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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kuchma Chides Yanukovych (2004)

Today’s lions can be yesterday’s lambs.

PM Yanukovych [mumbles on]: ...renovating the production and technology base of the facilities and developing their infrastructure, revamping the means...

President Kuchma [loses patience]:
Bang! Let...let me stop you right there. That’s it. For starters...we heard the national security council and I...after [the ammo depot blaze at] Artyomovsk. I just requested [this handout] — too bad it’s not available — I could’ve come forward and read it out right next to you. Why must you read out what we’ve already heard? It’s already been said! Why did you [staff] have to prepare what’s already been said?

Conversely, today’s prisoners can be yesterday’s princesses.

Take this fair lady/Gazprom partner, the one who brushed off gas supplies from places cheaper than Russia. Oh, we’re talking ‘97, not ‘09, here.

Her other partner served as Ukraine's PM at the time [1:53].

They called their party Hromada (Community), but soon went their separate ways.

She went on to become Ukraine's PM. And he went to jail. To US jail, that is. Not Gitmo, but anyway…
How can you persecute opposition leaders like that?

What if he, too, wants to run for president? For US president maybe?

Can't you guys decriminalize a thing or two and give him a chance?



Maki or The Dobbs said...

These are fascinating videos. However, am I correct in reading the upshot of your humorous comments as being in favor of prosecuting Tymoshenko?

Taras said...

You're welcome! I'm in favor of setting a precedent that will bring the whole gang to justice.