Stalker rdmcandie wrote:
Stalker rdmcandie wrote:
Or Russia puts this little Coup to rest, puts the democratically elected government back in power and America can find another way to get its Anti missile defense system into Eastern Europe because this hasn't worked the last 3 times they tried.
i think I understand where this stupidity comes from. You hold democracy as some sort highest virtue. Just the fact that someone was democratically elected does not give them unlimited power mandate. The buck stops with the people. They just said that they are taking the power away.
The only interesting thing here is that they managed to do that;
"They" the minority has taken power away yes. Thats why its called a coup. Do you even know why the people took to the streets, let alone burnt their capital down? Also do you know what an ultimatum is? Edited, Mar 1st 2014 10:07am by rdmcandie
Do you? It is a real question; do you know why people got angry and decided to withstand cold, hunger and death squads?
from google ( all hail google )
noun: coup; plural noun: coups; noun: coup d'état; plural noun: coups d'état; plural noun: coup d'états
a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
Do you see why it is relevant? It was not illegal. The government lost its mandate from the people. People replaced it. I think you are just confused about the definition. But I am nice so I gave it you above. You are welcome.
As for the why...
The poor in the US and Canada are nowhere near the same level of poor as those in some former soviet republics and/or,and I use the term loosely, modern Russia. Once you understand this, you may understand the reason a better. I am not saying you will. You already have proven as a person who is not able to connect the dots on basic sh*t. But I remain hopeful...
Note that I am purposefully not delving into the Ukraine's touted multivector strategy" ( which is mostly bs ), I am simply saying. People, people who were an actual intellectual elite and not a part of an oligarchy, got pissed. Note that the new cabinet has a journalist and a medic in posts relevant to their expertise.
I have stories about Russia ( soviet and current ). Some are from family members, some from trips from business people who had to deal with the their Russian counterparts ( that's where I first heard about krysha ), some are just anecdotes. I will not say any of them.
But what you need to understand is... that you do not understand Russia. And you probably won't. It is a very different world from the one you live in. Things that people there accept as normal is something that would make you, at the very least, cringe. And no, I am not talking youtube's "best of Russian drivers". Edited, Mar 1st 2014 3:29pm by angrymnk Edited, Mar 1st 2014 4:14pm by angrymnk