[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] timeontarget's Blog
Ron Paul Let's leave Ukraine Alone
Last comment by JimmyMack 7 months, 1 week ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Last week Ukraine saw its worst violence since the break-up of the Soviet Union over 20 years ago. Protesters occupying the main square in the capitol city, Kiev, clashed with police leaving many protesters and police dead and many more wounded. It is an ongoing tragedy and it looks like there is no end in sight.

The current conflict stems from a divide between western Ukraine, which seeks a closer association with the European Union; and the eastern part of the country, which has closer historic ties to Russia.

The usual interventionists in the U.S. have long meddled in the internal affairs of Ukraine.

In 2003 it was U.S. government money that helped finance the Orange Revolution, as U.S.-funded NGOs favoring one political group over the other were able to change the regime.

These same people have not given up on Ukraine. They keep pushing their own agenda for Ukraine behind the scenes, even as they ridicule anyone who claims U.S. involvement.

A recent leaked telephone conversation between two senior government officials made it clear that not only was the U.S. involved in the Ukrainian unrest, the U.S. was actually seeking to determine who should make up the next Ukrainian government!

Senator John McCain, who has made several trips to Ukraine recently to meet with the opposition, wrote last week that the U.S. must stand up to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.

Why are U.S. government officials so eager to tell the Ukrainians what they should do? Has anyone bothered to ask the Ukrainians?

What if it might help alleviate the ongoing violence and bloodshed if the Ukrainians decide to re-make the country as a looser confederation of regions rather than one tightly controlled by a central government?

Perhaps Ukraine engaged in peaceful trade with countries both to the west and east would benefit all sides. But outside powers seem to be fighting a proxy war, with Ukraine suffering the most because of it.

If you asked most Americans how they feel, my bet is that you would discover they are sick and tired of the U.S. government getting involved in every crisis that arises.

Certainly the American people want none of of this intervention in Ukraine.

They understand, as recent polls have shown, that our interventionist foreign policy is only creating more enemies overseas.

And they also understand that we are out of money. We could not afford to be the policemen of world even if we wanted to be.

And I bet if we asked the Ukrainians, a vast majority of them would prefer that the U.S. — and Russia and the European Union — stay out their affairs and respect their sovereignty.

Is it so difficult to understand why people resent being lectured and bribed by foreign governments?

All we need to do is put ourselves in the place of the Ukrainians and ask ourselves how we would feel if we were in the middle of a tug-of-war between a very strong Canada on one side and a very strong Mexico on the other. We would resent it as well.

So let’s keep our hands off of Ukraine and let them solve their own problems!

Timeontarget copied this from PERSONAL LIBERTY DIGEST
FEB 25,2014


Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2014 at 6:18 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by timeontarget
Send timeontarget a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (198) times.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 09:47 AM

Well Tot, when you ain't got nuttin to say, you might as well cut and paste.

Very self-revealing.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by timeontarget
 
DECLINING INFLUENCE OF RELIGION
October 01, 2014
Star Parker has some interesting thoughts about our country's declining influence of religion. I found it to be interesting and I've posted it here for my fellow bloggers to consider. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "Americans concerned about declining influence of religion American families have been damaged and out-of-wedlock births have increased six-fold from ...
Read More »
 
Beheading Suspect's Mother Speaks
September 29, 2014
Breaking: Mother of Beheading Suspect Releases Video… NOT MY SON! Share441 Tweet32 8 Share24 E PLURIBUS UNUM — SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 10.28.13 PM Breaking: Mother of Beheading Suspect Releases Video… NOT MY SON! The mother and sister of Alton Nolen, the suspect in the beheading attack ...
Read More »
 
Parallels of Lincoln and Obama
September 27, 2014
Have you ever considered the comparisons between President Obama and Lincoln? You might be quite surprised… Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama: Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration Obama used the very same Bible Lincoln used, for his inauguration. Lincoln came from Illinois . ...
Read More »
 
Don't be tricked into SPLOST vote
September 26, 2014
The upcoming SPLOST renewal referendum on the ballot in November, I believe, should generate a healthy discussion on this blog site. I've been expecting to see some of our regular bloggers address this issue. Mr Calderone of Midway sent a letter to the editor which was published last Wednesday. I've ...
Read More »
 
Tony Stewart Cleared by Grand Jury
September 25, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, District Attorney Michael Tantillo of Ontario County in upstate New York, announced that Stewart will face no charges for his role in a racing incident in August. The District Attorney said the grand jury decided against charging Stewart with manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide in the case of ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology