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What Is Happening In Ukraine Is Far More Important Than Most People Realize

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Violence During The Ukraine Revolution - Photo by Mstyslav ChernovWhat the people of Ukraine are being put through is absolutely horrible.  They are caught in the middle of a massive tug of war between the East and the West, and they are paying a great price for it.  Ultimately, Ukraine will end up either being dominated by Russia (a bad outcome) or by the EU and the United States (another bad outcome).  Most Ukrainians just want to be free and want to be able to build a better future for themselves and their families, but it is extremely unlikely that they will be able to escape the specter of foreign domination.  Meanwhile, the violence in Ukraine is planting the seeds for a potentially much larger conflict down the road.  The days of “friendly relations” between the United States and Russia are now gone.  Russia is absolutely furious that the U.S. has fueled a violent revolution on its own border, and it is something that Russian officials will not forget for a very long time.  In return, U.S. officials are taking an increasingly harsh stance toward Russia.  In the end, the seeds that are being planted right now could ultimately blossom into a full-blown conflict between the superpowers in the years to come.

Let there be no mistake – the United States is heavily involved in what is going on in Ukraine.  Even the New York Times admits this.  And the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and the Assistant Secretary of State have been caught on tape discussing their next moves in getting a new government installed in Ukraine.

In addition, a number of non-governmental organizations inside the United States have allegedly been assisting and organizing the revolution in Ukraine for a long time.  At least a few of these organizations have ties to George Soros.  This is something that I discussed in a previous article.

Some of the “progressive” NGOs that have been accused of fueling the violent revolution in Ukraine include the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the Open Society Foundations (formerly known as the Open Society Institute).

Please don’t misunderstand me.  I am not taking sides.  I am just pointing out that both sides in Ukraine are controlled.  If I was living in Ukraine, I would want both Russia and the United States to go away and leave Ukraine alone.

Instead, Ukraine is being used as a battleground to fight a proxy war between the East and the West.  Now that the opposition has gained the upper hand, it does not appear that Russian officials are in any mood to recognize the new “government”

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday said Russia had grave doubts about the legitimacy of those in power in Ukraine following President Viktor Yanukovich’s ouster, saying their recognition by some states was an “aberration”.

Medvedev also stated that he has “big doubts about the legitimacy of a whole series of organs of power that are now functioning there.”

Last Friday, an agreement was signed by the two sides in Ukraine that was supposed to bring about a peaceful resolution to all of this.  But the revolutionaries reneged on the deal and toppled the government instead.  Needless to say, Russia was quite horrified by this

The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the West for turning a blind eye to what Moscow described as the opposition reneging on its agreement signed Friday to form a unity government and aiming to “suppress dissent in various regions of Ukraine with dictatorial and, sometimes, even terrorist methods.”

So what does Russia plan to do?

That is the big question that everyone is asking.

They are not doing much of anything just yet.  But there have been rumors that we could potentially see some economic blowback

Russia and the Customs Union could temporarily limit increased-risk food imports from Ukraine, given fears of loose safety control, said Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor.

“My Belarusian colleague and I are extremely concerned about the situation in Ukraine. We do not rule out that curbs could be introduced on the imports of products of high veterinary and phytosanitary risks from Ukraine,” Dankvert told Interfax after talks with his Belarusian counterpart Yury Pivovarchik in Bryansk, and telephone talks with Ukraine’s Deputy Agrarian Policy Minister Ivan Bisyuk.

Of course what the U.S. government is most concerned about is any military action that Russia might take.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice says that what has happened in Ukraine reflects “the will of the Ukrainian people and the interests of the United States and Europe” and that it would be a “grave mistake” for Russia to get militarily involved.

But whatever happens over the next few days, nobody should think that the Russians are simply going to abandon their interests in Ukraine.  Russia has a very important military base down in the Crimea, and the eastern half of the country is very pro-Russian.

So the struggle between East and West in Ukraine is likely to continue for quite some time to come.  The following is an excerpt from a recent WND article

The issue with Ukraine is whether it will join the E.U. or Putin’s Eurasian Union. The country is roughly divided on this issue between eastern and western Ukraine. The eastern portion wants to remain with Russia while the western side wants to move closer with the West.

In southern Ukraine, where the Crimea is located, Russian influence remains strong.

Because demonstrators who want to see Ukraine lean westward have become emboldened with their immediate success of ousting Yanukovich, it could make it more difficult for them to come to terms with any settlement agreement to reunify the country.

Moscow has a large naval military facility in Sevastopol in the Crimea and recently received a 25-year lease extension to 2042, with another five-year renewal option until 2047. In exchange, Ukraine received a multiyear discounted contract for much-needed natural gas.

And the pro-Russian eastern half of the country is actually the stronger of the two halves economically.  So this will likely complicate matters for the EU and the U.S. as they try to bring Ukraine into their sphere of influence…

Seven of Ukraine’s 10 largest private companies by revenue are either headquartered or maintain the majority of their operations in eastern Ukraine. These firms are owned by some of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most influential individuals. Three of these 10 corporations — mining and steel company Metinvest, energy firm DTEK and its subsidiary Donetskstal — are based in the eastern industrial city of Donetsk and are owned by Ukraine’s wealthiest man, Rinat Akhmetov. Interpipe, the company that controls 10 percent of the world market share of railway wheels and more than 11 percent of the world market share of manganese ferroalloys, is based in Dnipropetrovsk and belongs to businessman and politician Victor Pinchuk.

The country’s most important businessmen are embedded in the east, where their businesses make disproportionately high contributions to the Ukrainian economy and national budget.

In the end, this proxy war between the East and the West has left Ukraine with a collapsed economy and on the brink of civil war.

And what has happened in Ukraine has caused permanent damage in the relationship between the United States and Russia.

It won’t happen this month or even this year, but someday the U.S. may end up bitterly regretting antagonizing the Russian Bear.

At least that is what I think.

So what do you think?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

Ukraine 2014 - Photo by Mstyslav Chernov

  • Tatiana Covington

    Because it could start World War III.

    • Moses

      Yes WW3 will be Russia nuking the US.

  • Rodster

    Russia isn’t messing around with the US. They know full well the US stirred the pot and destabilized the area on purpose and they are not taking the threats to stand down from the US seriously. This is their backyard, the Olympics are over and now Putin is giving Kiev his full undivided attention. This could go full blown war and it may not end like it did in Georgia.
    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote another excellent piece today and i’ll link it below until Michael clears the link.

