It is only 73 years since the end of World War II. Incredibly, despite living memory of that horror, the world is being endangered again.
United States Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis asserted that Russia had again sought to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, which were completed last month.
There is a cause for concern and it’s real and very grave. Ukraine is being pushed to war. Kiev is not bluffing. Encouraged by its American tutors, it’s involved in dangerous games pursuing political purposes.
The Ukraine’s goal has always been to internationalize the situation in the Azov Sea. Poroshenko’s recent call for other countries’ involvement was immediately rejected by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Whatever the case may be, it is a terrible gamble, and one that is pushing Russia’s patience to the limits.
While the world attention is riveted to the situation in the Azov Sea and the relationship between Russia and Ukraine, US forces are getting prepared for a large-scale military operation in Syria.
When rebel-controlled areas came under chemical attacks, Western leaders raised a hue and cry, but they shrugged it off when civilians living in government-controlled areas became the targets.
The more political and military support Kiev gets, the greater the chance that a spark will kindle a fire in the Azov Sea that will spread further.