Wednesdays Wars | Tom Callaghan: Ukrainian Upheaval – Can Obama and Putin do a De-Escalation Dance?

If Viktor Yanukovych, the Russian-friendly President of Ukraine and his dentist son had been satisfied with stealing millions of dollars from the Ukrainian people instead of billions, the US-Russian confrontation over Ukraine and its autonomous province of Crimea would probably never have happened.

Such, however, was not the case. The Yanukovych kleptocracy, enforced by brutality, reached a level of obnoxiousness that it was a close call if the dear leader could find somebody to pilot a helicopter to help him escape his loving subjects before they tore him limb from limb.

With his man Viktor defeated and hiding from his people, Putin had a problem. What would be Russia’s relationship with the new, hastily-installed leadership of Ukraine and, specifically, how would the change of leadership in Kiev impact the autonomous province of Crimea?

Crimea, which has a majority Russian population, was given to Ukraine by Russia (at that time, the USSR) in 1954. It is home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol. Continue reading………………

3 thoughts on “Wednesdays Wars | Tom Callaghan: Ukrainian Upheaval – Can Obama and Putin do a De-Escalation Dance?”

  1. Tom, there’s no making sense of your writing. The US and associates have had publicly a heavy hand in destabilizing Ukraine, and you go all pious over Obomber’s hypocritical whinings. Roaming about the world in a Trotskyite search for war somewhere, anywhere may be the gig that the US nomenklatura has firmly embraced, but please, dip[ into your own pockets to finance it, leave mine alone.

  2. Just so no one can contrive a “misunderstanding” of what I wrote:

    Criticism of U.S. interventions overseas are not defenses of foreign governments. The criticisms represent criticisms of the attempts by the U.S. to control foreign affairs, which attempts are animated by the spirit of control whose domestic face suppresses rights at home.

  3. And what’s so ironic about this “crisis”, half a world away, is that the $1 BILLION of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars that “ODUMBER” has pledged to the Ukranians WILL GO DIRECTLY INTO PUTIN’s (the former HEAD of the KGB) COFFERS because of the debt that the Ukraine owes (former) “Mother Russia”. In other words, ODUMBER and Kerry are buying “peace” in the Ukraine (OBUMBER will SELL them out, eventually) with Russia for $1 BILLION. But that’s NOT what you’ll read in the New York Times. Ashton O’Dwyer.

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