I have no special knowledge about the Ukraine, but since a major war could be brewing there think we all should brush up fast! For sure the U.S. and Russian 1% are each trying to see how much they can steal. The U.S. has spent billions to convince the Ukrainians that the European Union is paradise (Ask the Greeks or the Spaniards about the EU heaven). The Ukrainian fascists are very powerful and were a big part of the shock troops who overthrew the elected president (who along with his family was busy enriching himself). On the other hand the Putin regime and his billionaire buddies are no friend of the Ukrainians. Stories about threats to the Russian base and the Crimea or threats to Russian speaking Ukrainian are just excuses for old fashioned Russian great power grasping. Let’s not pretend that all that has happened is just a conspiracy. Huge crowds of people who have been living in he Maidan for months demanding change. A message for the U.S. 1%: Why are you looking down your noses at Russia? This is what you wanted, not a reformed democratic Soviet Union, but an empire torn to pieces, replaced by aggressive no holds barred robber baron capitalism. Putin and his friends are what you drooled for.
Important or Interesting articles about the Ukraine with My Comments
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Panorama View of EuroMaidan Dec. 2013
Feb. 21, 2014. On the Ground in the Ukraine. How the fascists beat and barred the Left from the Maidan