McCain on Ukraine

I believe Senator McCain (R-AZ) has given an excellent analysis of possible US military and economic posturing in response to the Russian intervention in Ukraine. Russia is pushing for a referendum to be held on March 16th to determine whether the Autonomous Republic of Crimea should rejoin the Russian Federation. Crimea serves as a strategic naval outpost for Russia as it allows for access to the Black Sea and the greater Mediterranean.

A Country on Fire

In January 2011 Al Jazeera streamed a live feed from Tahrir Square in Cairo. I watched day after nail biting day as the turmoil unfolded. Tonight, I’ve become fixed on a live video feed from the Kiev. Esprero TV has brought us onto the frontline of the protestors at Independence Square. A fire fueled by trash, discarded clothing, and molotov cocktails draws the line separating riot police from activists.

CNN is reporting 21 deaths today in Kiev, I hope that a peace is reached quickly and that it is more lasting than in Egypt.