The world event that all eyes are on is the trouble in the Ukraine
- The U.S. threatened Putin…
- The former President of the Ukraine escaped to Russia…
- U.S. and NATO allies will do whatever President Obama wants…
The world event that all eyes are on is the trouble in the Ukraine. After a coup that was financed and supported by outside forces, the country was thrown into turmoil. Russia being a neighbor, sees that the hundreds of thousands of Russian people who live in the Ukraine must be protected, just as the U.S. would protect American’s living in another country by sending in troops. However, when Russia sent in troops to Crimea, the major area where Russians are located along with the eastern part, the U.S. and NATO object to them protecting their citizens.
The U.S. threatened Putin and says there will be consequences if he doesn’t pull his troops out of the Ukraine and his war ships off the coast. This gets more confusing when some of the Ukrainian soldiers and the Ukraine Navy defected to Russia. Who exactly is protecting whom in the Ukraine?
The former President of the Ukraine escaped to Russia and the current leadership may not have enough support to control the country. Therefore, Russia being a stabilizing force and military presence, may be the best option for keeping peace in that country, after all that’s the goal is to have Ukrainians’ living in peace with a stable operating government.
However, the U.S. and NATO allies will do whatever President Obama wants them to in order to intimidate and move against Russia. We see this having serious negative consequences not only for the U.S., but European countries. The EU relies heavily on Russia for trade and many European countries get their energy from Russia, about 25 percent of their energy comes from Russia. If Russia is provoked by NATO then it would be easy to retaliate by shutting off the energy flow to Europe during a severe winter. So, at present what may look like a standoff is the best situation that can happen. Anything requiring military force will be a huge mistake.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That threats against another nation that is trying to protect its citizens and keep the peace, while keeping outside agitators out is probably a good thing.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because the U.S. needs Russia to help cooperate in the Syrian chemical weapons deal and will also need Russia’s help in getting U.S. military equipment out of Afghanistan.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Many will remember the Cuban missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. If not careful this could be worse.
COMMENTARY: Putin said, “I wrestle bears Obama, so I’m not afraid of you!” Those Russians are tough characters. It’s a rival between Goliaths. The U.S. may have NATO on its side, but without Russia the U.S. will be ill prepared to meet many world challenges that they face. This is the political debt that the U.S. has incurred, while Russia minded their own business and avoided this. The U.S. needs to be very careful with regard to their relationship with Russia.