posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by rigel4
For our sakes..I think it best if they stay at grabbing Crimea!
I don't think Western Europe will tolerate a full take over of all of Ukraine.
I agree with that. It's also, largely, what the Ukrainian student I'm sharing a college history class with has told me. East of the River is more
Russian than Europe. More old world..than new and industrial than anything like cosmopolitan. West of the River, even the architecture is different to
give a look and feel that is distinctly more European and new world than Old world Russian.
I think the world will grumble nasty things under their collective breath that this even came to a head like it has, but the world won't challenge
Russia for what has been taken now. Sevastopol is no small thing, after all and it would be like expecting the US to entertain the Cubans saying
'Hey...We're SERIOUS now..leave Guantanamo!". Umm.. Yeah... Wouldn't happen and neither will losing the home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
On the other hand... I think you're equally right to say Europe has a line they will react to, if crossed...even if they really really don't want
to. I hope no one has a major brain fart for a serious miscalculation. Just one may be all it takes. One big miscalculation.