The Love Chronicles; Crymea or cry me a river.

Posted: April 1, 2014 in News and politics
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So Crimea, or cry me a river?

So, we supported the forceful overthrow of a democratically elected government because they were not kissing our ass properly. We are condemning a 98% vote by a people because it does not promote our agenda. Lets see, voting good, a democratic thing to do right. Well I guess not! We are spending a billion dollars, not to help out beleaguered citizens, but to make sure the bankers get theirs and control of the area reverts to the IMF. I thought bailouts were something we said, as a people, were bad. Does not look like our politicians give a damn about what we think!

Hell, I am not sure who is in the right here. Needs more study before I could make that determination. I do know that Crimea is full of ethnic Russians, and that it was part of what is now Russia long before even the Soviet Union came around. If you look at it’s history it had at some time been held by just about every major ethic group on the planet, starting with the Greeks in fifth century BC. So what I think I know is, what the hell business is of ours? It is in their backyard, it poses no threat, has no strategic significance, and the people seem to want Russian control, so there is no human rights issue. Should Russians be allowed to engage in border changes? Well jeez, what about Serbia and elsewhere in the world where we thought it was ok for us to the same. Just asking.

I guess my biggest bitch here is the billion dollars and the billions that will inevitably follow. If we have the ability to come up with this money, don’t we have some financial woes here at home? Doesn’t the fed have an obligation to repay the bonds it took out against the Social Security Fund as just one example of many? Most of you would argue to pay down the debt and I have no problem there either. Instead it is bailing out world banks and financing an IMF takeover of a region with your and my tax dollars. I don’t want to rekindle a cold war. I don’t want to rattle sabers or try to prove I swing the bigger stick! Ok, I know that there are other opinions out there, and I could be totally wrong. If I am, there is a comment section to this blog, use it. Or email if that is how you got it; I am never going to object to being educated.

 

 

 

 

Comments
  1. Brent Claassen says:

    John, I agree with your assessment! We have no business being there. That said, it is only making us laughing stocks of the world with our hard line approach that has no teeth in our threats. The whole mess is a joke!

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