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Violence continues in protest-torn Kiev

Ukraine President Promises Early Elections To End Violence

Kiev Erupts in Overnight Violence and Fire

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Bill February 20 2014 at 2:20 PM

I don't pretend to understand this. In Egypt, they elect a President, and then riot. Same in the Ukraine. I'm sure the same has happened elsewhere. How should the U.S. react, when supposedly a democratic election was held, but the "freedom fighters" want to tear him down a year after the election? We don't understand their situation at all, so getting directly involved is a huge mistake.

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buffalogal Bill February 20 2014 at 2:57 PM

Ukrains's president Yanukovych has aligned himself and the country with Putin and Russia instead of the European Union. Citizens are not in favor of this and see this as a move away from independence and back towards "old style Soviet control" that was in place before the fall of the Soviet Union. They have had enough freedom from that to not want to go back.

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Ghetto Cat February 20 2014 at 2:49 PM

This is sounding routine by Obama. They plant the seeds and the he gives the order. He must be reading old WH manuals.

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dwc1863 February 20 2014 at 7:32 PM

Sheep to the slaughter. Rocks and fire bombs against automatic weapons and sniper rifles. But they continue to resist the heavily armed police. Hope the army refuses to jump in? And NO new blackout, yet.

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porterscottages February 21 2014 at 8:22 AM

our president wants ukraines pres to stop the violence and put down theri weapons! too funny----he can't control america --he can't stop the illegal invasion of california---but he knows how to FIX ukraines problems! yup--just like he was gonna fix america 6 years ago! once again--our leaders make us look like idiots.

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jeanpoetpicard February 20 2014 at 2:50 PM

They're rioting in Africa.....they're starving in Spain....there's hurricanes in Florida.....and Texas needs rain! ... The whole world is festering with unhappy souls.....the French hate the Germans ... the Germans hate the Poles....Italians hate Slovakians....South Africans hate the Dutch....And Russians don't like anybody very much!!! But we can be thankful....and tranquil and proud...for man's been endowed with a mushroom shaped cloud....and we know for certain that some lovely day....Someone will set the spark OFF......And we will all be blown away!!! :-) They're rioting in Africa....there's strife in Iran....what nature doesn't do to us..........will be done by our fellow....man! The Merry Minuet, written circa late fifties to 1960 and performed by the Kingston Trio... my point? The more things change....the more they stay the same! That song could have been written just reading todays headlines alone..... but the libs want you to think....this is ALL new! Gotta have a crisis to get elected. The world is a mess and it always will be as long as there are useful idiots to do the bidding of those in power.

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jneal11254 February 20 2014 at 2:53 PM

I have two comments. First, I have spent a fair bit of time in Eastern Ukraine. While they do speak more Russian than Ukrainian, I never met anyone I thought was pro-Russia. Every person I met was very friendly, liked Americans, and seemed to be generally pro Western. Second, we have a serious problem because Mr. Obama has already demonstrated that he will not back up his words with action. Why should Mr. Putin pay any attention at all when Mr. Obama has already been shown to be a toothless tiger?

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nikeiausa jneal11254 February 20 2014 at 2:57 PM

Soon Putin will be sending in the troups after the Olympics.

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bilaton February 21 2014 at 10:16 AM


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Jim Longo February 20 2014 at 2:53 PM

It's not our problem we have went to war to free countries we have spent trillions of dollars to help other countries and they still do not like us but they have no problem taking our money. The time has come in this country that we take care of our problems first plus our debt is off the wall and Obama keeps spending. Wake up America

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theneutralfools February 20 2014 at 6:58 PM

Obama urged Yanukovych in a statement to withdraw his forces from downtown Kiev immediately.....oh yea.....i remember now.....this is the exact same words that were told to me when i was a kid by the school bully and tyrant..except he to ld me to withdraw my lunch money or else....and i think we all know what the "or else" implied........get ready for the soon to come beatdown perhaps over there cause my brother obama and his cronies are comin for ya !!

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GOODSKIPPER theneutralfools February 20 2014 at 9:30 PM

Obama wouldn't be comin any where.......if his

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gcarlson007 February 20 2014 at 2:56 PM

People who advocate "Gun Control" should be paying special attention to what is happening there. Your argument, that revolt will never happen here, doesn't deserve merit. What ever it is, that possess people to be submissive to their leaders is a false security, ripe for tyranny. A society composed of armed citizens have much less to fear, and democracy blossoms!

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vtmilitia gcarlson007 February 20 2014 at 3:01 PM

Give it up, the Kool-Aid drinking sheeple believe it when the government lies.

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