miketheterrible wrote:I mean, I don't figure it would amount to much but what do you think cause Maiden to be successful in Ukraine vs than any event in Russia?
I think it was because Yanukovich ran.
Either Yanukovich had not actual power to deploy the military to deal with the 10,000 militants who took over the Maidan by January of 2014, or he was a limp noodle moron who thought that "peaceful dialogue" with cut-throats was going to succeed. I think he did not
have enough actual power, and the Party of Regions did not either. So the Banderite minority rolled over them with little effort.
This must have been the work of Yuschenko who likely installed all sorts of Banderite elements throughout the government structure that
served to create paralysis at the critical moment. Coups are not localized in time to a few days, they take years to arrange. But
it was the Maidan theater that enabled the coup by essentially stripping the appearance of authority from the government. The opposition
was then able to capitalize on the moment and carry out their plan.
I think Putin faced similar issues in 2000 since there was a lot of rot under Yeltsin (e.g. Litvinenko was installed into the FSB by
gangster oligarch Berezovsky who was appointed to the Russian Security Council by comprador Yeltsin). Ukraine's situation was made worse
by the strong Banderite infestation and weak leaders who let Washington and gangster oligarchs pull the strings. Yanukovich may have
been in a much more difficult situation than Putin, but he was not up the job. Reminds me of Maduro, who coasted on Chavez's
accomplishments and let the country go to hell in a hand basket. Chavez, Putin, etc. are very rare leaders who manage to succeed
in the face of overwhelming odds. The vast majority of politicians are a waste of space that whore for special interests and sell
the voters down the river. That is why rotten NATO can dominate the world and leaders like Putin drive them insane.