    • Syrin

      There are literally THOUSANDS of Russian troops training with DHS agents right here in America. They wouldn’t have to do much to really hurt mainland America.

    • Rochelle Renee

      It’s not the American people its those making these ‘decisions’ to interfere in other countries and those pulling their strings! Any retaliation would rightfully be directed in those directions not at the American people – the same holds true for the people of Russia, etc. Wouldn’t it be nice if our leaders would just ‘box it out’ in the boxing ring or something lol

      • Moses

        Agree. It’s the few at the top leading the mass into the cauldron. Sad.

        • FirstGarden

          Well said.

      • davidmpark

        The ancients used to do that all the time. In the Iliad, Ajax went against Hector, Achilles against Boagrius, etc.

        Problem is, the people still suffered regardless of who won. If these leaders want to do this to prove their pride and lusts valid, they must resign their positions and do it on a field of honor. Pistols at 10 paces – winner get’s handcuffed.

      • Strider

        Maybe a game of buckets is in order.

    • FirstGarden

      Or is it that the Olympics are just beginning?

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    This could get very ugly very quickly. I there are enclaves in the east and west side of the country that either supports the New Government or Russia. One of the things I have heard is the fear among the Russia elite that this could spread to Russia or Moldova or Georgia might try and bolt. I still think if the situation reaches a tipping point Moscow will send in troops. Putin knows both the US and EU are holding weak hands. Military intervention also sends a message to Moldova and Georgia, as well as anybody feeling frisky in Russia.

  • Paul

    I am willing to die for my country the United States. However, the United States must stop meddling in the affairs of other countries. Our government has this delusional belief that the United States is invincible. Our economy and infrastructure is in a state of decay. Also millions of Americans have become complacent and dumbed down. Thus, the assertion that nothing terrible can happen to America is absurd.

    • Drud

      We here talk about the terrible regimes all over the world: N. Korea, Iran, Egypt, Valenzuela, etc. and I have little doubt they are all terribly governed places, however, by far the most dangerous government on the planet is our own (good ole U S of A)

    • davidmpark

      Agreed. George Washington warned us of this – said to stay neutral whenever possible. Switzerland is doing that and they’re doing pretty well for themselves.

  • Saintmatty

    Wars and rumors of wars every single dang day! I have been reading the blog, but not commenting. I have been reading many other sites and listening to radio, but not posting or saying much. In fact, I am not saying much on this blog except that the time has come to be careful with what we say and let others to know what we have. All I can say is that there will be trouble when and if it comes knocking at my door. You can leave that up to your imaginations.

    • Eric Quintero

      The time for silence is over. The only ones that need to remain silent are the hackers.

      Im outspoken because Im probably on some list by now.

      Molon Labe.

  • Bubba Johnson

    It was a disgusting awful video that caused the protest.

    • Bubba Johnson

      Sorry , that was Benghazi

      • Abingdon

        Haha I love this comment

    • Syrin

      I think we should arrest the people who use their first amendment right and get almost 60 views. They’re a threat. Oh wait, they DID that.

  • pfffft

    even with 17 trillion debt, United States still busy poking & get involve with other country affairs. “Good job & well done” Obama! Venezuela next?

    • Selaretus

      Well it is that 17 trillion dollar debt is the issue. Now is a good time to divert attention from the non-recovery and start yet another war to support the industrial war machine. I
      ll bet Wall street is just chomping at the bit to buy Haliburton stock!

    • MeMadMax

      Russia has landed marines in the southwest Ukraine.
      It’s about to hit the fan…

  • K

    If the U.S. keeps poking its’ nose, in other nations business. It will end up answering to the law. What law you ask? The law of averages. Sooner or later it is going to go very badly.

    • Gay Veteran

      already went badly in Iraq. how many $TRILLIONS did we spend?

    • [Sooner or later it is going to go very badly.] – And it will be much worst and much sooner than most realize….
      God sends His warnings of the destruction of a people or nation in hopes that the hearts of the people would turn to Him… He has been warning America since the mid 80s, but with arrogance the people refuse to listen.
      To read God’s warnings for America, Google: “The Message For America, Hand of Help Ministries.” Google, “The Eagle and the Serpents, Hand of Help Ministries.” To read how I was led to this: Google, ” watchman48 blogspot, America ~ Mystery Babylon? ” To read the message of the 2nd major terrorist attack; And for where I believe the location of the 2nd attack will be; Google, “watchman48 blogspot, The Eagle and the Serpents (Part 2).”

      • Johnny Crooks Jr.

        Obama is the anti-christ! He is ushering in the N.W.O., so he is playing chess right now. The U.S. will implode soon. As soon as Nentanyahu signs a peace treaty with the anti-christ the rapture of the church will happen within the fall of 2015, and then all hell will break loose here on earth as we know it. Once the christians are gone the US will go into martial law, and collapse within. The rest of the world (mostly muslims) love obama, and will gladly let him come into the U.N. to solve, and save the world. Watch it as it unfolds!

        • If not “The anti-Christ” most definitely “A anti-Christ.”
          I would not be surprised if Martial Law was declared much sooner then what you suggest….

      • Diane

        I agree with u….almost time to stand we are coming into the hour.

  • jonno

    Putin is smarter than most Western leaders. He is also mentally stronger and not morally deficient as are Obama and Cameron. Russians are probably the most intelligent race on earth and they know how to fight eg: Stalingrad. The population was crushed by communism for 70 years but they bounced back in no time at all when the wall fell. And they don’t take crap from minorities as does the USA .
    Oh yes, Putin is also a thief and reported to be worth 8 billion dollars but I’d rather have him for a friend than that whimpy lawyer Obama. At least Putin would be handy in a fight, he was a world class judo exponent, Obama is a world class liar but that won’t help when the fists are flying.

    • Syrin

      Look, you’re 100% right about the American Fuhrer, but Putin IS morally deficient as he is a thief, murderer and a pedophile. People who cross him disappear. He’s 100,000 times tougher than the American Fuhrer, and won’t back down. It’s sad when a guy with THAT background tells the US we’ve lost our moral compass and our way.

      Who is Reggie Love? Look it up.

      • Dmitriy Gaydukov

        “but Putin IS morally deficient as he is a thief, murderer and a pedophile”

        Can you prop up your argument esp. about pedophile?

