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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" ~ President John F. Kennedy

Friday, September 30, 2005

Did The Orange Revolution Actually Happen?

Cast your minds back to this time last year in Kyiv. Russia is Ukraine's strongest ally. Yulia Tymoshenko is in opposition to the government and has some of the largest public supprt. Viktor Yanukovych wields wide political power. And Kyiv cuddles up to 'friendly' Belarus. In the latter months a huge political upheaval occured. Yet all four of these points are just as valid today, as they were prior to the Orange Revolution. Is Yushchenko betraying the events of last year? Read the analysis over at RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

As for the cuddling up? Check this out. Despite his commitment to western-democracy Yushchenko is heading towards supporting one of the worlds most repressive regimes? Why? With every day that passes im becoming more concerned that Ukraine is turning its back on the EU and towards Russia. These bizzare games can only be an attempt to please the chief puppet-controller. Unfortunately it appears this political pinocchio never grew into a real democracy, leaving the hopes of the west in tatters. Ukraine's last chance may only come when parliamentary elections are held, and a stronger-willed leader has the opportunity to bring Ukraine towards the EU forever....


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