06 March 2014

Ukraine mini-round-up

Alex Massie expresses pretty much what I think:  Putin has blown it and lost Ukraine for good.  He may also be losing his marbles.

The US State Department (!) debunks Putin's lies about Ukraine.

Yanukovych lived like a king in a country with an annual per-capita income of less than $4,000, and he wasn't alone.

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina speaks out on Putin's aggression (how come in Russia even punk rockers are super-articulate and we get Justin Bieber?).

The Russian Orthodox Church plays an important role in Putin's regime (found via Republic of Gilead).

Fire erupts at a giant oil refinery in Tatarstan, central Russia -- Volga Tatars acting in solidarity with Crimean Tatars, perhaps?

An anchor at Putin's propaganda channel quits on the air, while another registers a protest.

The Reaction, Progressive Eruptions, and TPM comment on the disgraceful Republican sniping at Obama.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had the Dixie Chicks but we shut them up.

06 March, 2014 13:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's true that the Dixie Chicks were more politically conscious. But as for "shutting them up", they got a lot of criticism and even harassment, but they were never arrested and locked up like Pussy Riot has been.

06 March, 2014 15:38  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Thanks for posting more info on this situation. Very helpful.

07 March, 2014 07:23  

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