"Atta boy Ban, you're our good little Korean..."
Ukraine's coup-empowered president, Aleksandr Turchinov, has proposed to conduct a joint operation with UN peacekeeping forces as he signs a decree immediately imposing a special anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country.
In a phone call with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Turchinov said that Kiev's new authorities would welcome "if, with your help, there will be conducted a joint anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country. Then, specialists and observers will be able to confirm the legitimacy and legality of our actions," the press office of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party quoted Turchinov as saying.
On his part, Ban Ki-moon said that Kiev could rely fully on help from the UN as its partner.
Late Monday afternoon, Ukraine's coup-appointed President Aleksandr Turchinov signed a decree to officially begin a "special anti-terrorist operation" in the east of the country, Ukraine's presidential press-service said in a statement.
Turchinov has appointed acting Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Andriy Parubiy, to oversee the operation.
So, let's just see if we've got this straight...
The protesters in Kiev were "revolutionaries", but the protesters in Eastern Ukraine are "terrorists"? Even though the protesters in Kiev were proud fascists, while the protesters in Eastern Ukraine are voicing their distaste of fascism?
Yanukovych couldn't even arm his police forces for fear of upsetting Ukrainians and world opinion, but the 'interim government' can send in special forces, army personnel carriers and US-made military helicopters? And led by fascist Andriy Parubiy, leader of the Right Sektor in Kiev?
And Ban Ki-Moon gives his blessing
to this impending bloodbath?
Is it any wonder Putin has no choice but to act unilaterally? The 'West', the UN included, has completely lost its mind.
At least we now know why American Greystone mercenaries
are in the country... the 'interim government' has so little support throughout Ukraine that it can't even rally a reliable, loyal military or police force together to enforce its will.