Comment: Accept it, for winter shall tell. Winter shall tell!

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Accept it, for winter shall tell. Winter shall tell!

Accept it, for winter shall tell. Winter shall tell!

Shaking hands with the Nazi stooge Poroshenko is not entirely for show, to win the affection of the western media. Putin is smart enough to know he can NEVER get the upper hand on the western media story-weavers.

Rather, its all about holding this conflict at a certain level for as long as possible -- until after the first frost at the very earliest. After that, Poroshenko is screwed.

The average Ukrainians are already distressed at the destruction of their country -- western and eastern Ukrainians alike. Their country is bankrupt, in the grips of civil war, and the plaything of American and Russian pups.

But Putin controls the gas supply. And he turned it off due to nonpayment. Stored supplies are already running low long before the first frost, and backflow from eastern Europe will in no way meet the demands once winter hits.

And that's when Ukrainians will overthrow Poroshenko and install a regime acceptable to Putin. Maybe that will result in a counter-embargo by the EU and America. But they are not the ones with their paws on the gas valves.

If the EU embargoes a pro-Putin regime in Kiev anytime during winter, and fails to lift sanctions on Russia, Europe, too, can get very cold very quick without Russian gas.

Europe used to pay attention to Russia and give it its due as a Great Power. After the Crimean War in 1856, and the Bolshevik revolution and the Iron Curtain, Europe tried to pretend Russia does not matter. But Gas or not, Russia matters. And Ukraine and the EU are about to relearn this lesson, the easy way, or the hard way.

Winter will tell!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"