Kiev is on Fire

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me. — Martin Niemöller

 “Glory to Ukraine!” the people declared.  With flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police  attacked a protest camp in Kiev on Tuesday.  Eighteen people were left dead.

“We will not go anywhere from here,” Vatali Klitschko  told the crowd, speaking from a stage in the square as tents and tires burned around him, releasing huge plumes of smoke. “This is an island of freedom and we will defend it.”

In Independence Square, Orthodox priests prayed for peace.

The Winter Olympic Games continue in Sochi as Vladimir Putin and the rest of the world ignore the fact that Kiev and its people are  burning.

USA, USA.

One thought on “Kiev is on Fire

  1. Nancy, sad indeed!

    Tibetans have been setting themselves on fire for years… Not many know or understand especially when information is twisted and censored.

    Love that quote from Niemoller! I hope for a free Ukraine and a free Tibet.

    Thank-you for this post.
    Tara

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