Good Gad – Obama drew another line.
Twitchy is having fun ridiculing Obama’s “stunningly pathetic warning” to the Ukrainian government.
Now that he’s finished watching “The Monuments Men,” President Obama finally has time to address the situation in the Ukraine. Today at a summit in Toluca, Mexico, he issued what he probably figured was a pretty stern warning to the Ukrainian government.
Via USA Today:
President Obama condemned the deadly violence in the Ukraine on Wednesday, while warning the Ukrainian government “there will be consequences if people step over the line.”
“We hold the Ukrainian government primarily responsible for making sure that it is dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way, that the Ukrainian people are able to assemble and speak freely about their interests without fear of repression,” Obama told reporters soon after arriving in Toluca, Mexico for a summit. “And I want to be very clear as we work through these next several days in Ukraine that we’re going to be watching closely and we expect the Ukrainian government to show restraint, to not resort to violence in dealing with peaceful protesters.”
Obama added that the U.S. expects protesters to remain peaceful.
When you hear a man of the left like Obama use the phrase “peaceful protesters” your BS meter should start twitching a little.
The truth is – the protesters in Kiev have not all been peaceful. Not at all. The protests have been infiltrated by neo-nazis who throw rocks, fireworks, and Molotov cocktails at the police – when they’re not burning tires. Is this Obama’s idea of “peaceful”?
How does Obama suggest the Ukrainian government deal with this?
The latest unrest comes after President Viktor Yanukovych refused on Tuesday to allow a vote on a law that would have reinstated limits on his powers.
The bigger point of contention centers on tensions over Yanukovych leaning towards a closer alliance with Russia, which has said it is ready to resume providing loans to help the country’s ailing economy. The protesters want the government to form an alliance with the European Union instead.
Vice President Biden spoke by phone with Yanukovych on Tuesday to express “grave concern” about the violence, according to the White House.
Yanukovych is placing the blame on the shoulders of opposition leaders for the eruption of violence in central Kiev threatens.
I’ve been listening to Stephen F Cohen, a scholar of Russian history, explain what’s going on in the Ukraine on the John Batcheler Show where he is a frequent guest.
I get the impression that a lot of what’s being reported in the Western media is propaganda.
Mary Katharine Ham: Q&A: What exactly is happening in Ukraine?