Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pat Buchanan on the situation in the Ukraine

Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed.

Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.

In short, the reality in Kiev is more complex than the black-and-white cartoon of Vladimir Putin vs. the freedom fighters drawn by our resident Russophobic elite. Perspective is in order.
Read the rest here.


Visibilium said...

Perhaps the issue is as simple as whether it benefits Ukraine for Putin to have control over the natural gas supply.

Archimandrite Gregory said...

Again the soul of Ukraine is at stake here. The EU has ripped the soul out of many European countries by their leftist and anti=Christian stances. This will come back to haunt them in the not too distant future. Militant Islam has no tolerance for the liberal agenda.

Visibilium said...

Fr. Gregory, implying that Putin's monopolistic control of Ukrainian natural gas is appropriate for wartime may be more correct than asserting its propriety for commerce.

Archimandrite Gregory said...


I implied no such thing nor did I even mention Putin. Please read what I wrote and not what you think I wrote. Thank you.

Frau Katze said...

Fr. Gregory, I must agree with you about the EU, although I don't live there. I follow the news carefully and in detail.

Some would benefit, through an ability to move to other, more prosperous EU countries. But this is resented in the receiving countries (especially the UK, which is swamped with migrants). At home, brain drain.

It is very anti-Christian, too, encouraging refugees from mostly Muslim countries to move there. I think the EU elite want to destroy the existing society by mass migration of wildly different cultures (like Islam).