Skip to comments.Ukraineís parliament just threw President Yanukovych under the bus. Thatís great news.
Posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:40 PM PST by KOZ.
Late Thursday, Ukraine's parliament voted to approve a resolution that calls for the country's security services to pull back and end their crackdown on ongoing protests. The resolution states an end to the "anti-terrorist" operation against protesters and orders a release of all imprisoned protesters, as well as similar measures.
The degree to which Ukraine's security services do or do not obey this resolution is not actually the most important thing here. What makes this a really big deal is that the parliament is actually as well as symbolically undermining President Viktor Yanukovych challenging both his handling of the protests as well as the president himself. It's a very significantly symbolic blow to Yanukovych's legitimacy.
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just as long as they back that up and run over him again
Nope. No bias there.....
Some good news out of Ukraine. The author is wrong, though. The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not.
Yep. "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it."
Soros is smiling.
At least parliament sees the writing on the wall. Hopefully Putin knows what’s good for him.
Significant first step in de escalation of tensions. Agree that it depends on whether security forces obey
True, on a separate note, it seems like some of the gov’t forces are actually siding with protestors in the West, that’s only backed by news on Facebook, but hey, it’s something.
Take heed, watch and learn people. Its almost ready to happen right here in American. Will our police and military turn of the Washington powers when the SHTF?
“Soros is smiling.”
I see you are one of the few who really understand the situation.
It’s hard to say. You see a lot of tough talk on FR, but a lot of whining about George Soros when someone actually does it.
Ain’t that the truth.
Huh? The president of Ukraine is the bad guy. Who cares about bias?
Wonder if they can help us get rid of our rino problems.
Well, if the uprising succeeds, we’ll owe Soros and his promoter Alex Jones a great big thanks!
“The president of Ukraine is the bad guy.”
That is your judgment to make — not that of the headline writer.
Hurray, the Soros Fan Club is here!
Three things are certain.
It’s not our problem.
It’s none of our business.
There is nothing we can do about it.
I Am a Ukrainian.
By the latest tally, it looks like the president (but not other politicians), and the more violent protestors are the bad guys. So it's complicated.
A lot of the static you hear on FR is anti-Soros/anti-Putin, and those boys are peas in a pod as well.
Yep, the Security Forces and the Army have their own points of view.
If they are loyal to Russia, in culture, they could still abandon the president though.
A large percentage of the Russians in Ukraine would rather see this thing settled quietly and politically. Russia just wants their way...as quietly as possible.
But they're getting fed up with the whole Maidan thing.
From their point of view it's riotous lawlessness that must be corrected.
Very dangerous situation.
There's a LOT of pressure building on both sides. They may not be able to contain the explosion.
It never should have been just one country in the first place. Just like "Yugoslavia".
If we stand with the oppressor, rather then the oppressed it is our problem.
Freedom for former Soviet republics has always been in our best interest, and the interest of those fighting for liberty.
There is plenty in the way of sanctions and aid. It doesn’t require military involvement (although we have in the past.)
Except for the Putin Fan Club, naturally.
I’ve seen the video on FB, quite touching.
Sad, the ignorance displayed here on the Ukraine threads, the paranoid nonsense about Soros, and such. And these people vote! I’ll trust the Washington Post before I trust the Soros Obsessives.
Now the freedom rebels need to hang him on tv.
For one thing, I don’t share your confidence in the quality of the rebels as “good guys.”
But it doesn’t matter — it isn’t America’s responsibility to get involved in every matter of domestic unrest around the world.
Islam is still waging war America. We has to focus on defeating Islam before it can get sidetracked into anyplace like the Ukraine.
Besides, if we’re going to do any more “nation building” — we should clean out the Communists in Venezuela. At least this side of the planet is our own back yard.
Was he thrown under a bus or a streetcar or a trolleybus they have over there?
Anybody fighting for freedom from a jack booted thug like Putin is a good guy, in my opinion.
Either way, our current government supports Russia and Putin. They will stop at nothing to destroy Ukraine for their own use.
I’d say it’s a huge mistake.
I agree with your points about Islam and South America.
Keep in mind, this is not domestic unrest. It is one country, Russia, taking over another, Ukraine.
So, having this guy run over by a bus is a good thing, I take it...
Americans (excluding FR) are clueless morons. You think enough have cojones to do as Ukrainians?
We thinkers are far outnumbered.
He was elected. Will you support a Democrat Putsch if Ted Cruz is elected?
Somehow, being “democratically” elected and shooting your constituents seems doomed to end poorly.
About time. Yanukovich proved to be a snake. His handling of this crisis is really awful.
On the other hand it is all not about him and I have now idea on further development.
I do not know what is going on in Ukraine. I have read that Dr. Evil has been pumping millions in and I expect that it is going to the protestors for no good intention.
Major fraud in the elections
Major corruption (mafia) in the government.
Their president is NOT a good guy.
I think you misread our point.
Destroy...then rebuild satanic corporates.
I have read that Dr. Evil has been pumping millions in .......................................... When people with money pump in millions, it means that there are more millions to make. You can bet the underlining reason is more $$$$$. One must ask just what does the Ukraine have that is so valuable?
What if you only shoot those that didn’t vote for you..
As I understand it pipes and ports.
Ok but can we start with cleaning up Mexico, call it a quick training mission and use it as a base.
Meanwhile Venezuela is cutting power, water and internet to whole cities and sending in the armed thugs and flying jets overhead.
War against unarmed protesters.