While The Armed Might is busy bringing the Democracy elsewhere, Rusty Yaroslav is enough to send the visual message: we can afford to have her sunk if that will cause further trouble.
I have no illusions about Russian motives for supporting Assad. They are not there to protect anyone but their interests, from anchoring in Mediterranean to selling insane amount of weapons.
I wish they evacuated him by now, even if it takes dragging him by his ears off his throne. (I can so vividly imagine that.) Because he made too much damage, people will not forget their dead. Maybe he had a chance before, to rig elections in less distasteful way (one and only presidential candidate?!), but now it’s too late for anything else but letting people consolidate new government and how Islamic it will be should have been carefully pondered about years ago, while he was only imprisoning and torturing the possible opposition, not yet bombing whole towns.
Pressure works, but if there’s no valve to let the accumulated steam out, the pressure cooker explodes.
It keeps happening, yet the pressure cookers remain favourite part of political kitchens. Because it’s just vapour, right? Stands no chance against our steel, right? *boom* wrong.
I hope FSA is talking with Russians away from media attention and I certainly won’t blame them if they choose to make some arrangement since no one else is willing to touch Russian spot in Middle East. That too is quite understandable.
I only have no idea what would Russian top figures say to their, Russian population that keeps hearing about bloodthirsty terrorists that are the same as Chechens and so on and on.
“We made a little pact with people who we blackened as terrorists up to yesterday because upon closer look we came to conclusion they are, as from this morning, in fact, freedom fighters.”
And to be morbidly honest, they wouldn’t be the first to promote freedom fighter into terrorist and vice versa.
I wish it was possible for Syrians to get rid of psycho on their own, I also quite frankly wish they turn to the West, since that’s what I wish for my own part of the world, not to re-elaborate why, but pragmatic people are more likely to survive. And first you have to stay alive in order to change sides later
Saturday night live rant over Sorry, folks, this is my pressure cooker valve.