Oh well. Crimea’s parliament votes to break away from Ukraine. Ukraine’s parliament votes to dissolve the Crimean parliament, prior to a vote by Crimea’s populace. Looks like the Ukraine “crisis” will not die down by Monday, especially with Germany and the United States calling Crimea’s action illegal. Wow. …
“If Russia takes further steps … there will be far reaching consequences …”-David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain
Meanwhile, President Obama reiterates that Russia’s actions are in violation of international law in his attempt to turn up the heat on Russia.
“In 2014 we are well past the days where borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders…”-Barack Obama, President of the United States.
My son is only 11 years old and he is about to possibly see his third major war. Shit. When I was 11 I’d only seen one (and see is right since they played some of it on television, including a couple executions, helicopter gunners firing into the bush, and soldiers drinking boiled pee from their helmets….
Do any of these policy makers take into consideration how keeping kids in an environment of constant war may impact their psyches? Kids born 14 years ago know nothing else of the world other than its constant state of warfare.
While my generation lived in a world where you could find a hot war every now and then (The Israeli-Syrian War of 1967; Biafra 1968; Golan Heights 1973; the Mayaguez incident 1975, the Cold War 1945-1990), it wasn’t in your face or eardrums everyday.