If You Believe That The Cold War Is Over, Just Look At What Is Happening In Ukraine

What is happening on the streets of Kiev right now is really a proxy war between the East and the West.  On the one side you have the USSA and the EUSSR, which are quite determined to bring Ukraine under their sphere of influence.  On the other side you have Russia (the former USSR), which is quite determined to keep Ukraine out of the EU and out of NATO.  In addition, Russia is extremely concerned about the strategic natural gas pipelines that go through Ukraine that transport gas from Russia to the rest of Europe.  Ultimately, it is not in the interest of the people of Ukraine to be dominated by either side, but that is going to be what ends up happening.  The Cold War is playing out on the streets of Kiev as you read this, and this conflict is going to greatly increase tensions between the East and the West.  As these tensions continue to rise, someday this Cold War could actually end up sparking a real war between the superpowers.

You can see some amazing photos of the unrest in Ukraine right here, and you can find some startling before and after photos of Kiev right here and right here.

Violence has been committed by both sides.  For those that think that these are just “peaceful protests”, just consider the following

In Ukraine, US-backed rebels seize weapons from a military depot and begin firing on police — killing at least ten. The rebel groups occupy and torch government buildings, trade union headquarters, the central post office, and political party headquarters. They occupy local government facilities in other cities and physically attack local authorities. Their goal is to overthrow the elected government.

It is no secret that this is a violent, high stakes struggle to seize control of Ukraine between the East and the West.  It is so obvious that even the New York Times is admitting it…

Sadly, most of the people involved in this bitter conflict in Ukraine don’t understand any of this.

Most of them just want liberty, freedom and a better future for them and for their children.

Unfortunately, they are not going to get that no matter which side wins.

Either they are going to end up under the thumb of Russia, or they are going to end up under the thumbs of the USSA and the EUSSR.

And Americans should not think that what is going on in Ukraine is not going to affect them.

Most Americans tend to think of Russia as a “former enemy” that more or less collapsed at the “end of the Cold War” in the early 1990s.

But that is not the reality any longer.  Russia has experienced a massive economic resurgence over the past couple of decades, and according to one ranking Russia now actually has a larger economy than Germany does.

For much more on Russia’s rise as an economic superpower, please see my previous article entitled “The Rise Of The Bear: 18 Signs That Russia Is Rapidly Catching Up To The United States“.

Russia is in the process of recruiting hundreds of thousands of new troops, and according to Putin the modernization of the Russian armed forces will go to the next level in 2014…

“In 2014, the armed forces must receive more than 40 most modern intercontinental ballistic missiles, more than 210 airplanes and helicopters, more than 250 units of armored vehicles. Nuclear rocket carriers the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh will take over the combat watch and six new satellites will reinforce the orbital grouping.”

Full article: If You Believe That The Cold War Is Over, Just Look At What Is Happening In Ukraine (The American Dream)

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