Odds and Ends
Bye bye ambassador
15 2, 1:47am
[Second I did not say that Russia would dominate Poland, I explicitly said that Poland would become a buffer state.]
A buffer state? Against its own will? Who and what would force Poland to be that?
Poland would likely be the first to acquire MAD and then it would not be a buffer any more.
[Ukraine, Belerus and the Baltic on the other hand is clearly in Russia’s interest sphere and will re-establish strong ties to Kremlin...]
Reestablish strong ties to Kremlin?
Who and what would force that? There wasn't such a force in January 1991, nor in August 1991. That was the whole Pskov assault division in Estonia. And 2000-3000 soviet tanks in the Ukraine on the move.
[, Belerus and Ukraine are already semi-russian puppets.]
A puppet is a head of state. There are no such heads any more.
And even less likely in the Baltics.
[Try to open thy mind to the fact that thou don’t have authority, Russia don’t need to ask anyones permission, especially in the post dollar world.]
Russia can't enforce puppets without occupation. Last time it needed a military force at 10-15% level of the native population.
To do what, besides occupation?
To make small raids to snatch local politicians or state officials?
[If thou don’t stand up for the Rights of thine enemies, pretty soon thou will lose thy own, and then we will be together in the gulag.]
Let's wait out the merge of WTO and IPCC first and then see.
[Mankind is fallible, and because we are fallible anything we create, can fail its purpose. Humility is the most important virtue, because it is the recognition of our own fallibility and the fallibility of our fellow man.]
Well, then stop worshiping industrial progress driven by the fossil fuels and big business.
["To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”]
Nothing of that is new to the peoples living between Kremlin and Berlin.
We have our own will.