Apparently the Russians have sent 2,000 extra troops to one of their bases in the Crimea.
Let me spell a few things out for you.
The United States, the EU and NATO will not lift a finger for the Ukraine.
The United States, the EU and NATO will, if push comes to shove, acquiesce in the partitioning of the Ukraine.
The United States, the EU and NATO will not offer the Ukraine any serious amounts of cash. They have not done so up to this point. They offered the Ukraine $700 million. In contrast the Russians offered $15 billion.
That being said, I’m pretty sure the US/EU/NATO would offer the Ukraine loans at usurious rates backed by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank
The media is now calling Russia a bully.
Yeah, and the United States just waged aggressive war against Iraq because we’re nice people, right?
The rhetoric will only get more infantilizing. Why? Because Russia doesn’t need the West and this absolutely infuriates DC policy elites. They cannot handle the fact that the US cannot push everyone around. They cannot stomach the fact that someone is pushing back.
And they are going to scream, and cry, and piss and moan and meanwhile, the people of the Ukraine will suffer. The good news is this: they’ll suffer less than if the US got involved. If we got involved, the suffering and death and chaos would be much greater.