Monday, 3 March 2014

Ukraine - EU culpability emerges from smoke

Even the BBC are catching up with the EU's role in formenting the rebellion in Ukraine;
"They (the protest leaders) are urging states "who guaranteed Ukraine's integrity to fulfil their obligations" - in particular they are looking to the EU. To a remarkable degree EU officials championed their cause. They stood shoulder to shoulder with the protesters. They chose to ignore the fact that - tolerate or loathe him - Viktor Yanukovych was an elected leader. They glossed over the significant role played by nationalist groups in the defence of Independence Square. And they were clear with their intentions - "the future of Ukraine belongs with the EU," said EU President Herman Van Rompuy."
Let's not forget that however vile and corrupt Yanukovych is, he was elected in 2010 in a poll monitored by hundreds of OSCE observers; the OSCE report on the election concludes "The presidential election met most OSCE commitments and other international standards for democratic elections and consolidated progress achieved since 2004. The process was transparent and offered voters a genuine choice between candidates representing diverse political views"

And lets not forget that Yanukovych enjoys a status that neither Van Rompuy, Ashton nor Reding have - he was elected, they are unelected EU officials. In terms of democracy, the President deposed by extreme Nazi and nationalist groups allied to the EU has more legitimacy than the Federasts who infest the Berlaymont.  


Anonymous said...

excellent article. now we know the exact meaning of the words "Ever-Closer Union of the People of Europe"

DeeDee99 said...

The EU is getting quite a track record of removing elected Presidents and Prime Ministers which don't meet with its approval.

Yet it continually claims to support Democracy.

It reminds me of this:

""We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands."

Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.

Mike Spilligan said...

It's time to hand back that undeserved Nobel Peace Prize. How I wish it could be with full public ceremony.

Anonymous said...

In Booker's piece for the Sunday Telegraph - None so blind as those who refuse to see an EU mess - he wrote, under a sub-heading (Cameron pokes the bear):

'Strangely enough, among those who could be said to have played a part in the events leading up to the current, worsening crisis between Russia and Ukraine is David Cameron.

Few remarks in the past year can have rung louder alarm bells in the Kremlin than his hubristic boast in Kazakhstan last July that he looked forward to the day when the European Union would stretch “from the Atlantic to the Urals”.

Dave's a shill for the EU/UN/NWO


Anonymous said...

Yes, the EU and UK are worrisome organisations. BTW, R, it's foment not ferment (unless, like me, you brew beer!)

Coney Island

Raedwald said...

Thanks CI - I'm clearly not reading what I'm writing ..

Anonymous said...

"..and offered voters a genuine choice between candidates representing diverse political views.."

Which is more than can be said of the UK

G. Tingey said...

Time for "Tu Quoque"
Have you looked at Putin's record?
Pot, meet Kettle.

And, elected or not, Yanukovitch sertainly appears to have employed snipers on his own countriy's population - which renders him unfit for office.
What I note is that the protestors don't want "Y", but neither do they want "T" - as they say that she, also, is corrupt.