Dispatch from Rome—
Our European correspondent and senior editor ponders the mess in the Ukraine, so easily predicted by those who understand the real springs of US foreign policy and its longstanding obsession with Russian encirclement and disabling as a global power, goals brilliantly explored in Stewart’s spy thrillers, especially Lily Pad Roll, volume two of his Europe Trilogy. Art sometimes imitates reality and sometimes it prefigures it.
By Gaither Stewart, Senior Editor, TGP
In these early March days in Europe, TV channels and newspaper pages are filled with the words of commentators, analysts and reports from foreign correspondents in Ukraine and the Crimea. One after another leaders of European Union-NATO are toeing the American—oh, whoops, I mean the NATO line that Russia is violating international agreements containing the self-determination of peoples so that Europe does not split into an uncontrollable potpourri of small squabbling nations.