They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kiev: A 'circus' (at gunpoint)

Just a quick google. Let's discount a few of the shots below as 'photoshops', then what are we left with?  Pea shooters? I hate to break the news, but I know of no government in the world that would have permitted these scenes without a serious and violent response. HMG most definitely included.

The world needs a strong Russia. What comes after Obama?  Possibly a swing to the right. Another Bush? Worse? The world needs a counterweight, and rightly or wrongly Russia is all we currently have. Putin may well be a 'strongman', or even a 'thug'.  However without him/Russia where exactly would we be today? Boots on the ground in Syria? Iran? It's not black and white, good versus evil. Do we need to always point that out?

Kiev has appealed to the international community not to recognise the result of the vote, which interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk described as a "circus" carried out at gunpoint. Link