Sunday, May 5, 2024


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Dateline 2014 (10 years ago): Some news never gets old, like Oliver's offhand comment that, "obviously almost everything is more important than this: Ukraine is sliding into anarchy, the Gaza ceasefire is tenuous and uh we're powerless to do anything about any of them."


It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

(Seumas Milne at The Guardian - 30 April 2014)

"The attempt to lever Kiev into the western camp by ousting an elected leader made conflict certain. It could be a threat to us all"

"...When the Ukrainian president was replaced by a US-selected administration, in an entirely unconstitutional takeover, politicians such as William Hague brazenly misled parliament about the legality of what had taken place: the imposition of a pro-western government on Russia's most neuralgic and politically divided neighbour..."

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