Ռուսաստանը պնդում է, որ ՄՆ֊ի կողմից վարած նմանատիպ ապակայունացման արշաւն է օգնել քշել նախագահ Յանուկովիչին։ Դա կարող է ճիշտ լինել։
Գոյութիւն ունի մոխրագոյն տիրոյթ՝ ապակայունացման արշաւի, եւ իրօք ժողովրդական շարժմանը աջակցելու մէջ։ Ինչքան թափանցիկ է արշաւը, այնքան հասարակութիւնը աւելի է տիրապետում իրավիճակին, որը նշանակում է, որ արշաւը այնքան էլ վատը չէ։ Արեւելեան Ուկրայինայի «խռովութիւնները» շատ կասկածելի հոտ ունեն ինձ համար։
Խարկովում շէնք գրաւածները հեռացուել են Ուկրայինական ուժերի միջոցով։ Ես չեմ քննադատի դա, եթէ դա չի արուել կոպիտ ձեւով։ Այնուամենայնիւ, իրենց ահաբեկիչ անուանելը վտանգաւոր գործողութեան օրինակ է։ Շէնք գրաւելը դեռ ահաբեկչութիւն չէ։
Russia claims that a similar US-led destabilization campaign helped kick out President Yanukovich. That might well be true.
There is a gray area between a destabilization campaign and aiding a real popular uprising: the subtler the campaign, the more it shades into rallying the public, and the more it is the public that really has control, which means the campaign is not so bad. The “protests” in Eastern Ukraine smell very fishy to me.
The occupiers of a building in Kharkiv were removed by Ukrainian thugs. I won’t criticize that if it was not done in a brutal way. However, calling them “terrorists” is an example of a very dangerous practice. Occupying a building is not terrorism.
It makes me pretty sad when I see Western liberals/leftists defend post-Soviet authoritarian leaders. I mean come on, you are defending people with golden toilet seats and Swiss bank accounts, people who plunder their own countries to buy yachts and football clubs in London, people who send their kids to the most expensive Western colleges and buy American passports for them. Even those Western leftists who idealized Stalin the 1930s made more sense: Stalin was a mass murderer, but at least he was trying to build a socialist economy, rather than trying to steal enough money to buy a mansion in Miami, FLA.
March 5, 2014 10:36 PM EST — (TRN) — U.S. Department of Defense satellite imagery has detected the arrival of more than thirty (30) Russian nuclear bombers to the airfield adjacent to Russia’s Borisoglebsk national level nuclear weapons storage facility (Voronezh-45) and has observed numerous transfers from the storage facility to the aircraft, which are now standing-by along the two runways at the airport.
According to sources from the National Reconnaissance Office, yesterday there were only two Bomber aircraft at the airport to the east of the storage facility. This is typical for this facility and those aircraft can even be seen on old images used by Google Earth, HERE.
Early on March 5, U.S. satellites captured an image showing many bomber aircraft had arrived at the base. Later on March 5, a U.S. stealth surveillance drone, flown over the Russian base, showed more than thirty (30) such nuclear bomber aircraft had arrived at the airfield. Numerous transfers were observed by U.S. satellites, between the nuclear storage facility and the newly arrived aircraft. Those aircraft remain on the runway at the local airport at this hour, several with what appear to be Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s) attached, indicating the aircraft are on ‘stand-by” for immediate deployment.
Clearly, Ukraine poses no threat whatsoever to Russia, which begs the question: What is Russia preparing for? They certainly are not going to bomb Ukraine with 30 nuclear bombs, so what other targets do they have in mind; western Europe?
Just days ago, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made clear to the west that Russia would retaliate if the west imposes sanctions upon Russia, and in a cryptic message, Lavrov stated that such retaliation “would be asymmetric.” The definition of “asymmetric” is: having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry. Launching multiple nuclear attacks against multiple countries in western Europe would certainly be asymmetic.