Ukraine Sitrep 5 Feb 2015

EU: Ramshackle Empire

Things are building up to a crisis. Putin will need to convince Merkel and Hollande when they meet in Moscow (see next paragraph) that no Russian troops are in Ukraine. It is my belief that Russian volunteers are fighting in Ukraine just as is the case with the EU. There was a Dagens Nyheter interview with a Swede who was fighting with the Azov Battalion, the unit that has adopted the SS Panzer Das Reich symbol, Spaniards are fighting with the Novorussians (“pro-ryska rebeller”), Dutch with the Ukrainians, etc. Even Americans have been fighting in Ukraine against the breakaway republics. See The Russian-Ukrainian border is too long and tortuous and it is not possible to close the border, either to stop Russian volunteers and their weapons or even to stop trade across this border. Ukrainian refugees continue to pour into Russia while the Ukrainian army desert in droves or…

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OK "Know Thyself." Socrates. "To thine own self be true." Socrates. "The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates. That about sums me up, but of course is an ongoing attempt which I do not expect to fully realize, even if maybe such as Socrates and Jung did in their last moments.
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