Obama’s foreign policy incompetence encourages despots like Putin to expand his sphere of influence, which is why you probably won’t get as much coverage of the Ukrainian uprising as you should. That’s why this video produced by the Ukrainian opposition explaining what they are seeking has gone viral. Some like Charles Krauthammer have advocated that we help Ukraine pay off its debt in order to cut off Russia’s growing influence, but even public support from the administration for the protesters would help, rather than the “wait and see” foreign policy that worked so well in Egypt.
This photo merge was posted at Reddit earlier today and shows Independence Square in Kieve, Ukraine before and after the recent burst of extreme violence in the capital city. The dramatic photo strikingly depicts the turn things have taken in the city in just the last 24 hours: