(03-02-2014, 03:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(03-02-2014, 03:43 PM)mcmxc Wrote:
(03-02-2014, 03:29 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(03-01-2014, 05:15 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(03-01-2014, 04:31 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: Beyond, notice how each side is asking the US/British and Russian super powers to step in? How far do we (US/Britian/Canada/European Union Countries) allow the Russian occupation and massacre and loss of freedoms of the citizens of the Ukraine to go? Sanctions only? It's plain to see, in my opinion, how the big wars are waged and, yes, Shadow, follow the money too.
Shouldn't that be the choice of Ukrainians? Don't they have enough debt without joining the EU?
Do we the people really have the power to make choices?
Hey wait a minute, massacre? You should work for the BBC...
When did the Russian troops in Crimea start massacring? We see an eastern side appealing to Russia for help, and a western side appealing to the US.
It's okay to support your own nations side of things, but when people have a "good guys/winning side" mentality they often see things very lopsidedly. If you lived in the eastern hemisphere, you'd be wondering how long Putin and his allies were going to stand for the US interfering in their business. Neither side here can be called righteous, the US, UK and Russia should all be sanctioned heavily.
Yes, I agree, I should interpret and report the news as I see it.
Quote:"I signed an order and police have been given combat weapons, which will be used in accordance with the law," Zakharchenko said in a statement published on the ministry website. He urged protesters to hand in their weapons and opposition leaders to condemn radical actions.
That's an article from the 20th feb recounting protesters clashing with Ukrainian police. That has nothing to do with the Russians at all. The Russian/Ukrainian massacre happened in 1941, but I don't count this as relevant whatsoever, since the idea is "let's hand Ukraine to the Germans" because of course they have NO history of massacre...
I just truly think people who can distinguish between the good and the bad guys in this scenario are being sensationalized. It was only last year Obama's plan backfired and Putin came out of the Syrian drama smelling of roses, he staunchly opposed any conflict, found a rational and viable way to dispose of the chemicals without any major conflict of nations. He even wrote a personal letter to the American people calling for rationality and critical thinking.
But he's still evil, and the west is much, much worse.