Playing Devil’s Advocate On Ukraine


*ABC News:

“Any discussion about the future of Ukraine must include the legitimate government of Ukraine. In 2014, we are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders,” Obama said in a hastily announced statement in the White House Briefing Room.

Let’s play Devil’s advocate:

February 2010: Viktor Yanukovych declared winner in presidential election, judged free and fair by observers.

Yet, he was forced out by protesters in what he and some call a “coup d’etat”. Is it? The majority party and Yanukovych were elected. Would the world be acting the same, and would Obama feel the same, if it was him that was unceremoniously thrown out on his rear, forced to flee, over his almost dictatorial policies, verbally going after political opponents, using the powers of the federal government against them? Obama has the powers of the NSA, TSA, DHS, HHS, and the IRS, among others, to use against his own citizens, and has. Would he be so cavalier if there was a revolt against him?


Vladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold.

Obama is headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of Miami, Fla., on Friday for an event about education and the economy that first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway.

Now, the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering.

So, he might come back Friday (doubtful). Notice he just serendipitously scheduled an official event in Miami. “Hey, we were already here, might as well take a few days off.”

*I managed to cut this, somehow, which gives full context to post.

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2 Responses to “Playing Devil’s Advocate On Ukraine”

  1. Butt-Frozen_Gumballs says:

    Well, there is a point in the idea that this was a coup’. but a coup’ is done by a military or a political elite. This was a rout by the average people. Yet, did not the President flee like a baby to Russia? Did not the Ukraine parliament also throw him out of office and put an arrest warrant on him? Thus, he no longer has a legitimate hold on that office. right?

    Therefore, the parliament and the current temporary president chosen in part by the average people’s committee is the duly elected gov’t.

    As USSR invaded Ukraine without being invited in (we have not heard to the other hand) then per legal basis, USSR invaded and declared war on Ukraine and its allies. That would be USA and Ireland and Europe.

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