        • jonno

          Putin is a thief, and he was head of the KGB so he could be a murderer. He is also a devout christian, does this make him less or more likely to be a pedophile? I doubt he is a child rapist as he loves women, has a lovely wife and a stunning mistress. He is also a real hard case not a pretend version. Have you seen the way he looks everyone directly in the eye and won’t bow his head to anyone? I’d rather he was on my side in a fight rather than against me. Look out Obama if you think you can intimidate this guy.

          • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

            Putin & depardieu are best friends too!

      • Bill

        The truth speaks.

      • Guest

        Putin is a pedophile? Wow. That’s a very serious accusation–one that I wouldn’t make unless I had solid evidence.

      • Drud

        Dmitry Orlov published a blog post entitled “Why are people so f___ing stupid?” Catchy title, but as typical fo Dmitry he was really trying to get to the heart of the matter. the root problem is in the human desire to build hierarchical structures. In these structures, he posits with a scientific study backing him up, inherently move resources from the base of the pyramid to the top, a fundamentally unsound structure. Also, these structures promote cronyism and disincentive-ise individual, critical thought. This is not part of his post, but I would like to add this thought: in any hierarchical structure the most common trait of those who rise to the top is simple: ruthlessness. Those who reach the pinnacles of power in pyramid structure are those willing to abandon all morals and pangs of conscience in order to achieve said power. History has proven time and again, that the masses end up being ruled by a small cadre of psychopaths. Why would we assume our current world governments are any different?

        • Swissguy

          Good comment above. There is even a study called Political Ponerology of how can political structures completely be taken over by around 4 percent of the population, who being charming and intelligent but still lucking any real emphaty to others but themself.

      • Abingdon

        Good grief. To call someone a pedophile and not have proof is just silly. Its always best to just stick to the facts.

      • Rita Barnard

        You are a liar.. Putin stops paedophiles AND homosexuals from sexualising and molesting children. Is that why you dont like him? He stopped americans adopting russian kids since americans killed and abused so many of those kids. He stopped americans from spreading their toxic homosexual culture to Russians children through the law. Now he is even stopping beauty pageants for young children as we see all the time in AMERICA. And you call HIM a paedophile? Who are the paedophile empire of the world where children are sexualised in all kinds of ways? AMERICA that is who.

        • Gay Veteran

          no, YOU are the liar. Putin is using gays as a scapegoat.

          • Rita Barnard

            So… I take it you WANT homosexual propaganda to be taught to small children .. in other words. You want to sexualise young kids ? What would you call that? I know what I call people who want children to be sexually active.

          • Rita Barnard

            After all.. that is ALL that Putin is against when it comes to homosexuality. He dont care if homosexuals do each other all day long. What he stopped is homosexual propaganda. ( I think kind of like the kind of filth the ex American secretary of education used to want kids taught in America. Stuff like FISTING etc) So obviously I have to come to the conclusion this is what YOU want innocent children to be taught huh?

          • Gay Veteran

            great strawman you built.
            you’re trying to equate gays with pedophiles. that’s a kind of blood libel usually used by anti-semites against Jews

    • Andrey from Russia

      I think Putin Does not need 8 billion dollars when he has support from the citizens of Russia as well as most part of the people former USSR

  • GSOB

    “And what has happened in Ukraine has caused permanent damage in the relationship between the United States and Russia.”

    I don’t think so. We have the brightest boys with the biggest toys. Been that way for awhile now.
    Ukraine will stand eventually or fall to Russia. Russia will come in to end a civil war in progress, only to take Ukraine back. Interesting to see what the next few weeks reveal.

    • jannerbob

      We have the brightest boys with the biggest toys.

      Surely you mean the smartest bombs and the dumbest foreign policy.

      • Guest

        Good reply, jannerbob.

    • jonno

      Don’t you mean the dumbest boys with their pretend toys. Russia would destroy America’s drug addled faux tough guys in hours. Diet coke slurping, fat and useless drone controllers sitting behind a console pretending they are real soldiers who then go home to their obese wives and watch American Idol. How quickly the pretend great have fallen, mmmm sugar, the national pastime.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…We have the brightest boys with the biggest toys….”
      didn’t do us much good in Iraq and Afghanistan, did it

      • GSOB

        Lyrics from
        The Manhattan Project

  • Guns N Rosaries

    So let’s see here….Spetsnaz troops training at bases in western U.S….Moscow and D.C. sign agreement for deployment of Russian troops to U.S. in case of a national “emergency….” Moscow allows use of Russian airbase to U.S. forces….I think it would be quite prudent to take a step back and see if this thing blows over like the NorCom and Syria war-footing buildup last year….this Ukraine “crisis” may be just an elaborate ruse to take our minds off of something else lurking in the shadows…..

    • Catalin Oancea

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      We have a special program for you tonight and I am very pleased to introduce you one of our greatest and most awesome talents, the Great Brown Bear, now on full blown rage because we’ve just castrated him!
      The Audience is in extasy!
      But what’s this…who do we have up there?
      The Audience is drooling.
      Why, it’s the Great Big Fat Eagle, barely holding it’s composure and almost reaping at the seams because of his poor diet!
      The Audience is reminiscing the glory days of the Eagle, when he wasn’t a fat slob.
      Now, let the fighting begin…
      *After some time, the announcer says:
      Ladies and gentlemen, we said this was going to be an amazing night here at our Great Cirque and we weren’t lying. If you would now check your wallets and your personal belongings…
      The Audience fumbles through their pockets and notices all their wallets and valuables are missing.
      How about that! They’ve vanished in thin air!
      The Audience is dumbfounded.
      Now if you’ll pay attention to your left or right, these gentlemen will escort you to that Great and Amazing Tunnel of Pretty Lights and Aromatic Incense where you’ll experience the most amazing thing in your life. What a show!
      * Fireworks and sparkly stuff all over the place, mesmerizing lights and hypnotic music accompany the audience in the GATPLAI. The voice of the announcer can be heard over the speakers:
      I want everybody to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the sleep! What a night, worthy of telling your grandchildren about!

      Glad there are still people that see through all this political nonsense.

      • FirstGarden

        Welcome back my friends
        To the show that never ends
        We’re so glad you could attend
        Step inside, step inside

  • davidmpark

    Wish there were the right words to end these conflicts. That the right words could end the multitude of conflicts and iniquities today. There are no words. There is little action that can be done to alleviate the pains and sufferings now thrust upon those in the middle of such conflicts; short of evacuation (but to where?)

