Ladies and Gentlemen, Comrades! If you watched the news recently, you may notice a new form of peaceful protests in Ukraine. Some guys who desperately want to become Civilized Europeans, started to throw Molotov cocktails into Ukrainian riot police. This police was sent by allegedly evil non-Civilized and non-European Ukrainian (maybe even pro-Russian!!!) government which is unfortunately democratically elected. "Unfortunately" because the very same government refused to sign the free-trade deal with the European Union, thus robbing Ukrainians from their dream of a horde of European Princes on White Horses coming and setting Everything Right in the republic of Ukraine.
Our Good Old US of A also decided to participate into the action and produced the following official paper:
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 19, 2014
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Ukraine
We are deeply concerned by the violence taking place today on the streets of Kyiv and urge all sides to immediately de-escalate the situation. The increasing tension in Ukraine is a direct consequence of the government failing to acknowledge the legitimate grievances of its people. Instead, it has moved to weaken the foundations of Ukraine's democracy by criminalizing peaceful protest and stripping civil society and political opponents of key democratic protections under the law. We urge the Government of Ukraine to take steps that represent a better way forward for Ukraine, including repeal of the anti-democratic legislation signed into law in recent days, withdrawing the riot police from downtown Kyiv, and beginning a dialogue with the political opposition. From its first days, the Maidan movement has been defined by a spirit of non-violence and we support today's call by opposition political leaders to reestablish that principle. The U.S. will continue to consider additional steps -- including sanctions -- in response to the use of violence.
Since I am Ukrainian American (actually Ukrainian Russian American), I decided to file the following petition on Whitehouse petition site:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
fire NSC spokesperson for the request to withdraw the riot police from the area of a riot with Molotov cocktail in Kiev
Caitlin Hayden, the spokesperson of the United States National Security Council, committed an act of sheer madness by issuing an official statement on the behalf of the Government of the United States of America, requesting the democratically elected government of Ukraine to remove the riot police from the area of progressing riot in downtown Kiev, Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government has both right and obligation to protect the government buildings, the people of Kiev and the whole Ukrainian State from criminals that use Molotov cocktail to attack the police. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever to let the mob running free in 3-million-people city of Kiev.
Caitlin Hayden demonstrated gross incompetence that is detrimental to the US security and the US image in the World. She has to go.
Do you like the idea of removing the riot police from the area of a riot?
If the US Government said so, it must be smart
Looks fun - like the game of Doom in real life!
Doesn't sound right for me - the US official should not push another country into Civil War