It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war


Locutus
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the.

guardian.

via fark:

From the journalist that brought you such hits as "Was I the only white guy cheering on 9/11?" and "Do Americans deserve to keep the food they grow?" comes "America has forced war in Ukraine with Fartbongo's imperialism"


The threat of war in Ukraine is growing. As the unelected government in Kiev declares itself unable to control the rebellion in the country's east, John Kerry brands Russia a rogue state. The US and the European Union step up sanctions against the Kremlin, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine. The White House is reported to be set on a new cold war policy with the aim of turning Russia into a "pariah state".

That might be more explicable if what is going on in eastern Ukraine now were not the mirror image of what took place in Kiev a couple of months ago. Then, it was armed protesters in Maidan Square seizing government buildings and demanding a change of government and constitution. US and European leaders championed the "masked militants" and denounced the elected government for its crackdown, just as they now back the unelected government's use of force against rebels occupying police stations and town halls in cities such as Slavyansk and Donetsk.

"America is with you," Senator John McCain told demonstrators then, standing shoulder to shoulder with the leader of the far-right Svoboda party as the US ambassador haggled with the state department over who would make up the new Ukrainian government.

When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia's most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour.


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It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian
 
petros
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WOW. What more can be said?
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

WOW. What more can be said?


the 'b-side' of this ditty is Tinfoil Polka.
 
petros
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It's no She's Too Fat or Who Stole the Keishka that's for sure.
 
BornRuff
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This is a story that has played out about 100 times in the past. The US has supported the overthrow of many governments to pretty disastrous ends.

That said, Russia still has a huge role in this. This all started with Russia trying to gain more control over Ukraine and prevent them from forming ties with western Europe. Russia's role supporting the pro-Russia factions goes a lot further than just moral support. They invaded Crimea.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's no She's Too Fat or Who Stole the Keishka that's for sure.


Gotta love Walter Ostanek. He can't help his first name.