Well, the Olympics must be over…

Russia, as predicted, is stepping up the rhetoric.

The statement by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was the strongest criticism yet from Russia, which had backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital of Kiev after striking a deal with the opposition. The Ukrainian parliament on Saturday quickly ousted him and set new elections for May, and its new speaker has been named Ukraine’s caretaker president.

Russian news agencies quoted Medvedev as saying the new authorities in Ukraine have come to power as a result of “armed mutiny.” He lashed out at what he called the EU’s recognition of the new authorities as an “aberration of consciousness.”

A mutiny? You mean like the glorious Storming of the Winter Palace, Dmitry? You guys used to be on board with that sort of thing. I guess it feels different when its your ox being gored, huh?


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7 Responses to Well, the Olympics must be over…

  1. Roy Ryder says:

    The Russians are desperate to keep the Crimea and their warm-water port there (Odessa) and in truth it is majority Russian, but only just. If the Ukraine does split, it could get ugly but there is a possibility that it could be somewhat amicable. There are still a lot of bad feelings from the Soviet period, and not without reason. After all, Stalin did starve to death millions of Ukrainians.

  2. Roy Ryder says:

    Oops. My mistake – the port is Sevastopol, not Odessa. Same sea, different land.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Nobody should get too excited about the prospects for an undivided and free Ukraine. Kiev will not hold both Ukraine and Crimea. Russia will either take Crimea or all of Ukraine. Ukrainians should hope it is just Crimea.

    Ukraine is kind of a basket case, too. It’s birth rate is abysmal and a lot of Ukrainians want closer ties to the EU so they can emigrate.

    Combine this with the fact that the current coalition government is a loose confederation of political opponents and… hoo boy. It’s gonna take a miracle, I am afraid.

    Venezuela is much better situated for long term freedom.

    • notamobster says:

      Venezuela is much better suited for long term freedom.

      Absolutely. The boot heel on Venezuela’s neck is worn by the (barely standing) Cuban government. Russia has a much heavier boot, with a much stronger ass backing it up.

  4. Jim Smith says:

    This is nothing but the good ole CIA/ Mossad stirring up trouble [like they did in Egypt, Libya, and everywhere ELSE in the mid-east -- all Israel's neighbors] to steal these countries’ resources, murder their people, poison them with depleted uranium and white phosphorous, and bow down to Israel’s DEMANDS for war, war, and more war leading to WW3 and their bated-breath Armageddon via Libya & Iran. 330 MILLION Americans said “NO” to Israel’s demands for war on Syria, so they sent their 1500 lobbyists to Congress to override the American people. ISRAEL PRIDES ITSELF ON OWNING CONGRESS, be it the $3 billion in foreign aid they use for BRIBES, or their NSA Blackmail. Why do you think israelis NEVER get caught by NSA?

    Let the parasite nation of Israel round up all it’s citizens, New Yorkers, and dual-citizen Israelis heading EVERY federal agency in D.C., Congress, the Courts, the Pentagon and parachute ONLY these people — led personally by Nutanyahu and drop them right in the middle of their Mossad/ CIA operatives on the ground in Kiev. Wouldn’t THAT be a SIGHT!

  5. reboot says:

    Seems Putin has turned his eye to Ukraine the day after the olympics. Reports of troop buildups on the border already.
    We’ll see how long before they pounce.

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