posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Over the last few days I have been thinking a lot about he Ukrainian protest movement and how the
situation seems to have a really menacing trajectory.
It has become a really obvious Russia versus the West tug of war.
East Ukraine speaks Russian and favors Russia and West Ukraine see's
Itself as European and speak Ukrainian.
The sensors that keep me alive are twitching like mad right now.
I really have a concern here that we are about to see something we haven't
seen Since Russian tanks rolled into Georgia. Only this time the stakes are way higher.
I have just picked this report from Reuters on twitter:
Just a paragraph full story
Moscow — Ukraine has had two weeks to find a compromise in its Russia versus the West dispute. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been
focused on promoting his soft image with the Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the games ending Sunday, however, time has run out and the crisis in Kiev
and other cities is only getting worse. If Putin uses Russian history as a guide, it would not be out of the question that Russian tanks rolled into
Ukraine. After all, Soviet leaders did just this to retain control during the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and the 1968 Prague spring in Czechoslovakia.
For Putin stands to lose influence and his ability to affect policy in Ukraine if the opposition gains control. This is at the core of the current
Ukraine crisis. Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich disregarded a much-anticipated association agreement with the European Union in November to
sign a $15 billion bailout deal with Russia. It was this Kremlin-influenced act that sparked the protests — first peaceful but now increasingly
violent. Ukraine now appears divided into an eastern part that supports Yanukovich and the Russian deal, and the Europe-prone western half.