Today’s Headlines

Reaching Around the World, Around the Clock

The Brand New Clifford G. Harrison DIY Freedom & Independence Library Has Arrived At Kindle & Amazon.com by Sunrise Mountain Publishing

Russian Troops Take Over Ukraine’s Crimea Area

02 March 2014
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) Russian Troops Take Over Ukraine’s Crimea Area

AP PHOTOS: Days of turmoil in Ukraine

Opinion
In Moscow’s Shadow
Why I Still Don’t Think Russia Wants to Annex the Crimea
Found in the comments by lscripsit: “…Second: We (my Ukrainian wife and I) have just received news from Kiev that Vitali Klitschko has asked the Rada to annul the Black Sea treaty signed by Yanukovich. That, if passed, is not going to sit well with the Russians and would seem to be justification for any and all reprisals….” Much more…

Follow the commentary and associated comments at the links provided for In Moscow’s Shadow. This crisis is a fast-paced explosive event that will be difficult to predict the direction of. [Posted PST USA or UTC−08:00 Northern Hemisphere Winter]


Why I Still Don’t Think Russia Wants to Annex the Crimea

Opinion on Ukrainian-Russia Conflict in Crimea
[Be sure to use back button to return to Vegas Valley.]

In Moscow's Shadows

RussiansCrimea It’s a risky thing, making such predictions in the middle of a fast-changing and frankly confusing situation, when we have reportedly a couple of thousand troops being airlifted into the peninsula and local premier Aksenov claiming control over all forces in the area (does he mean Russian ones too? I very much doubt it, or if he thinks he controls them then I imagine it means “he controls them so long as he happens to be telling them to do what Moscow wants them to do”). Nonetheless, let me stick out my neck and say why, excitable headlines notwithstanding, I don’t think Russia is about to annex the Crimea, let alone occupy eastern Ukraine.

1. Russia already ‘has’ Crimea in the ways that matter to it.Crimea has considerable autonomy, the Black Sea Fleet presence is guaranteed by treaty until 2042 if I remember correctly, and there is massive political…

View original post 794 more words