So the West will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, and I personally think this is a bad investment for security in the region. Don't worry, contemporary Ukraine and its friends will find a way to arm itself. The West has been anally hesitant on helping Ukraine to defend itself against a clearly aggressive neighbour called the Russian Federation, which I would much rather label as Moscovia, a failed state. The current behaviour of Putin and his entourage of the Kremlin is based on pseudologia fantastica or simply a bunch of lies which has been the basis of Russia for the last three centuries.
While many Western nations sit on the sidelines and wonder what is going on in the Donbas region of Ukraine, and get their information form Moscow sources, fed through Moscow's proxies, there are a number of nations that are standing up to Moscovia in different manners.
While the West continues to state it will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, the East, namely Japan, has stated in short "that we should be silent about arming Ukraine". In short it is no one's business but Ukraine and its supports to know.
This is the first and only intelligent comment I have heard from any foreign nation that has openly stated that is supporting Ukraine in its efforts to ward off an aggressive Russia hell-bent on truly destroying the Ukrainian state, as it has been for the last three two four centuries.
A Sick Approach to Self Annihilation
I have plenty of times stated that Vladimir Putin and his philosophical scum-lord Alexander Dugin are individuals with "genocidal tendencies", and that being said let's not forget either Dugin's statement below and who Putin holds as his heroes. In case you haven't seen some of the statements of Dugin, take a look at this:
Dugin's is not made up, and he has stated this on more than one occasion. He is simply an animal and I will quote a well known animal behaviourist at this time, because, just having re-read one of his seminal works forty years later, I understood one very clear statement in the concluding chapters of Konrad Lorenz's book King Solomon's Ring where he stated the following:
Wordsworth is right: there is only one being in possession of weapons which do not grow on his body and of whose working plan, therefore, the instincts of his species know nothing and in the usage of which he has no correspondingly adequate inhibition. That being is man. With unarrested growth his weapons increase in monstrousness, multiplying horribly within a few decades. But innate impulses and inhibitions, like bodily structures, need time for their development, time on a scale in which geologists and astronomers are accustomed to calculate, and not historians. We did not receive our weapons from nature. We made them ourselves, of our own free will. Which is going to be easier for us in the future, the production of the weapons or the engendering of the feeling of responsibility that should go along with them, the inhibitions without which our race must perish by virtue of its own creations?This being the case it does not surprise me that that former adviser to Vladimir Putin would state:
While the barbarians of Muscovia have no innate desire to be compassionate to their so called "little brothers" in Ukraine, I think this will lead to their own downfall. The Grand Duchy of Muscovia has had grumblings from Siberia and has been successful any form of a national uprising in those geographic territories; though with the price of crude at what it is and with sanctions on Iran potentially being lifted this could cause crude to tumble even lower. In turn, this would give Putin and his criminal regime another good kick in the testicles, for an economy based on $110 plus crude price.
I've been aware of the frailty of the Russian Federation for over ten years now, much of this is now being echoed by simple union leader, Polish President and Nobel Prize winner Lech Walesa - that democracy will not come to Russia under it's current borders, In hearing his statements I understand that the discussions I had with fellow journalist/analysts in Kyiv many years ago was not for nought! It became clear to us , in speaking with a journalist friend's cousin, who works for Russia's border services, somewhere near Blagoveschensk or Chita, nowhere close to the Grand Duchy of Moscovia. Here, my friend's cousin stated, that there where many near-border settlements comprised of nearly completely of Chinese nationals involved mainly in questionable trans-border trade. That was back in 2005 and he claimed that the number of Chinese entering those regions far surpassed the number that were going back to China.
The Baltics, Diasporacentric and Expats
While many EU countries have been sitting pretty and being flip-floppers regarding there support of Ukraine for a number of different Eco-political reasons; the Baltic countries, well aware of the psychosis of Muscovy have stepped up to the bat with out a question. The presidents of Lithuanian and Estonia respectively, Dalia Grybauskaitė and Toomas Hendrik Ilves have been extremely vocal in their support of Ukraine in their Twiterplomacy, but they are not the only ones in the region.
Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), member of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of World Policy, has long been a vocal supporter of Ukraine. Though I know of at least one other of his compatriots living in Ukraine who at time can be extremely vitriolic towards Muscovia and I have a great deal of respect for him for his comments:
While Anders lives and works in Kyiv, there are plenty of others who are of the diaspora ilk who have been contributing to Ukraine's cause. Some are personally know to me and I even provided Mark MacKinnon of the Globe and Mail whom I met years ago, with many of these contacts for this great piece on how Canada's diaspora has been contributing to the cause in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian community in Canada is one thing, but that same community must understand that Prime Minister Harper is on the cusp of an election and most of what he has been pandering are but red flags for the bulls during the upcoming general elections in Canada. The Ukrainian diaspora community should be taking the current government's actions with a grain of salt.
It is all very nice to send all kinds of non-lethal aid to Ukraine, but sorry, I think they can help themselves in that field at an extremely lesser cost in fact! This has been proven by the countless crowd-sourcing campaigns that are ongoing both in many Ukrainian diaspora communities and in conjunction with the crowd-sourcing community in Ukraine that has provided a great deal of support for Ukraine of a non-lethal type; however, it is time to change our train of thought.
Criminal Dismemberment of the Military Industrial Complex
Much of the bullshit that is going on right now in the eastern most regions of Ukraine and in other parts is due to the breakdown of international law. The Budapest Memorandum failed! Not a single nation that supported and signed that agreement on December 5, 1994 seemed to give a shit when "little green men" found their way into Crimea for its annexation! Most normal nations and people were saying: "What The Fuck!". However, not the signatory countries!
While the Budapest Memorandum stripped Ukraine of its nuclear arsenal, we saw a rapid decline in military spending in Ukraine. It is no secret that when Viktor Yanukovych came to power, he not only usurped constitutional power, he very quickly destroyed Ukraine's military and in fact may have formed Ukroboronprom, the Ukraine Defense Industry, on December 9, 2010 with a goal of centralization of the military industrial complex. In short, this centralization, may have been used for gaining great profits by Yanukovych and his cronies, while disassembling military personnel - there may have been an increase of exports with him and his criminal elite skimming as much off the top as possible.
However, it is not secret that Ukraine Defense Industry has a number of technologies that some have been requesting the West to provide to Ukraine. Nevertheless, has anyone ever considered the Skif ? This seems to be a comparison of the USA produced Javelin! Armaments are not my speciality; however, it may be time for innovative investors to start arming Ukraine in a silent manner as suggested by Ambassador Shigeki Sumi. Maybe this is just one of Ukraine's technology that needs a push forward in order that Ukraine can defend itself.
While, these heavy weapons may exist, there could be a possibility in light arms!
Kalashnikov has become a brand name of terrorists there is no reason why products of the company Fort in Ukraine, which supplies light arms could not be invested in. As a state owned company it may not be possible, but if the state changes its direction this may be possible, only time will tell. It seems that the company already produces its Fort 401 under licence from Israel.
Yes, while Ukraine has been kind of fallen to playing second fiddle as an arms exporter, maybe it is time that those interested in this terrible business, start, like Ukraine's diaspora in arming Ukraine so it can defend itself from the scum which I call Moscovia!
The commentary of this was first published on the WPawlowsky.com site.