Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Root of Ukraine's problems

Why has Ukraine been the center of so many disputes in the past? As it happens, part of the answer lies in the name itself. The root of the name "Ukraine" translates into English as "borderlands".

Add to that the fact that Ukraine's soils are very rich and that it has deep sea ports to boot on the shores of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

That means competition and conflict over a period of hundreds, nay thousands, of years. And it is ongoing.

Prince Justin's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and her colleague Foreign Minister Melanie Joly have publicly called for the removal of President Putin of Russia on behalf of the people of Canada, without bothering to ask anybody whether they agree.

Meanwhile, Prince Justin is too scared of his two valkyries to open his mouth one way or another, knowing full well that Freeland has political ties to Ukrainian nationalists.

So, for those of us who live in Canada. Is this really OUR war??
Should we allow ourselves to be trapped in a timewarp of bloodshed, repeated over and over again to satisfy the egos of European power brokers?

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