|(From Google Maps)|
From pp 15-17 of "Rebuilding America's Defenses" (Thomas Donnelly and others, September 2000)
Before the fall of Communism:
|Warsaw Pact countries, 1988 (Wikipedia)|
|Comecon, plus former Yugoslavia (pic source)|
|The spread of NATO (Wikipedia)|
|The spread of the EU (pic source)|
America has a habit of fighting wars on other people's soil. This push-and-pushback needs to be tempered with extreme caution, which appears lacking in the case of people like Cathy Ashton. The (unelected) EU foreign policy minister is so keen to drive the EU's agenda that her only response to hearing of the snipers who shot both sides in the Ukraine is to say "Interesting. Gosh." and barge on with her program:
We are ruled by the mad. To quote Cathy: "Byee."
UPDATE re sniper claim (31 July 2014):
"But questions remain, especially about the role of snipers. In an intercepted telephone call, Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet told the EU's Catherine Ashton that, while in Kiev, he had heard that snipers had used the same type of bullets on both protesters and police. This suggested that the snipers were provocateurs, possibly hired by the protesters. Paet's source was one of Ukraine's most admired people, the singer, songwriter and physician Olga Bogolomets, who helped organize emergency medical services for the protestors. She says that Paet misunderstood what she told him. She never saw the dead policemen or the bullets that killed them, she told Canada's Globe and Mail. "What I saw were people who were killed by snipers and on [protesters'] side." "
- Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News (4 April 2014)
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