Nearly a million protesters came out last week, and there have been days of 500k or more in the Kiev center. We haven't seen a crowd like this since the Tea Party went to Washington in September 2009. For this reason, we are dedicating this Tribute post to the freedom-loving Ukrainians who know a bad deal when they see one. Especially this guy:
No sickle, but a monster hammer to the former statue of the former Bolshevic, V.I. Lenin - the man who gave the order for the first Soviet man-made famine in 1921 where 6 million also died.
Putin is using Russia's vast oil supply to gain control of neighboring regions. He did it with Western Europe over the warnings of Mr. Anti-Communism himself, President Reagan, regarding the Trans-Siberian Pipeline. He just did it again with Ukraine's President.
And how about this photo? This Ukrainian priest blessed the hammer that was used to crush the Lenin statue - via The People's Cube:
You can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs!
Imgur (source of top photo)
LegalInsurection (source of video below)
Wall Street Journal: Ukrainian Protesters Rally in Kiev, Dec. 8.
Wall Street Journal: The Stakes in Ukraine, Dec. 9.
The difference between Obama and Putin: One will trade national assets to improve the nation's security and to gain leverage over neighboring states. And one just trades national assets (including the moral high ground).
UPDATED 12.16 6pm:
Hat owner and comrade, Ann Barnhardt, posted this photo of Ukrainian Priest "Buttkickerchuk"