Well, I use “or” to indicate choice and “versus” to mean contrast, as you might have noticed. It seems that contrast and comparison is the easiest way to bring up a convincing argument. I wish that Putin could return Crimea to Ukraine and restore their Russian-Ukrainian relationship as soon as possible. After all, it takes time to buy Ukrainians back into the embrace of the Russian Federation, which is the ultimate objective of Russian rebels. The Ukrainian grudge went deep. It takes a good comparison to wake them up.
Today’s article from Quartz (http://qz.com/354349/britains-premier-anti-immigration-politician-is-happy-that-immigrants-have-at-least-improved-the-food/) inspired me to write this response. It’s simple and clear. The U.K. doesn’t want the E.U.. They think they are superior to Europe and the rest of the West, which in turn is superior to the rest of the world. After all, the U.S. and the U.K. are the leaders of the West campaign. Now, we look at Ukraine, which can’t wait to join the E.U. at all cost. No wonder Russians were pissed. Ukrainians were seen as the traitors without any understanding of dignity and decency. That alone explains why Putin is hailed as a great Russian leader in Russia. Obama doesn’t even get the basics of international relationships, but we can’t blame him. After all, how many Americans get the basics?
This is why it’s time to talk Ukraine into joining the Eurasian Union, an action to redeem Crimea from Russia plus the financial aids. It’s a bilateral effort. I am pretty sure that Merkel is wise enough to work this out with both Russia and Ukraine. It seems that Putin is angry enough that somebody like Merkel may help in the process of decision making. If it works, Merkel deserves a Nobel Peace Prize to redeem Sweden from their sucking up to America, which means more Nobel Prizes for Europe. Sounds like a perfect plan.