Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war
The dogs of war won't negotiate
The dogs of war don't capitulate,
They will take and you will give,
And you must die so that they may live

Russian Democracy Comes to the Ukraine

Reuters - Daily Mail
On the eve of the referendum vote in Crimea, Russian forces seized the town of Strilkove in Kherson outside of Crimea and its natural gas distribution facility.  Meanwhile Balaclava masked members of the Berkut are here to assist you in your vote:

1. Are you in favor of the reunification of Crimea with Russia as a part of the Russian Federation?

2. Are you in favor of restoring the 1992 Constitution and the status of Crimea as a part of Ukraine?

Reuters - Daily Mail


Retaining Crimea’s current status,  is not an option. NYT

Here is a little light music to vote by:

“You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text,”  John Kerry

Really? I'd like to ask John Kerry, who told you the rules had changed?   Where power, wealth, or land can be seized by force absent resistance it will be, and no amount of idyllic utopian dreaming is going to change that basic premise. 

The problems with pacifism aren't pacifists, it's everybody else.

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