Whither Russia?

There’s really not much His Imperiousness can add to what has already been said about the Russo-Ukrainian… issue, and much better also, particularly by the indispensable Diplomad and, besides, the issue is… complicated.

Also, His Imperial Highness has a certain affinity for Russian and Ukrainian culture and we have two very dear sestrichki, one from each of the two. Let’s just say that there’s more to it than meets the eye.

From our point of view, the U.S. one, however, it’s much simpler: We have two choices. We can pretty much let it sort itself or we can go to war. Feel like going to war over Sevastopol? Have at it, but count us out. Well no, our country right or wrong, so we know where we stand should it come to that, just keep in mind what you’re asking for. It also won’t help the Ukrainians much, because Putin a) doesn’t believe for a second that Pee Wee Obam-bam is going to back up any weak-arse bluster with actual action and b) even if he did, he’s not about to lose face to that inept, fumbling, befuddled, effeminate clownshoe at 1600 Penn Ave, so if we allow Jugears and his Democrat Socialist Party to navigate us into a corner where it’s either put up or shut up, it’s off to war. Heaven help us and the Ukrainians if that happens.

Sanctions? Don’t make us laugh. Anybody who thinks for a second that Vladimir Vladimirovich hasn’t run through those numbers already and found that he doesn’t give a shit needs a cold, hard slap in the face with a limp trout. Not that there’s much we can sanction about. You think the Europeans are going to sit in the cold, freezing their balls off with no natural gas to warm them just because Obam-bam wants to pretend to manhood? Think again. We suppose we could threaten with shutting down all McDonalds franchises in Russia. THAT’LL learn ‘em! If Ronald McDonald has enough respect for Jugears to go along with it, which we, quite frankly, doubt.

The UN? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The Security Council? Russia’s on it. With a veto. ‘Nuff said. Not that it would make a difference if they weren’t. Chances of getting that gaggle of tinpot dictatorships to agree on anything are somewhere between slim and none and slim hasn’t been heard from in decades.

The thing is: This whole situation is a self-inflicted wound, inflicted upon us, the entire West, by four U.S. presidents who were all too preoccupied with slurping Commie Chinese Cock in return for cheap-ass “Made in China” lead-based children’s toys to notice that the USSR collapsed. Right then and there, right after the universally loathed, and nowhere more so than in the Soviet Union, USSR went “poof” and created a nice vacuum waiting for somebody with a functioning brain to occupy it, we had a golden opportunity to forge a transatlantic, Eurasian alliance. It was right there for the taking. Russian and Russians had been wanting to be part of the rest of the West since Peter the Great’s days, we already shared values and culture and the communism-weary Russians couldn’t don a pair of jeans and get as far away as humanly possible fast enough. Some of them wanted to be American more than many Americans did.

But somehow Bush, Clinton, Bush again and now Obam-bam never thought they were good enough for the cool kids’ club and, besides, it might offend the ChiComs, with whom we have nothing in common. How was Russia supposed to react to that? “Oh great, you got rid of that odious Politburo and the Party, now run along kids, you’re not good enough for us.”

And then, to add insult to injury, when NATO did reach out to the East they called for a screeching halt right at Russia’s borders. For a nation used to being invaded by their neighbors whenever the mood struck them and being devastated by the costs every single time, that can’t possibly be taken as a good omen, no matter how pure our intentions were.

So they had enough, and along came Putin and offered to put them back on the map.

The Western Powers created Hitler with the Versailles Treaty. And then, having learned absolutely NOTHING from history, they created Putin with their atrocious treatment of Russia after the USSR went “pop.”

The timing of Putin getting stronger just as we elect the most inept, ineffective, bumbling, effeminate fool of a global laughingstock of a “president” ever only served to place the last nail in the coffin. And that’s where we are now. A fuckup entirely of our own doing that we, immodestly as always, have to say that we saw coming twenty years ago. Which, “funnily” enough, is almost exactly how long it took for 1918 to turn into 1939.

So is Sevastopol our generation’s Danzig?

Think very carefully before you answer.

Thatisall.

7 comments

  1. 1
    LC R6 growls and barks:

    Yes, but now that Blitzkrieg or AirLand Doctrine as we renamed it after we learned it from Hitler is basically obsolete since we already HAVE nuclear weapons what will WW III look like?

    Yes, yes. “But, But we have MAD in our corner!!!!1111!!!!1″. Only if BOTH sides are sure the other side is willing.