    The only sure way is through Jesus Christ; but so many have fought against Him, as proxy’s for the devil, that many of those who would convert and work for their own salvation are frightened to.

    I always thought this is solely the doings of mankind rebelling for earthly gain. Not now; for years I have prayed for God to judge his poor and afflicted. To come to our aid; and to comfort and feed us. To free us from mankind’s lusts and proud power grabs. Now I realize that He is doing just that.

    I looked at how much damage our anti-LDS neighbors have done. How many here on this forum have gone out of their way to try and cause me distress. How many of the local looney’s, bureaucrats, and politico’s have gone out of their way to make life difficult. And then I realized they could be doing far more better things for themselves instead of giving me afflictions. But, they can’t. It’s so engrossed into their lives, been fused into their sense of self, and is their only drives.

    Then I looked around our home and realized that we are immensely blessed. My children are kinda spoiled (how the #$%& did I manage that on such a restricted budget?!) And from what the doctor’s told us the last few visits, my wife is doing better! No seizures for the last 3 months, blood sugars under better control, cholesterol is normal, phys. therapist says she’s done with treatments, and she’s smiling more. We can never get her cognitive and memory repaired, but she has me to help her.

    God has judged us. He did hear our prayers; and we did all that we could do. We looked into every possibility, I made every effort to work, made every effort to get us on our feet, I even petitioned and argued with local and state politico’s to get them to back off to no avail. And now the Lord must step in to satisfy justice and to provide mercy.

    And He is…

    That is the answer to this. Only Christ can bring peace. Not just an absence of war, but the polar opposite of war.

    • jonno

      Waiting, waiting, waiting, I’m sure Jesus is coming back soon. Just like George Bush looking under the table for the non existent weapons of mass destruction, the non existent religious icon will come back just when we need him. Religion is a curse inflicted on the world by man himself. How much better a world it would have been without all the bogus religions, how happier children would have been without priests allowed to rape them at will. Imagine if all the money given to religion was used to actually benefit the world. Imagine all the people, living life in peace, oh sorry someone said that in the 80s. I wonder, did anyone take that advice or was he gunned down by the CIA? Chapman will never get out, he knows too much. Ah, such a nice little rant, I could go on all day ,. but won’t.

      • Daystrom2012

        2Peter 3:3-10 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
        heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the
        Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept
        in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition
        of ungodly men.
        But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
        slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
        perish, but that all should come to repentance.But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which
        the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall
        melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein
        shall be burned up.

        • davidmpark

          What gets me is that this… generic identity (can’t tell if it’s a man or woman) went completely out of its way to try and harm the faith of another. The reasoning can only be guessed at; but its use of language – bringing up the Catholic priest molestation scandal and that Chapman guy; despite me being LDS and those scandals had nothing to do with me or my family. Possibly trying to get an emotional reaction rather than seek an answer to the problems. It’s not presenting ignorance; this jonno person has some serious personal issues.

          Seeing a lot of this online lately. Slate did a story recently that the majority of internet trolls have psychopathic, narcissistic, or another kind of mental health problem. No point in wasting constructive arguments on these folks. They come to try and cause pain and anguish for their own pleasure. They seem to have no interest in furthering their own lives or the lives of others. The only way to deal with them is urge them into professional help and to limit responses. It’s for theirs and our good that they get help.

          • veteranforpeace

            They are granted the liberty to pursue whatever sexual preference they like. But people of religious faith are denied the liberty to refuse to bake them a cake.

            This is a very deep evil.

          • veteranforpeace

            They want their cake and eat it too. But “screw everyone else’s liberty to choose.”

          • Gay Veteran

            since when is baking a cake a religious activity?

          • Gay Veteran

            “…this jonno person has some serious personal issues….”

            what a load of BS. someone writes something you don’t agree with and you start saying they have “serious personal issues”

            look in the mirror

          • davidmpark

            I stand by what I said about jonno, you, and gary; as there is ample proof in some of your posts and theirs demonstrating problems in civility and normal relations. Get help.

          • Gay Veteran

            and I stand by what I said about you: LOOK IN THE MIRROR

          • davidmpark

            I’m not the one with a track record of impertinence, hostility, and aggression towards those who will not cower to fit my own narrative and demands. An all caps demand?

            Any normal person would’ve said their piece and been content – you have some kind of grudge or obsession in trying to get this… pretty much nobody to capitulate to your ideals and perceived superiority, and well adjusted people don’t do this. And I’m not going stop posting my ideas and views; I’m a free man.

            Now, I’m not responding to you anymore: I’m just providing supply to whatever is wrong; work your problems out on your own.

      • davidmpark

        Get professional help. Seriously – you need it.

        • calling elvis

          Have you ever seen the movie Zeitgist you would love it. It really confirms everything you ever wanted to know about religon.

          • davidmpark

            Saw it in a university class – promptly demanded a tuition refund.

            Still haven’t got my money back…

      • calling elvis

        Amen brother/sister Jonno. Well amen isn’t exactly appropriate here, so “give em hell you correct thinking wise man”

    • LaRene Mason

      Christ IS the only answer, I agree. Sometimes the path we’re on includes sadness and hardships but when your (and my) focus is on Jesus, that path also includes His joy and peace…which makes it all worth it.

      • davidmpark

        Thanks! 🙂

        • LaRene Mason

          You’re welcome:)

      • Abraham

        talking about religion, I have a question that I never had an answer to, and that is : if Jesus came to save those who believe in him, what about the millions of peole who came to life and died before the presence of Jesus?

        • uncircumcisedAbram

          They didn’t even read NT bible, how can they believe?

          They had no chance to understand those Paul’s epistles and Paul is not one of the 12.

          Even Paul was not totally comprehend total “Faith” because Faith is a growing mustard seed even into the very End.The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

          I can conclude that no one can believe in eternal Jesus, unless he live through the End time.

        • Gay Veteran

          good question. and how about the BILLIONS since Jesus was crucified who NEVER heard of him?

          • phillip washington

            Same answer as I gave to Abraham. Of course, I knew quite a few very poor African Americans who could not read their own name…but I can tell you this much, they sure knew Jesus. I think there are just as many ways of knowing who Jesus is as there are in knowing Justin Bieber yo.
            There are people in some remote parts of the world who never heard of electricity or ever laid eyes on any electronics that play music, that know who Justin Beiber is.
            All over the world, its the very same with Jesus too.

