Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caught everyone’s attention. While the Turks and Caicos Islands may not be directly impacted, there are lessons that we can learned from this invasion.
Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union and became independent in 1991. Despite the Ukraine being independent, Russia, still invaded Ukraine and maybe it is because Russia has not accepted the fact that Ukraine is independent. Whether they accepted this or not, Russia felt threatened by Ukraine and therefore took a bold move by invading Ukraine with powerful weapons and machinery.
There are lessons we can learned from this invasion.
The strength of weapons
Apparently Russia is more equipped with nuclear weapons than Ukraine and therefore has successfully invaded Ukraine. Of course the Ukraine is fighting back and is getting weapons and equipment from other countries
In the Turks and Caicos Islands, we are invaded by criminals. Weapons seem to be all over the place and it looks like the criminals have more weapons than our police officers and because of this, the criminals appear to be succeeding in their invasion in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
We need to ensure that our police officers are equipped with weapons which will create fear in the criminals and we need to ensure that we are able to get rid of the weapons from the hands of the criminals.
The strength in numbers
Russia believes that Ukraine is still part of Russia and that they were the ones that created Ukraine. Doesn’t this sound similar in the Turks and Caicos whereby one nationality believes the Turks and Caicos Islands is the way it is because of them. We have to be very careful in the Turks and Caicos as we plan and strategize on the future of this country.
While the percentage of Russians in Ukraine is small now but almost everyone in Ukraine speaks the Russian language? What is the makeup of Turks and Caicos and what does the majority of the people speak?
When a country is outnumbered, it poses a threat to that country and those that outnumbered can join forces and invade the country. Russia has already demonstrated it has no respect for the laws. The same can be done in the Turks and Caicos.
We have to be very careful in our planning and I believe we must put a quota in place in the Turks and Caicos otherwise we will find ourselves being invaded. The writing is on the wall.
Invasion does not have to be by force nor by weapons. Individuals can set themselves up in key positions in the country and they can also established businesses and become the main economic providers while we sit down, complain and just become the consumers. Gradually these individuals will take over and invade the country. Some of us will be forced to leave while others will remain in the country under siege by crime and other nationalities. However, this does not have to happen if we fix the issues and one thing we can do is put a quota system in place. We must also ensure that the local people are equipped financially to become the business leaders in the country.