Ukraine Analysis

Please look at the following articles if you wish for a more nuanced and thoughtful analysis of events unfolding in Ukraine. It has been all too grimly predictable that the relentless mainstream coverage has amounted to little more than a cheering on the bloodshed occurring and turning a blind eye to the extremist far-right violence taking place.

But Peter Hitchens points out that simple-minded Western intervention will destabilise the region further and points out the dubious nature of many of the mob in Kiev –  (http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2014/02/beware-of-this-nation-steeped-in-blood-and-carpeted-with-graves.html)

For The Independent Robert Fisk also discusses Ukraine’s future and comments on alarming parallels with Syria – (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/robert-fisk-ukraines-future-is-tied-up-with-syrias–and-vladimir-putin-is-crucial-to-both-9145523.html)

Meanwhile Tim Stanley highlights the sinister nature of much of the supposedly ‘pro-democracy protesters’ in Ukraine – (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100260665/ukraine-the-opposition-arent-all-angels-some-are-neo-nazis/)

Similarly this report reveals more about the nature of the ‘protesters’ vying for power. “I’ll be fighting Jews and Russians till I die” Nice democratic chaps all round – (http://rt.com/news/ukraine-right-sector-militants-210/)

And finally Brendan O’Neill argues that Western governments’ illiterate, dumbed-down foreign policy is killing Ukraine – (http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/chaos-in-kiev-a-mess-made-by-the-west/14693#.UwdW6vl_vz4)

UPDATE 25/2- Tim Stanley asks why are we trying to start a new cold war? – (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100261083/ukraine-why-are-we-trying-to-start-a-new-cold-war-with-russia/) and Brendan O’neill points out that this is no organic revolution – (http://www.spiked-online.com/spikedplus/article/ukraine-this-isnt-a-revolution-its-regime-change#.Uwz0Js7vdwE)

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