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Slightly Skeptical View on Ukrainian Path from EuroMaidan to EuroAnschluss via Civil War

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  “Americans will not support those who seek independence in order to replace a far-off tyranny with a local despotism. They will not aid those who promote a suicidal nationalism based upon ethnic hatred.”

George H. W. Bush  warning to Ukrainians voiced on August 1, 1991, just four months before Ukraine declared its independence of Russia

[Jul 24, 2014]  This page is closed as new material has nothing to do with color revolution mechanics (and actually this was true for some some time, but inertia pushed the page belong the right point)

Due to size the introductory article about EuroMaidan events (aka EuroMaidan101 ) was moved to a separate page.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Ukrainian population, the real victim of this  mess. Harsh times wait them ahead indeed. Iraq and Libya are good examples of what can happen in worst case.

EuroMaidan was yet another color revolution financed (via US controlled NGO and oligarchs (such as Poroshenko, Kolomoyski)). At the end of the day they destroyed the country. There is now extremly cruel and unnecessary civil war in South East. during which a lot people are kileld a lot of propety blown up and economic damage is tens of billions of dollars, far more the Yanukovich and his thugs would be be able to speal from Ukranian people during the same period. There was also terrble, nazy style Odessa Massacre of May 2, 2014 which confirms Bush senior warning about the danger of "a suicidal nationalism based upon ethnic hatred."

The key problem with it is that there’s no endgame for the USA and EU, nor is there any benefit to “winning” Ukraine for the West.  After West installed junta  crimes in  Odessa and Mariupol, the insurgency in Ukraine has fuel for years to run, because even if Kiev takes it militarily, that's only be only temporary: now there is enough hatred in South East toward West Ukraine  to fiel gerulla war, and during guerilla war population became polirised even more. It can well last a generation.

Denying Ukraine to Russia is more harmful than beneficial. It is very harmful for Russian economics (and suicidal for Ukrainian economics). It's very harmful for Russia as Ukraine of a part of Russian culture. No matter what Galicia nationalists think (And Galicia was not a part of Ukraine proper for the most of known history; it's more part of Austria then Ukraine). Ukraine was supposed to be a bridge, keeping Russia oriented towards Europe instead of Asia. Now this bridge was destroyed by USA neocons…

It also speaks about the desperation amongst western elites about their current economic decline. The post 2008 train wreck is still in motion and it is hard to see where it completely stops.  Wars are about resources and this includes not only WWI and WWII but EuroMaidan color revolution, which is a war only by other name.

As cheap energy and raw materials are becoming more scarce western countries start operating completely outside the framework of international law.  In part this is due to the rise of the “3rd world” (e.g. China, India and many other developing states) which now became serious competitors to West for energy.  This was one of the reasons that so much manufacturing was off-shored by the West. They saw the writing on the wall. But somehow their plans did not work out and we are seeing that anti-China vector became more visible in the USA policy.

The only fair solution for the Ukrainian situation might be referendum in the South-East.  It is a rational solution  and appears to be fair. But there are no decent players in this game to conduct it impartially. While I do not agree with painting the West as a conniving devil, it came close. In any case it is absolutely clear by now -- there are no knights in shining armor in this conflict. Both West and Russia are neoliberal players, with just different agendas and different level of cultural attachment to the region. It is also clear that most of the victims are common people of Ukraine as well as all the countries directly or indirectly involved, who are being manipulated by the mainstream media into mutual distrust: the first victim in any war is always truth. My heart goes out to the people of Ukrainian South East who became pawns of the political games of  the West and who are now killed by Kiev regime with impunity. 

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"Plunderers of the world, when nothing remains on the lands to which they have laid waste by wanton thievery, they search out across the seas. The wealth of another region excites their greed; and if it is weak, their lust for power.

Nothing from the rising to the setting of the sun is enough for them. Among all others only they are compelled to attack the poor as well as the rich. Robbery, rape, and slaughter they falsely call empire; and where they create a desolate wasteland, they call it peace."

