Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Ukraine has passed the point of persuasion and plunged into force of arms. The only relations with the public now must be one of power, especially since Russia is fomenting agitation in its eastern cities. And from Russia's point of view, why not? Even if soldiers refrain from coming over the border, unrest compels Ukraine's leaders to accommodate with Putin. That is what Putin wants. In other words, Moscow is using guerilla warfare to get its way. There is little the West can do to stop Russia. It is impervious to words and negotiation. Ukraine could fall a piece at a time with ruble-paid mobs leading the way and Russia "stepping in" to protect its people. Evil but cunning.