Seeing who has the biggest

Normally I don't give a flying wombat about foreign affairs.

What people get up to in the comfort of their own countries is their own business and none of mine.

I have been somewhat bemused though at the international hissy-fits being thrown at the Crimea business.

We have the EU screaming that the vote over there was "illegal" and "illegitimate".  Now, coming from the EU that is really fucking rich.  These are the same people who refused to accept the democratic wish of the Irish and forced us into a series of repeats until "we got it right".  Also there is the small matter that the powers that be in Brussels aren't elected so why the sudden interest in democracy?  Apart from that, why are they so interested in Crimea anyway?  It's in Asia, not Europe and is none of their business.

Then we have the Merkans screaming.  The only problem is that I'm not sure what they are screaming about?  Do they also think the referendum was "illegal" and "illegitimate"?  If so, why?  They people were given a chance to vote and the fact there was only one option on the ballot paper is irrelevant – you vote "yes" or you don't vote. If that isn't an acceptable form of voting then it's up to the people of Crimea to say so, and not the Merkans or the EU.  Once again it is none of the Merkan's fucking business what goes on in a foreign country in a foreign continent on the other side of the world.

So what is behind all this posturing and the shouting of "my penis is bigger than yours"?

I have a funny feeling it has nothing at all to do with democracy.

I have a feeling that the Merkans and Brussels know that the Russians have the biggest penis in the area and it's berthed in Crimea.

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Seeing who has the biggest — 6 Comments

  1. I've said this before (dunno where – here?), but given that the US and EU were largely responsible for creating the current situation by funneling billions to the coffers of the protest organisers, they are in no position to critisise Russia for taking an interest.

    Do they also think the referendum was "illegal" and "illegitimate"?  If so, why?

    That's easy-peasy, GD. They think it's illegitimate because it didn't go the way they wanted. If the people of Crimea had voted to distance themselves from Russia and join the EU, then it would have been decreed fair and democratic, and lauded as a fine example of democracy in action.

    • If THE E.U and U.S  had been given access to the ballot boxes for a few uninterrupted hours before voting started,then we would have seen true "democracy" in all its glory.They're really pissed off about that.

  2. If the people of Cuba vote to join Guantanamo I'll accept the result. If the people of Florida vote to join Cuba I'll accept that decision providing everybody in Florida agrees to learn Spanish. If the people of Louisiana vote to sell themselves back to France…aw heck they'll have to eat French fries not freedom fries. If the people of Scotland vote for independence, will English regiments move into Edinburgh to safeguard Geordie migrants? Foreign affairs is too complicated I'm thinking and should be left to the CIA. Gilmore should be put in charge of pothole repairs west of the Shannon.

  3. Isn't it a sad state of affairs then whenever a politician speaks we know for a complete certainty that they are lying through their teeth?  If a politician told me the time I wouldn't believe him and would wonder what ulterior motive lay behind his response.

  4. (sigh) So I sacrificed my health poking holes in the ocean during the Cold War for this? Looks we just postponed the inevitable.

    The fact is, there's really no such thing another country's business any longer. If  "Interests", either US or Russian (and perhaps now the EU as well?) exist within any particular foreign country, that country just lost it's business if you catch my meaning. Pretty much everything the public thinks they know about a situation such as the current one is irrelevant. The only thing the public will know for sure is the end result or perhaps aftermath is a better word?

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