The URL of this blog comes from a no longer published newspaper from my old home town in Massachusetts. "The Evening Chronicle" was owned and published by an old family friend and long time leader of the Republican Party from the Roosevelt Administration through the Eisenhower Administration, Joseph W. Martin Jr. I hope you all enjoy what you find here.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Russian Agression Expands Again
The Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol came under artillery attack yesterday from so-called "rebel forces" in eastern Ukraine. There are conflicting reports on the number of fatal casualties ranging from 10 to 21.
Hands Up! Don't shoot (back)!
It's only artillery fire.
Given that the rebel leaders have announced their intentions to expand the territory under their control this aggression is not the result of the local population requesting to be "liberated". Rather it is nothing more than Russian expansionist desire to create a land bridge to connect to the recently annexed Crimea. Mariupol lies in the center of their path and of course the needs of "Mother Russia" come first and foremost. But then Russian oligarchs have been paving the pathways of their political policy in south-eastern Europe with dead Ukrainians for over three centuries. Why should the 21st century prove any different.