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[Dec 18, 2017] In the November 16 article in the Italian journal Il Giornale, and repeated on Italian TV Canale 5, journalist Gian Micalessin revealed that 3 Georgians, all trained army snipers, and with links to Mikheil Saakashvili and Georgian security forces were ordered to travel to Kiev from Tbilisi during the Maidan events. It is two of these men that are now being called to testify in Kiev

Dec 15, 2017 | consortiumnews.com

Abe , December 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

"In a dramatic development in the trial in Kiev of several Berkut police officers accused of shooting civilians in the Maidan demonstrations in February 2014, the defence has produced two Georgians who confirm that the murders were committed by foreign snipers, at least 50 of them, operating in teams. The two Georgians, Alexander Revazishvili and Koba Nergadze have agreed to testify [ ]

"This dramatic and explosive evidence was first brought to light by the Italian journalist Gian Micalessin on November 16 in an article in the Italian journal Il Giornale and is again brought to the world's attention by a lawyer with some courage picking up on that report and speaking with the witnesses himself. These witnesses stated to Gian Micalessin, even more explosively, that the American Army was directly involved in the murders.

"The clear objective of the Maidan massacre in Kiev on February 20, 2014 was to sow chaos and reap the fall of the democratically elected, pro-Russian Yanukovych government. People were slaughtered for no other reason than to destroy a government the NATO powers, especially the United States and Germany, wanted removed because of its opposition to NATO, the EU, and their hegemonic drive to open Ukraine and Russia to American and German economic expansion. In other words, it was about money and the making of money.

"The western media and leaders quickly blamed the Yanukovych government for the killings during the Maidan demonstrations, but more evidence has become available indicating that the massacre in Kiev of police and civilians – which led to the escalation of protests, leading to the overthrow of the Yanukovych government – was the work of snipers working on orders of government opponents and their NATO controllers using the protests as a cover for a coup.

"One of the snipers already admitted to this in February 2015, thereby confirming what had become common knowledge just a few days after the massacre in Kiev and in a secretly recorded telephone call, the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet reported to the EU head of Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton, in early March 2014, that there was widespread suspicion that "someone from the new coalition" in the Kiev government may have ordered the sniper murders. In February 2016, Maidan activist Ivan Bubenchik confessed that in the course of the massacre, he had shot Ukrainian police officers. Bubenchik confirmed this in a film that gained wide attention.

'Dr. Ivan Katchanovski, at the University of Ottawa, published a devastating paper on the Maidan killings setting out in extensive detail the conclusive evidence that it was a false flag operation and that members of the present Kiev regime, including Poroshenko himself were involved in the murders, not the government forces. [ ]

"In the November 16 article in the Italian journal Il Giornale, and repeated on Italian TV Canale 5, journalist Gian Micalessin revealed that 3 Georgians, all trained army snipers, and with links to Mikheil Saakashvili and Georgian security forces were ordered to travel to Kiev from Tbilisi during the Maidan events. It is two of these men that are now being called to testify in Kiev."

The Maidan Massacre: US Army Orders: Sow Chaos
By Christopher Black
https://journal-neo.org/2017/12/15/the-maidan-massacre-us-army-orders-sow-chaos/

[Dec 08, 2017] MAIDAN SNIPERS

Dec 08, 2017 | turcopolier.typepad.com

MAIDAN SNIPERS. One of the founding myths of the "Revolution of Dignity" was the massacre on the Maidan. Ivan Katchanovski has proved, to anyone with the capacity for objective thought, that it was a false flag operation; here is his paper ; here is a summary . Two Georgian snipers have come forward to confess; here is a summary of what they said with links to the original. The story continues to develop and Katchanovski is following it .

[Nov 29, 2017] The interviews with three snipers of Georgian nationality, conducted by the Italian journalist Gian Micalessin and aired as a breathtaking documentary on Milan-based Canale 5 (Matrix program) last week, still have not paved its way to the international mainstream media.

Nov 26, 2017 | unz.com

Anon , Disclaimer November 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm GMT

@Carroll Price

The US, Russian Federation, and the Nuland-Kagan revolution in Kiev in 2014:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-hidden-truth-about-ukraine-italian-documentary-bombshell-evidence-kiev-euromaidan-snipers-kill-demonstrators/5619684

"The interviews with three snipers of Georgian nationality, conducted by the Italian journalist Gian Micalessin and aired as a breathtaking documentary on Milan-based Canale 5 (Matrix program) last week, still have not paved its way to the international mainstream media.