          • Gay Veteran

            you didn’t answer my question: how about the BILLIONS since Jesus was crucified who NEVER heard of him?
            that’s nearly 2000 years, not just today

        • phillip washington

          if you had studied your Bible more, you wouldn’t be asking this question. Did not Paul tell us that each and every person who ever lived, and that person conducted his life in good conscience and so did the right thing as a person, that when he comes to stand before God, he will be judged outside the parameters of the Law, and instead by judged according to his own conscience?

        • GSOB

          you asked…

          “if Jesus came to save those who believe in him, what about the millions of peole who came to life and died before the presence of Jesus?”

          Answer: God is the God of both the living and the dead.
          This includes people before the first advent of Jesus Christ…

          Hebrews 11
          Contemporary English Version (CEV)

          The Great Faith of God’s People


          Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.


          It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God.

          Because of our faith, we know that the world was made at God’s command. We also know that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.

          Because Abel had faith, he offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. God was pleased with him and his gift, and even though Abel is now dead, his faith still speaks for him.

          Enoch had faith and did not die. He pleased God, and God took him up to heaven. That’s why his body was never found.

          6 But without faith no one can please God. We must believe that God is real and that he rewards everyone who searches for him.

          Because Noah had faith, he was warned about something that had not yet happened. He obeyed and built a boat that saved him and his family. In this way the people of the world were judged, and Noah was given the blessings that come to everyone who pleases God.

          Abraham had faith and obeyed God. He was told to go to the land that God had said would be his, and he left for a country he had never seen.


          Because Abraham had faith, he lived as a stranger in the promised land. He lived there in a tent, and so did Isaac and Jacob, who were later given the same promise.


          Abraham did this, because he was waiting for the eternal city that God had planned and built.

          Even when Sarah was too old to have children, she had faith that God would do what he had promised, and she had a son.


          Her husband Abraham was almost dead, but he became the ancestor of many people. In fact, there are as many of them as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the beach.

          13 Every one of those people died. But they still had faith, even though they had not received what they had been promised. They were glad just to see these things from far away, and they agreed that they were only strangers and foreigners on this earth.

          14 When people talk this way, it is clear that they are looking for a place to call their own.

          15 If they had been talking about the land where they had once lived, they could have gone back at any time.

          16 But they were looking forward to a better home in heaven. That’s why God wasn’t ashamed for them to call him their God. He even built a city for them.


          God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
          in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

    • K

      My friend, this posting has brought me great joy. Yes many have belittled you, and have treated you poorly. And yet you have stayed on course. You have done what you can do, and left the rest with the Lord. Know this, people you do not know have prayed, for you and your wife. And this day they rejoice with you.

      • davidmpark

        Thanks Abingdon. I am in this to the bitter end… as that will lead to the sweetest resurrection.

  • Hammerstrike

    “And the pro-Russian eastern half of the country is actually the stronger of the two halves economically.”

    I.E. the side that actually works.

  • 2¢Wurth

    I think most of you are missing the point of Ukraine. From 1998, when the currency stabilized, until the present they have borrowed billions of rubles from the Russians to keep themselves warm and functional in the wintertime, and billions of Euros from the Austrians and others in the last few years to build trendy boutiques and electronic superstores that few if any average Ukrainians can afford to shop at. I have made over ten trips to Ukraine and lived there for about 20% of my life and when the shops and malls were being built and upgraded all my friends marveled at who could possibly be shopping there. My Mother-in-law was undergoing a major operation while the Maiden was occupied, and her “single” room had seven patients in it. Since it is the custom for the family to feed, cloth, bandage and nurse their loved one it was like a train terminal day and night. There is no milk (other than .5% milk) because all the milk cow herds have been depleted, corruption is everywhere (I could fill a book with the number of traffic wardens and fire brigade officers I have bribed) and THAT is what the problem is. Putin, the EU and especially our NGO’s and foreign “diplomats” will just gather up the bones when it is all over. The motto of Ukraine is: “We have not yet died!” (Pravda) – well, they are pretty close. Слава Україні!

    • jonno

      Just saw a photo gallery of Kiev, destruction on a grand scale. Three words come to mind , America was here. just like Iraq, Syria, Libya and dozens of other countries destroyed and their people made refugees, America was here. Everything America touches is ruined and this now even includes America. Crumbling bridges and roads because the money was used for war and destruction. A people sitting waiting for the police state to be officially introduced and the camps to open. While your sitting in ‘camp sheeple’ eating denatured food and drinking flouridated water give a minute to think of the millions of souls whose lives were shattered by your indifference and patriotic garbage. yes America was here, and don’t bother coming to Oceania we’ll kick you in the teeth.

      • Bob Baisden

        I disagree that the money was used for for war and destruction. Democrats used the money to pay for votes by special interest and commit fraudulent votes for themselves.

        • Gay Veteran

          our assistant secretary has BRAGGED that the U.S. spent $5 BILLION destabilizing the government in Ukraine.
          btw, the 2 parties are nothing but 2 sides of the same coin

  • garand555

    Michael, google Victoria Nuland Press Club and look for a video that is of a speech that she gave on December 13, 2013 that is about 8 1/2 minutes long. She does some pimping for an IMF deal for Ukraine and the EU, then talks about how the US has funneled $5 billion into Ukraine. If they go along with an IMF deal, they will get it from Western bankers ala Greece.

    • cannucl21

      This is a very important post – well worth reading. You can easily google Nulands speach where she openly states that the US as spent ~ $5 billion (no less) in upsetting the Ukraine. With half the population of Russian origin and the main Russian gas pipelines running through the Ukraine watch this space & prep now.

  • Ctib

    Mr. Synder

    Let us see if you will in fact post this without edit as you have deleted all my other comments that disagree with your party line

    I do live here in the Ukraine, in Kyiv. I have never seen a more provactive, conspiracy theory, doom and gloom article as yours.

    You stated “I am just pointing out that both sides in Ukraine are controlled. If I was living in Ukraine, I would want both Russia and the United States to go away and leave Ukraine alone.”

    That is ignorant. Russian and Putin have been up to their ears in being involved in this whole thing. You even mention the Oligarchs and stated they contribute to the economy. Are you crazy? They have raped us and all their money is in the E.U. After all the richest Oligarch as you called him owns THEE most expensive apartment at 1 Hyde Park in LONDON, ENGLAND. Since when is that investment in Ukraine?

