There is an unfortunate similarity to the Tanks being built on Cornwall’s riverfront that will ultimately hold sodium chloride to improve winter driving in our area and Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. In both situations, it’s not something everyone wants to hear. Both events have an eventual out come that only one side will like. And that side is not the majority.
Both situations are going forward and no matter how much we don’t like it, there is nothing we can do to alter either’s fate. The tanks will be finished and used here in Cornwall and Russia will annex Crimea. We need to start looking forward to these eventualities.
Here in Cornwall, we were blindsided by our own federal government and a company was given the right to install holding tanks for liquid salt which will be used throughout the winter but seen year round. These tanks will be the view of the river that many will see now that they’ve purchased condos near the tanks site and you just know they have to be excited about that. Not too mention the condos that are being built. I’m sure there are tons of folks that can’t wait to snap them up now that they have tanks to look at from there terrace. Is my sarcasm coming across OK.
In Ukraine, Russia has crossed into Crimea, under the rouse of securing peace but ultimately the goal is to make Crimea another territory of Russia. And there is not a damn thing we can do about it. The West already knows that it isn’t worth going to war with Russia over a small territory like Crimea. It’s the same situation the world faced in 1938 when Hitler walked into the Sudetenland which belonged to Czechoslovakia back then. The world couldn’t do anything about that situation then and all we can do is hope that Putin isn’t looking for world domination. That would lead to war. In the meantime, on both issues, there is nothing we can do.
Some folks will argue that both situations can be fixed so that the outcome is on the good guys side, The tanks come out with an apology for putting them there in the first place and Russia pull out of Ukraine and apologizes for going in there in the first place. Unfortunately, these scenarios are unrealistic at this point and we need to start looking to how we’ll deal with these new realities starting now.