The documentary features Alexander Revazishvili, Koba Nergadze and Zalogi Kvaratskhelia, Georgian military officers They claim that on Jan 15, 2014 they landed in Kiev equipped with fake documents Having received 1000 USD each one and being promised to be paid 5000 USD after the "job is done", they were tasked to prepare sniper positions inside the buildings of Hotel Ukraine and Conservatory, dominant over the Maidan Square. Along with other snipers (some of them were Lithuanians) they were put under command of an American military operative Brian Christopher Boyenger.

The coordinating team also included Mamulashvili and infamous Segrey Pashinsky, who was detained by protesters on Feb 18, 2017 with a sniper rifle in the boot of his car The weapons came on stage on February 18 and were distributed to the various Georgian and Lithuanian groups. "There were three or four weapons in each bag, there were Makarov guns, AKM guns, rifles, and a lot of cartridges." – witnesses Nergadze.

The following day, Mamulashvili and Pashinsky explained to snipers that they should shoot at the square and sow chaos.

"I listened to the screams," recalls Revazishvili. "There were many dead and injured downstairs. My first and only thought was to leave in a hurry before they caught up with me. Otherwise, they would tear me apart."

Four years later, Revazishvili and his two companions report they have not yet received the promised 5000 USD bills as a payment and have decided to tell the truth about those who "used and abandoned" them."

Well that was a clear picture of a sausage-making during the US-sponsored regime change in Ukraine. The neo-Nazi in the US-supported "government" in Kiev came about naturally.

[Nov 29, 2017] The interviews with three snipers of Georgian nationality, conducted by the Italian journalist Gian Micalessin and aired as a breathtaking documentary on Milan-based Canale 5 (Matrix program) last week, still have not paved its way to the international mainstream media.

russia-insider.com
Anon , Disclaimer November 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm GMT
@Carroll Price

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-hidden-truth-about-ukraine-italian-documentary-bombshell-evidence-kiev-euromaidan-snipers-kill-demonstrators/5619684

American military operative Brian Christopher Boyenger. The coordinating team also included Mamulashvili and infamous Segrey Pashinsky, who was detained by protesters on Feb 18, 2017 with a sniper rifle in the boot of his car The weapons came on stage on February 18 and were distributed to the various Georgian and Lithuanian groups. "There were three or four weapons in each bag, there were Makarov guns, AKM guns, rifles, and a lot of cartridges." – witnesses Nergadze.


"I listened to the screams," recalls Revazishvili. "There were many dead and injured downstairs. My first and only thought was to leave in a hurry before they caught up with me. Otherwise, they would tear me apart."

[Nov 13, 2017] The New York Times Explains Why Kiev Sniper Massacre Was Likely a False Flag

Nov 13, 2017 | russia-insider.com

The New York Times Explains Why Kiev Sniper Massacre Was Likely a False Flag Describes Yanukovich as a flabby leader whose willingness to appease his opponents demoralized his police. Means it's not very believable he would order a massacre, or that the police would carry it out for him Marko Marjanović 5,071 9

Last Sunday The New York Times had an in-depth article on the overthrow of Yanukovich in Ukraine.

That is if you can call in-depth an article that is full of omissions. Which you can't. So let's just say it was a very LONG article.

We should still be thankful for it, however, because it reminded us of the real Yanukovich.

This was a guy who took it upon himself to negotiate an association treaty with the EU and came within inches of signing it.

In reality Yanukovich was a centrist who approximated the policies of pro-western Ukraine politicians to the point where he had lost the active support of eastern Ukraine. Moreover during the Maidan standoff he proved himself an indecisive and timid leader.

He amnestied street-fighting radicals and let them keep control of public spaces in the capital for far longer than would be the case in any western or eastern country. Moreover he bent backward to appease the opposition.

In late January he offered to take them into a new national unity government and name a PM from their ranks. It was a sweet deal they would have probably taken, but for fear of running afoul of the protest movement themselves.

Despite the rebuke Yanukovich still accepted the resignation of his PM Azarov – a reliable loyalist hated by the opposition.

A little earlier in the month his government passed a set of laws it believed would give it the power it needed to deal with the situation, but then just as quickly backed away from them.

This was typical Yanukovich. Hapless, in over his head, and wishing problems would just go away so he wouldn't need to deal with them.

And that is precisely the Yanukovich we meet in the New York Times piece :

Ashen-faced after a sleepless night of marathon negotiations, Viktor F. Yanukovych hesitated, shaking his pen above the text placed before him in the chandeliered hall.

