The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
More importantly, not everyone agrees
Washington's Man Yatsenyuk Setting Ukraine Up For Ruin - Forbes
After Yanukovych and the political opposition agreed to an orderly transition toward new elections, the opposition shattered the agreement quickly and took strategic positions around Kiev. Many voices in the Western press say the country could break apart.
Despite these ominous signs, Ukraine Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt hailed the current crisis as “a day for the history books.” Most of the mainstream media have leaned decisively in the anti-Yanukovych camp.
Ukraine’s new 450-seat parliament approved the appointment of the former Central Banker Yatsenyuk on Thursday by a vote of 371 to 1. Oddly enough, earlier this month, the pro-Western Yats trailed behind popular opposition leaders such as former heavyweight boxer Viltali Klitschko and the leader of the nationalist, Svoboda Party, Oleh Tyahnybok. But Yats had friends in high places and while he does not have strong support of the electorate, and would have no chance of winning an election, he is pro-IMF austerity and apparently the bulk of parliament is as well.
And yep, it was TACTICAL brilliance. The problem is that it was STRATEGIC foolishness. And you have made a point here. If you are going to put the biting dogs out, you need to be able to be the guiding intelligence to the dogs and be able to control them. And guess where the fault lies ultimately there? The President of the United States. He made a very big strategic error here. Why? Because it exposed the weakness with regards to Crimea, and although he gained the rest of Ukraine, it came at the price of relations with Russia going down the toilet and the loss of Crimea. And while the rest of Ukraine is of some strategic value to the United States, it was not worth the price that was paid for it.
Therefore like I said before, the way to strike at Russia now is to win over Iran. The big reason why Crimea is important to Russia is because it is from there that they can access and project power into the Middle East. That's why striking at Russia through Iran would pay off big dividends. Heck, if the US played that one right, Russia could lose the base they have in Syria as a result, because Iran is very good friends with Assad. But you need a different type of dog from Nuland for that project. I'm sure there is someone that could pull that off.