Saturday 22 January 2022

Steppe Back While We Still Can

What, exactly, is Britain's alliance with Ukraine? Since neither NATO nor the EU has any territory to defend in Ukraine, then they can be deploying forces there only in order to acquire some. And then, what?

They have let in Latvia, a quarter of the population of which is ethnically Russian, but that adds up to no more than half a million people. There are well over eight million ethnic Russians in Ukraine. Neither NATO nor the EU would ever tolerate a population of eight million Russians, much less along a very long border with Russia.

The internal borders of the Soviet Union were never designed for international use, and they do not work for such purposes, but there is nothing that anyone can do about that. The dissolution of the Union deserved its massive unpopularity at the time, but it happened, and it happened quite a while ago now.

Allied to Svoboda, Pravy Sektor, the Azov Battalion, and all the rest of them, NATO and the EU would seek to clear Ukraine of most or all of its eight million Russians, plus anyone else who might get in the way of the charming company that NATO and the EU kept.

Does that make NATO and the EU racist? Of course it does. But we always known that, or at least anyone who has been paying attention has always known it. We have left one, and now we need to leave other. Before we become everything that almost everyone who was now alive in Britain had always most despised.