Some things are just difficult to understand. Russian aggression is one of them. With Mr. Putin’s persistent threats, aggressive behavior, even suggesting the possibility of a nuclear war, I find myself wondering where the rational in this world has gone. I guess I take that back, because it is Mr. Putin acting the nut, not the United States. The sanctions imposed by the United states over the Ukraine are justified, because Putin is conducting a land grab, thinking that the US has not got the back bone to step up to the plate. China feels the same way, but at least for now has decided that their own economy is in enough trouble and that their first priority in the public eye should be China. But, they will be back.
Russia though, has decided to learn the hard way, and as their economy goes South, now some leaders in Russia are calling for his dismissal. In short, he pushed his old world, Cold War Russia idea too far, and now some are saying it might be time for Putin to step down. After all, there is a thing called negotiation, and compromise. Something that is not about to happen with Putin acting the way he is. is this a serious affront against the Putin regime? I am not sure, but it is the response the United States was waiting for.
War with Russia is not in the best interest of the US, and war with the US is not in the best interest of Russia. It accomplishes nothing, and endangers the world if someone makes a tactical error, misinterpreting the others action causing a launch of, God forbid, nuclear weapons.
A final note though, I find it interesting the Cuba, Russia pet just South of the US border, has decided that a gradual letting up of embargo’s, restrictions, and easing of relations is in fact in their best interest. Soon, America will actually be able to buy Cuban Cigars. This ought to be interesting indeed.
Watching the Russian situation will be an interesting task. China is not out of the picture. Our worst plate sitting on the table is ISIS, the mid-east, Iraq, Iran, Israel, and the rest of the situation there. We are not out of the woods yet. But it seems that I might be detecting something here, something that has not been the case here for a long time. It is a little late, and Mr. Obama might not receive the real credit for the change. But change it might be. That is that President Obama might be listening to his foreign affairs advisors for once . And that, as we come close to the end of the year is good news.
Have a great day, and God Bless America.