Today’s chess photo in the MEDIA
Amidst the incredible developments in Ukraine , in particular the referêndum in Crimea, BBC published a photo of two men–supposedly Crimean Tatars–playing chess instead of voting!
Crimea votes overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine!
While this blog does not normally get involved in sensitive political issues, this writer can not but notice that this week’s happenings and especially today’s referêndum mark the end of the ‘post’ cold war. The days of the supremacy of the USA as the self-proclaimed world’s police man are drawing to an end and a new world order is about to be established.
Ofcourse, while Russia is still behind the USA in most indexes–including military–and will remain so for some time, Putin’s courage in telling Obama to ‘FUCK OFF’ is an important symbol that will encourage emerging powers –especially China– to fill the vacuum as the USA slowly retreats to within its own borders, increasingly crippled by unsustainable debt and the results of a disasterous foreign policy that over the past twenty years has seen up to ten million people displaced, killed or victimized by shortsighted policy, arrogance and indifference to international law and basic human rights.