Skip to comments.James Sherr: It is time we stopped praising Ukraine for ‘exercising restraint’
Posted on 03/26/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
KP: You are arguing that Ukraine ... should respond with strength to Russian aggression. What do you think Ukraine ... should do to keep Putin out of Ukraine?
Where Ukraine is concerned, Carlyles dictum deserves repeating for the umpteenth time: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? As an outsider, I am baffled by the authorities failure to formally declare that a state of war exists. The Armed Forces and the country need to hear this. Ukraine has been attacked and invaded. Its assets and military bases have been seized, centres of power have been occupied, and its navy has been destroyed. Although the new authorities are becoming more decisive, there still is a perilous lack of clarity. To this day, Im not sure that soldiers and their commanders know what is expected of them. Here, I am the first to agree that the West has not helped. It is time we stopped praising Ukraine for exercising restraint. Our message must be: Ukraine has the right and obligation to defend its armed forces, its citizens and its territory, and in this it can count on our full support. Hesitation in Ukraine reinforces hesitation in the West and vice versa. Those who say, in so many words, we should not be focusing on Crimea, only on the elections are doing untold damage to the country.
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The Ukraine was not attacked by anyone except those currently in charge of Kiev who obtained their power not by votes or law and order but rocks, bottles, fire and gunfire.
The people of Crimea, who saw the government of Ukraine overthrown by a western backed coup, decided to stand for their right of self determination by voting to leave it behind.
To suggest that the proper response to this is to somehow attack them is the epitome of irony and ingorance. We are only for democracy when it turns out our way.
Russian troops in the street is not democracy.
“Russian troops in the street is not democracy”
Neither are Open Society-financed thugs and violent Nazi’s...
As Natalia Poklonskaya said, when she resigned from the Kiev Ukraine General Prosecutor’s Office, and fled to her parent’s home in Crimea, she was “ashamed to live in the country where bandits were allowed to walk the street freely”.
The White Hut Secret Service should exercise “restraint”.
Congratulations, tovarich tcrlaf!
Has Moscow Center released official instructions that the Polish reservists being called up are "Nazis" yet? Or are they going to be designated as "Imperialists" or "Counterrevolutionaries?" Please let us know as soon as you receive your marching orders.
Take your Russian propaganda and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, Putin crotch sniffer.
Coming from people like us with a few million LEO’s driving around issuing speeding tickets while Black Panthers hang around poling sites during elections and dead people continue to vote, the argument loses a bit of credibility.
About 70-80% of the Ukrainian armed forces would join up with Russia. 77% of Ukrainian military in Crimea have done so. They are not loyal to the Banderist Kiev regime.
My, , that was an intelligent point you made in response to his post. He won that exchange. That’s my official ruling.
The illegal coup and the western powers’ engineering of same has awoken the slumbering bear of Russia.
You are worried about what Putin is doing in the Ukraine? How are we doing with Mexico? Who’s crotch are you sniffing?
I love my country but until we can get our crap under wraps here, I don’t think we have too much latitude to be bitching about how other nations handle their neighbors.
I don’t give a flip about your ruling or that of any other dimwit incapable of seeing all the lies being pushed by the Putinists around here.
BS. This is the greatest nation on earth. We not only have the right but the duty to help those seeking freedom wherever they may be. Whatever problems we have internally can be fixed, but if we allow Russia to take over Europe we are screwed.