Before you listen to one more saber-rattler, please take the time to read David P. Goldman’s wise insights at PJ Media, “Not Even Wrong About Russia”.
Then read his December 22, 2013 pick for the most under-reported foreign news story of 2013 (here).
Okay, here’s a JK link (yes, he’s amazing at coming up with fascinating links – here it is).
The hysterics boggles my mind. A review of the actual discussions, agreements and history of the immediate post-Soviet period is in order, then start reading back through all the missteps on both sides, and once you’ve done that take a deep breath, calm down and think. I read and posted the link previously of an informative piece, “Don’t Kid Yourself about Ukraine”, by G. Murphy Donovan at The American Thinker a couple days ago, in which he quoted open source news reporting to back his points. In the comments section, he was accused of spreading disinformation, being a communist and working for Mr. Putin. Is this really what it’s come to in America, when you don’t buy into the political posturing? A distinguished Air Force officer, who devoted his life to keeping America safe gets accused of being a communist, because he dared to challenge the political hacks in DC and the drivel they are feeding us. How ridiculous and I was outraged on his behalf! If we can’t question or discuss events openly, then we are surely in trouble in America.
Why doesn’t the mainstream press report any of these facts that would give us a clearer understanding of the events that led up to this latest crisis?