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Old 02-19-2014, 08:14 PM   Topic Starter
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Anyone Following The Protests In The Ukraine?

I've been seeing some impressive pics of protests in Kiev.


Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.

The latest reports talk about at least four people killed and hundreds injured by the police. After the massive protests against the government's rejection against the European Union in favor of an alliance with the former Russian oppressors, Kiev officials announced new repressive laws limiting the people's right to protest. These urban battles are the people's reaction to those laws.

Ukraine was a former Soviet Republic, created after a civil war between pro-communist and the Ukrainian People's Republic armies at the beginning of the 20th century, right after the fall of the Russian Empire. The communists won, and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was established. In theory, it was an independent state, but in fact—like all republics in the USSR and satellite countries—it was under a tight control by the Kremlin.

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From the AP: "A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Three people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine's two month-long political crisis. The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)"
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Here's a video with some of the action. Fast forward to the three-minute mark to see the fireworks guns:

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Kiev grows more violent every day as Ukrainians riot against its authoritarian government. Witnessing the transformation through media outlets could never sum up the amount of devastation conveyed in this single image of the city's Independence Square.

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Obama told them to stop or he will do stuff. Or something. Putin reportedly is isolated and filled with fear.
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As soon as that bigass torch on the Black Sea is extinguished I reckon Putin will roll in the heavy cavalry to take care of these protesters.

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As soon as that bigass torch on the Black Sea is extinguished I reckon Putin will roll in the heavy cavalry to take care of these protesters.
Hi there, this is late-breaking news from 1991 - Ukraine is no longer part of Russia.
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Hi there, this is late-breaking news from 1991 - Ukraine is no longer part of Russia.
And just what are these protesters in the street for? Could it be an outward sign that the current ruling regime turned away from Europe and instead turned to everyone's favorite former KGB agent?
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No one gives a shit about Obamas guy in Venezuela kicking some ass.

Kerry is after the carbon.

And Assad has gas. Still.

Oh yea. Al Keda. He is done.

Karzai. Buddy. Aint nothing going well.

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And it kills me that some here would so easily give up our right to bear arms. This is the reason for that right. So we aren't fighting against an authoritarian government with rockets made from fireworks. Keep thinking this could never happen here.
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