The US orchestrated a ‘coup d'état’ in Ukraine, which resulted in the ouster of President Victor Yanukovych, in an attempt to harness Russia geopolitically and militarily, a political analyst says.
On February 23, amid rising anti-government violence in Ukraine, the country’s parliament ousted Yanukovych and named Oleksandr Turchynov, the legislature’s then speaker, as interim president.
As the crisis was brewing in Ukraine, US and European officials repeatedly expressed support for the anti-government Ukrainian protesters. The protests took extreme forms as an increasing number of the protesters resorted to violence in confronting Ukrainian security forces.
“The purpose of the Washington-financed and -orchestrated coup in Kiev was to put Ukraine… into the EU and NATO and to evict Russia from its warm water port and ring Russia with US missile bases,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a Wednesday article on Press TV’s website.
“Washington’s opinion is that the exceptional and indispensable nation - the US - is above not only all other nations but also above law. What Washington does is legal. What anyone else does in opposition is illegal,” he noted.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
But we should be helping Ukrainians understand that there's a next election to get rid of a guy like that. A lot of Americans think Obama is corrupt and totalitarian, but except for the most extreme among them they are biding their time until the next election. Like you do in a functioning democracy. Ukraine doesn't have a functioning democracy because by jumping right to the side of those who did the overthrow, we are teaching them that they can just have a "revolution" every few years.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?