Russia's psychopathic Need For Empire
In an hour or so, voting begins in one of the most important elections in recent memory. The Ukrainian nation wants to join the civilized world. But Russia's psychopathic need for empire cannot allow this to happen.
Hundreds of millions of dollars from Moscow into Yanukovych's election coffers, Putin's crying about the demise of the Russian Empire, oops, the Soviet Union, during his 'visit,' billboards in Moscow, Russian advisors running Yanukovych's campaign, paying for falsifications, are not enough, it seems, for Putin to be comfortable in his lapdog's victory. Now there are report after report from western Ukraine which inform that there has been a huge influx this last week of Russians, with Russian passports and suitcases filled with money, into towns and cities in western Ukraine. Hmmm, let's speculate why this could be.... And of course the rumors that there are Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.
Troops on the border, hell there are Russian troops in Ukraine already. There was, after all, that military parade this week which was a pretext for bringing in Russian troops. And Crimea is virtually crawling with them. Now all we need is a little provocation and just wait for the sparks to fly.
With his thugs physically in place, maybe now Putin is at ease. On Saturday he asked senior Russian lawmakers to begin talks with their Ukrainian counterparts on introducing dual citizenship between the countries:
It is time "to return once again to this issue," Putin told State Duma speaker Boris Gryzlov and Sergei Mironov, head of the upper house, the Federation Council, citing "that special character between our countries whose people for many hundreds of years lived in a united state, as well as ethnic, religious, cultural and language similarities."The election hasn't even taken place and he's talking about "dual citizenship." Maybe he doesn't need to wait for the results because he's already guarenteed them.