    This current situation may be a mirror to 1928 – 1939, but the ’39 – ’45 parallel to 2015 – ? will be like most of the women I dated in my youth while living in Germany: Short, Hot and Merciless.

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    dasbow growls and barks:

    Why does Europe need fossil fuels from Russia? What about all those whirly gigs and solar power? Oh, right. Hahahahahaha!!!

  3. 3
    bruce growls and barks:

    there would be no soviet union if roosevelt had not recognized the commies and given them money just as they were going under.roosevelt gave more aid to the commies than he did to england and he trusted uncle joe but not churchill.roosevelt was a fool like most democrats.bongo boy wants to reduce our military to pre ww11 levels when our pals russia,the chicoms and the ragheads are building their military bigger every day.we should put troops and advanced weapons in poland we should patch up our relations with israel but bongo and his commies will do everything they can to harm america.the the commies in congress and the out house are getting ready to grab land that has gas,oil and minerals then put it off limits to drilling because we don’t want to upset the prairie chicken.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    The situation in the Ukraine presents the US with a whole host of policy dilemmas, thanks in large part to the fact that we have essentially been without foreign policy during the current administration, or perhaps more accurately, negative foreign policy, since Der Fubar has made almost every mistake available to him as situations have arisen. The consequence of his ineptitude (or deliberate undermining?) is that most of the intermediate steps we might once have been able to take are now no longer credible.

    The Crimea has been the petard that European leaders have hoisted themselves on for some 2000 years, on and off. There is no need to rush to impale ourselves on it. The majority of Crimean residents are ethnic Russians. It is time for the European nations to step up, and the US to step back.

    The borders of ‘Greater Russia’ have waxed and waned for centuries, and under Putin’s iron will, may wax a bit again, out of the ashes of the Soviet Union. As far as the Crimea is concerned, this process may very well be aligned with the will of the people.

    Events overseas are an ongoing distraction to Americans who need to be wholly focused on the disaster that is domestic federal politics, and the urgent need to find solutions to our economic and social malaise, and general decline.

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    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin's Bastard War-Child growls and barks:

    The thing is: This whole situation is a self-inflicted wound, inflicted upon us, the entire West, by four U.S. presidents who were all too preoccupied with slurping Commie Chinese Cock in return for cheap-ass “Made in China” lead-based children’s toys to notice that the USSR collapsed. Right then and there, right after the universally loathed, and nowhere more so than in the Soviet Union, USSR went “poof” and created a nice vacuum waiting for somebody with a functioning brain to occupy it, we had a golden opportunity to forge a transatlantic, Eurasian alliance. It was right there for the taking. Russian and Russians had been wanting to be part of the rest of the West since Peter the Great’s days, we already shared values and culture and the communism-weary Russians couldn’t don a pair of jeans and get as far away as humanly possible fast enough. Some of them wanted to be American more than many Americans did.

    ^^^
    This. Oh, the things that could have been… Thing is, I doubt any of these aforementioned douchebags aka “presidents” were so clueless as to not know that such alliance would have been good for Russians AND Americans AND Europeans. It would keep islamic terrorists at bay and it would put ChiComs in their place. It begins to look like they CHOSE to fuck it up and I just wish to know why. My tinfoil hat is shiny and new, and I would like to find out who REALLY had and has the hand up these despicable puppets’ asses.

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    I’m not going to say too much here, because I do want to blog about this. However, my theory is the following:

    It’s not that our leadership’s tonguebathing of commie taints over the years has been a good thing. But rather…

    Putin has spent a lot of time integrating Russia into the global economy. Russia supplies something like 60 percent of natural gas to the EU. If I’m not mistaken, Russia has become the number 1 oil exporter in the world (if not the biggest, then certainly close). Russia has joined the WTO and has been working on creating an economic union in the former USSR spaces.

    Why?

    Because Putin understands very well that in this globalized world, economies are inextricably tied to one another. And if we sanction the country and damage Russia’s economy, the repercussions will be felt worldwide. He said as much in the Russian press. He just doesn’t care, because he knows that a) the Russians are used to hardship b) he still has fairly high approval ratings c) Europe and the US will be just as affected. d) Russia gains in the end, because Ukraine will be theirs.

    So my question is: Was Putin playing the long game over the past decade, showing Russia to be an integrated part of the world, with the Olympics and the WTO entry and the customs union thing? Was he effectively tying Russia into the world economy, knowing full well that when shit hit the fan, sanctions would do as much harm to the West as they would to Russia?

    That is my thesis. Thoughts are welcome.
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    So here’s what I wrote. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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