I can see that; I've never seen the upside of anarchy. Maybe they do come full circle in chaos.
The Problem of Authority, in my mind, goes away with a right sized, fettered government. Authority to do what? Paint the double yellow lines fairly down the middle of the road? Here's the paint, here's the brushes, knock themselves out with all the authority they need to do the limited things that we need government to do. When fettered and right sized, I don't think there can be much "Problem of Authority." As distinguished from no "Problem of Authority." That, to me defines when when government is fettered 'enough.' When there is no "Problem of Authority."
Yes, we're nowhere near that. For example, it is too easy to wage war anywhere in the world these days, with no national declaration of war.
A treaty signed in 1994 by the US and Britain could pull both countries into a war to protect Ukraine if Putin’s troops intervene.
The Budapest Memorandum was signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma – the then-rulers of the USA, UK, Russia and Ukraine – as part of the denuclearization of former Soviet republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Technically it means that if Russia has invaded Ukraine then it would be difficult for the US and Britain to avoid going to war.
Sir Tony Brenton, who served as British Ambassador from 2004 to 2008, said that war could be an option ‘if we do conclude the [Budapest] Memorandum is legally binding.’
It promises to protect Ukraine’s borders, in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons.
Today Kiev has demanded the agreement is activated after insisting their borders had been violated.
In response Mr Brenton said in a BBC radio interview: ‘If indeed this is a Russian invasion of Crimea and if we do conclude the [Budapest] Memorandum is legally binding then it’s very difficult to avoid the conclusion that we’re going to go to war with Russia’.
Funny political use of the word promises. Sort of like those promises made to the Kurds in 1996(with some irony by the same Us President.)
Putin's troops have intervened in the Ukraine; we are just denying it.
So now what?
An 'agreement; signed by a US President. But not a treaty ratified by the Senate. It was a political agreement. Meaning, so much toilet paper.
The Ukraine was snookered. Agreed to have smoke blown up its ass. Like the Kurds in 1996.
Maybe the West will draw the line at Poland and Estonia. Oh, Hell, what is all this talk of 'drawing lines.' They are just lines.
Maybe. If Putin doesn't think he can press this weak president. If Putin wants to take the chance of there ever being a weaker US president.
By all appearances, he is limited only by how far he can supply his troops, period. He is advancing against air.
He is done when he says he is done.
But he's go a long way to go to get to New Jersey.
(Edited by Fred Bartlett on 4/23, 1:22pm)