posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 09:58 PM
Maybe I'm just a clueless idiot, but I think somebody was seriously hoping that there was money to be made by cutting Europe off of Russian oil.
Establishing a friendly (as in easily controlled) Syria as a pipeline route to Turkey failed, so gumming up the works in Ukraine might be the next
Some people in Western governments would benefit (but not the people), and if it's possible to follow the money trail some of it may go to top
positions in the U.S. but it's not necessarily from the U.S. If history from some past conflicts have shown anything, private interests with
controlling stakes in resources are stirring the pot and using it to play the market. (At this point I'd say to look where you can find some diamond
encrusted cars and some of the tallest buildings now, and then tell me which convenient politicians on the world stage can't be bought.)
I don't think Russia wants control of Ukraine for any particular reason other than they're not going to sit idly by while getting egg on their face.
Overall I suspect most Russian-Ukrainian relations have been friendly, which is why there's more of a stand-down situation and not too many reports
of rebellion or further conflict. If Russia can feel secure about its economic assets in Ukraine, they'll probably leave the Ukrainians alone and let
them go about their business.