Lew Rockwell Blog
March 19, 2014
|Image: John McCain (Wiki Commons).|
He has developed an eleven point plan to hoist the administration back up onto a war footing with Russia. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
McCain would start of course with money. Not his own but ours. His first point is to pass the one billion dollar loan guarantee to Ukraine currently stalled in the Senate. Just an appetizer, as he foresees much more US money “to strengthen the IMF’s ability to be a stronger partner to Ukraine.”
Then McCain would have NATO come in to Ukraine to “rebuild” the Ukrainian military, presumably to prepare it to attack Russia and presumably we would have to pay for this as well.
NATO would then be expected to be more attuned to the anti-Russian impulses of its new members in the Baltics and eastern Europe, or as Russia expert Eric Kraus puts it, the Baltic and Polish tail wagging the dog. Or as McCain puts it: “Enhance NATO’s force presence, security cooperation, and military exercises, especially in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries.”