The era of procrastination, of half-measures,
of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays,
is coming to its close.
In its place we are entering a period of consequences.
(Sir Winston Churchill)
EU sanctions on Ukrainian officials are long due, but they do not – and will not – reflect any association between Russia and the criminal regime currently holding Ukraine as a hostage.
Unfortunately for Ukraine, the European Union and the European Commission is ran by bureaucrats. This means that no bold actions are expected, not significant in nature and, quite frankly, this leaves Ukraine in a rather poor position, as Russia will have absolutely no problem with a civil war in Ukraine.
This is history reloaded, as seen in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Moldova (and its Russian-sponsored breakaway Transnistria), the Caucasus and in so many more places that have been plagued with hundreds of millions of deaths, from Cambodia to nowadays Ukraine and any place in between.
The argument most widely used against true independence for Ukraine is that NATO or the EU have surrounded Russia and that it makes perfect sense for Russia to try and hold Ukraine under its influence, so as to have some buffer-zone between them and the EU or NATO. But this argument is false, because Russia is big – the biggest country in the world!- and can, if so it wishes, buffer using their own territory.
So, this is – and never was – a matter of Russia’s national security.
Let’s take, for instance, the EU. It has no army, just money. It’s like saying that Russia was surrounded by prosperity. Is that a bad thing? Would that be a bad thing?
NATO, on the other hand, has no money, but an army. Would Ukraine be allowed to join, if so it wished? I’m afraid not, because in geopolitics, it’s not what people want, it’s what big shots want, it always has.
So this needs saying:
Ukraine has no independence whatsoever, nor an European Union ally or an European Commission ally willing to support such independence, as well as no democracy – it is obvious that a so-called democratically elected political class cannot democratically be dismissed and neither the EU, not the EC and nor the US are willing to see this.
And these realities are hurting people. And, as some people already said, for their freedom, people are willing to die in Ukraine. Which means that democracy had already won in Ukraine.
But is the EU or the EC open to embracing this reality and the good people of Ukraine? As far of this writing, the signs sent by these slow-moving dinosaurs have been less than underwhelming.
Which also bears the question: if the EU and the EC don’t act for freedom in Ukraine, are they really acting for our freedom as EU/ European citizens? “Power to the people!” seems to work kind of slow these days, and democracy is to follow.
So, how long until our freedoms will be undermined by bureaucracy, slow mechanisms and misguided priorities? Because, as democracy is our European priority, Ukraine should automatically be our priority. And one does simply not see that from top-level representatives.
This is why I am afraid that Ukraine will become a new Korea, and Europe has nothing to say to Russia about it, and will continue to bash the puppet government or the puppet president of Ukraine, never confronting the man behind the trigger, the high-ranking NKVD officer in Moscow that is Vladimir Putin.