    I wont’ waste anymore of my time with ignorance from the West. You and most of the West are CLUELESS about the reasons and reduce everything to West v Russia. How much more you can be wrong is beyond my understanding.
    As far as controlling factions/groups/parties here I am still laughing. Yeah right as you Americans Say.

    Please let us fight for and have what you Americans have taken for granted and let Obama shred your Constitution while you Congress does nothing. When will you Americans fright for your freedoms as we have and are doing?

    Oh yes Mr. Synder why no mention of EX president yanukovich and his flight from Kyiv???? Hmmmm, controlling the news are you?

    • jox

      I’m not american, I’m european. I don’t understand your position. You have the opportunity of explain to us your obviously more informed view about what is happening there. But instead, you adopt a quite stupid attitude, in my opinion. If you read the article with calm, you will see that it defends EXACTLY some of the points you make about the fight for freedom and the american and russian involvement.

      So, read again, cool blood, and write an intelligent comment with a description about what is really happening. That would be more useful than the hatred and insults.

    • Bill

      I would like to hear your response to my pipeline comment.

      I agree with your view of Obama, Congress, and my fellow Americans, but don’t prejudge those that will soon awaken.


    Obama has restarted the Cold War. Bravo!

  • Brandon Bowers

    This is an ongoing conflict that revolves around the two great currency blocks. Oil is denominated in dollars. Natural gas is denominated in Euros. Syrian destabilization didn’t work so Europe is still dealing with a Russian monopoly on their natural gas. Destabilizing the Ukraine allows for someone else to take control of the pipelines that riddle that country. Expect Putin / Russia to get invited by ethnic Russians into the Crimean peninsula and most like grab / liberate all of eastern Ukraine and cut the western Ukraine off from the Black Sea coastline.

  • SmallerGovNow

    Michael, what makes you so sure it won’t happen “this month or even this year” ???

  • ism

    Russia is not superpower. It is a banana republic.

    Putin will have to smile and eat $#$$ sandwich and that’s it.

    • FirstGarden

      I thought it was a Vodka Republic.

  • Bill

    It is all about pipelines and what they carry. Don’t expect the cabal to let the obvious be known.

  • Selaretus

    Kiev is a very visible example in a long line of American government hegemony and meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations. Yet most of the American flag waver sheeple still refuse to believe it. Most of them still STILL believe the ‘official’ government version of 911! Amazing. Anyway, Oboob is way way out of his league threatening
    Putin on his doorstep and he won’t be likely to waste time on a ‘diplomatic’ solution; too much is at stake.

  • blackciti_fo5

    RIP to those that have lost their lives. Its amazing how people in other countries will fight for their freedoms but strangely America doesn’t move whenever our freedoms are taken away. All we do is complain and voice our concerns on theeconomiccollapseblog website instead of taking non violent action…..wait……uh oh…..

  • JailBanksters

    It’s a tried and tested formulae, Millions of people have to die so a few hundred people can continue to consume caviar and champagne.

  • pubpubpub

    It’s even more important than that. This was a staged event created by wealthy people who will do this to every country until they’re all part of what will be a global economy. Our standard of living will then go down to almost nothing. We’ll be enslaved by massive debt leaders put our countries in and there will be nothing but tryranny and death.

  • grumpyhillbilly

    From what I gather the current map of Ukraine was a Soviet creation. Crimea is likely to go back to mother Russia. We, nor the Europeans, have the troops to prevent it. Then you have the Ukrainian corruption to overcome. The EU is nothing but a collection of progressive Hitlers, so no relief from the cronyism will be forth coming.

    Its a mess, and I don’t get how the west thinks this checkmates Russia. I understand how they are salivating Russia’s resources, and believe a lot of this goes way back to the old geopolitical theory of who controls the heartland – controls the world. So far that hasn’t work, but most progressives are locked into late 19th century thinking. How these western oligarchs think they can trump the proximity of Russia makes no sense to me. Russia has the pipelines, the nukes, and the army all right there.

    Putin is a wildcard to those who are likely tying the noose around all our necks. I know hating Russia is all the vogue, but the enemy of my enemy should be my friend.

  • hazeleyes

    Desperation breeds many devils; US rulers are out of control.

  • Don

    Is it just me or does that blood look really fake in the picture? Almost like paint IMHO.

  • Get out of America

    While you still can

  • Get out of America

    It’s just a matter of time before America collapses under the weight of it’s own political incorrectness.

  • DJohn1

    We have just instituted the budget cuts to the military. This puts us at the same approximate level of troops we had in 1940. So what happens in the Ukraine will become a matter of Minding Our Own Business and stop trying to force the world into our mold.
    The problem is that it costs too much to do it.
    I suggest that drones meet the same fate. They simply cost to much to do it. Our multiple intelligence community is costing way too much for what we are getting in return. It is time to make some hard decisions on whether we really need that sophisticated technology or not, based on economics not military sophistication.
    If you build a multi-million dollar, possibly 1 billion dollar weapon and it lasts approximately 6 minutes in a battlle at sea because it is basically obsolete engineering from World War II, then yes, I see why we wouldn’t want to build it.
    A man on horseback with a hand-operated missile system put the Russian Helicopter out of business just about 15 years ago. The Helicopter costs over a million a piece. They lost at least one a day in that recent little conflict. They lost it to small terrorist groups on horseback!
    I think that war had a lot to do with the economic collapse that followed in Russia.
    We have obsolete weapons just like the Russians had. They are dinosaurs and that sophisticated weaponry is not replaceable over night. So YES, take it down before it helps to bankrupt us.
    Our troops throughout history have gone to war with obsolete weapons 20 years out of date.
    We went from crop fliers in the beginning of World War II to sophisticated jets in a little under 10 years.
    It didn’t stop a massive human wave of primitive troops overwhelming us and chasing us all the way to the DMZ location in Korea.
    The military cannot possibly keep up with all the complicated things going on in technology in the modern world. It makes sense to me to back off and re-evaluate what we want to build and how we want to build it.
    We are involved in too many bush-type comflicts world wide. It is time to bring the troops home and re-evaluate how we want to work. The Ukraine is possibly just such a conflict.
    A very wise Korean Man once told me the key to controlling the world. It was an ancient Chinese Proverb.
    Roughly translated: The government that feeds China will control China.
    I suggest that instead of going to war in the Ukraine that we offer them solutions to their economic chaos and feed the country. The money we would spend on war should instead be spent on making them into a solvent nation.
    We gave 300 million to Egypt. Surely we can spend enough to make the Ukraine a decent place to live.
    There is a problem with differing religious beliefs in the area. That makes it more difficujlt to come up with a solution that every one there can live with.
    Part of the solution is penalties for going against any agreement that is reached. We have to make it unprofitable to be aggressive. That might be the key to making it work.

