Friday, April 25, 2014

World News - Ukraine

The tension in and over Ukraine keeps escalating. Incursions and casualties keep mounting. NATO is threatening further sanctions. Russia is threatening to sell all assets in NATO countries and start sell foreign debt. Poland is requesting 10,000 U.S. troops. Germany has stated that the accord signed last week to de-escalate Ukraine has failed. Wow, this is starting to "sound" like a war. What if NATO imposes further sanctions? What if Russia actually starts to sell assets and foreign debt? This can get ugly quickly. NATO is in no position to fight a war. All the NATO countries are broke and their militaries are in decline thanks to the last recession and a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Russia is not in great shape either, but at least it is not broke and it's military is not demoralized and exhausted. Things are getting interesting.

What do you think?