0_f2c29_785c10cf_XL I can not get these images out of my mind since seeing them several weeks ago. This is a ditch dug on the Ukrainian  border to help keep  the Soviet troops out.  Here are tanks of the Russians that are  just parked and waiting.. . . . .   article-2572149-1BFE5A0800000578-207_964x647 Here let me show you, again,  the ditches dug by these people whose only goal is self-determination and  freedom. . . . . Maybe the tanks will be slowed. . . maybe not. . . but they have to try. . . 1395055576_transheya And here are some of the Soviet helicopters . . . . . 13994652501_331989b16f_o Russia wants a warm water port and access to the gas and oil, and they say to protect native Russian speaking people living in Ukraine.   This is what they are  fighting  for and the Ukrainians are using sticks, stones and ditches to try to insure their  freedom. Think  of the rag tag courageous  Colonist army taking on the World’s strongest forces from Great Britain  the Revolutionary War in the 1770s.. . . . . for freedom. Ethnolingusitic_map_of_ukraine battle-of-the-somme-1916-pic-popperfoto-354739246 World War I trench warfare. . . . . . trenches Images of Civil War ditches , long silent. . . . . . War is a weapon of change which may only be fleeting. . . .we as Americans know that. . . in  Iraq , Afghanistan , even with nation building after the shooting stops , beginning of   free elections, education for girls, rights for women . . .   but the anger still lingers for some and the good deeds are lost . . . . David and Goliath stories still continue. . . . . Self-determination is a universal heartbeat. . . . .

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to Ditches

  1. I like the ways you ve written this, thanks for sharing !


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  3. OyiaBrown says:

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  4. lauramacky says:

    Great post and simply put. Thank you!


  5. pippakin says:

    Reblogged this on Pippakin Around the World and commented:
    America and the EU started this they encouraged the rebellion may even have sent mercenaries in to ‘assist’ the eventual take over of the legitimate democratically elected Ukrainian govt by right wing rebels, and now when Russia predictably stepped up to the plate where are the EU and US? They’re away in safety bleating about international crimes and sanctions. I can’t recall one country however backwar that has surrendered because of sanctions and to think Russia might do it is ridiculous.


  6. Trapper Gale says:

    Scary times right now, here and around the world. Feels like the ’70’s all over again.


    • annetbell says:

      Yes, we have lived through that time and recognize the sides. Glad to hear from you . Did you see the post on New Mexico? I can’t remember where you are from, but I know you love the west! Best. . .


  7. YellowCable says:

    Freedom is such a high price 😦


  8. JF says:

    Why do you think Ukranians don’t have necessary modern weapons?


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