Odessa erupts into violence again as pro-Russian protesters vent anger against riot police outside burned-out building after 42 killed in riots between rival groups as the coup collapses into chaos. There is no fixing this mess. Unlike the US/NATO coups in Yugoslavia, this is all right in Russia’s front yard. The US imagines Russia isn’t strong militarily.
Supposedly the Russian troops are no stronger than the Ukrainian troops. Only, Russia simply has to join the people revolting against the fascists and voila: they will be welcomed with flowers while any Ukrainian troops will be attacked by all and sundry. The US doesn’t understand this metric, either. Russia is POPULAR in the areas revolting! The US is very much UNPOPULAR.
So, invading will involve going into the teeth of strong opposition from the population just like we see in many a Muslim country where we are viewed as demons.
The US will lose in a direct confrontation with Russia. Goofy plans to destroy Russia’s economy will blow up in Europe’s face as the entire EU collapses due to extreme hikes in energy costs…AND the US will see this too! Anyone ready for $6 a gallon gasoline here? It will come.
Meanwhile, our coup in Cairo isn’t faring all that well, either: Deaths and arrests in Egypt clashes as Egypt presidential candidates launch campaign featuring only IMF approved bankers or army generals. Egypt outlaws anti-Mubarak April 6 movement one year later. I warned the foolish left there that they were next. And they will be sentenced to death, too. Just like Chile or Spain or Greece when the US sponsored military coups in these places.
Tomorrow I am off to rebuilt part of my car which needs it badly after being driven through ice, snow and a million potholes. Stay safe! Take care! Don’t get stuck in a hospital!!!!
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