    • Gay Veteran

      no war profits without war

  • FirstGarden

    “For many Russians, the history of Ukraine and Russia are intrinsically intertwined, and it’s hard to imagine Russia President Vladimir Putin’s grand plans for a Eurasian Union working if Ukraine joined the E.U. The implications are huge.

    ‘The emergence of a democratic independent Ukraine transforms the geo-strategic landscape in Central Europe,’ Distinguished Chair in European Security at the RAND Institute F. Stephen Larrabee wrote in an email to Business Insider.

    ‘Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire. However, if Russia were to regain control over Ukraine with its 46 million people, major resources and access to the Black Sea, Russia would automatically regain the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state.’

    Additionally, a number of key gas pipelines from Russia to Western Europe run through Ukraine. In pure economic terms, a shift to Russia would likely change the dynamics of how Western Europe is powered.”

  • FirstGarden

    You anger that big brown bear, and after he drinks enough vodka, it’s not going to be pretty..

  • Bill

    Very interesting spike and retreat in the dollar index this morning.

    Yes, off subject but very pertinent to the collapse!

  • tayronachan

    All the Russian troops that were forming the “ring of steel” around Sochi for Olympic security, have been sent to the border of eastern Ukraine. It just keeps getting better.

  • BruceEWoych

    While I have yet to see an objective evaluation on the economic balance
    or imbalances (pro/con’s)of choosing to side towards the EU or Russia at
    this time, I must say that the constant repetition of unilateral
    political bias appears to reduce the clarity or fallacy of distinctions
    involved to a cold war rhetoric (neo-cons & fascist tactics vs KG-B-my friend Russia). It would be nice to know if the
    decision to side towards the West at this moment in history could actually court
    economic disaster with outside interests having a capital advantage over
    authentic internal economic development capital. this is not a theoretical possibility it is what has been happening all over the globe. The trend has been
    asset stealing and capital flight and this current interest of getting
    Ukrainian into the (still wavering) unsettled European markets should be
    something of an issue, if not a controversy, in itself.If there truly is something called the international community, they should step up and be counted to stand up to this new level of domination that threatens the Ukraine from both sides. This is nothing more than state sponsored geo-terrorism in action

  • ProclaimingGodsTruth

    This is another major stepping stone for the coming Bible Prophesied wars that will be about the Middle East (Israel) and their enemies. Russia will be a big one and lead many nations against them in the Gog/Magog war – Eze 38, 39.
    It seems that the US is decreasing as a military superpower and Russia [and China] are increasing. Watch out for Russia and China in the future!

    • GSOB

      You proclaim that Gog / Magog is today’s Russia. Do I understand you correctly?

      Is that your designer baby?

      • ProclaimingGodsTruth

        Have you ever read the Bible? In particular Eze 38?
        Do you know who Gog is and where the land of Magog is? Do you know where the names Meshech and Tubal come from? Do you know the meaning of Eze 38:17? Do you also know that there are demonic princes assigned to the all nations of the world?
        “Designer baby”. What? Clarify.

        • GSOB

          You proclaim.
          I asked.
          I guess that means yes…, you do think Russia is Gog and Magog.

          Ezekiel 38 and 39 is already fulfilled.

          • ProclaimingGodsTruth

            Based on your theory then, can you show when the event in Eze 38:19-23 occurred?
            You know when was there, “… an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.”
            Would like to know this, since according to you, it has already occurred.

          • GSOB




            Persia – mindset to
            genocide the Jews

            God intervenes

            Feast of Purim

            End of story Gog Magog story…

            The overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. was fulfilled in Ezeks own time.

            The sovereign God loves and saved His people.
            Ezek 40 to 48 describes the situation under Nehi’s work.

            Never is Gog and Magog Russia.

            Gog Magog in Rev 20 is different but essentially the enemies of God gathered against His elect…. as is the theme associated in Ezek 38- 39, but it’s fulfilled.

          • ProclaimingGodsTruth

            As I’ve said before, believe what you want but this has not been fulfilled yet.

          • GSOB

            Charles Ryrie, author of Dispensationalism Today and the Ryrie Study Bible, says…

            The prince of Rosh is better translated as ‘ the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.’

            The Book of Esther is a prophetic repetition and further development of Ezekiel’s prophecy concerning Gog.

    • jonno

      Israel’s enemies are everyone who is not a jew.

  • Georgiaboy61

    An excellent analysis, Michael – the western political/economic elites want a war with Russia – and are doing their best to assure that one occurs. They failed when Vladimir Putin out-maneuvered them in Syria, but they have shifted their tactics and are trying again in the Ukraine.

  • krinks

    When will someone give us what we deserve and come here and overthrow our gov’t? The time has come.

    • jonno

      No one cares about America anymore, even the Americans. Let’s face it , when a no talent like j. Hill can get an Oscar nomination for a movie about America’s decline you just know the end is near.

  • Richard O. Mann

    The Bear is back. He is moving in Europe, and he is moving big time in the Middle East. For those who follow Bible Prophecy, you know what it means. I doubt Obama will do any thing at all about Russia if it moves on the Ukraine.

    • FirstGarden

      Perhaps another vacation may be in order.

      • John


        • FirstGarden

          A.K.A the rope-a-dope.

  • Jane OfVirginia

    Au contraire, I understand exactly how serious and how forboding the Ukraine situation has been, and remains. Couple this with the fact that a confrontation with “Mother Russia” would be at a time when the US is riddled with debt and has an exhausted and ill prepared military who hasn’t even had breakfast, and the Russian Federation has every young male trained to fight, their debts almost gone now, and their military all geared up for the last 3-5 years !

  • Luka

    Finally the most corrupted European regime of Yanukovych has been toppled! Russia has always supported its puppets in Ukraine (or anywhere else) by hook or by crook. Hopefully now Ukrainians will have better chances to fight off its ominous neigbour’s dirty tricks. Well done Ukraine!

    • Gay Veteran

      yeah, join the EU and be like Greece

  • Parowan Prophet

    Did any of you learn that BEARS come out of winter hibernation in the spring? March 21 is “Spring’s start.”
    This is the war I have been warning about for years. See at Google the Parowan Prophet. That’s me. National Geographic Channel has a Video about me, the Parowan Prophet.

