Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Beginning of new war?

Op Ed by Helge Nome

Tensions between Russia and the US have been steadily building lately, over the question of Ukraine and its application for membership in NATO.

Russia sees such a development as unacceptable right on its border and within its sphere of influence.

Ukraine, on the other hand, sees it as a necessity and deterrent against being bullied by Russia.

As it turns out, Ukraine has powerful allies in the US that are prepared to use their political influence on the US government to get their way, even if it involves military action against Russia in the region.

The Russians see themselves as having the military advantage if a decision is made to invade Ukraine and could quickly occupy that state if they choose to do so.

Who blinks first?

If nobody does we will all be paying for it.

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