A quick follow up on Crimea

I thought this was an interesting slideshow. Hat tip Barry Ritholtz: always on my reading list.

http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/johnmaxfield376/10-reasons-why-russia-invaded-ukraine/4

If the link does not work please let me know. Thanks

 

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13 thoughts on “A quick follow up on Crimea

  1. It’s yet another example of the Hegelian Dialectic used in so many levels of society. One of the earlier versions of this e.g. WW1 is: create a problem, get a reaction, we’ll give you the solution. The end result is always a removal of freedoms and transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Wars, which are planned decades ahead, are for profit for the 1%. Sane, advanced people want peaceful lives and never want wars. Reasons for invasions/wars are always illusions but the real reason is – “Wars are big business for us.” Rockefeller – then stories are mass broadcasted in what is laughingly referred to as the “news”! A report was leaked about the 7 countries via Rumsfeld. Here’s one example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNDw4rDG5vg and there’s Tim Rifat on Rense Radio ” TR has never been wrong in 15 years” says Rense (Youtube or Rense.com). Rifat is a geopolitical reporter, scientist, remote viewer and author, who was headhunted to work for MI6 Occult Branch in the 1990s, then left when he found out what they were planning. More headlines here: http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/ and TPV to the right.

    • Thanks Dawn. I never know what to make of David Icke. I remember him as the Hereford United goalkeeper but he seems to have come a long way since then. Wars have long been known as good economic stimuli of the worst kind. I am not sure that is where this will end up. The response seems to be economic sanctions so far and if the West won’t step in over Syria I wonder whether it would step in if Crimea imploded. I suspect not. No boots on the ground. We shall see.

  2. I think Putin is now going to stop rattling the can and consider his position as a strong man now accepted and consolidated amongst the Russians. He will also be happy to keep controlling the Crimea but will not go much further. It is the economy and business that will need to be assuaged of a solid reason to risk all in escalating tensions and mayhem further. I don’t think so
    The (small) bear has roared but is now sated with enough honey. (Buy resource stock.)

  3. Living in Poland there is an uneasy feeling about what Russia is doing, if the world lets them take Ukraine to protect Russian speakers that are not being prosecuted through the use of language would be a joke (since they are so close to each other, two people can be speaking, one ukrainian and the other Russian, they will be able to communicate and understand each other, just like Polish and Slovakian).
    It is a land grab for multiple reasons, but the response of the world has been showing what western countries are actually about (money).

    • I understand your nervousness, Ben. The language issue is a pretext, no doubt. I spent a week in Kazakhstan once and was surprised that Russian was so widely used and spoken even though there is a perfectly good Kazakh language. It seems they co-exist quite happily. I did not realise Polish and Slovakian were close too. I hope things get no worse in Ukraine.

  4. I’m sure that you will have already read ‘Stalingrad’ by Antony Beevor – it helps put everything in to perspective regarding Russian/Mother land mindset. So many of Europe’s problems are historical. Your link is excellent, thank you.

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