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February 19th, 2014
06:34 PM ET

Why should Americans care about Ukraine?

CNN's Tom Foreman is with the Washington Post's Max Fisher to explain just how important the protests in Ukraine are to American and Russian interests.


Filed under: Tom Foreman • Ukraine
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  1. stevieflax

    Watching the protests in Kiev, it is kinda comparable to the riots we've had right here in the USA. Watts, Detroit, you name it. They do have elections there and that is how they could possibly vote a Guy in that would do what they wanted him to do, if that is aline themselves more with Europe in trade , than Russia. In the course of my life time I have met quite a few Ukrainians and they were wonderful people. The Ukrainians are also some of the most attractive people on the planet, what genetics. I'm not sure the ones rioting are working for the interests of the majority of Ukrainians. Our Politicians and our War Machine, just love sticking their noses in none of their businesses, releasing false propaganda to sway opinion and involve us in their private interests and their private interest usually involves us citizens picking up the bill for what allows our 1%ers to stash Billions in offshore accounts. Our 99% ers protested last year and they became riots inflame, people brutalized by police etc., so did our politicians get motivated to do something here. Some did and others chose to obstruct. The Obstruction prevailed as we are continuing with the same status quo as before the protests. One thing we didn't see was other countries sticking their noses in it. Personally I hold a higher regard for Putin than any of Republicans serving in the House or Senate. The Grass always looks greener on the other side, I hope the rioting Ukrainians have taken that into consideration. I wonder how many people we lost yesterday. right here in the USA, just do to gun violence. Where is the greener grass ? Didn't we have a pretty good country, better prospects a better life, before Bush and Cheney. Back when I guy could afford to date.

    February 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm |

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