[orig post 2.18.14 2pm]
Snapshot from live feed:
Armored cars and fighter jets, via ZH. The regime is threatened.
If Russia prevails, plan to see more photos like these from other countries. But, on the bright side I suppose, you won't see any more photos like these from Ukraine...
Another video found at ZH.
Tyler there says it is spiraling out of control. I'd argue that point.
The tanks are an escalation which is now attracting concentrated fire from the Molotov-Cocktail brigade. The tank, actually Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), was used because of the Molotov Cocktail threat and the freedom fighters' actions were both predictable and warranted. My $0.02.
Some bloggers are saying "this is coming to the US." I feel compelled to argue that as well.
There are two cases where America's streets will fill up with outraged citizens: 1) The Tea Party, and 2) the EBT crowd.
The Tea Party is made up of peaceful people. I know. I've been to every Tea Party rally and consider myself a Tea Partier. You won't see burning tires no matter how tyrannical Commissar Obama and his sycophants get.
The EBT crowd, however, is a different story. They are Communists by nature. They take from others so they don't have to work themselves. And they will riot when hungry or 'wronged.'
So saying this can happen in the US is to ignore one major difference between the Ukrainian people and the Americans: Freedom-loving Americans do not riot. Freedom-loving Ukrainians do.
In short, America is too far gone to rally a mob of this size in defense of tyranny.
UPDATED and BUMPED 2.20 5pm:
Comrade and hat owner Mr B, of In the Middle of the Right fame, has posted some comments below where he disagrees with my comments above. He makes some good points.
Here are many photos from the action in Ukraine.
NiceDeb has a post on Ukraine where she shares these two informative videos. You'll hear some critical analysis on what options exist for both sides and from Europe and Russia.
Twitchy presents twitter comments about Obama's latest red line.