Skip to comments.Ukraine’s Leader Flees Palace as Protesters Widen Control
Posted on 02/22/2014 7:20:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
click here to read article
Do you have a direct quote?
It was just two days ago that this was reported...
See...that makes me think that Vlad will take action as soon as the Olympics are done.
But...remember that the Paralympics are supposed to happen in March in Sochi as well. Do you think he will risk that?
“All I’ve been hearing lately IN THE PRESS is a lot of stories about “Bad Russia”.”
I’m sure there’s a good story about Putin’s Russia to be written, just by sheer force of chance, there has to be something he’s doing that’s not corrupt. Why don’t you go write that story for us.
I do need to walk something back...it was NOT the chief rabbi of Kiev, but another, and he's telling Jews to flee Kiev, not the country. Here's the article:
Even the younger generation (21 and under) detest the Russians. I work as an English teacher, and I hear it quite a bit. And you’re dead-on about the Holodomor - the Ukrainians haven’t forgotten that one iota.
This is a pic off Twitter of one of Yank's toilets, found after the opposition got into his palace....
Yes, remember that Syria was all about a pipeline that was proposed to run thru its country and put the Ukrainian pipeline at risk. It was not about weapons. That’s why the French were so involved. Everyone wanted that pipeline but Russia.
This puts the main source of domestic revenue at risk to Vlad. He and his ruthless interior minister will not allow that.
It’s sort of “Banana Republic meets Liberace”.
Ya. That makes me wonder just what’s going to happen next.
It has started the eastern states have voted that they think this is illegal. Next they will ask for help. Then we watch. Vlad will see where our fleet is and how Bambi reacts.
Vlad plays chess Bambi and his minions play checkers
I know one of our ships that was supposed to be in the area...the USS Taylor...ran aground and damaged it’s prop.
I don’t think we have many assets in the Black Sea. Not to mention...those that ARE there are mostly in anti-terrorism support for the Olympics. I doubt Bambi would send ships or troops into harms way for Ukraine.
"They are not Pics or Photos,they are Photographs".
Ansel Adams, circa 1960 to his student Joseph Schuett at Yosemite National Park
Anyway, very interesting news out of the Ukraine. I think this bodes well for the free world. Hopefully the U.S. will wake up before it's too late.
And Putin needs to stay out!
There appears to be multiple chief rabbis.
Anyway it looks like it was one of the chief rabbis' sons who was quoted. He bases his comment on an anti semitic attack that occurred about a month ago.
Hopefully it's an isolated instance.
Thanks for the ping!
LOL. Yeah I’ve noticed the Putin bootlickers and toadies have been strangely quiet.
Maybe they’re worried that their dreams of one day sitting at Putin’s feet, kissing his hand while gazing adoringly into the eyes of their Master have been dashed.
Oh well.....folks like that yearn to be dominated. They’ll find another authoritarian leader they can cling to soon enough, I suppose. The world’s full of them.
While the pipelines are important to Putin, in an income-producing sort of way, the Uke is where most of the wheat comes from. Putin may grunt and push but not to the point where he can’t trade for Uke wheat. If he somehow screwed up the ability to get wheat from Ukraine and Belaruss his 175 mill remaining Ruskies would get to be hungry SOB’s.
Don’t see the paper roller and it doesn’t look heated? Sort of smacks of being ancient Roman. Poor uncivilized bastard probably brings in a basket of mullen leaves to tidy up with. I seem to remember Saddam never got the terlet idea quite right either. Something about being a dicktater that makes you unable to operate a flush toilet? Maybe it should be part of our own presidential primaries-—demonstrate ability to operate a flusher-—blindfolded?
for none thing “Presidents” should not live in “Palaces”
Can she answer a question for me? I have curiosity about the Ukraine, as my grandmother left from a small town near Lvov in around 1905. They were devout Russian Orthodox, and were concerned about Catholicis spreading in from Poland.
What is the nature of the protestors who are taking control in western Europe? Are they religious fanatics? Nazi-types? Aligned with the globalist agenda? Nationalists?
Best wishes to your wife's friends and relatives still in the Ukraine.
While the Black Sea is not one of our primary patrols you should be aware that the Mt Whitney is there at the moment. That’s a big deal because it controls the entire 6th and 5th fleets, the Kenyan notwithstanding, if action needs to be taken the Mt Whitney will start it. You should also be aware that Carrier Bush left our East Coast last week and should be in the Med by now. Along with the two other carriers still on station in the 5 and 6 Vlad would have his hands full in the event he feels a moment of stupidity coming on.
