February 20, 2014

The State vs The People: Kiev's Independence Square: Before & After

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Detail. Full picture after the jump.

[ By the way, for those Americans worried about the coast-to-coast SWATification and militarization of American police forces..... well, move along.... nothing to see here:]

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 20, 2014 10:10 AM
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But...but...we'll be able to fight back. It's not like...we're being asked to register our "assault weapons".

Posted by: tim at February 20, 2014 12:16 PM

Not to worry, O has drawn a line in the sand: There will be consequences if people step over the line."

Posted by: Fausta at February 20, 2014 12:19 PM

Putin showing Obama how it is going to be.

Posted by: ThomasD at February 20, 2014 1:30 PM

Obama's "LIS" == Putin's "Go!" code.

Posted by: leelu at February 20, 2014 3:18 PM

"O has drawn a line in the sand"

Causing all of the world's diplomats (ex-U.S.) to text ROFL, to someone else in their office.

And causing all of the U.S. diplomats to text *facepalm* to someone else in their office.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 20, 2014 3:26 PM

Stay tuned, you are going to see history in the making. Putin will militarize the revolution. He will send in Russian troops. The question is will he send them in uniform with tanks and heavy armor or a massive plain clothed invasion to kill the citizens. It's about to get rougher.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at February 20, 2014 3:41 PM

This is really an ethnic fight, ethnic Ukrainians v. ethnic Russians. The fight goes back hundreds of years, ever since the beginning of the Russian empire. It is also regional and religious, western Catholic Ukrainians v. eastern Orthodox Russians.

The current government under Yanukovych is also the legitimate, democratcally elected government, so the demontrators are attempting to overthrow it by violence rather than waiting for the next elections.

Moreover, the US and the the EU appear to be inciting the violence in order to impose a change in government. This greatly raises the odds in favor of Russian intervention and war in Central Europe. If it happens, it will be largely the result of wantonly reckless policies by the US and the EU. Obama will have played the role of the kaiser in 1914.

Posted by: bob sykes at February 20, 2014 6:52 PM

I liked this comic.
http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=3275

Posted by: Potsie at February 21, 2014 7:23 AM
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