Originally posted by Maxx
That said, consider Sarajevo in WWI as reason enough to be concerned over the events occurring in east Europe today. How could some minor balance of power politicking, combined with nationalism in the European lowlands, ever lead to a world war?
(I know you know the answer, but I'm going to answer it for those unaware...) If I remember correctly, it was because there were two armed camps in Europe, pretty much spoiling for a fight, and thanks to a bunch of secret treaties all over the place, most countries in Europe were dragged into the fight. The incident in Sarajevo was blown out of proportion and this led to the deaths of about 20 million people.
Let's hope that does not happen with Ukraine. All I want is a peaceful resolution in Ukraine - as an European I do not mind whether they join the European Union or not. I want what is best for the people of Ukraine.