Monday, March 10, 2014

Peter Hitchens on Ukraine

His take is one that American conservatives might want to consider before they automatically accept the MSM anti-Russian/anti-Putin line.

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They say they’re in favour of ‘democracy’, when in fact they are apologists for a naked coup d’etat against an elected government by an armed mob.

They say they are against interference in other countries, when they excuse the blatant intervention of foreign politicians on the side of the Kiev rabble.

They say that Crimea has no right to secede from Ukraine, when they all supported the secession of Kosovo from Serbia.

They say they are concerned about Mr Putin’s undoubtedly squalid and dishonest government. But they never complain about China, which is far more repressive and which is now trampling on the national independence of its imperial conquests in Tibet and Sinkiang.

When someone’s not consistent, they’re not telling you their real motives. Interestingly, most of the people who hate Russia also love the EU, and hate this country’s independence and traditions. That might give you a clue as to what sort of people they really are and explain why I sympathise with Russia.
One does not need to be pro-Putin in order to question the actions of the EU and Victoria Nuland in provoking the crisis.

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