Kosovo vs Crimea

It's so rare for me to be opposed to the Western governments that it almost looks like I'm one of their stooges. So I am delighted that on this occasion I can speak out against the West, and support Russia.

The West has been screaming blue murder about Russia annexing Crimea. But Russia correctly points out that Kosovo was annexed too, and what's the difference. And as I have previously blogged, it is very wrong for the West to be annexing racist/religious-bigotted Kosovo from liberal democracy Serbia. That was a massive slap in the face for what the Serbs have achieved in their country as well as a slap in the face and betrayal of Russia who helped end the war in favour of NATO.

It is important for the West (or anyone else for that matter) to be non-hypocritical. The West is absolutely dripping with hypocrisy.

Kosovo should have been left as "status quo" (same as Taiwan), as the danger from racist Serbs had disappeared. Their human rights were in no danger. There was absolutely no reason for the US etc to recognize Kosovo. It should have deferred to Russia.

Now let's look at Crimea. It is full of pro-Russian Russians who wish to be united with Russia. It was also traditionally Russian territory. Why should this bit of territory not return to Russia's fold? Russia has been very good withdrawing from Eastern Europe and even places like the Baltics and even accepting these regions to join NATO. Russia has been nothing short of exemplary. What they are doing currently is regaining enclaves that they have never militarily left. I believe protecting Russian majorities is an acceptable reason to ignore Westphalia. The people in question have a different ideology to the West - they see the West and NATO as enemies and Russia as the hero. We need to disassociate ourselves from these people. They should be bundled up as part of Russia and a very slightly bigger Russia should be dealt with diplomatically to see if we can get them to change their ideology to be pro-Western.

P.S. Turkey went into Northern Cyprus to protect ethnic Turks too.

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