Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Thursday, September 08, 2005

What Does It Mean?

Okay, I had a nice long spiel about what Yuschenko's sacking means for the governance of Ukraine but Blogger ate it (as it often does when you try to highlight the full text of what you have just written). So, in brief: Yuschenko is an idiot to have released Tymoshenko and he is being played by Poroshenko who knows about too many of the skeletons in Yuschenko's closet. Poroshenko is a fat/corrupt fuck who has his own little mafia.

As I've said before, Yuschenko is no angel. Tymoshenko is the closest Ukraine has seen in its government. While she may be too populist for most capitalists, she knows better what needs to be done and won't be swayed by corruption to get off track modernizing Ukraine. Without her, Yuschenko will most likely fail.

Bad lesson here for any of the countries in Russia's sphere who may be leaning democratic because Russia will use this to say to everyone, "We told you so," and the anti-democratic forces in these countries will be emboldened by the failure here and the support they will receive from Russia.