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The riots in the Ukraine, notably in Kiev, are hard to watch.  The bloodshed is sad, and we all wish it would end.  But it's not up to anyone else in the world other than the people of the country.

I read today that President Obama is threatening "consequences' regarding the situation.  I am much older than the president, and I think I have a right to give him some advice.  "Keep your nose and the American people out of it."

The people of the Ukraine are the government.  If their own government forces are attacking them, those forces are in the wrong.  The populace of no country should work for the nation's elected officials; they are supposed to work for us.

President Viktor Yanukovych is supposed to follow the wishes of the people.  He is not supposed to be a dictator.  If he failed in his duty, he should be removed from power by any means, as was the president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi.

Yanukovych cannot win this battle.  The people will prevail, and that is the way it should be.  And don't be fooled by the fact that there is no news out of Turkey.  They are not finished yet.  The people will find a way to remove their dictatorial leader as well.  And uprisings in Bangkok and Caracas are happening as we speak.

The events taking place in the Ukraine are important, and should remain without input or interference from the leaders of other nations.  Abraham Lincoln said:  "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."  And so shall it be.

The people of any country have the right to demand their elected leaders act in such a manner that they represent the will of the people.  If governments fail, they should be removed from power.  The people of the Ukraine have that right and their demands must be met.  The days of autocratic power by despotic leaders is over.  No longer can freedom be hidden from the eyes of a country's people.  The social media, movies, and television have created an awareness that did not exist 50 years ago.  There will be no more Hitlers, Stalins, or even Emperors in the Far East.  The people will no longer stand for their leaders amassing ultimate power.

Let the leaders of every country in the world take notice.  We are all "mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore.'

James Turnage

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This is an ubelievable nonsense, based on total ig... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:42:10 AM
Stop your propaganda, please Here is the lette... by BFalcon on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:54:50 AM
Letter continued: Kiev has already seen police ... by BFalcon on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56:42 AM
Well said, Jim, thanks for your sane observations ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:47:43 AM
Recent history has shown that US intervention and... by Archie on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:27:17 AM
RIGHT___Iceland did it the right way, jailed the b... by jean labrek on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:48:29 PM
I support people of Ukraine and their rights. I d... by BFalcon on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:33:54 AM
Thank you Jim, for expressing what all Ukrainia... by Ed Lytwak on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 11:49:45 AM
The government of the Ukraine is both the de facto... by Archie on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:30:20 AM
De facto yes, like all hierarchical state governm... by Ed Lytwak on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:51:06 PM
You actually just said it all. The legitimacy of t... by Archie on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:06:19 PM
The U.S. and EU orchestrated the shift from peace... by yunus Luebben on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:01:21 PM
Keep writing about things that you may know. Som... by BFalcon on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:22:54 PM
Thanks for that. There's a great 23 minute interv... by Fred W on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:03:20 PM
Absolutely RIGHT ... by jean labrek on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:44:22 PM
Victoria Nuland proves you right! ... by Archie on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:31:04 AM
What a foolish article. This is not 1776 and we ar... by Archie on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:17:55 PM
Let me tell you a little about the kind of "govern... by Ed Lytwak on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:09:42 PM
I don't believe I am deceived. I know full well th... by Archie on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:37:09 PM
I agree in the sense that all the other nation-st... by Ed Lytwak on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:32:16 PM
I only wish that the Ukrainian people had never s... by Ed Lytwak on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:32:39 PM
Either you are an impartial observer who believes... by K V Ramani on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 8:15:38 AM
I agree with you, I unequivocally condemn the viol... by Ed Lytwak on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:38:22 AM
Agreed, protesters are under west management alrea... by jean labrek on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:42:19 PM
News from Free Ukraine Did anyone think tha... by Ed Lytwak on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:54:35 PM
The article author seems totally duped by America... by Derryl Hermanutz on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 5:51:59 PM
Thank you, you are absolutely correct! ... by Archie on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:43:32 PM
This is how neoliberalism works: it uses the langu... by Ed Lytwak on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:10:15 AM
God bless the Ukrainian people.  One of them ... by Suzana Megles on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:05:15 PM
Imagine the U.S. southern states deciding to sece... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:36:17 PM
Ukrainians tried neoliberal democracy after the O... by Ed Lytwak on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:59:07 AM
The first orange revolution installed a USA neolib... by jean labrek on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:38:17 PM