Look, every human death is to be deplored, and Yanukovych is not Santa Claus. But the “pro-European, pro-democracy, peaceful protesters” are not Mother Teresa either. Just like in some “Arab spring” cases (think Syria), they’re now armed extremists who are fighting a civil war and attempting a coup (Merriam-Webster: a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence). Half of Ukraine’s population does not support the so-called “Euromaidan” movement.
As Western reporters admit, hundreds of armed demonstrators have at their turn attacked the police. Does anyone believe this would be acceptable in Washington D.C. or at Brussels? Does the West support an armed “revolution” just to upset Russia? Below, a few pictures in which guns are used by the opponents of the constitutional order. Fighters for democracy, right?
Photo credits: Maks Levin/REUTERS; Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP; Marko Drobnjakovic/AP; Brendan Hoffman/Getty.