Extending the Blessings of Civilization to our Brother who Sits in Darkness

Word Count: 3337 Over the past month or so, I’ve been catching some flak for my supposed lack of patriotism, a lack of enough love for Romania and/or America, which then gets translated into love for Russia. I tried defusing this with some humor but I realize that it may have sailed over a few heads, so let’s try using some basic, plain talk. Samuel … Continue reading Extending the Blessings of Civilization to our Brother who Sits in Darkness

Tensions Rise in RM

Wow! An amazingly frank piece from the BBC about the current situation in Moldova: Some people say the street protests in Moldova are by pro-Russian protesters trying to unseat a European-friendly government in a former Soviet republic. But the reality in Europe’s poorest country is more complicated than that. All due respect to this reporter for actually doing some work and not just taking a … Continue reading Tensions Rise in RM

Protests Continue in Moldova

Every major media outlet, including the BBC and all the major players in other languages, covered the events of yesterday (Sunday) as between 10 and 50 thousand people came out in the bitter cold to call for new elections: Chanting “We Are the People” and “We Want our Country Back” in both Romanian and Russian, protesters in Chisinau braved temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius … Continue reading Protests Continue in Moldova

Storm Clouds Gather in Moldova

It’s another day of bitterly cold temperatures and another day of protests here in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Unfortunately for me, I was swamped with work and unable to go see the protests firsthand but my wife was in the area and reported that the protests were more strident than ever. For some bizarre reason, the foreign press keeps on misspelling names, such as … Continue reading Storm Clouds Gather in Moldova