12/16/2014

#ukraine the eastern members of NATO are going to help Ukraine themselves

there is no sense waiting for a consensus that will never arrive because the interests are too different to arrive at any kind of meaningful compremise - also the Putin strategy of trying to keep  NATO from doing something meaningful in Ukraine is based upon the premise that they will always find compromise more important than letting each member decide for itself what it is going to do to help or not help Ukraine

Now it will be much more difficult for Putin to stop NATO from helping and supporting Ukraine because the vetopower of power to slow down or stop any meaningful decision of individual states is gone

The eastern european states will start helping each other and Ukraine in the first place meaning that we will have after some time a fortified intertwined eastern border not only linked to NATO but also to each other

and as the real power is based in Putins mind of military power this is may stabilize or even change the battlefield in Ukraine and make it less likely that individual eastern states are impressed by his succession of military provocations and exercises at their borders

meanwhile Russia keeps sending new military hardware to the border with Ukraine and afterwards into Ukraine bit by bit, day after day (of which some columns are going to Mariupol)

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