Monday, May 12, 2014

Ukraine - Reading list.

Well, I was close.  Donetsk claims 81% turn out and 90% in favour while Luhansk claims 75% turnout and 94 to 98% in favour of whatever the terrorists say the question meant.  And Lavrov says that all foreign embassies in Ukraine should base their reports on what they see on Russian TV. Right.

Russia has already announced they accept the results of the "referendum" and recognized the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk.

The referendum is supposed to be a sham and a lie as is everything that has happened in Ukraine since Russian troops began to take over Crimea.  The in-your-face obviousness is simply a taunt to EU and America to do something is they dare.  In the mean time the folks at home lap it up.

EU has added some more sanctions today but nothing too serious, I think.

For your reading pleasure:

The ideologist behind Eurasianism.

We were warned 6 years ago:

Self explanatory:

Several by historian Timothy Snyder.  Understanding what is happening in a historical context

If you read nothing else, please read this one by Timothy Snyder:

A very funny read of Russian history though if you red some of the comments, apparently the are those with no sense of humour who do not think it funny.

Russian History Is onOur Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself


  1. Thanks for the info! On to the reading.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  2. Nothing I can do but watch events unfold.

  3. A shift of world politics and a new world position for Russia? With the new global economy and interdependent countries tied together financially like never before (and armed conflict sensibly ruled out) where do we go from here?
    the Ol'Buzzard

    1. Armed conflict has never been ruled out and do not think nuclear war is impossible anymore either. We are going to see a backing away from financial interdependence quickly as 19th century struggles for territory become much more prevalent and the world is divided into three armed camps China, Russia and America

  4. Guns and bombs seem so "old school". Now every thing's done with banks and computers. What better way to wipe out a country than with the IMF loan?

    1. And the alternative in Ukraine's case is? IMF may be able to force the kinds of reforms Ukraine has needed since day one, with the alternative of being reabsorbed into Russia under Putin. People are very harsh on IMF but never say what the alternative is.


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