It is *EXTREMELY NAIVE* or biased to even consider an alternative.
I think we all know what happened.
It very much angers me. At one point I stopped posting here because I was sick and tired of Eastern Ukraine's disorganized, amateur, incompetent uprising, and I said they should clean up their own mess, without any attention from the West.
Now, they have MURDERED 298 innocents, the overwhelming majority of them, Western citizens.
Enough is enough. These idiots need to be *crushed*, I'm telling you. And that idiot Putin needs to be brought down as well.
I'm not advocating for WWIII, but I'm profoundly disgusted at Europe's weak response, all afraid that the economy will suffer if Putin's gas isn't piped to Europe.
Come on! Haven't you learned anything from WWI and WWII? That appeasing and procrastinating only makes matters worse?
What is needed at this point is MASSIVE sanctions and blockade of the entire Russian economy, and MASSIVE support for Kiev's forces with MASSIVE transfer of weapons to the Ukraine government to completely annihilate this bunch of idiotic separatists, plus an invitation to Ukraine to become a NATO member, and a CLEAR message to Putin that enough is enough, and that the West is VASTLY more powerful than his country in terms of conventional war and economic measures, and short of a nuclear WWIII he has NO CHANCE IN HELL to prevail over the West, and he should accept defeat, be content that he got Crimea, and retreat.
This was a regional conflict. Now Russia's idiocy has caused the deaths of innocent citizens of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia, etc., etc., plus 100 top level researchers who were trying to help humankind in the fight against the lethal HIV virus.
It's time to STOP this madness and teach a lesson to these imbeciles, that the West will not watch idle while another planet-wide disaster evolves like in WWI and WWII.
I hope the leaders of our Western nations - starting with Mr. President of the United States (who at least is calling for it; even worse are the European leaders) - develop some backbone and crush Putin's ambitions before more damage is done.
I used to have a more balanced view, thinking that NATO had provoked Putin into a paranoid position by its expansion, thinking that Kiev was iffy with its ties to extreme right-wing elements, etc.
But the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 has changed my mind completely. Now I want Putin stopped and these pro-Russian separatists crushed.
Mr. Putin, be assured that the international mood has changed.
Your support for these amateur imbeciles has doomed you. Retreat while you can. The West is now angry, and our stick is way bigger than yours.