If John Wayne was an interplanetary cowboy sitting so high in his saddle he could see the earth like a big TV, what would he see? Violent death is part of the cowboy creed, and where that is happening you will find many gunslingers and a few Marshall who believe. The Duke would surely want to do the most good for the pilgrims of this planet. If that were the case he would be taking the reigns in hand in central Africa where the carnage is like worse than Gettysburg every week out of hand. Our maybe he would see the hundreds of gunshots death every day in the USA and think that's my play. Blinded by emotion and propaganda most likely his focus in March 2014 would be in the Ukranie.
But comming in guns blazing killing on behalf of the Ukraines, unrepentant commies, Russians and Putin clowns would not move the needle an inch forward. No that needle is sunk deep in a stone of fossilized historical junk.
The best line I have read about the Ukraine comes from the exiled cold war warrior Eric Margolis. Exiled like most former Cold War darlings idiots for starting to think.
"Soviet leader Josef Stalin used to shrug off critics by his favorite Central Asian saying: “The dogs bark; the caravan moves on."
Stalin had many flaws, but he was for reasons wrong or right playing the Game of Thrones on fast forward when his enemies had dragons and he had plywood tanks. We should thank him for being so honest in leaving for posterity the sentiment we all feel every time our so called leaders speak. And that sentiment is what propels events in the Ukraine, Quebec and the price of Tea in China.
The driving force of the late twentieth century and the new twenty first century has been to keep energy prices high, and liberty expensive.
Putin may have many flaws but in my eyes he is not a beast. I use Bruce Springsteen to defend my supposition. Sometimes I have an argument with myself with one angel arguing Bob Dylan expressed the human condition best and the other advocating for Bruce Springsteen. One angel heavy into metaphors the other into scars. For plain speaking on an important topic the Nobel prize goes to Bruce Springsteen.
"All men want to be rich, rich men want to be king, the King is never satisfied until he rules everything."