Creating a thread for anything related to the current crisis!!! Hopefully save jumping from one thread to another!!!!!
I bet China is looking on and thinking - if they can we can! Next stop Taiwan.Putin’s proclaimed as the great chess player - but even if he believes that life is a zero sum game, surely he sees that Russia as a country is also going to lose by taking on this new headache. Especially when he could have had all/any of the benefits without attacking the entire country. And returning Russia to absolute pariah status. Next one to watch, now the process has been demonstrated, is of course Taiwan. Only plus is that I don’t live in Asia anymore.
Remember that meeting (Ras)Putin had with China just before the Winter Olympics?I bet China is looking on and thinking - if they can we can! Next stop Taiwan.
Worse case scenario is if the two form an alliance!!!