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It seems I was wrong: Obama (and Putin) apparently do want a deal:
This is genuinely good news. The Nelson Reports’ reaction is after the jump for those inclined. One note: wouldn’t it be interesting if at some point in the near future people start talking of Finlandizing the Ukraine? While that’s not an optimal long term solution it sure as hell beats a civil war in the Ukraine.
The Guardian has a city by city guide of pro-Russian takeovers in the Ukraine, here.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainians “have a good message” for the diplomatic talks in Geneva. Yay! They have a good PR team. Such awesome:
In the same article, it appears as if Kerry and Lavrov while talking about substance, don’t have much of a desire to reach an agreement:
From the wishful thinking department:
In light of a study which indicated congress is not responsive to the people of the United States, but is only responsible to the Wealth and Corporations, the ACLU filed a class action lawsuit today in Federal court. Their legal theory will be “If you are not represented in government as shown by the preponderance of government decisions, you are not represented in fact, and therefore owe the government no taxes.” They will cite various historical events during the American Revolution in support of their argument, along with examples of European majority government.
According to the 1%, civilization in 2025 will be cleaner, richer and decentralized.
So predict CEOs and world leaders at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s invite-only summit.
However, the 1% is not perturbed by challenges and inadequate data. Not when optimism is good for the bottom line.
Whether it’s a real crisis doesn’t matter as long as you’re afraid
Just when the U.S. Defense Secretary was in Japan giving indications that the Ukraine “crisis” was over as far as the U.S. was concerned, Ukrainians of all sorts, other Washington officials, and even the Japanese government all pitch in to keep the “crisis” alive, at least as a threat meme.
How much of a Ukraine crisis is it, really, when pro-Russians Ukrainians seize Ukrainian government buildings, calling for Russians protection/intervention – and the Russians don’t come? They don’t even threaten to come. That’s been true for several days as this is written. Maybe it won’t be true as you read it, since writing about Ukraine these days is like leaving a message in the sand without knowing where the tide line is on the beach.
. . . especially about matters of high finance we are obligated to read. All of it.
ABC News has been a bad actor for a while in the media games we have going on in America, especially Brian Ross. Seems ABC wants a piece of the Pulitzer action without having to do any of the work, too.
The Center for Public Integrity is having none of it and has the goods to back it up. Read the whole story, as they say. It’s worthwhile to get a better idea of just what goes in to producing the news. Guess what: it takes more than just an arrogant reporter from ABC with a camera swooping in to take credit.
Matt Taibbi makes too much sense. Just watch.
Look: innocent people are going to die. There will be more violence in the Ukraine. It could turn into a civil war. A portion of that blood will be on the hands of the regime running the Ukraine presently. Another portion of that blood will be on the hands of Vladimir Putin. And the last helping of blood will be on the hands of the United States of America in conjunction with its NATO allies.
Simple: we could prevent this. If Obama wanted peace in the Ukraine he’d send Kerry to Moscow today and tell him to get a deal done.
But that would require real concessions to Russia. Exceptional America doesn’t make concessions.
So, innocent people will die because Americans are exceptional.
How’s that R2P taste now?
Various versions of this are all over my facebook feed today: The USA is not a democracy, its an oligarchy.
from “Testing Theories of American Politics.”
The pdf is here.
I don’t think anything will change. The promise in 2008 was tainted.
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