This article worries me. It gives seven perfect reasons why the United States will not go to war with Russia over the Ukraine. It worries me because those are the exact reasons Russia could get away with unchecked expansion for a certain amount of time.
Here is what I think about the Ukraine crisis. I think Putin is testing the waters, to see how far he can push, to see how the western world reacts. It isn't a big secret that Putin wants to make Russia a world power again, what better way to do that than rebuild the Warsaw Pact?
He invades Crimea, the West lets it happen, weary and tired from fighting wars in the Middle East for the past decade. If they don't stop him there, he then pushes even further, trying to take all of Ukraine. If the west responds effectively, he suddenly agrees to a diplomatic solution, if not, he continues. Ukraine falls, the rest of the former Warsaw Pact unions see what happened to the Ukraine, and how the West ineffectively dealt with it. Fearing for themselves, they quickly surrender at the first signs of trouble at there borders, and then without even a shot fired, most of the Warsaw Pact is rebuilt. God forbid that the West realizes this too late and then tries to do something, escalating this something much worse than the crisis we see now, possibly war.
This of course is highly unlikely, I do trust that we as a species learn quickly, and have learned from our past. I think that our leaders, love or hate them, have the means, the will, and the intelligence to respond to this so that is stops in its tracks. It still frighten me what Russia could make of this if sufficient action isn't taken soon enough.
Russia invades the Ukraine region of Crimea, claiming that they are protecting ethnic Russians who are supposedly being persecuted. Call me crazy, but doesn't this sound really familiar to that time Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia to protect Germans who were being "Persecuted"? I'm not trying to accuse anyone of anything, but we need to take lessons from history.
Just finished the last episode of Breaking Bad..
How am I feeling?
I feel that is accurate enough of a description of how I feel.
For those of you extremely interested in Chemistry, you should check out NurdRage on youtube, he isn't making anymore new videos, but he has a whole lot of neat ones.
I learn more from watching Crash Course on youtube than I ever did in school.
If sometime between April 2002 and May 2003 Someone asked you how many moons the Earth had, and you said two, you would've been correct. During this time, an Asteroid was captured by the Earths gravity, and orbited the Earth for nearly a year, sometimes coming perilously close to colliding with Earth, before finally being flung off into the space because of a gravitational interaction with the moon. I'll post a GIF of its path shortly.