It is simple. The international system is corrupt and power is shared between a few big powers and those powers have enough nuclear weapons to wipe out not just each other, but every other life on earth.
That’s where Ukraine comes in.
Russia can take the whole of it if it wants; Europe cannot protest much until they find a new source of gas to heat their frosty homes.
The EU members have so much trouble in their domestic politics to risks starting a war with Russia, obvious member like Germany do not want war after what history did to them.
The US and Canada are the only ones that can afford to make noise, but not even them can force Putin into anything.
Russia says it will also react if it is sanctioned, and people have been talking of Russia planning to abandon the US currency and dump US debt.
And war is out of the question, the election is nigh in the US, and Americans would not want to get entangled in this one.
George Bush went to one of the most hilarious wars in Iraq, despite protests from the UN and sane heads. Just minutes later, the same US is crying wolf over Russia’s ‘invasion’ of Ukraine.
It’s just hilarious…here is a quote from one John Kerry…
"It's an incredible act of aggression. It is really a stunning, willful choice by President Putin to invade another country. You just don't in the 21st Century behave in 19th Century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext."
I wonder what century it is in the US, in the wake of the US support to Libyan rebels, Syrian Rebels, Afghanistan…the list s both wrong and long!
The only way out here is Appeasement Policy 2.0, Let Russia dance all it wants in its backyard and maybe if Putin is not challenged, he will not go far in some of these crises.
Ukraine has to be a the pawn that save world peace, it has to go, otherwise Cold War 2.0 will only hurt the West more….