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Understanding the Crimea Crisis (John Heelan, UK, 03/06/14 10:32 am)

In response to Bienvenido Macario (6 March), what is the Russian word for "Lebensraum"?

JE comments: I think it's called "Russia," or at least that was the original meaning of Lebensraum when the Germans embarked on Barbarossa. 

Putin's actions in Crimea must look elsewhere for explanation:  political posturing, spite, international muscle-flexing to gain world "respect," and just possibly a sincere concern for the safety of Crimea's Russian population.

 



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  • Understanding the Crimea Crisis (David Gress, Denmark 03/06/14 4:34 PM)

    As one who grew up in the Cold War and learned to fear the Russians in their Soviet guise, I never thought I would say something like this.



    Nevertheless, I have to say that I completely understand why Vladimir Putin wants the Ukraine back. I also understand why he must protect the Russian majority of the Crimea and the Russian-speaking majority of eastern Ukraine. The US and EU meddling is, frankly, infantile. Geopolitics, ladies and gentlemen. The obvious solution is to divide the Ukraine between those who want to be Russian and those who want to take the EU's generous (mainly German-financed) penny of, at latest count, 12 billion euros. Which includes my small contribution through EU taxes, though nobody asked my opinion.



    The obvious, however, has a hard life among high-minded politicians who have lived so long without normal human contact that they have lost all sense of reality.


    JE comments:  Can someone walk us through Crimea's proposed referendum on independence/annexation, scheduled for March 16th?  Does the parliamentary body that voted to hold the referendum have the authority to do so?  And won't Kiev do everything in its power to prevent it from taking place?


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