Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I don't pretend to a well-informed opinion as to a "fratricidal war between Russia and Ukraine" although it doesn't seem very likely to me.

I think the question that needs asking is, why is the corpse of NATO being revived into a military alliance directed against Russia? Membership for the Ukraine and Georgia? A look at the map of the Black Sea Coast leads me to ask What The FCUK? Inviting those two countries into NATO can no way be considered as anything but a hostile act, tantamount to Canada and Mexico having been invited into the Warsaw Pact. Thankfully, at least one country in NATO chose not to reignite the Cold War. And cold it would be. Hint: where will Germany and Ukraine get their natural gas? The burning fields of Iran?

Then there's the official line from Yesterday's Washington Post, bemoaning the fate of these fledgling democracies, Ukraine and Georgia, as if they were post-war Latvia and Estonia, fer chrissakes, to Stalinist Russia. Western elites will ruin the world yet. Probably, any day now.

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Wed Apr 23rd, 2008 at 05:54:13 AM EST

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