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Ukraineís parliament just threw President Yanukovych under the bus. Thatís great news.
WaPo ^ | February 20 at 5:41 pm | Max Fisher

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: euromaidan; russia; ukraine
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1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:40 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: KOZ.

just as long as they back that up and run over him again


2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:31:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: KOZ.

Nope. No bias there.....


3 posted on 02/20/2014 6:32:52 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: KOZ.

Some good news out of Ukraine. The author is wrong, though. The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 6:36:35 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not.

Yep. "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it."

5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:38:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: KOZ.

Soros is smiling.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:39:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KOZ.

At least parliament sees the writing on the wall. Hopefully Putin knows what’s good for him.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:41:06 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: KOZ.
Address to Owners of Weapons (plus pictures and video)
8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:44:26 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: KOZ.

Significant first step in de escalation of tensions. Agree that it depends on whether security forces obey


9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:46:48 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Cicero

Putin weeps.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:51:28 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: RKBA Democrat

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.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:53:46 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: 1rudeboy

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?


12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:54:13 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Cicero

“Soros is smiling.”

I see you are one of the few who really understand the situation.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:35 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Progov

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.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:57 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: KOZ.
Give those Parliamentarians credit for more courage than our CongressCritters.
15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:02:56 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

Ain’t that the truth.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 7:05:16 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: BenLurkin

Huh? The president of Ukraine is the bad guy. Who cares about bias?


17 posted on 02/20/2014 7:07:29 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Cicero
Soros is smiling.

OK explain to me who is the real bad guys are here???
18 posted on 02/20/2014 7:09:57 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: KOZ.

Wonder if they can help us get rid of our rino problems.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 7:10:02 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Cicero; 1rudeboy

Well, if the uprising succeeds, we’ll owe Soros and his promoter Alex Jones a great big thanks!


20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:10:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

“The president of Ukraine is the bad guy.”

That is your judgment to make — not that of the headline writer.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 7:12:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Innovative

Hurray, the Soros Fan Club is here!


22 posted on 02/20/2014 7:13:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: RushingWater

Three things are certain.

It’s not our problem.

It’s none of our business.

There is nothing we can do about it.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 7:13:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: KOZ.

I Am a Ukrainian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hvds2AIiWLA#t=3


24 posted on 02/20/2014 7:16:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: RushingWater
OK explain to me who is the real bad guys are here???

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.

25 posted on 02/20/2014 7:17:24 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: RKBA Democrat
"The key is whether the security forces obey parliament or not."

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".

26 posted on 02/20/2014 7:17:27 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: BenLurkin

Bull.

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.)


27 posted on 02/20/2014 7:18:56 PM PST by KOZ.
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Except for the Putin Fan Club, naturally.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 7:19:23 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve seen the video on FB, quite touching.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: KOZ.

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.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 7:26:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: KOZ.

Now the freedom rebels need to hang him on tv.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 7:26:54 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: KOZ.

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.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 7:28:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Progov

Great question.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 7:31:27 PM PST by originofstrength
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To: KOZ.

Was he thrown under a bus or a streetcar or a trolleybus they have over there?


34 posted on 02/20/2014 7:32:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


35 posted on 02/20/2014 7:36:13 PM PST by KOZ.
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To: KOZ.

So, having this guy run over by a bus is a good thing, I take it...


36 posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:45 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Progov

I disagree.

Americans (excluding FR) are clueless morons. You think enough have cojones to do as Ukrainians?

Haha.

We thinkers are far outnumbered.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:50 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

He was elected. Will you support a Democrat Putsch if Ted Cruz is elected?


38 posted on 02/20/2014 8:11:46 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: BenLurkin

Somehow, being “democratically” elected and shooting your constituents seems doomed to end poorly.


39 posted on 02/20/2014 8:13:09 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: KOZ.

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.


40 posted on 02/20/2014 8:44:12 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Innovative; Cicero

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.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:58 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Major fraud in the elections
Major corruption (mafia) in the government.
Their president is NOT a good guy.


42 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:23 PM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Revolting cat!; Cicero

I think you misread our point.


43 posted on 02/20/2014 9:03:28 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: KOZ.

Destroy...then rebuild satanic corporates.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 9:18:47 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: Eagles6

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?


45 posted on 02/20/2014 9:53:48 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: REDWOOD99

What if you only shoot those that didn’t vote for you..


46 posted on 02/20/2014 9:54:03 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

As I understand it pipes and ports.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 9:55:44 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ok but can we start with cleaning up Mexico, call it a quick training mission and use it as a base.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 9:57:07 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks KOZ.


49 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 10:04:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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