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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tymoshenko Banging on Door With High Heels (Prison Video)

If she can barely walk, why wear those?

Tymoshenko [in Russian]: I will not stop.

Oops! Why get so camera-shy? Why assume the walker position and switch from Russian to Ukrainian? Do all walkers come with fancy footwear these days?

It's either another fake video or the Geiger counter shoes. (To counter the threat of Yanukovych’s Obama-friendly "lowly enriched Iranium.")

Anyway, here's how she sums up the whole situation.

Tymoshenko: Every person in Ukraine today, essentially, is living in a criminal country that Yanukovych has built. Every person is experiencing firsthand how the law is being trampled, how people are absolutely destitute. And it's here that I'm experiencing all of this, in my own destiny, in my own life.
If only every destitute person out there had shoes like that. Maybe they’d storm Yanukovych's luxury-packed residence and sang-bang him into submission.



Anonymous said...

I find it hard to be critical of Tymoshenko in this circumstance.

She has a fighting spirit that clearly is missing among other Ukrainian politicians.

If Tymoshenko was head of state, she would not be embarrassing Ukraine right now like Viktor Fedorovych - with his never ending gaffes.

Yes, Tymoshenko is not perfect. Right now, however, everything is against her:

- Korolevska and Suslov stabbed her in the back.

- Viktor Fedorovych would probably prefer her to die in prison.

- Yushchenko clearly doesn't care about democracy any more (at least not enough to put aside petty party affiliations).

- The media (with the exception of Western media and select Ukrainian sources like TVi) refuse to cast her in a positive light.

I see no other viable party that can make Ukraine a respectable member of the European community.

The United Opposition is the best choice, and, in my opinion (feel free to disagree), Tymoshenko is the best option at this crucial moment.

Taras said...

Does she look like someone who's dying or suffering from severe back pain?

Do all prisoners have that kind of access to health care?

Any chance this will be covered by the Western media? I mean, covered, not covered up.

You catch your husband or wife or president cheating on you left and right, East and West? You just let them. You put your blinders on and let them cheat you on and on. You have no other choice. How does that sound?

If you find this lifestyle attractive, go ahead and vote Tymoshenko or Yanukovych.

Anonymous said...

" Tymoshenko or Yanukovych."

These are not the same people.

Tymoshenko is a respected politician on the international stage who allowed for free and fair elections under her premiership. This is far different than Viktor Fedorovych.

I know it can be difficult to be optimistic after Tymoshenko in many ways let the country down, but for everything she has done, she isn't Yanukovych.

Batkivshchyna is not the Party of Regions.

Taras said...

And Bin Laden was a freedom fighter once, remember?

Hussein and Gaddafi weren't the same people either. They let their people down but it was OK. As long as the West got what it wanted, right?

In his twilight years, Gaddafi renounced terrorism and traded his nuclear program for respect in the international community. He spread the message of peace around the world, meeting with respected leaders like Berlusconi and Tymoshenko. And look what he got from her.

Same thing with Lazarenko and Tymoshenko. They aren't the same people. He’s been in US custody/jail since 1999. By contrast, she’s only a year into her 7-year prison (hospital? hotel?) term.

Ditto Lazarenko's Hromada and Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna. They aren't the same parties.

Except that the latter has its origins in the former.

Anonymous said...

"Tymoshenko is a respected politician on the international stage who allowed for free and fair elections under her premiership."

That's a joke right? The fair elections were the President's doing not hers. All she did was try to have them overturned through the courts afterwards. The last thing she wanted was fair elections if she wasn't going to win.

Taras said...

Her idea of elections went beyond that.

In 2009, when the hryvnia had devalued 60% and the economy would shrink 15% by year-end, PM Tymoshenko knew where she stood.

She knew that winning in a general election would be next to impossible. She just wanted to keep her job.

So she and her team tried to hook up with Yanukovych to rewrite the Constitution and have the president and premier elected by parliament. By a Yanukovych-Tymoshenko "grand coalition." Under that arrangement, Yanukovych would be president and Tymoshenko premier.

Somehow, he knew he'd make it on his own. So he dumped her. The rest is history.

Anonymous said...

I stand by my defence of Tymoshenko.

Take the 2008 elections in Kyiv as an example. When Chernovetskyi beat Turchynov Tymoshenko did not try to force BYuT into power. The result was accepted.

Viktor Fedorovych, by stark contrast, appointed his own Party of Regions member to the position of mayor, basically bypassing the democratic process.

Taras said...

In 2008, Tymoshenko and Klitschko could have put Chernovetsky out of business.

All they had to do was make a deal. But they wanted the whole thing. So all they did was halve the opposition vote. That’s how Chernovetsky got re-elected.

Once Tymoshenko flushed Kyiv down the toilet, there was nothing she could do. Still, this washout clearly slapped some sense into her. In 2009, she would try so hard to make a deal with Yanukovych just to keep her PM job. And yes, there would have been no elections had Yanukovych accepted the offer.

If Tymoshenko were president today, would Ukraine be any different? Sure. Yanukovych would be in jail. The West wouldn’t object. Or maybe they would. Who knows?

To many Ukrainians it seems like all the West cares about in Ukraine is stability. Whoever runs Ukraine should never end up in jail. Unless we want it. We can put your former PMs in jail. You can’t.

Let the crooks you elect do whatever they want. It’s good for business as long as they keep their money in our banks.

If that’s democracy, I want my money back.