Comments on: Ukraine: Obama must escape the ‘Cold War syndrome’ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: dd606 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 18:52:53 +0000 Oh what a difference a couple weeks make. So much for Russia not having a ‘territorial interest’. lol

By: bluepanther Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:28:18 +0000 A naive article. The best line I read somewhere was that the U.S. still needs to “herd the European cats” despite the vaunted virtues of the EU, etc.

By: bluepanther Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:28:10 +0000 A naive article. The best line I read somewhere was that the U.S. still needs to “herd the European cats” despite the vaunted virtues of the EU, etc.

By: asrinath3 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:51:58 +0000 You mischaracterise realists. They do not believe that “only America stands between the world and Armageddon”. That is a uniquely Neocon view, which, in turn, is based on Liberalism. They believe in international anarchy, balance of power and power being a zero-sum game. The only aspect of realism that may be applicable here is that we see a loss of Russian influence over Ukraine is a gain for us.

By: RobertFrost Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:10:28 +0000 “Escape the Cold-War Syndrome”?

He is in it to his ears!

The fundamental obstacle before the President faces is essentially financial. The desire to control the world is burning in the chests of his advisers, the State Department and the Pentagon.

Toppling regimes by proxies, as one saw in Libya and seem to see its failure in Syria, seems the more economic way for the firebrands who effectively control the foreign policy of the US.

So, the Ukraine would descend into the chaos that is Libya, with even Ukrainian Nazis playing a part, while Ukraine’s East, its economic heartland and the home of mostly ethnic Russians, breaking up into independent state or states.

And… Venezuela seems to be next!

History is unlikely to be kind to the US but breaking up countries and walking away may make it livid!

By: umkomazi Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:02:39 +0000 It is time to let the systems created through so much work over the past seven decades do their job. The United States dragged its European competitors out of poverty and chaos after World War Two because, as President Dwight D. Eisenhower observed, “Weakness could not cooperate, weakness could only beg.”

That’s a tad naive – the US had no reason to enter WW2 – it was hardly likely to be invaded. Solution – engineer an excuse – aka Pearl Harbour. That was a setup pure and simple.

They then proceeded to bankrupt Britain through the lend lease scam thus ensuring the £ was no longer the world’s reserve currency.

The author of the main article clearly hasn’t grasped that the US only “helps”, or more accurately interferes, simply out of self interest.

The US is now broke, its industry collapsed, the gold reserves it purports to have, or rather had, in all probability no longer exist except in severely depleted form.

All they are is huff ‘n’ puff – and it’s about time the rest of the world recognised that fact.

By: RobertHoward Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:26:42 +0000 The problem with this article is its basic premise – Obama *isn’t* following the old Cold War mentality. Follow the link at the beginning and you’ll see a pretty boilerplate statement condemning the violence and urging people to calm down. Kerry only hinted as possible sanctions limited to the actual people involved in ordering the sniper shootings of protesters.

Neither were expressing overt support for the protesters or calling for the removal of Yanukovich. The only one to do that is veteran cold warrior and inexplicable Sunday talk show favorite John McCain.

By: biggiebig Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:28:16 +0000 In this era of social media,people globally have been able to see through its hypocrisy.The Western control of and manipulation of ‘independent’ media during and after the Cold War made all the difference in people’s perception of Good Vs Evil.Now we can see that Russia is not anymore that ‘evil empire’.The US for the first time since the collapse of Soviet Union is not sure of its future.The global emergence of China and Russian sure-footedness has become strategically destabilizing for it hence this Cold War stands from Asia pivot to Europe meddling.

By: yurko Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:12:19 +0000 Madame.
Some of your background historical comments need clarification.

The correct term is Kievan RUS ( Not RUSSIA ).
Muscovy, to the north, developed separately, to become precursor to the russian state.

The Cossacks of the Ukrainian national anthem refer to the Cossack “Hetmanate”, not the ones you mention. The “Hetmanate” arose because of abuse of serfs by Polish magnates to the easr, expanding russian empire to the north, and turkish excursions to the south. It was meant to protect common people. Catherine the Great terminated the “Hetmanate”

As a “historical adviser”, please recheck your facts.

By: chyron Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:05:00 +0000 @dd606

90% of hostility to US is due to american hypocrisy and arrogancy – look up wars US/NATO was/is directly involved or that majority of russians believe CNN/Fox/etc as much as ’50s americans believed “Pravda”.

As for “rape of Berlin”… in ’40s when PC was not “your all” there were number of _american_ articles and memoirs ’bout rapes and hunger-forced prostitution in american occupation zone, but of course latter became part of “free enterprise” and “civil exchange” while first was swept under the rug due to black troops(at least in articles) taking noticeable role in that .