April 3, 2007

The Flip Side Of Orange

This blog wrote extensively about the Orange Revolution in late 2004 and early 2005, which propelled pro-Western Viktor Yushschenko to power after a sham election had denied him his rightful place as Ukraine's leader. At the time, the reformers held all the momentum, and the Muscophiles led by Viktor Yanukovich found themselves in political retreat.

However, two years later, disunity and betrayal have plagued the reformers, and now Yanukovich is the one banging on the doors of the Ukrainian parliament:

Thousands of Ukrainian protesters streamed into the capital Tuesday in the most serious confrontation between the prime minister and the president since the two men faced off during the Orange Revolution.

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's supporters set up a tent camp outside the parliament, presenting a scene not unlike the 2004 street demonstrations that propelled Viktor Yushchenko to the presidency — and cost Yanukovych the office.

The president's supporters responded by announcing plans to hold counter-rallies in Kiev's main Independence Square.

It looks like a replay of the Orange Revolution, but in reverse. This latest crisis hit critical mass when Yushchenko attempted to dissolve the assembly and call new elections. This act hinged on an interpretation of the Ukrainian constitution, which does not allow individual legislators to opt out of coalitions, and which 11 of them did in an attempt by Yanukovich to grab a majority.

The parliament acted quickly to deny Yushchenko his new election. They fired the election committee, making it difficult to stage a poll, especially on the timeline Yushchenko wants. They have also refused to adjourn, setting up a constitutional crisis that only the nation's supreme court will be able to unravel -- and that might take months.

Meanwhile, Russia is looking at the situation as an opportunity to regain its lost influence. The Kremlin has had no official comment yet, but an analyst with connections to the Putin regime warned that Russia would not abide chaos in Ukraine for long. He said that Putin would be eager to provide the "intermediary role" denied him during the Orange Revolution.

I bet he would.

The elections would not solve much for Yushchenko in any case. His party lags far behind Yanukovich's, and even his former partner, Yulia Tymoshenko, winds up in second place in most polls. An election may wind up giving Yanukovich and his pro-Moscow party control of Ukraine yet again, making the Orange Revolution nothing more than a speed bump in Leonid Kuchma's efforts to keep Ukraine in the Russian orbit.


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Posted by Carol_Herman [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 3, 2007 12:25 PM

Hitler didn't rise in a vacuum!

We've failed, however, to put all the pieces, together.

In other words? During the big technological revolution, starting in the 1800's; europe didn't grow. WE DID. We, in the USA! And, millions of europeans left their homes, permanently. To come to our shores.

While in europe? The elites had their "books." Nietzche, for instance got famous. Because he said "God is dead." Well? Isn't Nietzche still dead?

There were differences between America and europe, right away! Here? You made it on your dreams, coupled to hard work. While in europe? Those who could read books FANTASIZED. Especially about Marx. Where they saw themselves as able to replace religion. Since they bought into the Superman theory; another non-workable "gift" from german intellectuals.

Perhaps, you're surprised where it led?

Not me.

Plenty of libaries are useless; if they're not collecting data on how you work very hard to succeed. Not so much because you can speed read; but because like Lincoln inventing the COW SCHOOLS; there's something to education. When it sets out to improve things.

You want the east europeans to change? How so?

Isn't that on par with asking the koreans to change? (Both north and south house the same people.) Who've become accustomed to leave it to the despots to rule their governments.)

Add to this that in the ukraine, they're not only responsible for Hitler's "successes" in killing unarmed and defenseless Jews;

They are incapable of changing their imbedded religious messages; that accused Jews of doing things to Jesus. People who get bent and twisted that way, usually end up meeting God's world of consequences.

Nothing impresses me about elites.

They want to control the masses.

Where they fail? Well, they're total losers at running governments well. They're good at smuggling, though. And, terrorism. Which isn't just something the arabs have a lock on. It exists wherever "economies" are outside the reach of LAW. You thought Marx had fair trials? Nah. I bet you never believed that one at all.

What about the "hang" of propaganda? Well, we see it here, now, too. But here? Paychecks are missing for the pravda-copy-cats. Instead? Unlike pravda, the Chicago Tribune/LA Times piece of junk just got bought NOT for $8.3-billion, as you've been told. BUT WITH PAPER. That will squeeze the costs out of the capital.

Businessmen do this all the time. They go in and buy stuff on the cheap.

The ukraine is in that boat. Because in europe no one grows good government.

Perhaps? While no one was looking, there was brain drain. The hard work that it took to come to America THRIVED in europe. In spite of the numbers dead from WW1 and WW2. And, all the other militaristic adventures.

But it's an interesting path to analyze, none-the-less. Because it starts by forming a crowd of elites, who think they can RULE, through deceitful books. Oh, yes. They call this new stuff their religion. It's their guide. And, it's doomed to fail.

Well, that's my LONG VIEW. Since the Man Upstairs is the only one who sticks around long enough to know what shows up in consequences.

By the way, for about a thousand years, the Jews in Poland THRIVED. While others, across the Pale; did not. It's the one hope out there. That after WW2, and what happened to innocents; God's world will not come down that hard on Poland.

Besides. Just before the Oranage Revolution; the Poles had gone to Israel. To discover HOW TO BUILD A WALL. That they'd put up on their border with the Ukraine.


Well, the IDF doesn't want Lebanon. Doesn't even want to be IN gazoo. So they built walls.

Quietly, now, in Iraq, the Kurds have dug deep. Creating their barrier by digging depth as high as a wall. But in the other direction. Smart. Because the "moat" is unbridgeable. And, whatever else happens. The Kurds will thrive as long as they keep the arabs OUT.

You think you're seeing stuff. But I think you're missing the bigger pictures. Which are out there. Everywhere.

While I think Bush will just sit on his hands. It's not a bad tactic when you let others run with the ball.

Ah. And, I also noticed pelosi's bad luck. She ran off to syria. But the headlines? They're going to the Brits. For caving to the hostage takers. You bet. In the long run, everything has consequences.

By the way: Sitting on his hands was FDR's tactic; from at least 1938, onwards. Why? Because, HERE, Americans were isolationists. We didn't want to "get involved." And, when we did? FDR held a Fireside Chat, first. Telling Amerians he wanted them all to go out and by maps of the world. So he could explain things. 60-million Americans, that night, sat in front of radios. With world maps in front of them. Discovering for the first time, what was out there. And, what the menace looked like.

While FDR told Winston Churchill that europe could kiss it's colonies GOODBYE. America was not going to defend the colonies! And, we didn't. Not in the Caribbean. And, not in the Pacific.

That's just the way it was.

And, if you think the advantages belong to the arabs, I don't. I think they own their own jars of pickles. But they're in no shape to call tunes to those of us, here.