatest threat to peace in Europe.


Sackerson said...

As I said?

Weekend Yachtsman said...

The EU compromise on its ambitions, rein in its "project" and listen to someone else's concerns or opinions?

It ain't gonna happen, is it.

Mike Spilligan said...

The EU and its supporters, principally the US Government and State Dept, and its thoughtless, careless puppets in the form of our FCO and other European foreign ministers, do not care a jot if an internecine war of sanctions breaks out. Possibly the EU "high command" got into this tangle by mistake by simply not knowing enough about the geo-politics of this region - but they will NEVER admit that, irrespective of how much damage it causes, after all they won't have to pay in either terms of money or reputation, and they will soon be able to spend some time dusting off that Nobel Peace Prize.

Jackart said...


Shorter Richard North: "It's all the EU's fault, waaaa! Waaaa!"

I can smell the fear of Putin from you and instead of standing up to the bully, you want to roll over and hope he doesn't push you.

Nasty, cowardly. You so hate your own government, you're prepared to support and mouth the propaganda of one far, far worse.

Raedwald said...

What's the matter Jackart sweetie? Farmhouse fall on you this morning?

Anon 2 said...

You're right, Raedwald! The euSSR is the real aggressor here. Yet they accuse Putin of expansionism while their own aim is to add Ukraine/Crimea to their own USE (us of europe). The territories in question are deeply associated with Russia - but not with our franco-german masters.

So when somebody gets in their way --- well, what else would they do but defame him, jump up and down, and scream?

I say well done Putin! He's the only person who's had the wit or power to stop their gallop ... and boy does it need stopping.

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

And if Putin were to tinker with Scottish independence by say, offering a gas connection and the ruble as the Caledonian currency?

Russia's regions are a raggedy patchwork quilt - - so are the EU's ->things aren't going spiffingly in either area so they choose to to the old foreign interference thing.

I mean - Greece has worked out well eh ? The EU members all speak with one voice - it's "the same across all the member nations"?

What a crock - and a dangerous crock too... So the unelected EU Commission is now giving Ukraine €1billion (after previously giving them €600million) - as in who's getting the money exactly?

Anonymous said...

History is what they make it:

"There does exist .. an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act .. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years .. to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected .. to a few of its policies .. but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known." - p.950 Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966) by Carroll Quigley.

Ever felt you've been had?


Autonomous Mind said...

Jackart... I used to enjoy your blogging and comments, but find you increasingly wrong about things an increasing amount of the time and you contribution above makes shortsightedness look like 20/20 vision.