|Former Prime Minister of Ukraine ,|
I am a bit worried about the " Ukrainian Crisis", first there are a lot of hot heads on either side. I am also a bit curious how good American 'diplomacy' is at this point. In my last blog about the Ukraine , I pointed out that although our nation acts as the 'leader of the free world', it pokes it's nose into way too many international incidents that it has no control of , and ignores countless others as ( in Africa ) . I don't want to be the 'devils advocate' , ## but I see that Russia has every right to invade Ukraine. Sure you think I am harsh , and pro- Russian but ***My arguments to that are that the Ukrainian instability threatens the rest of the region . You would think otherwise , and Russia is the bad guy ? The new Ukrainian government seems too unstable as it is right now , it's likely to be over turned as well. The Ukrainian people as far as their country is concerned, never had a 'stable democracy' it seems since the fragmentation of the Soviet Union . Let alone as a independent state it was always under part of the former Soviet Union. I remember at one time that lovely woman who led Ukraine as Prime Minister Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko who was arrested and thrown into prison on corruption charges by the current overthrown Viktor Yanukovych. The Orange Revolution was squandered by infighting between Yushchenko and Tymoshenko they are just as responsible for what is now happening . It becomes vary clear that the Ukrainian people may have loved Yulia over Viktor , with no sense of the word 'revolution' one too many . There is another prospect , that of John Kerry . I know that he is going to fly to Ukraine to show solidarity . What bother's me is that Kerry is not meeting directly with Vladimir Putin in order to defuse a situation . Secondly I find John Kerry a bit of a load mouth , Kerry boasted : “He's going to lose on the international stage," Kerry told David Gregory on NBC's "." "Russia is going to lose, the Russian people are going to lose, and he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the Olympics, his $60 billion extravaganza." I just laugh what Kerry said , you know what a tough guy sounds like . Also the recently "leaked" transcript between Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt gives a creepiness to this situation ,( Go here ) apparently bugged in which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online. The alleged conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, appeared on YouTube on Thursday. It is not clearly when the took place. Supports Putin's claim that : "I have a feeling that they sit somewhere in a lab in America over a big puddle and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without understanding the consequences of what they are doing," he said. It shows as well that greed plays a part of everything, the DOW flopped because of the crisis , The world’s 300 lost a combined $44.4 billion yesterday as global stocks tumbled the most in a month and the ruble dropped to an all-time low amid Russia’s growing military presence in Ukraine.
Kerry pledges 1 billion dollars in aid ,
The day’s biggest losers were Gennady Timchenkoand Leonid Mikhelson, who fell a combined $3.2 billion after OAO Novatek slumped almost 18 percent, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the richest people on Earth. The two billionaires own almost half of Russia’s largest gas producer after Gazprom OAO. John Kerry arrives in the Ukraine with promises of 1 billion dollars in aid of our hard earned "tax money", Anyway, I can think of a lot of things that the money could be better spent on here in the US. It's funny how we have over 16 Trillion Dollars in debt yet we can pull money out of our ass to give to the Ukranians, and the Ukranians will use it pay the Russians, yet we are threatening economic sanctions. Meanwhile the hope that the Ukrainians have not have any short of a civil war is having Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko back in power, Tymoshenko got as far as she did on her , and that, unless she herself decides not to run, silly Ukrainians will return her to power, fooled by what the Economist calls her “terrifying … sexual magnetism.” “Don’t let her looks fool you,” writes the Daily Beast. Instead, pay attention to “Tymoshenko’s not-so-pretty past.” The Wire says that male pundits find Tymoshenko sexually threatening, but it isn’t just the men focused on her looks. The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe describes Tymoshenko’s national political emergence in 2004 as a “Ukrainian-speaking Joan of Arc, a newly dyed blonde with a peasant braid ringing her head like a halo.”
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
*** How would the United States react if the the government of Mexico were overthrown by a violent revolution ? , I pretty sure that we would see Yankee troops down south . ##"Comments from US and British officials on Ukraine are under particular scrutiny as both countries signed the Budapest Memorandum with Ukraine and Russia in 1994, affirming “their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine”. Is it possible to be so disgusted with your country's leaders and policies, that countering the absurdities becomes too onerous and painful, cause that is how I feel. Fate placed the US denouement in their five billion dollar coup scheme, in Russia's hands. There is a subliminal separatist movement smoldering between the Bandera nationalist memorialists and the Crimea, East and South. The nation state is stricken, the fault line exposed by the Nuland and Pyatt fracking of Ukrainian historic unconscious. Separatism is now on the table as a consequence. The US, in their usual imbecility in foreign menacing, brought about this exigency. Russia's actions are perfectly sane and moral in response to this coup and shattering of any unity left by the Americans. Kerry's words are so absurd, we might as well open James Joyce and put a finger on a passage for guidance and truth; it might be more meaningful.