This is not a coincidence. Yanukovych is reportedly in Kharkiv, a pro-Yanukovych stronghold (or its supposed to be), and hes at a conference of the Ukrainian Front, a collection of politicians, and pro-government street thugs, who are willing to die for the President. But as a recent article by John Schindler, on The XX Committee, points out, the Ukranian Front appears to be deeply influenced and controlled by the Russian government. In fact, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Pushkov, is present in Kharkiv right now. Heres what the report has to say about the nature of the Ukrainian Front:
It seems Moscow is not pleased with its protege Yanukovych and his inability to crush the opposition, so it is forming a new grouping to assist the hardliners. Given that the appearance of the Ukrainian Front has been heralded with a birth announcement in the Kremlins official newspaper, Russian approval and support can be assumed.
Moreover, the embrace of Stalinist-era rhetoric by the Ukrainian Front indicates a great deal, and will serve as a needless irritant towards Ukrainians who detest Stalin and his murderous legacy. In a similar vein, Communist activists have unveiled a bust of Stalin in Western Ukraine, a provocation that is about as offensive to most locals there as a statue of Hitler would be in the rest of Europe. Of course, hailing Stalins victories in the 1940′s is of a piece with the current Kremlin vilification campaign against all Ukrainians who do not want their country to be subjugated by Russia, a nasty agitprop line that regrettably has Western supporters, not all of them unwitting dupes.
Now that the Ukrainian Front has entered the picture, with Moscows imprimatur, expect the situation in Ukraine to only get worse. It would be difficult to overstate the danger Ukraine and Europe are in at the moment thanks to intimidation, meddling and provocation by Vladimir Putins Kremlin. European governments would be well advised to not permit naked Russian interference of a violent and coercive sort in Ukrainian politics: this cannot end well.
And now we have rallies in Sevastopol, where the Russian Black Fleet is anchored, in favor of reuniting with Russia (jump to update 1410).
Hey there’s Boxer Vitali Klitschko
Putin’s western fans are remnants of associates of Mussolini’s supporters and others fooled by them.
My pleasure , I am very curious to how Vlad will react. The eastern states will ask for his help as they are run by his puppets. What will restrain him?
Chill people, Yanuk’s digs are nothing compared with Al Gore’s and John Edwards’ palaces!
From what I see, they are Nationalists. I have sorted through newsletters at the Ukranian Cultural Center from the 1930’s and the theme is the same, they do not like collectivism and Soviet rule. How many family members were lost during Holodomor. 600 people a day were coming to Kiev from Lviv in support and love of country. Ukranians are afraid of the police because of the corruption and the power they wield over the population. I was on a train coming out of Kiev and asked my wife what the boxcars with the hammers and sickles painted on the sides and the little barred windows were. She responded “prison train”
Or whatever this is.
The regular size toilet is on the right side, this thing is on the same level (too low to be the sink). Toilet for the kids, to wash your shoes? - would appreciate anyone's help
But damn, I do like those rooms. Wood carved ceilings and all
Thanks for the update.
You don’t think EU globalists meddle in affairs like this?
IB4TNCWW2SITP - In before the neocons who want to stick it to Putin.
Usually when one despotic government is replaced, the new one is more despotic than the former, viz Iran.
Why do they call those who violently took over a tyrannical government, “protestors”?
Why do they call those who violently took over a tyrannical government, “protestors”?
What’s Ukrainian for “Ceausescu”?
The well connected wealthy in our own government are living at or near this level.
After looking at these images of his private Disneyland castle, no wonder this SOB fled the country...He’d would have ended up like Gaddafi did.
Has O declared it demoncracy triumphant and given the rebels a blank check yet? Or is stupid foreign policy now John Kerry’s department?
I think the Ukrainians know what’s best for themselves, and they want to get rid of Putin and his allies. If you think they should stay under Putin’s rule, then you’re for his imperialism.
I agree with you. There were so many dumb conservatives who thought just because Putin was exploiting and demagoguing the homosexual issue he was some type of born again conservative in favor of the rule of law, free elections, and limited government. The former KGB thug has merely been manufacturing support with new propaganda. He obviously couldn’t fool the Ukrainians.
The neo-cons didn’t stick it to Putin. The Ukrainians did for their own reasons and legitimate grievances. Get over it.
I’m for neither side’s imperialism. I think we should just have an open mind when it comes to information being fed to us. I am not however, for balkanization of the Ukraine or Russia which could be next.