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Ukraine Stories Depends Upon Speaker

The Ukraine is like a house that has been torn to pieces by a hurricane and is barely standing up straight. Thousands of Russian soldiers are wandering up and down the border claiming they are simply stretching their legs in case of trouble. The Ukraine government did an outrageous thing, it sent Ukrainian soldiers to clear road blocks in eastern regions of the country, and during this legal process one or two pro-Russian separatists were killed. President Vladimir Putin, the defender of free speech and the right to disagree, warned the Ukraine government: “If the Kiev government is using the army against its own people, this is clearly a great crime.” These words from a man who throws in jail dissidents, and, most probably colludes in the beating, if not murder of others.

So, what can be done?

1. Russia would veto a resolution to send in UN troops or observers.

2. However, nothing prevents UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from sending UN observers into eastern regions of the Ukraine and report what they discovered.

3. Nothing prevents Ban Ki-moon from assuming new powers that would include sending UN helicopters into eastern Ukraine for observation purposes.

An ‘Incident” To Occur!

The world watches in horror as armed masked men dressed in Russian uniforms, speaking Russian and behaving just like Russians do under the regime of Vladimir Putin. They resort to violence in order to create a situation which simply awaits the moment when an “incident” will occur in which someone dressed in the Russian uniform is shot or killed. This will provide the moment for President Putin to order in the Russian army in order to “protect” Russians from the horror of a free Ukraine. Vladimir Rybak was a councillor in the east Ukraine city of Rybak. He attempted to get into city hall only to be pushed away by supporters of Mother Russia. Suddenly, a car pulled up and four masked men grabbed him. The next day his body was found sixty miles away in a pro-Russian stronghold, he had been tortured and his body drowned. Naturally, the Russian government insists this is simply another CIA plot to smear its wonderful reputation.

Several other people who seek to remain part of the Ukraine are now dead. Putin insists their death were the result of a plot by the CIA and are examples of attempting to force him to send in troops to protect people. God forbid that Vladimir Putin would ever use force in order to get his way. Just ask gays or those who oppose his rule in Russia how this man of peace, law and order simply wants to make the law in order to ensure those against him understand, agree with Putin or risk death!

How To Start A War?

In late August, 1939, some Nazi German soldiers dressed in uniforms of the Polish army attacked a German outpost on the border of Poland. Naturally, Adolf Hitler had to “defend Germany against attacks by the Polish army,” and thus began World War II in Europe. In April, 2014, pro Russian militants established road blocks in the country of Ukraine and suddenly according to one man, “four cars pulled up to our roadblock. We wanted to conduct a check and then they opened fire on us with automatic weapons.” A few days ago an agreement had been reached between Russia, the US and the European Union which called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine government denies opening fire on anyone, but it does insist that Ukraine soldiers should be in charge of Ukraine territory.

We await a speech by President Vladimir Putin in which the bare chested leader announces that Russian troops must invade the Ukraine in order to “protect Russian citizens” from the Ukraine government. I guess that means Mexico can send troops into the United States to protect Mexican citizens from the American government.

People’s Republic Of Donetsk

Two days ago leaders from the United States, Europe and Russia met to discuss a process that will de-escalate the potential for violence in the Ukraine. Masked men, many wearing Russian uniforms have taken possession of buildings in eastern Ukraine and proclaimed the birth of nations. Denis Pushlin, the self proclaimed leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic is now the proud owner of a few buildings in eastern Ukraine which certainly makes him a president or a prime minister of a building or so. Denis insists he will not give up his nation until the criminals in Kiev surrender to him and allow the little man with the little Russian accent to become the big guy running the Ukraine. Meanwhile, in the Ukraine, the former crooked boss, Yulia Tymoshenko who spent a few years in jail on trumped up charges made by Viktor Yanukovych, has returned with her golden hair to urge on fighting for freedom. She wants to create a “resistance militia” to fight people like Dennis.

Time Out For Peace. The foreign ministers agree that war would be a disaster. They want to de-escalate the possibility of violence. It is time for Tymoshenko and Pushlin and all the other pseudo leaders to return home and allow some peace and quiet to reign. It is time for the children to return to their play areas and allow some mature people to design a process of peace.

Bomb Defused In Europe

There is new hope in Europe the potentiality of violence on the continent might be avoided by resorting to common sense and cooperation. The Organization for Co-operation in Europe(OSCE) persuaded representatives from the United States, Russia and the European Union, to stand down from shouting and threatening one another in order to avoid a stupid action. After all, it was a hundred years ago in June, 1914 when European nations began the process of shouting and screaming and threatening until the guns of August initiated a war that tore apart Europe and resulted in the deaths of forty million –all because A prince was murdered. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calmed down and worked with fellow Europeans and the Americans in order to defuse a potential scene of violence and preventing another catastrophe in Europe.

Under terms of the agreement, the OSCE will supervise disarmament of illegal groups in the Ukraine, amnesty will be granted for crimes-other than murder, and the Ukraine government will begin a process that results in devolution of Constitutional powers to provinces in the Ukraine. The United States also agreed to reduce sanctions on Russia and, hopefully, get people to begin behaving like intelligent humans.

