Saturday, August 30, 2014

Words Matter

Why Do the Ukrainians let Russia off the hook for their invasion of Ukraine?

From Ukraine (via Defense Industry Daily email):

It bugs me that the Ukrainians keep calling their enemies "terrorists."

I know. Terrorists are bad (really, Code Pink, they are) so bad guys must be terrorists is compelling logic.

But Ukraine would do themselves a world of good, I think, by calling their enemies in eastern Ukraine "Russians" and "Russian proxies."

UPDATE: Ask and you shall receive!

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in the war with pro-Moscow separatists.

Russia has invaded Ukraine (and has since February when the "little green men" moved into Crimea). Why cooperate with Russia in hiding that fact?