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To: Ivan Mazepa

You make it sound like its ok to throw molotovs at people who do their job and follow the law and who are not personally in any way harming anyone. There are tons of videos of nazi-like protesters throwing molotovs at police officers who are doing nothing except standing in front of government buildings.
The protesters were the first ones to go outside the boundaries of laws - by staging continuous protests in the public square, erecting tents and barricades and disrupting the normal life for the rest of the citizens. The police tolerated them for a while and then decided to do what they are obliged by the law - to stop the illegal activities. And since then the situation seems to have escalated with protesters using molotovs and live ammo.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 11:12:23 AM PST by DagnyTaggar (Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.)
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To: DagnyTaggar

In any revolution, there are innocents maimed, injured and killed on both sides. It is the nature of a revolution. The velvet revolutions of the 90’s from former soviet block countries are the rarity, not the norm.

I’m not making excuses, just pointing out facts. That is why the revolution is always the last measure, not the first one you take. Because you are pretty much guaranteed the shedding of blood (innocent and guilty alike) when you go down that path.

The thing with the Ukraine is that there are a large section of the population that look to mother Russia still. It would not be surprising if this country splits in two.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 11:27:18 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DagnyTaggar; Ivan Mazepa
You make it sound like its ok to throw molotovs at people who do their job and follow the law
This is the law you are defending on this freedom loving forum (on the internet - ironic):

The legislation approved by Yanukovych also envision up to a year of hard labor in prison for anyone convicted of libel, including on the Internet.

39 posted on 01/28/2014 2:36:24 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (IX)
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To: DagnyTaggar

When Yanukovich makes a decision to take Ukraine back to USSR, a decision contrary to the popular opinion, you better believe that people will protest and “break the law” by continuing to protest. They will break the law again, if they think the force used by police was overly excessive and the reason for such excessive force was to intimidate and discourage further dissent.

If I remember correctly, United States exists because law was broken.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 5:21:20 PM PST by Ivan Mazepa
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