Has Legitimate Dissent Been Co-Opted In Ukraine?

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently I did an article about the situation in the Ukraine. Citizens were protesting the tyranny of their president and his close ties with Vladimir Putin and with Russia, where he now seems to have fled for refuge. Considering the situation there, with a tyrannical, pro-Russian government, Ukrainians had a legitimate reason to protest and I was all for what ordinary citizens were trying to do. I still am, but there seems to be increasing evidence that their legitimate protest is in the process of being co-opted by people with another agenda and they probably don’t realize it.

I would love to see the Ukrainians be able to make a go of it on their own–true self-government, but it seems that they are being pulled  either one of two ways–to Russia with Putin, the ex-KGB chief, or to the European Union, which seems, to them, to hold out a promise for more liberty, which I doubt it can or will deliver. As I said, in my earlier article, I don’t trust either Putin and the Russians or the European Union.

There was talk on March 6th about the  Crimea seceding from the Ukraine and rejoining Russia, as the Crimean area seems to have a preponderance  of citizens of Russian descent. And already our Marxist president has been broadcasting to the Crimeans that they can’t do that, as, according to him, it’s against “international law.” You have to give this guy credit–he’s got more crust than a loaf of overbaked bread, telling a country over in Europe what it can and can’t do.  It’s really none of his business. If the Ukraine agrees to let Crimea secede and go back to Russia, that’s their business, not ours. The last thing they need over there is the American president telling them what they can and can’t do–like he was Vice-President of the world or something. It almost reminds me of many Northerners in this country coming to the South and complaining about how Southern folks do certain things by saying “This is how we do it up North!” Subtle hint–most Southern folks don’t care how you do it up North–you ain’t in the North anymore so learn to adapt. Same with the Ukrainian situation. Those folks over there have their own way of doing things and their own worldview and it isn’t necessarily ours. When they come here they can learn to do it our way. Otherwise, leave ’em be!

Obama was so adamant that this secession could not happen that you have to wonder why.  You’d think he had money invested over there. He probably doesn’t, but his Council on Foreign Relations handler, George Soros, definitely does have an interest there. According to a recent article on http://kleinonline.wnd.com “Billionaire George Soros is heavily invested in Ukrainian activism, establishing a center in Kiev that donates large sums of money to the country’s nongovernmental organizations while advocating closer ties to the European Union…Soros first involved himself in Ukrainian affairs in 1989, when he established the Ukrainian International Renaissance Foundation, or IRF, two years before the Ukraine became an independent nation. Since then Soros has provided more than $100 million to support Ukrainian groups, mostly through the IRF and the Open Society Institute.” It’s interesting that he was in there spending all the dinero while Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Empire. And apparently he had no trouble doing it. Almost makes you wonder if he’s Vice-President of the world!

The Klein Online article continued: “The IRF in 2009 created a consortium of experts to help reform the government and develop a coterie of so-called progressive politicians…Within the purview of its local work, the IRF supported at least one of the main groups now protesting in Ukraine.” Knowing how Soros operates, it begins to sound like the citizens  in Ukraine that had a legitimate grievance with their former president and his lavish lifestyle at their expense, have been had. Their legitimate protest seems to be getting swallowed up in George Soros’ agenda and Soros is busy promoting the idea that the EU and the International Monetary Fund are putting together a hefty financial package to save the Ukraine from what they say is “financial collapse.” Once that happens and the Ukraine accepts that, any chance for their real independence will be gone. The money-changers will own everything but their souls–and they’ll make a try for those.

In reading about what went on we can all remember the stories about the snipers shooting at the protesters. According to an article released on March 5th, it may not have been the riot police that did the sniping after all. According to an article on http://www.zerohedge.com it was people from something called the “new coalition” that did the shooting, and they shot both protesters and police alike. That way each side figured the other was taking pot shots at them. It all sounds a bit complicated, but again, I think what it amounts to is that the ordinary citizens’ legitimate protest was turned into something else with a much more sinister agenda.

Obama’s sticking his nose into it is, no doubt, at the behest of George Soros, who has his own agenda for the Ukraine–one that bodes no good for the average Ukrainian.  And Comrade Obama is really not all that interested in freedom for people. Look at what he is doing in this country with the NSA and all the rest. “Freedom” for people? He couldn’t care less. It’s really all about power and protecting the agendas and financial investments of those that put him where he is just so he could do this sort of thing.

My friend, David Sauls, from Georgia, has a new blog spot up now. It is http://troublesomecreekpublications.wordpress.com and he has an interesting take on the Ukrainian situation. Be sure to check his blog out, and bookmark it so you can keep track of his future articles and commentary.


2 thoughts on “Has Legitimate Dissent Been Co-Opted In Ukraine?

  1. Unfortunately as long as we have public schools and churches that are afraid to “offend” anybody, except other Christians, I’m afraid Bo doesn’t have too much to worry about.

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