Zerohedge.com has posted the NATO response to Russian maneuvers/drills being conducted in and around Ukraine. The response has this whopper of a lie:
We welcome the fact that violence has been stopped through negotiations that paved the way for a peaceful outcome.
Ha! The only negotiating which occurred happened after rebels took to the streets, after they erected barricades, and after they killed government agents and otherwise used violence. In short: thanks to the violence of the rebels, the status quo caved.
Just like the USA, the new government(?) in Ukraine was born of violence and is not the result of sitting down at a conference table and holding reasoned conversation.
They may be a bunch of NWO-loving socialists but the Ukraine rebels understood what Americans have forgotten: if you want to fundamentally change a government, you are going to have to shed blood.
President Jefferson was no fool when he observed:
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.