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Why is the US supporting an unconstitutional coup in Kiev?
- ElmbeardLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Americans are notoriously simplistic and ignorant. It is like the old cowboy films. Good in a white hat versus Evil in a black hat. Baddies have to be bad, and goodies uphold law and order and Christian virtue. They even elected a Hollywood cowboy goodie as President once?
Ukraine is not such a simple place, and nobody who really knows the place can tell who are the goodies and who are the baddies. Better to carry on with life and maintain loyalty to friends who are good to you and will protect you and your family regardless what hat they are wearing.
What happened in Kiev was that there was this old-school Soviet-style dictator, similar to very many who took over the former Soviet republics after the break-up. Neighbouring Belarus has one still. Most of Eastern Europe though managed to chase out their tyrants. Then there was the Orange Revolution, and the lady with the pretty plait around her head became the revolutionary figurehead - the person who would chase away the corrupt old oligarch tyrants and create a nation that more resembled the liberal democracies in Western Europe. Except it didn't quite turn out like that. Tymoshenko was no less a self-serving oligarch than Yakunovych, so it was only a matter of time before the old bear got his palace back and the impudent Tymoshenko thrown into prison.
Which left a problem - who was then to revive the Orange Revolution? They could let Tymoshenko out of prison, but she alas is no Aung San Suu Kyi or Nelson Mandela, so they needed another figurehead. Trouble is, there are precious few decent people in Ukraine with any sense of honour and public service, and the great likelihood is that they would simply replace one tyranny with another. Russia itself is no stranger to that process. Lenin's statue was all over the Soviet Union, but it was Stalin who seized power.
The real fly in the ointment are the ultra-right Ukrainian nationalists, who faced Yakunovych's death squads with more courage than most. These are the folk who'd happily turned Ukraine's Jews over to the Gestapo, and would happily do the same to any present-day Jewish oligarch they could get their hands on.
When I went to Eastern Poland in 1979, I visited a little village called Krylow which lies on the River Bug. The day Hitler invaded Poland from the West, a gang of Ukrainian nationalists crossed the river and massacred all the Polish people in the village, so they could claim the land for themselves. These are the people who are supposed to be in Coalition with a pro-EU force in Kiev, where the closest EU member nation is Poland.
It has been Putin who has had to remind the Ukrainians who they are inviting on board. A bit ironic, since at the end of WW2, after the Polish resistance fighters chased fleeing German troops out of Warsaw, the Red Army then arrived the following day and massacred the Polish resistance fighters, so there would be no opposition to a Soviet takeover of Poland.
What Ukraine really needs right now is a figurehead who is not a tyrant, a Nazi, an oligarch or a weakling. Do such folk exist? - Ukraine must be full of most beautiful young women who would give their hearts, bodies and souls to such a man. After their experience with the charismatic Adolf Hitler, Germany did well to find this dumpling of a lady, who actually fits that profile today.
So is the US capable of spotting a benign revolution when it happens - something that can replace a tyranny with something better? Sadly, their recent record on this is not great. They dearly want to pin a Marshall's badge on someone though. Step forward Superman Putin?
- LennyLv 77 years ago
Because it is a perfect opportunity to send money there and with no accountability from self-appointed government to steal half of it.
Obama had already stolen money designated to Obamacare website which ended up not working.
But with Ukraine we are talking billions.
- ?Lv 77 years ago
To me, an even better question is why are we mucking about there with our values that depend on our form of democrarcy and expect folks there to respect that when they have absolutely no history of doing that at all?
- The DoctorLv 67 years ago
sweet deal insn't it we luv the Ukranians now dr
even the unemployed are donating moneys the dis-abled too just ask them as dc fed gov sends in 1 billion to Ukraine its true luvSource(s): better than the raghead muslims
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- Anonymous7 years ago
who knows when it happened in the USA from 1861-65 they were hell bent on keeping everything unified nad even killed 700,000 of their own, yet they support other countries revolutions and sepratist moverments
- PaulLv 77 years ago
Because it supports their interests.