Ukraine's Revolution Beyond the Chaos


Locutus
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Ukrainians have lately barreled across American headlines with a display of their Olympic-level Molotov cocktail tossing skills and talent for fabricating catapults, provoking some to ask, what the hell is happening over there? While many articles recapitulate the basics—police are clashing with citizens who are protesting President Viktor Yanukovych's Kremlin-pressured u-turn on an economic association deal with the European Union (E.U.)—scant are reports on the government's slipping grip on key demographics and the dynamic and unified opposition.

Central to understanding the significance of the “Euromaidan” movement (meaning “European Square” and referring to the location where protests began in November), is a view of the nation's opposite geographical ends. Despite being mostly landlocked and about as flat as Kansas, “Ukraine” means “borderlands,” as it has historically been a meeting point between east and west. A more literal translation of the name, and more illuminating for the precarious current events, would be “on the edge.”

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Ukraine's Revolution Beyond the Chaos - Reason.com
 
MHz
#2
" what the hell is happening over there?"

NATO's way of thanking Russia for all their help in Syria this last year.
Too bad they are using the same tactics they used in Libya and Syria. I'm sure more than a few people know the pattern by now, and how to stop it.
 
Liberalman
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We have to remember that world peace is not profitable for the elite. The tragedy is that the instigators create the opportunities that increases the bottom line for the free market systems that the masses covets.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
petros
#5
After the Olys Russian tanks will roll into Kyiv on behalf of the NG oligarchs.

Note to Putin beware of the
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

After the Olys Russian tanks will roll into Kyiv on behalf of the NG oligarchs.

Note to Putin beware of the

The dippers are going to turn Russia to the far left?
 

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