AP journalist Jim Heintz, however, couldn’t let even that innocuous reference go unchallenged. He felt obliged to elucidate by adding "referring to the pro-Russian rebels." "Oh, he meant pro-Russian of course, of course!"
Ther is no pro-Russian movement in Eastern Ukraine. Ther is only a pro-Ukrainian movement – a revolt against the illegal junta in Kiev that seized power after they ousted the legally elected and duly constituted government of Viktor Yanukovich. This is a revolt against the junta that burned over 100 people to death in Odessa and shot down a commercial airliner. A revolt against the junta that is even now exercising the classic totalitarian maneuver of dissolving the legislature in order to consolidate their power.
While it may be true that Russia is capitalizing on the situation, Russia did not start the counter-revolution in Ukraine. There was no unrest in Eastern Ukraine until the neo-Nazi Svaboda group overthrew the legitimate Ukrainian government. The rebellion in Eastern Ukraine is a spontaneous revolt against the open insurrection against the will of the Ukranian people.
If the Mexican Nationalist Reconquistas or the Muslim Brotherhood took over Austin tomorrow, drove Governor Perry into exile in Oklahoma, and suspended the Texas Constitution and the Texas Legislature, I would revolt – and so would a whole lot of other Texans! That would not, however, make me pro-Luisianan.
To continue to label as "pro-Russian" the patriotic Ukrainian rebellion against an illegal and neo-Nazi junta that is hijacking their country is not only inaccurate. It is irresponsibly incendiary.
Could it possibly be that Jim Heintz and the Associated Press and the rest of the Managed State Media are doing this intentionally?