Thursday, September 4, 2014

Things have gone to Hell in Ukraine

Reading the news from Ukraine before going to bed is not a recipe for a good night's sleep if you care about the future of the country. From August 25th Russia has invaded in force to prevent the defeat of the terrorist crowd in Donetsk/Luhansk and the Ukrainian army has been driven back. Proroshenko is now forced to negotiate with whomever Putin says.
Ukraine has implemented conscription and many young men from Zhovti Vody have been called up, according to Tanya this morning.

The war in Ukraine - from The Economist
Putin's Trap Why Ukraine Should Withdraw from Russian-Held Donbas - from Foreign Affairs


Read the last one if nothing else.


13 comments:

  1. I think the saddest part about all this is that everybody saw it coming and nobody is even trying to pretend it's not happening anymore... except our political "leaders". I hope your family stays safe.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I wish I could bring them to Canada.

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  2. the President had some pretty strong words today about Putin's aggression. He meats with NATO members this week. Not just Russia, but it seems the whole world has gone insane.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. Be nice if some of those words turned to action. And countries started sending serious heavy arms to Ukraine. The world really has gone insane. If you make a list of places where people are killing each other in earnest it gets pretty depressing.

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  3. Well, welcome to war, try to enjoy it the best you can.

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  4. Sympathies.

    The comic Scandinavia and the World is on your side. Problem is, SATW doesn't have any divisions.

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    1. Wish someone on our side had some divisions or at least guns for Ukraine

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  5. I just found your blog through Jono. I have enjoyed reading your posts. From prior ones, I understand that you are still in Canada? Will you still return to Ukraine? I wonder about how difficult that will be, even given that your wife is a citizen.
    Your profile sounds very interesting. My husband also works in agriculture, and beef cattle are his love/specialty. We have a very small herd. I will look for any posts you have about your work with cattle.
    I have one friend from Ukraine, and it has been very hard for her to watch the situation from here. But she is here, married to an American. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you.

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  6. War is hell anywhere and we seem to be addicted to it. The American economy would go to hell if we wasn't always fighting. Of course it is going to hell anyway, we buy most of our shit from China now.

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    1. When an economy is addicted to war, as America's is, what is the addiction treatment? Going cold turkey is impossible. A substitute must be found. When Britain's addiction to tea threatened to break the economy, the solution was to hook China on opium as a counter trade.

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    1. The necessity of selling your soul for $12 an hour to stay alive is a sad comment on the world, isn't it?

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