That term 'vacationing Russian regulars' really is a classic !Ukraine needs to fight in the Donbass, because of they dont, the same combination of "little green men", volunteers, mercenaries and vacationing Russian regulars is going to be in Kiev by late spring. The only way for Ukraine to stay independent is to fight in the Donbass now.
The Polish government has denied that there are Poles fighting / advising in Ukraine either unofficially or officially. The rebels claim otherwise. One thing though, is that there have not been any fatalities returned to Poland. Unlike Russia, Poland has a fully free press and such burials would be alot harder to conceal.
My guess is that western supplied contractors in Ukraine are few in number. Ukraine's biggest need is for advise in effective and decisive command and control, not advisors as ground fighters.
No person is an island - LINK, and no Nation can act in direct hostility to its neighbors without expecting resistance or worse.
If the USA was really trying to help out then we would be mediating between the Ukraine and Russia in a friendly way, but instead the hostile USA is trying to pull the Ukraine under our American control in hostility to its neighbor Russia.
As such the USA is the unwelcome intruder who has no business in that area.
If Russia came here and tried to get Mexico to cut ties with the USA and to become hostile to the USA then we would never accept that, and the same is true for Russia about the Ukraine.
SIGNATURE: JP Cusick
Mr. Know-it-all, sir.
For the umpteenth time. What if Ukraine wants to be part of Western institutions of its own free will.? Its getting tiresome repeating myself hereIf the USA was really trying to help out then we would be mediating between the Ukraine and Russia in a friendly way, but instead the hostile USA is trying to pull the Ukraine under our American control in hostility to its neighbor Russia.
Last edited by flogger; 01-27-15 at 05:19 PM.