I Don’t Know What’s Going On In Ukraine, But I Do Know One Thing: We Should STAY OUT OF IT

It’s Not Our Fight

Most American mainstream media say that the Ukranian people rose up against a decadent dictator to chart their own destiny.

On the other hand, some knowledgeable commentators say that the Ukranian protests were really a violent coup initiated by the U.S., and carried out by Neo-Nazi factions within Ukraine.

People like Mark Ames argue that all sides have dirt on their hands.

Still others – like Charles Hugh Smithsay that there are much deeper forces at work. Indeed, some argue this is really a war over natural gas (and see this).

At this point, I have no idea which of these explanations is correct, or whether some combination of these forces is playing out in the region.

But I do know one thing: we should stay the heck out of Ukraine.

After all:

  • Ukraine is far away … on the other side of the world
  • As neighbors with Russia – and a former part of the Soviet Union – Russia considers the Ukraine to be part of its national security interest
  • Russia is a nuclear power

Moreover, I want to stay out of another war for very practical reasons:

This isn’t our fight … and the downside of getting involved are gigantic.

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