  • jonno

    Marx my words this is a fact.

  • Toley

    With just a year away for new elections, was burning down Kiev the answer?
    Are those who answer yes, and advocate violence theones to follow to a peaceful conclusion and establishment of an inclusive government.
    I think a shortsighted and impatient rabble, fueled by pathetic U.S. foreign non-policies, of ignorant meddling in others affairs is powder-keg incitement.
    The Ukraine is bankrupt, it needs Russia’s raw materials, and Russia needs its supply of farm products.
    The EU is overburdened with its own collapsing fringe nations, and another failure nation will not get much help from them.
    Also Russia is struggling to get out from their former marriage to its demon Socialist history, while EU is courting it with blind addiction.
    Choosing a winner, in a damned if you do or don’t scenario, must be avoided at all costs, by the Ukraine creating its own option that the devil has not yet seized on, is its only hope…

  • Hector Cabrera

    Waooo!! That is exactly what the US is doing in Venezuela and the evidences are even bigger than the one you mentioned here in reference to Ukraine… and there is just one reason is another country rich in oil.

  • pookieamos

    Everywhere you look , there is utter chaos much worse than its ever been in modern times . WWIII could be around the corner and Obama wants to cut the military even more . Do you suppose it’s to bring in a new draft bill , after all Democrats have one ready to go with a vote ? Only this one will take people up to 45 years old , men and women . There is no sanity in Washington.

  • Captain Canuck

    Probably time to get ready for the big one…

  • Pravyj Sektor is not controlled!!! It’s standing up to jew-mafia-run Russia, jew-banker-run US, and jew-banker-run EU!

  • Bernie

    I truly fail to see what this has to do with Kim Kardashian or Miley Cyrus. It has also deflected our attention away from the real main issue…Justin Bieber.

  • M.J. Marsalek

    Over the years, the US has earned a handsome living by engaging in conflicts around the world & having other nations pay for the services. Many, if not most, of these hostilities were US inspired and/or instigated. Many, if not most, of the regime changes that resulted were accomplished with material and financial US support. At some point, the American people must come to realize that the military industrial complex is driving the US economy & dictating both the foreign & domestic policies to the president & Congress. The ongoing civil unrest, demonstrations & civil disobedience in Europe & the Middle East has begun taking hold throughout the US. There is already an uneasy and weakening truce as the government increases the distribution of wealth from the productive to the needy. What happens next has been in planning for years. All hell will break loose when the dollar is no longer accepted as the global reserve currency.

  • Stupid people get what they order up from the menu.
    These people have no one to blame but themselves.

  • chekmate2

    Take a look at a map of Europe and consider just where the Ukraine is located. As you can see, it borders Russia on the east, Poland on the west and has a large ethnic Russian population. I’m not taking sides, but consider how the United States would react if a similar situation happened in Canada. We would come unglued! Those of you old enough will remember when Quebec nearly seceded from Canada and would have split the country in two. Also, if you remember your history, the Ukraine has not been an independent country until now. It was a part of the Russian Empire, then the Soviet Union. We have a bad situation, not to mention bad situations all over the world, and the current administration is cutting the end strength of all branches of the military. Also, our credibility is no question. No good can come of this.

  • Quagmeyer

    America is stupid.

  • Rita Barnard

    America is a force for destruction the evil empire of the world. And the Ukraine is just it’s latest victim, and once it has a country in it’s claws it quickly turn that country into a walking zombie after its central bankers and corporations suck out the lifeblood from that poor benighted country. Just look at the corpses in it’s wake. And yeah.. I blame the americans for it, since they are the ones who keep on allowing that evil two party system which are two sides of one coin to rule over them. But the day of reckoning is coming for you.. I hope you are ready.

  • calling elvis

    Can we not just write something that is clear; even in those days – really – I could twist those words in a hundred directions.

  • ONCE AGAIN we are being dragged into the ancient quarrels and hatreds of Old Europe by selfish special interests. We are already WAY too involved already.

  • Arthur Stamp

    They all working for the same boss.Obaman or Putanman . No difference. Its all for show.

  • Alex

    Why exactly is Russian influence is bad for Ukraine? Our economies are interdependent and close partnership between Russia and Ukraine can be very beneficial for both sides. This is exactly why the US is sticking its nose into Ukraine to weaken Russia. I’m pretty sure that Putin understands is Russia loses Ukraine – next coup will be in Moscow, therefore I wouldn’t expect them to give up so easily.

    • GSOB

      Loss of more freedom, national sovereignty.
      Putin wants it back for strategic and economic security.

  • LF6

    Now what? Now that Russia has moved troops into Ukraine?

  • GSOB

    Putin may have the syrin.

  • Angel Warrior

    Obama is sure trying to cause chaos in other countries isn’t he? This time though…. it could backfire on him in a very big way!
    Russia could do a revenge tactic without firing one shot at Americans…..all they would have to do is pay the interest payment to China that the USA has defaulted on. Russia then would hold that as a loan and could put any amount of interest they want on it. Not the 1% that China now has but say 150% interest rate.
    When the USA defaults on this with Russia….Russia could then confiscate Air Force 1 the next time Obama decides to leave America on a trip…or perhaps one of the Air Craft Carriers, including all the helicopters and jets and technology on board…..
    Advice to USA….
    One should remember not to poke sleeping bears with a stick! They wake up very grouchy! One could very well get mauled to death…..

  • Diane

    Mars rising with the lunar moon in the east. I think war. I think Russia will come across the Alaska borders as it is written in scripture. I think this is good cop, bad cop. I think the politicians (poly meaning many- tics meaning blood sucking leeches) in this country began the sellout of the American People and this Great Nation in 1913. I think this is a planned and premeditated overthrow of the United States between Russia and American Fabien Leaders. It will start in the Ukraine and it will end here. That’s what I think for what it is worth.

  • Viva La-la-la

    In Ukraine there are also fascists. Followers of the UPA. Because of them, a huge portion of the population wants independence and the protection of Russia. “Separatists” heroic people. They do not attack, only defend. (Sorry for bad english, I Ukrainka)

  • Steven Halliday

    The US fueled a violent conflict? Russia entered Crimea violently as a direct response to the Ukraine people wanting stronger economic ties with the west. I have no doubt that the US is pulling strings somewhere behind the scenes but to imply the violent conflict started due directly to US actions is a bit strained isn’t it? Or am I missing something?

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