Thursday, January 4, 2018

Stephen F. Cohen — Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan


Professor Cohen updates on Ukraine, which is turning into Trump's folly, along with Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea, giving "America First" new meaning based on his previous statements. DJT now owns it, and it promises to come back and bite him.

The Nation
Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan
Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University and a contributing editor of The Nation.

8 comments:

Matt Franko said...

I don’t see how the ROW at war/civil war and the US not involved in any of it would somehow reflect badly on the US...

Tom Hickey said...

Except that great powers including the US takes sides and come into contact, as in Syria, where US and Russian forces have brushed, but no fatalities — unless one includes US involvement in the incident where Turkey shot down a Russian plane and the pilot was executed on the ground by terrorists allied with Turkey.

As Cohen points out, the US has "advisors" in Ukraine. What happens if some of them get killed by "Russians" in the "civil war" there, when the US is claimed a "Russian invasion."

Matt Franko said...

Well maybe we will just help get it all started and then slip out... pull all the USDs and people out... let the zombies sort it all out themselves...

Could be Trump’s real play...

Matt Franko said...

“DJT now owns it”

He doesn’t care Tom...

Matt Franko said...

If NK were to wipe out SK, Trump would probably think, “well... now we are going to have to finally get back to making our own TVs....”

Tom Hickey said...

DJT has to care about his political situation in the US.

NK wiping out SK would mean wiping about the 40,000 troops that the US has there, and if the US withdraws them, NK wins.

Matt Franko said...

Trump cutting Pakistan loose:

https://twitter.com/axios/status/949021923186479104

Noah Way said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiwIUsX63Hk

Key moment starts at 2:25. Video dates from Jan. 2015.