Then, under the unsmiling gaze of European diplomats and his political enemies, the beleaguered Ukrainian president scrawled his signature, sealing a deal that he believed would keep him in power, at least for a few more months.

The security officers said in interviews that they were alarmed by language in the truce deal that called for an investigation of the killing of protesters.

They feared that a desperate Mr. Yanukovych was ready to abandon the very people who had protected him, particularly those in the lower ranks who had borne the brunt of the street battles.

The Times covers just the last two days of Yanukovich's reign, but it's safe to say police doubt built up gradually. 21st February was certainly not the first time Yanukovich attempted to appease his enemies at the expense of his police.

During the first half of February Maidan protesters arrested by the police were released and amnestied on Yanukovich orders in return for protesters vacating occupied government buildings and lifting some of their barricades.

attack on traffic police unit elsewhere in the city. (Yanukovich responded by ordering national mourning for slain policemen and street-fighting protesters alike.)

Indeed, as The Times itself reports, all along police resented Yanukovich for not having been sent in to disperse the protesters encampments early on, when they believed it would have still been relatively easy.

All in all the NYT shows Yanukovich on the evening of February 21th was a flabby, indecisive leader who did not comprehend the seriousness of the situation. Left unstated by the NYT is that that was the picture of Yanukovich throughout the standoff.

The idea that on the February 20th this timid and wavering man woke up, rang his police chief and ordered himself a radical escalation of the standoff in the form of a mass slaughter of protesters is preposterous. It is at odds with everything about Yanukovich's record during the crisis.

It is also not believable his demoralized police would carry out such an order from him. It was a force thoroughly discouraged with what it saw as having been held back, undermined and under-supported.

That leaves the possibility police snipers did it on their own as vengeance for the losses suffered on the 18th and the 20th. However, this is not much more believable either.

The Times piece makes it clear policemen were actually highly conscious of the possibility they would be hung out to dry by Yanukovich and face judicial charges for their conduct. Going rogue would make that all the more certain.

Also let us be very clear. Nobody on the western and pro-western side ever tried to argue that is how the massacre went down. The story has always been that Yanukovich himself was responsible.

In writing the report the NYT has its own agenda. It is trying to argue Yanukovich was "not so much overthrown as cast adrift by his own allies" due to the "panic in government ranks created by Mr. Yanukovych's own efforts to make peace".

We get it. NYT wants us to know Yanukovich toppling was immaculate. It wasn't so much that he fled the capital because he had good reason to fear for his safety, it is just that his regime simply dissipated into thin air due to his own flabbiness.

However, isn't it the case that leaders who in their "efforts to make peace" go so far as to cause their allies' desertion generally do not order the mass murder of their enemies?


*Based on reporting by BBC's Daniel Sandford fighting started that day with a successful protester advance against the parliament in the morning. It was followed by a police counter-attack later in the day.

[Nov 13, 2017] The New York Times Explains Why Kiev Sniper Massacre Was Likely a False Flag

Nov 13, 2017 | russia-insider.com

The New York Times Explains Why Kiev Sniper Massacre Was Likely a False Flag Describes Yanukovich as a flabby leader whose willingness to appease his opponents demoralized his police. Means it's not very believable he would order a massacre, or that the police would carry it out for him Marko Marjanović 5,071 9

Last Sunday The New York Times had an in-depth article on the overthrow of Yanukovich in Ukraine.

That is if you can call in-depth an article that is full of omissions. Which you can't. So let's just say it was a very LONG article.

We should still be thankful for it, however, because it reminded us of the real Yanukovich.

This was a guy who took it upon himself to negotiate an association treaty with the EU and came within inches of signing it.

In reality Yanukovich was a centrist who approximated the policies of pro-western Ukraine politicians to the point where he had lost the active support of eastern Ukraine. Moreover during the Maidan standoff he proved himself an indecisive and timid leader.

He amnestied street-fighting radicals and let them keep control of public spaces in the capital for far longer than would be the case in any western or eastern country. Moreover he bent backward to appease the opposition.

In late January he offered to take them into a new national unity government and name a PM from their ranks. It was a sweet deal they would have probably taken, but for fear of running afoul of the protest movement themselves.

