Peace now

Here are some propositions that we would invite Mr William Hague and Mr David Cameron to

Media wars

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said

The propaganda bullhorn that is the state-sponsored RT program has been deployed to promote – actually, RT network – has been deployed to promote President Putin’s fantasy about what is playing out on the ground

Escalating the crisis

NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that he has a message for Russia. It is:

to stop blaming others for your own actions, to stop massing your troops, to stop escalating this crisis and start engaging in a genuine dialogue.

We know what he means by “genuine dialogue”. It means capitulate and agree with us completely in all respects. This is not an interpretation. It is an observable fact. Look what happens when Russia doesn’t go along with the West at the UN. It isn’t accepted as a genuine difference of opinion. They decry it as Russian “obstruction”. This is what happened when Russia would not sign up to yet another war

Why sanctions?

What is going on here?

Russia has not “invaded” anywhere. Nor acted “aggressively”.

The situation in Ukraine can be analysed. In brief; the West and Russia have been competing for influence in post-Soviet Ukraine. Russia used diplomacy; a loan and an agreement with an elected President. The West used the usual underhand methods. A first-wave of NGO infiltration