A Turning Point? Last Night's JB-SFC
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Could the meetings last week in Sochi be the first step away from NATO/Russia confrontation? Let's hope so. Unfortunately, the Ukraine Crisis continues to simmer and events could still reach a boiling point again this summer.
This week's Batchelor-Cohen discussion was wide-ranging and extensive. John and Steve spent a lot of time discussing a new report from the US Army War College that suggests "competition and cooperation" as a way forward instead of confrontation. Sounds good to me. Let's hope things trend that way.
The guys also discuss the popular TFMR topics of Eurasian alliances and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. And the final segment is excellent. Please be sure to listen to it.
But all is not sunshine and lollipops just yet. The War Party is still itching for a fight as we continue to see stories such as this one: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/17/new-putin-invasion-coming-this-summer.html And articles such as this one give you a good idea of just how hostile things still are in Ukraine: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-05-19/nazis-triumph-over-communists-in-ukraine
Hope for the best but plan for the worst. Pray for peace but expect continued war.