The West and the media likened the action Putin took over Crimea to that of Adolf Hitler in 1938. That’s not true. If this annexation had been by one of the countries aligned to the West it may not have been described as that. There had been other countries of the world where referenda had decided their fate. Why is this different?

The West has a habit of wanting things to go their way. If a country does not act in line with their wish they will try as much as possible to sabotage or create problems or strife in that country to reduce the country to want. The Western media also have a way of adversely publicizing international issues to make the world see them as good when as a matter of fact they are agents of destruction through their style of reporting and publicity of such incidents.

While watching an interview on CNN concerning the Crimean issue, a young girl being interviewed said that she would prefer not to associate herself with Russia because Russia is aggressive. This made me begin to wonder how she came about that. This girl from her look may be in her late teens or early twenties. Ever since the end of World War II I invite the world to check Russia’s record; how many countries has it gone into or annexed?

The USA however has gone into several countries of South America, Afghanistan and Iraq – to mention just a few. They have also gone into Vietnam; a war that caused much destruction and loss of life. They have been all over the world parading themselves as its policemen. Any country of the world that does not do what they want is labelled as having violated human rights and so they seek a way to remove the leader, usually by creating insurrection from among the country’s people. The result often leads to the destruction of life and property. The media in turn will stir the people to revolt by the use of adverse publicity. While we talk of peace on earth we discover that the very people who propagate the idea are the very culprits. The very people who propagate non-abuse of human rights are the chief culprits. They do it in such a way that unless you are careful enough to read between the lines you will not know what is happening and that they are violating the Human Rights Act.

The cold war was instrumental to world peace, in that no country of the East or West wanted to go to war since it was  uncertain what arms and ammunition the other country had. That being the case no one was sure what damage or destruction would follow in the event of war. A return to that will create peace but this is not the peace we are looking for, but the peace that comes from our Lord as it is said; “Glory to God on high, peace to men of goodwill”.

There will be more peace on earth if the USA will allow other countries of the world to run their affairs without interference. I am yet to see or know of any war since World War II the United States of America won in spite of their immense armament. None, they go in, destroy the people’s property and themselves and leave without achieving any objective. Likewise, if they meddle in Crimea, they will end up being disgraced. They will also create problems for Europe. Those who get their gas supply from Russia will be at risk of losing it and if they succeed in getting gas from other sources,  it may be at a higher price.

There is a story of a bully who was fond of bullying his way through everything. And one day he came across someone that he thought would be an easy target to overrun. He tried but since the Lord was with that person who  had been long-suffering because of this bullying, the Lord showed that He is God and in control of the universe. The moral: it does not matter what arms and ammunition one may have, the ultimate decision comes from God. He can introduce any series of adversities that will make it impossible for the bully to operate.

The world should be careful in terms of this Crimean issue; if there had not been other referenda elsewhere in the world it would be different. But in this case there had been and will continue to be. Any planned provocation, inducing belief that the other side will retaliate and that there will be a war or disturbance will fail. Any sensible leader or nation ought not to be moved by such provocation as that will lead to the destruction of their own country. Not responding, will put those who mastermind such acts to shame.

The cold war brought peace to the world. The world needs peace. The Western media has a way of reporting. Their style of reporting at times creates tension and disharmony in those areas so they have more news to report. They reported that Crimea was part of the Ottoman Empire. They forgot that Spain and much of Europe were part of the Ottoman Empire. They reported that Russia deported the Tatar community at the end of the war. Such style of reporting does not contribute to peace in that region; they would probably believe that the Tartar community being Muslims, may wish to take up arms against Russia. Or if not, the Tartars being Muslims may attract sympathy from fellow Muslim communities around the world.

I repeat, the West should leave Crimea and its people to run their own affairs, this will help stop further tension currently in many parts of the world from spreading to that region.