A Malaysian jet was shot down over the Ukraine. It was on its way from the Netherlands to Malaysia. As of yet there is no indication whether or not this incident is at all connected to missing Malaysian flight 370, but the circumstances surrounding this latest mystery are still unclear.
How important is it that the Ukraine, a country of more than 40 million people is on edge? Besides the human factor, no one likes to see people die violent deaths, does the current situation matter to us? The answer to this is a resounding yes.
I am sure that there are some out there that see the current situation as merely interesting news. However, it is a situation like this that magnifies the tensions between countries and weakens the resolve of alliances. More specifically, Russia with its connection to the Ukrainian government finds itself at odds with the European Union and of course, as has become far too frequent, at odds with the United States. With both the EU and US considering sanctions to pressure the government of the Ukraine, the schism between Russia and the west is growing. It has the frightening impression of a situation where the lines are being drawn, and divisions are becoming stronger. With growing economic problems and worldwide unrest in a variety of nations, the situation is one that should concern all of us.
I do not usually use this forum to stir up fear. However, being that this is a site dedicated to those lost as a result of the biggest war and worst atrocities in mankind’s history, it becomes more and more important to bring to light issues that have the potential to put the world on the brink.
Let’s pray and hope that calmer heads prevail.