Let’s begin with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s version. One can think what one likes about deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, but his election in 2012 was recognized as legitimate by international observers and, after a certain hesitation, by the defeated candidate, Yulia Timoshenko. In fact, relatively honest elections were just about the only positive outcome for ordinary people of the last big mobilization on Maidan Square, the ‘Orange Revolution’ of December 2004.
Sometimes trying to ferret out the geo-political inside game is an exercise in playing criminal profiler. Putting yourself inside the minds of the depraved for too long curdles your thinking. You have to face the unspeakable. Human lives are not only expendable, they are irritating obstacles to getting what you want. They long ago figured out what the public is just now hearing, we are competitors to them, in staking out the few remaining resources for themselves. We, the poor, are useless eaters and they want us dead.
Opinion & Analysis | Citizens Voices
By Rick Staggenborg, Soldiers for Peace International
As some predicted, the Ukranian crisis will not lead to war. The US had no way to back up its threats short of starting WWIII, which even its puppetmasters are not crazy enough to demand yet. The neocons are not in complete control, having been discredited by many in the military.
After White House meeting with Ukrainian prime minister
By Chris Marsden, wsws.org
Following a White House meeting with interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk designed to underscore US support for the newly installed government and ratchet up pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama issued new threats against Moscow.
The B u l l e t / Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 948
March 12, 2014
“An atomized population is fed up with the political regime. It mobilizes through the social media, but without a clear programme. The fruits of the mass mobilization are then reaped by forces that are organized and that have a clear programme.…”