“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. But perhaps there is a key – that key is Russian national interest.”
Winston Churchill, October 1938
The Ukraine crisis started with differences, which became a conflict, which became a war, and which now risks becoming total war.
Churchill, who was undoubtedly one of the first international statesmen to recognise the post-war threat posed by the USSR, (and who coined the phrase “An iron curtain has descended across Europe” also wrote concerning Joseph Stalin’s tightening of his grip on the eastern half of the Europe that, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Continue reading