Saturday, March 22, 2014

How isolated is Russia?

With Russia facing sanctions from the US and some other countries after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine, India on Wednesday made it clear that it will not support any "unilateral measures" against Russian government. Times of India

Based on the fact that Russia and Ukraine have deep cultural, historical and economic connections, it is time for Western powers to abandon their Cold War thinking, stop trying to exclude Russia from the political crisis they failed to mediate, and respect Russia's unique role in mapping out the future of Ukraine. Xinhua
I have very little time for carefully constructed posts at the moment, so just a few lines hastily put together. 

Reading the news about American and EU sanctions against Russia, I am beginning to suspect that there is something more cooking here than the "story" we are being fed by the MSM. 

It might be noted that in his big speech, Putin thanked both China and India for their support... Can we say that Russia is "isolated" from the "international community" with 1/2 of humanity on their side?... DS


stunted said...

Not very isolated, at all. Beyond lip-service respect that diplomacy requires toward fading, yet real power that the US and its European allies still represent, who really listens to Obama, Kerry, the US congress or the EU? Western authorities behave like inhabitants of a gated community isolated from the concerns of the masses around them and ignoring the inconvenient reality of things evolving outside the walls. It recalls the aristocrats of the BBC soap opera "Downton Abbey" not noticing that the world is moving on without them and the way things used to be.

Anonymous said...

China doesn't count. Xinhua is the Party's sock puppet. India is just weird, still pining for the Soviets as a way to bash the imperialists. Oh, and Putin's also got Cuba, Garglestan and Venezuela on his side. A real winning hand.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

Gotta hand it to Anonymous for the dumbest comment of the year.... "China doesn't count"... breathtaking. Congratulations!