April 5, 2014
The Crimea Crisis -- Cui Bono?
It seems nobody is able to workout the real cost of Crimea, an obscure piece of land about the size of Sicily. The annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula in the Black Sea appears to have little to do with political or economic logic at all. To understand it, we have to remember the acute Roman question: cui bono? These two short Latin words are rendered “to what purpose?” Their true meaning, nevertheless, is “for whose advantage?” That's all Gas On his arrival back from a trip to Ukraine, the Senator John McCain told "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley that Russia “is a gas station masquerading as a country.” In that case it is the largest gas station in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. And it requires constant replenishment of oil and gas reserves. Where do they come from? Before Ukraine’s government was overthrown, energy companies like Chevron,...(Read Full Article)