Ukraine ‘crisis’ unlikely to lead to war
It would be colossally stupid for Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, and he is not a stupid man. He would end up occupying a country of 45 million people most of whom resent the Russian occupation so much that a big, long guerrilla war would be almost inevitable.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Nov. 26, that 'there is a threat today that there will be war tomorrow' and it is 'entirely prepared for an escalation.' Here we go again. All the players know the steps of the dance, and some of them even enjoy it. The purpose, however, is obscure, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons