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J. Eldon(Jer) Yates
Slaughtered in the Ukraine
Posted: jeyates @ February/26/2014 22:43
Historically various Russian
Governments have slaughtered millions and millions in the Ukraine. All we can
do is try raised the conciseness of American Citizens and our Friends around
the Globe in the hope that international public opinion can thwart further
Once the Olympics closes Putin likely will move against the Ukrainian
protesters. At the vary least there is no way he will give up the Russian Naval
Bases on the Black Sea cost.
The Ukrainians get
it and deserve, at the very least, our public support.
beautiful and with a very different historical cultural from the Eastern,
Russian dominated, Ukraine. Their cultural roots are the inspiration for the
youth movement of today and the root of the protest. Their passion and their
willingness to die for a more democratic government should be lauded.Their western culture evolved from the
Hapsburgs and hence the vast difference between they and the East, Russian
inhabited, Ukraine. And -- they have a hell of a lot more in common with
the friendly, artistic Viennese than corrupt totalitarian Moscow. And they
still believe that US democracy is to be emulated (Pity so many in our country
are hell bent on destroying ours).
Of course ours is not perfect.But we are a lot more perfect than current
governments in the Ukraine, Russia or Argentina where protesters, still view
our form of government, naively perhaps, as a panacea.
The Ukrainians get
it.All change comes at a price -- and
with disappointment and ongoing struggle.
The following is a
dialog between a friend in Odessa and me.Her web site went Black after her January 30, 2014 message.
Inna How are you and your family? Our
News is reporting a lot of unrest in the Ukraine. Best wishes and regards, Jer
Hello, Jer, Thank you, I and my family
are well. In our city situation is relatively quiet. But, yes, in my country
for two last months it's confrontation people and government. I support and
worry about all those people who are protesting against the government. Because
our government is really criminals in power. And many, many people worry, all
who are not indifferent to the fate of the country. We do not know how this
will end, but really is fear for the future. Today unfortunately already there
are people, who are died in Kiev, they was killed..
Thank you again, Jer, my sincere thanks
for your friendly concern and for your wishes. My best, best wishes for you and
your family. Sincerely, Inna
Inna My Hopes and payers for you and
the good citizens of Ukraine get a much better Government and peaceful life. We
have our problems here – but not the nearly the trauma and political crime and
corruption you live with.
Best Regards, Jer
Hello, Jer! Thank you very much for the
link, I will watch this movie tonight. Thanks for your support, for your kind
words. Yes, now the prime minister and cabinet resigned, but still not all so
good. Many say that it may just be a crafty move to prolong the time and since
we now have all the power in the hands of one person - the president, he can
change everything again at any time. We will know that there is at least a
small victory, only then, when we get back to the constitution of 2004, which
was amended in 2010 by Yanukovych. When our country will once again be a
parliamentary-presidential, then only will the hope that all will be well. Now
still people are persecuted, imprisoned, plagued people, many people disappear
and can not be found, etc. When I read or watch the news, what is happening in
our country, it is so scary, it looks as if we are back in Stalin's times..
I read that you recently lost your
dog.. I'm very, very sorry for that. I hope she lived a wonderful life in a
loving family, and now she's really in Heaven.
Thank you again for everything, my dear
friend. I wish you a nice and beautiful day. Regards and best, best wishes for
you and your wonderful family, Inna
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