Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seriously? This is a Controversy?

Russia strips away a province of Ukraine and the controversy is that Ukraine's former prime minister Timoshenko said rude things about the Russians? Seriously?

Now, now, Ukrainians. You'll take it and you'll like it:

"This really crosses all the boundaries," Tymoshenko is heard to say in the leaked phone call posted on YouTube and broadcast extensively on Russian television Monday.

"One has to take up arms and go wipe out these damn 'katsaps' together with their leader," the voice said in Russian, without mentioning Putin by name.

The word "katsap" is a derogatory Ukrainian term for Russians.

So what if Putin's hand puppet, recently deposed leader Yanukovich, had imprisoned Timoshenko for three years?

If this manufactured scandal isn't enough, Ukraine's new prime minister, Yatsenyuk, gave this as the reason for not resisting the Russians:

His government ceded Crimea without a shot in order to demonstrate to the world that Russia was the aggressor, he said.

Seriously? Even under the United Nations charter, it is allowable to defend yourself when invaded rather than wait for the sainted international community to come to your defense:

Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

But the international community is so twisted, that fighting back is just as bad as invading in the first place.

Russia may not have killed the United Nations, but their adventure in Crimea set it up for the killing blow.