Ukraine and European Union: Few People There Want War With Russia

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 9:00 AM
April 16, 2014

Putin-in-churchClearly few want to go to war over Ukraine, except Russia’s President Putin, and he has been planning this for year––not only by undermining stability in Ukraine, but in the European Union as well.  People cannot go to war when they don’t know who they are, and what they are fighting for.  For instance:

Now reports emerge that many in Europe’s Far Right conservative movements support Russia.  Charles Hawley writes for spiegel.de “Right-wing populists stand to gain seats in the approaching European Parliament elections––which is good news for Moscow. Russia and the European right have been courting each other recently as mainstream Brussels has kept Moscow at arm’s length.”

As Hawley points out, in the World War II era it was thought that liberal left-wing parties were arduous supporters of Russia, but not today:  “Times have changed. While relations between Moscow and the West are tense due to the tug-o’-war over Ukraine, Europe’s right-wing parties are showing an affinity for Russia.

“I think we can be a good partner for Russia in the European Parliament. And Russia sees us as a potential partner,” says Filip Dewinter, a senior member of the right-wing Flemish party Vlaams Belang in Belgium.

Hawley’s article explains that Russia welcomes such a union with Europe’s right wing for several reasons:  1) Both entities are against the European Union and hope to abolish it; 2) Both groups also hold particular animus against the United States; 3) YouGob polls show that a majority of the British, German and French do not agree with sanctions against Russia, and even less want to support Ukraine;

4)  The Political Capital Institute issued a report––’The Russian Connection: The Spread of Pro-Russian Policies on the European Far Right’––that Moscow has initiated relationships with “Eastern European right-wing parties for several years.”

Going even deeper into European reticence about Ukrainian support, Christian Hoffman writes: ‘How Western Is Germany? Conflict with Russia Raises Buried Questions of German Identity.’  “Many Germans feel a special bond to Russia. This makes the Ukraine crisis particularly dangerous for Berlin because it raises important questions about the very nature of German identity.

“Germans and Russians maintain a special relationship. There is no other country and no other people with which Germans’ relations are as emotional and as contradictory. The connection reaches deep into German family history, shaped by two world wars and the 40-year existence of East Germany. German families still share stories of cruel, but also kindhearted and soulful Russians. We disdain the Russians’ primitiveness, while treasuring their culture and the Russian soul.”

Such conflict of identity is clear when Ukrainian troops easily switch flags to join pro-Russian forces.  It is the reason that Ukraine turns to its army because its police forces appear unstable against masked rag-tagged Russian-talking semi-soldiers. Some Kiev troops do not know what to believe in or who they want to be.double-headed-eagle

Those who feel conflicted about ‘the Russian soul’ should consider its two-headed eagle emblem.  Intended to show Russia’s East and West power, it also reveals that soul’s schizophrenia.  This double-mindedness is reflected in Putin, who can murder hundreds, while holding tightly to the Russian Orthodox Church.

Well does Bible inspired writing ask “Can two walk together, except they be agreed (Amos 3: 3)?” They cannot fight together either. This kind of confusion about national and ethnic identities, and moral principles of ‘Christian nations’ led to two world wars, and will do so again if people don’t stand for righteousness!

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