Hopefully, no Guns of August in 2014!

Anti Semitism In Ukraine

My father arrived in the United States of America after enduring bitter moments of anti-Semitism in his native Ukraine. Those who claim in Ukraine to be true Russians in heart seized some buildings in the city of Donetsk, raised the Russian flag and decided to make clear they also were, in heart, just old fashioned haters of Jews. Those dressed in the uniform of the Russian army handed out leaflets which demanded that Jews in the city be registered and pay a fine for the crime of being a Jew! The leaflet warns Jews failure to register would result in having their citizenship taken away, possible deportation and seizure of their assets. For some strange reason, this threat was not followed up by mass shootings-or does that come later?

Vladimir Putin continues his exhibition of bravado with warnings that HE must save the people of eastern Ukraine from the possibility of living in a democratic society. I assume that he means HE will deliver them from the evil of homosexuality and free speech and other such atrocities!

Verge Of Civil War?

Russian President Vladimir Putin called German leader Angela Merkel to express his concerns regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine. He expressed his fear the Ukraine was “on the verge of a civil war” and since he is a man who believes in peace, this gentle spirt who displays care and concern for all humans wants to avoid any possibility of violence. After all, in Russia the state only resorts to violence when “militants” take to the streets to protest things like arguing for gay rights or the right of freedom of speech. How else can one respond to such provocative demonstrations of violence than with violence. Merkel informed Putin there was no evidence of possible violence unless men dressed in Russian uniforms, carrying Russian arms somehow wound up in the Ukraine. Putin was shocked, horribly shocked by such violent talk by the head of a nation about peaceful Putinland.

There is no doubt Putin wants violence which would provide the excuse of resorting to violence in order to end violence that he created. We offer some sensible ways to end this tragedy in the making.

Have the UN organize a referendum in eastern Ukraine in which people are offered several options:

1. Becoming part of Russia
2. Remaining part of the Ukraine
3. Greater power to regions but still part of the Ukraine.

All polls indicate that only 30% of the population of eastern Ukraine favors becoming part of Russia.

Action In Ukraine

I can hear the sound of one shoe hitting the floor which indicates the Ukrainian government has finally decided to confront terrorists who seek to create violence in hope that having a few killed or wounded would open the door for President Vladimir Putin to send in his troops in order to restore law and order, Russian style, that is. Members of the Ukrainian army and special forces drove Russian backed terrorists from an airport and soon will drive them from buildings that have been seized in eastern areas of the country. Naturally, President Putin expressed his outrage at this “anti-constitutional action” by a government to take over a building owned by the government. This from a man who sends to jail on trumped up charges dozens of Russians whose only crime is not licking his boots!

So, what might happen:

Scenario One: Putin will send his troops across the border to “protect Russian citizens who happen to live in the Ukraine”

Scenario Two: Putin will go to the UN demanding action to protect Russian citizens.

Scenario Three: Putin will send in troops but deny he sent them in while insisting they were Russians who voluntarily rode their tanks and helicopters into the Ukraine to protect Russians.

Scenario Three is very likely.

Confronting Russia In Ukraine

Russian troops ARE in the Ukraine, and they are seizing buildings in an effort to provoke military reaction on the part of the government. If the Ukraine government fires away and one of these Russian militants are killed, President Putin will be on TV to announce a RESCUE MISSION designed to prevent further deaths and preserve Russian territory from the Ukraine Neo Nazi forces which threaten to invade Mother Russia. The world is witnessing a Kabuki Dance in which Russia is on stage and attempting to persuade Ukrainian forces to go on the offense. So, the best policy is not to be aggressive, but allow patience to guide decision making. What can be done:

1. Allow unarmed UN forces to enter the country and challenge the Russians to behave in a violent manner.

2. Surround buildings and wait out the siege.

3. Announce a European embargo for any and all transactions with Russia. The embargo would automatically end with peace in the Ukraine.

Secede Is Now A Right

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is very worried that Russian moves to encourage eastern areas of the Ukraine to break away might impact other areas of the region and lead to secession efforts. “We don’t want the Ukraine crisis to start a domino effect around the Black Sea.” He would prefer that any problems within the Ukraine or between Russia and that nation be resolved “within the framework of international law.” He does make a point, but he also disregards the rights of people to break away when they sincerely believe their rights are being taken away. For example:

1. Shouldn’t the people of Texas be allowed to form their own nation and make it mandatory for a shoot out each high noon in each city of the new nation?

2. We who believe in the New York Knickerbockers have not witnessed an NBA championship for forty years. We need to secede, form our own nation, form our own Professional Basketball league which guarantees each team at least one championship each ten years!

3. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann need to secede and form a new country that guarantees those designated as mentally retarded to become the president. Not only would this guarantee a female president, it would guarantee that Fox News finally has good news to report.

4. The House of Representatives must secede from the Senate and create its own version of the American legislature. Gerrymandering will guarantee Republican control forever, and America will finally be saved from LIBERALS AND SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS WHO SEEK THE MONEY OF JOB CREATORS!