Despite the rebuke Yanukovich still accepted the resignation of his PM Azarov – a reliable loyalist hated by the opposition.

A little earlier in the month his government passed a set of laws it believed would give it the power it needed to deal with the situation, but then just as quickly backed away from them.

This was typical Yanukovich. Hapless, in over his head, and wishing problems would just go away so he wouldn't need to deal with them.

And that is precisely the Yanukovich we meet in the New York Times piece :

Ashen-faced after a sleepless night of marathon negotiations, Viktor F. Yanukovych hesitated, shaking his pen above the text placed before him in the chandeliered hall.

Then, under the unsmiling gaze of European diplomats and his political enemies, the beleaguered Ukrainian president scrawled his signature, sealing a deal that he believed would keep him in power, at least for a few more months.

The security officers said in interviews that they were alarmed by language in the truce deal that called for an investigation of the killing of protesters.

They feared that a desperate Mr. Yanukovych was ready to abandon the very people who had protected him, particularly those in the lower ranks who had borne the brunt of the street battles.

The Times covers just the last two days of Yanukovich's reign, but it's safe to say police doubt built up gradually. 21st February was certainly not the first time Yanukovich attempted to appease his enemies at the expense of his police.

During the first half of February Maidan protesters arrested by the police were released and amnestied on Yanukovich orders in return for protesters vacating occupied government buildings and lifting some of their barricades.

attack on traffic police unit elsewhere in the city. (Yanukovich responded by ordering national mourning for slain policemen and street-fighting protesters alike.)

Indeed, as The Times itself reports, all along police resented Yanukovich for not having been sent in to disperse the protesters encampments early on, when they believed it would have still been relatively easy.

All in all the NYT shows Yanukovich on the evening of February 21th was a flabby, indecisive leader who did not comprehend the seriousness of the situation. Left unstated by the NYT is that that was the picture of Yanukovich throughout the standoff.

The idea that on the February 20th this timid and wavering man woke up, rang his police chief and ordered himself a radical escalation of the standoff in the form of a mass slaughter of protesters is preposterous. It is at odds with everything about Yanukovich's record during the crisis.

It is also not believable his demoralized police would carry out such an order from him. It was a force thoroughly discouraged with what it saw as having been held back, undermined and under-supported.

That leaves the possibility police snipers did it on their own as vengeance for the losses suffered on the 18th and the 20th. However, this is not much more believable either.

The Times piece makes it clear policemen were actually highly conscious of the possibility they would be hung out to dry by Yanukovich and face judicial charges for their conduct. Going rogue would make that all the more certain.

Also let us be very clear. Nobody on the western and pro-western side ever tried to argue that is how the massacre went down. The story has always been that Yanukovich himself was responsible.

In writing the report the NYT has its own agenda. It is trying to argue Yanukovich was "not so much overthrown as cast adrift by his own allies" due to the "panic in government ranks created by Mr. Yanukovych's own efforts to make peace".

We get it. NYT wants us to know Yanukovich toppling was immaculate. It wasn't so much that he fled the capital because he had good reason to fear for his safety, it is just that his regime simply dissipated into thin air due to his own flabbiness.

However, isn't it the case that leaders who in their "efforts to make peace" go so far as to cause their allies' desertion generally do not order the mass murder of their enemies?


*Based on reporting by BBC's Daniel Sandford fighting started that day with a successful protester advance against the parliament in the morning. It was followed by a police counter-attack later in the day.

[Jul 30, 2014] This page is closed as new material has nothing to do with color revolution mechanics (and actually this was true for some some time, but inertia pushed the page beyond the right point). The last issue of EuroMaidan chronicles is July 2014. There is also disconnected from previous issues an issue for December 2014 which is actually more about color revolutions in general. Few newer posts can be found at Poroshenko presidency, Russian Ukrainian Gas wars and Who Shot down Malaysian flight MH17 ?

