Asia Times columnist Spengler explains(hat tip: Gray Falcon) with brutal openness, albeit sugar-coated with stand-up routines, why the vocal support to Georgia and Ukraine is a lost cause: in little more then a generation, there may well be no Ukrainians or Georgians if the present trend of birth rates in those countries continue.
It's a bit ironic, isn't it? The so-called transition process that was to bring Eastern European nations closer to their western counterparts is a direct cause of their demographic demise, which in turn could be the very reason why the west might eventually give up on them.
Not that the west is fairing much better. Demographic decline is a norm in almost all western countries. Perhaps Spengler should be more concerned about that. He says in his article that Russia, for all it's problems will be a great power in 2050. What about the west?