Another Update from Batchelor and Cohen
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With the Minsk Peace Agreements all but dead and the crisis no longer contained to The Black Sea basin, please take the time each week to listen to these informative discussions.
Last night's discussion primarily focused upon the two, primary reasons for why I have been stressing the importance of this crisis since February of 2014.
- The U.S. foolishly and arrogantly acts as if it "holds all the cards" and, in making every effort to "isolate" Russia, is instead encouraging and accelerating the development of a new Eurasian Alliance.
- The start of a new Cold War brings with it the very real risk of Hot War. There are now US/NATO troops stationed in the Baltic States and along the Russian border and there is even casual talk, from both sides, about the possibility of using battlefield or "tactical" nuclear weapons.
Please listen to this entire podcast but pay particular attention to segment #3, which begins at the 18:15 mark. This situation in Ukraine and Eastern Europe is extraordinarily dangerous and you must remain alert and aware.
p.s. Two items where Professor Cohen slipped a bit last night but, having done a lot of live interviews myself, I'm willing to cut him some slack. First, he routinely confuses B-2 bombers with B-52 bombers. In the end, does it matter? More interesting, he states that "the Iron Curtain was more about keeping The West out that keeping The Soviet Bloc in". I'd say that's debatable...particularly if you ask the political prisoners or anyone that lived in East Berlin.