Provisional government which Poroshenko inherited resigned after ruling coalition collapsed (Udar and Svoboda left the coalition). The government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk was created shortly February 2014 coup d'état. The latter signified the victory of EuroMaidan "color revolution" supported and financed by the USA and EU. This revolution removed from power President Viktor Yanukovych and installed pre-selected by Nuland and Co people in power. Those people represented mainly Nationalist part of population of Galicia, Volyn and Ivano-Frankivsk provinces (partially also Vinnitsa and Dnepropetrovsk provinces). The Parliament was formed the "ruling coalition" of "Batkivshchyna", ultranationalist "Freedom" and UDAR parties which represented alliance of Dnepropetrovsk oligarchic clan with ultranationalists. New, completely dominated by ultranationalists, Parliament started its law making with the attempt to suppress Russian language and abolish the adopted under Yanukovich compromise law about usage of minority languages, but this attempts failed as Turchinov did not signed it into law. They also immediately abolish the law which prohibited public display of Nazi symbols.
In a month or so they unleashed armed attempt forcefully suppress the protest of South-East and started to organize ultranationalist militias (aka death squads) to help to preserve and sustain the power obtained in coup.
Results of their rule now are pretty much evident. It is destruction of the country. Easiness with which they unleashed the civil war is startling. And as for language if they wanted to be art of Europe one official language should be English to which probably both Western Ukrainian nationalist and Eastern Ukraine "confederates" could agree. That does not mean that Eastern Ukraine is blameless, but still the major factor in unleashing this was were far right forces which came to power in February and their foreign sponsors. It was probably Odessa massacre which turned the tide in Donetsk and Lugandk toward armed resistance. But Crime also a factor.
My impression is that far right forces expected the brute force suppression of South East will bring quick success. And they badly miscalculated. Instead of short-term and bloodless "anti-terrorist" operation, new Ukrainian authorities now got what now officially called civil war. And this civil war on South East is fought with tremendous cruelty against civil population using air bombardments, tanks and heavy artillery, and with many civil population victims (I think over a thousand dead and more then 10K wounded as of Jul 24, 2014, counting victims on MH17).
Like in Spain civil war volunteers from various European countries joined the battle: Russians, Serbs, Croats, Ossetians on South-East (confederates) side; Swedes, Poland mercenaries, etc on Kiev (far right nationalist) side.
On July 23, 2014 Red Cross officially declared the conflict to be a civil war. That fact that Red Cross decorated this conflict to be a civil war changes the game legally, since there are two warring parties on equal legal footing. Both are responsible for war crimes. for some reason in MSM the view on civil war is like on something like "war light". In reality this is the most "heavy metal" war, the most cruel, uncompromising and destructive. It's enough to remember the US civil war which was the first war in which destruction of civilian infrastructure became a war goal. The is also a war with the highest number of victims among civil population, children and woman. Compare with Mosgovoy interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZxP-a3FlX1g
Maidan, in which the only valid, rational idea was the protest against oligarchic republic and rule of oligarchs in Ukraine, completely disintegrated without achieving any progress in this direction. One oligarchic clan replaced the other. Anyone who thinks Maidan ended crony capitalism and the reign of the oligarchs are delusional. It was skillfully converted into something like national-socialist revolution in Germany, which brought to power alliance of far right nationalists and Dnepropetrovsk oligarchs, who never has chances to get to power legitimately.
If before the events of February-July supporters of Maidan could claim that Yanukovich was an old-fashioned thieving tyrant, representative of Donetsk oligarchic clan, who hinder Ukrainian progress toward democracy and European choice, now would be laughed out of the court. In comparison of half-a-year of junta rule corrupt Yanukovich regime looks now much more palatable. If you need to chose between a thief and a murderer, the choice is pretty clear to everybody. Economic collapse became unmanageable and grivna lost half of its value, making already poor people completely desperate paupers.
Unlike NSDAP coming to power in Germany in 1933 and this period was accompanied with the recovery of German economy (may be due to measures taken during Weimar republic), hijacking of Maidan protest by Far Right nationalists and February coup d'état (Orange Revolution II with brown overtones) did not bring the country anything good: the Ukrainian economy now is in ruins, brutal civil war was unleashed in South-East. Ukraine lost Crimea.
And far right are incapable to negotiate in principle -- their slogans are "Ukraine uber alles" and "death to enemies" Due to those difficulties now there are frictions within winner camp: Poroshenko fired Parubiy, who essentially brought him to power, Klitschko tries to remove remnants of protesters from the Maidan square using brute force, Kolomoisky is at war with Lyashko, Avakov is at war with Kernes and also might not last long. And civil war unleashed by Turchinov-Yatsenyk junta is simply madness!

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Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 :  Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method  : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law

History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Hater’s Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

Most popular humor pages:

Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

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