FRIENDS, PLEASE READ!
This is the revolution in Ukraine that our tax dollars have and are paying for.
We as a nation must come to our senses and demand stopping support for these dangerous elements in other countries
Are we forgetting that ….
Washington policy makers financially supported and trained Osama bin Laden and followers in Afghanistan to get the USSR involved in war there. The result has been the impossible-to-contain Middle East conflagration today which could at any time be brought to our shores.
We MUST stand together to insist on constructive, not destructive policy decisions.
The world is becoming an armed camp and we are spearheading this dangerous direction.
And yes, Russia is afraid Washington/NATO will take over their country and natural resources. The result is they are trying to match our military capabilities so as not to be taken down.
If we back off, Russia for sure will gladly back off!
The article below is written by Gordon Hahn who wrote for our Russiaotherpointsofview.com blog for several years. I came to know him quite personally during those years. He is an absolute fanatic and sleuth at getting accurate facts and seems to have a photographic mind. His facts can be relied on without question. Gordon is a serious Republican of the older breed, and to him democracy counts big. To see what's going on in Ukraine today must be an anathema to him.
A Day in the Life of 'Ukrainian Democracy' by Gordon Hahn
Samantha Power’s delusions notwithstanding, due to the inordinate presence of non-democratic elements inside and outside the Maidan government, ‘Ukrainian democracy’ remains a distant dream.
We learned from the shortcomings of early ‘transitology’ in the 1990s that free and fair elections do not a democracy make.
Rule of law, minimal corruption, state monopoly over the means of coercion, judicial independence, and a political culture of some trust and compromise rather than distrust and conflict, among other factors are prerequisites for the consolidation of a democracy. Ukraine lacks almost all of these key characteristics.
Moreover, after a violent revolution from below led by a coalition of neo-fascists, ultra-nationalists, national socialists, and both national and liberal democrats, the Maidan regime’s unity is tenuous at best.
Ukraine’s Maidan regime seems to be melting down slowly, split between moderate nationalists, on the one hand, and ultra-nationalists and neo-fascists, on the other. A small democratic faction plays an unofficial second fiddle to the former.