I am so confused by all the Russian Drama.....
I know that some of the dissidents in the former Soviet Union are muslim radicals. I thought the Ukraine had had some modicum of freedom but then their last elections put some of Putin’s buddies back in power (at least I think that’s what happened....since news doesn’t cover it much anymore I may be wrong).
I guess my question is this: am I cheering for the rebels in this case or not?
I’ve read several accounts of “protestors” being hired and bused in, and there are accounts of merceneries on the protestors’ side now. THe protestors want EU so that is commie stuff.
There doesn’t seem to be a “good” side. The protestors are sort of like Occupukes. But maybe not all are. The protestors are getting very violent. They think they can get violent and no one will hit ‘em back?
No Muslim in sight. Corrupt Russian puppet president in place thought he could intimidate people with kidnapping and tortures, backfiring now
I would suggest reading the Wikipedia article on the Ukraine to get started. No one on any side of the situation in the Ukraine will be happy with that article... but that may mean it strikes some semblance of balance.
Also, to get a taste of the politics, the article on jailed ex-President (and opposition leader) Yulia Tymoshenko is, whatever one thinks of her, fascinating. It is also demonstrative of just how disfunctional Ukraine’s politics are. (The US is presently awful, the Ukraine is at least 10x worse.)
If one studies up on the Ukraine for a few evenings, with no preset bias in place, better understanding can be gained.
You can cheer for Moscow or cheer for Brussels, your choice.