Ukraine opposition leader, former Ukrainian Prime Minister
Yulia Tymoshenko, thanked the US government when
she met US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on 26
Why she thanked the US from, apparently, the bottom of her
heart and soul?
There are reasons of course.
Back in the end of January when the anti-government
protest was still in a relatively peaceful stage, the US
Secretary of State John
Kerry met key Ukrainian opposition figures in Munich,
It was after this engagement the street campaign gained
momentum and developed into a violent civil unrest, which
led to the unlawful ouster of the lawfully elected President
Yanukovych (whether he's equally or less or more corrupted
than the opposition leaders including Tymoshenko is another
story), the release of the convicted Tymoshenko and the appointment
of her as a new Ukrainian leader
by the US government.
"I am happy to see you as a free person and an active
the US Deputy State Secretary. "Ukraine needs your
courage and leadership now."
Tymoshnko is not the only anti-government figure who paid
tribute to the US role in stirring up social and
political instability in Kuraine for the purpose of "regime
change". Here is another one through twitter:
But this twitter-wise leader is not entirely
honest about the objective of the opposition's struggle.
A Chinese weibo user observed the long running
soap opera called "Democracy
for Ukraine" and had this to say:
When in 1991 Ukraine separated from Soviet Union, it was
claimed that democracy finally took place in Ukraine. When
in 1994, after much dramas in election, Leonid Kuchma replaced
Leonid Kravchuk as the president, it was claimed that democracy
finally took place in Ukraine. When in 2005, Viktor Yushchenko
ended Kuchma's decade rule, it was claimed that democracy
finally took place in Ukraine. When in 2010, Viktor Yanukovych
was elected as president, it was claimed that democracy
finally took place in Ukraine. Today, February 23, 2014,
Ukraine has no more president, it was claimed that democracy
finally, finally and finally took place in Ukraine. I'm really
happy for Ukrainians, and wish Ukraine can celebrate for
being finally liberated by democracy each year.
Other Chinese online commentators noted that if a repeatedly
democratised Ukraine has achieved anything, that is the
rapidly improved living standards of its political leaders,
from both persuasions:
His luxury dwelling
Yet this is still not the worst. In the legendary land graced
by the victory of the democracy frequently,
some leading political figures enjoy the liberty to hold
US-backed Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok
But if you think this could be the worst, you are still
an ignorant of Ukraine reality, as ignorant as George Soros,
the ultra rich Jewish-American businessman whose generous
fund has sustained an Ukraine breakdown economically, politically,
socially and racially. It is widely reported that Jewish
synagogues and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches are being
attacked by neo-Nazi mobs associated with some US-backed
Soros funded opposition forces.
White House Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland posing with
Ukrainian opposition leaders, including Tyahnybok who made
the Nazi gesture, before the anti-government protest turned
violent and bloody.
Obama government has failed to learn one lesson from US'
experiences in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq: There
will be costs' for provoking civil unrest in other nations,
including intervening Ukraine politically.
Below are more typical Chinese comments from tianya.cn
and weibo.com on Ukraine dramas:
at these elected Ukrainian leaders, greedy and corrupted.
The more I watch how those newly democratised counties go,
the less I feel confident with [Western-style]
fat cat leaders are all the beneficiaries of the privatisation
after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
have been fooled.
What can the ordinary people do when all you got is a voting
Western style democracy only benefits politicians! The prices
ordinary people paid are blood and lives.
李由游：Copy Western democracy can
only result social and political turmoil.
Thailand democratised [in the West's
approved way], the Red Shirt Army
occupied the streets. After Thailand's democratisation
furthered, the Yellow Shirt Army occupired the streets!
After Egypt democratised [as the
result of the US-directed jasmine revolution],
the elected president became a terrorist! After Taiwan province
democratised [under the US overrule],
opposition party would go against whatever decision made
by government, regardless it's good or bad for the people,
and politicians openly act like thugs on the parliament.
under US hegemony means nothing but destruction of the nation's
statehood and people's livelihood.