posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 04:58 AM
You know, I'm not bragging, but I consider myself a fairly worldly guy. I've traveled and worked around the world for the past 25 years, been in
countless countries and I try to keep up with what's going on politically both inside and outside the USA. For the past six months we've all been
subjected to ad nauseum political back and forth about Ukraine, the politicians there and all manner of goings on there. Of all the countries I've
traveled to, Ukraine is not among them. No reason really, just the need never arose.
My sister has her PhD in Russo-Turkish History and of course Ukraine plays prominently in her area of study. So, I am certainly aware of Ukraine, but
Ukraine has never been a daily discussion topic. Sure, Ukraine has popped up on the radar several times in recent history. Ukraine made the news in
1990 when they declared independence, again in 2004 during the Orange Revolution and again in 2014 with the Russian annexation of Crimea, but from my
perspective Ukraine was still just this distant European / Eastern European country.
Perhaps I've been living under a rock all these years, but for my part I had absolutely no idea the United States had such a big stake in Ukraine. I
had no idea Ukraine was such a vital location. Had no idea we would use Ukraine to house servers to store vital US documentation, no idea our
politicians regularly traveled there for high level meetings on a regular basis. I had no idea Biden, and Obama, Pelosi, Trump, Gore and so many
others in our government had their fingers in so many areas of Ukraine. Just had no idea.
For the past six months it seems like all we've heard about is Ukraine. This little country of 42m people is now a household name in virtually every
American household. I'd be willing to bet six months ago 85% of Americans couldn't even find Ukraine on a map (without using the internet) if
someone paid them.
Doesn't this seem odd to you?
It makes me wonder what other countries there are with such importance and we don't know about it.