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Interesting stuff...

    Actually, the Ukrainian government and the Party of Regions were initially very supportive of the association agreement with the European Union, but backed out after the EU refused to renegotiate the agreement or to give financial guarantees and economic relief to Kiev for the trade losses and higher gas prices that Ukraine would face as a result of signing the agreement. Moreover, the Ukrainian oligarchs aligned to President Yanukovich and his Party of Regions realized that the agreement would allow corporations from the European Union to dismantle their own corporations and to replace their monopolies with EU corporate monopolies and control. The EU agreement would force Ukraine to change many of its trade laws and regulations that would disadvantage the Ukrainian oligarch's corporations and, in economic terms, allow for Ukraine to be gutted and essentially reduced to an Eastern European colony.

    The Ukrainian government did not sign the EU agreement because it is pro-Russian. Albeit the Party of Regions politically caters to Ukrainians that view Russia favourable, anyone that says or thinks that the leadership in the Party of Regions is pro-Russian or that the Party of Regions is a pro-Russian political party is grossly misinformed or lying. For many years the leadership of the Party of Regions has even openly said that they are not hostile to NATO and Viktor Yanukovych, in the role of prime minister, himself even implemented the NATO integration policies that President Leonid Kuchma was pursuing. The Ukrainian government did not sign the European Union's EU-Ukraine Association Agreement because of its own interests and not on the basis of favourable sentiments towards Russia.

    If the deal only targeted the Ukrainian economy without challenging the monopolies and privileges of the Ukrainian oligarchs, President Yanukovich and the Ukrainian government would have signed it without any hesitation. The EU deal, however, was simply unfeasible and suicidal for both the Ukrainian oligarchs and the economy. The agreement with the EU additionally would force Ukraine to cut its trade ties with its major economic partners, Russia and the other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), without providing any alternative. It would have politically hurt the Party of Regions in the future too.

    The Euro-Atlantic Drive into Eurasia: Using Kiev to Target Russia and Beyond...

    The US and EU support for the Ukrainian opposition, even if in part, is aimed at bringing Ukraine into their orbit and to encircle, isolate, and eventual subvert the Russian Federation. Resurgent Orangists and a new coalition of opposition figures have formed a new front, which can be called a neo-Orangist front, which is intensely intent on shifting Ukraine into the Euro-Atlantic orbit of Washington and the European Commission through eventual membership in such institutions and supranational structures as NATO and the European Union.
 



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by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 08:37:51 AM EST
globalresearch.ca is always "interesting". As noted here many times, it's not a particularly reliable source.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 08:39:40 AM EST
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Huh...I assume for you the only "reliable" sours are official western media?
Honestly..I see Al Jazeera seems to be reliable? It is so obvious that they are USA propaganda on the job...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 09:09:30 AM EST
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Yeah, we're real slaves to official media. Well known for it.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 09:11:27 AM EST
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Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong | PandoDaily

1. The protesters are not "virtuous anti-Putin freedom fighters," nor are they "Nazis and US puppets"

In fact, the people who are protesting or supporting the protesters are first and foremost sick of their shitty lives in a shitty country they want to make better--a country where their fates are controlled by a tiny handful of nihilistic oligarchs and Kremlin overlords, and their political frontmen. It's first and foremost a desire to gain some control over their fate. Anger at Kremlin power over Ukraine is not necessarily anti-Russian--although the further west you go in Ukraine, the more this does become about nationalism, and the further east you go--including Crimea and Odessa--the more the politics are a fearful reaction against west-Ukraine nationalism.


From Mark Ames.
by Bernard on Sat Mar 1st, 2014 at 09:00:58 AM EST
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You're mistaking Al Jazeera with Al Hurra...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 09:27:40 AM EST
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Is that some kind of joke or you really admire Al Jazeera? Even RT is more serious then them...one can at least sometimes find real news...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 09:34:31 AM EST
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It's better than France 24...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 10:09:39 AM EST
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FRANCE 24 is SUCH rubbish

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 10:09:51 AM EST
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Migeru:
It's better than France 24...
Not much of an achievement...
by Bernard on Sat Mar 1st, 2014 at 09:02:33 AM EST
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English-language Al Jazeera is not bad, about on a par with the BBC foreign service or whatever. Arab-language Al Jazeera is a pernicious propaganda outlet.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 11:02:27 AM EST
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You must be joking ... failed foreign policy led to the old emir stepping down last year.
○  AJ and Qatar: Muslim Brothers' Dark Empire?

I do appreciate some of their documentary work - President De Gaulle, West-Africa and the Foccart network.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Feb 27th, 2014 at 02:02:25 PM EST
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Why would I be joking? Do you disagree on the dichotomy between AJ English and Arabic?

I appreciate AJ English both as a news outlet and for its documentaries, as you note. I have never noticed anything that looks like Brotherhood propaganda.

AJ Arabic, on the other hand, lost most of its audience through their mendacious treatment of the Egyptian revolution, and are hated and reviled throughout the Arab world.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 03:57:53 AM EST
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