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Arhive
May 11, 2014
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Alexey RYKOV – Independent analyst and researcher

The Ukrainian aircraft called Independence has a serious fault, only the right wing engine starts. The wing is eager to take off and scramble into the blue European starry sky. But the second engine is failing, perhaps somebody stole a turbine or it is low on fuel. Or may be both. The aircraft is rotating, trying to start flying, it is losing some parts and damaging the airstrip. With helter-skelter inside the salon, business class section passengers change places all the time and pilots can hear profane words in English coming from controllers’ office…

The way out is simple. First, one should switch off the engine and stop wasting fuel. Second, one should get down checking the plane. Perhaps it cannot fly at all and will not be landed at the airport of destination. Third, it’s important to ask all the passengers without exclusion if they want to fly in this very aircraft with this very crew going up into this long-coveted blue European sky. 

Smart people say that Europe does not give permission to land at all. It has the reputation of someone who stands for getting rid of independent states with the Brussels bureaucracy holding the reins. Every foreign policy step is taken being accompanied by dirty language heard to be coming from the control tower in American English. More and more Europeans get dissatisfied with the servile and clumsy rulers seated in Brussels. They are also frustrated with their helpless national governments. Some are already involved in building the post-modern Europe of regions no matter the idea seems to be ridiculous. More or less one can imagine the Europe of United States but the Europe of districts, departments, provinces, lands and counties? That would be a folly. Add Ukraine to it with some regions willing to speak Russian and the population refusing to be Ukrainians and imagine the mess – a real nightmare coming true. 

The whole truth should be told to the passengers and the crew of the airplane by those who control the situation at the airport of destination and told immediately, loud and clear in no uncertain terms. But somehow nobody in Europe wants to do it, so the only thing left is to listen to what the control tower is saying.

The controllers know well the airplane will not take off. They are laughing their heads off looking at the jumble. Perhaps they even let rich tourists in to let them watch the show. It’s not for free, of course. It’s O. K. using foul language talking to the crew but one has to pay for it. 

Will nobody tell the crew that the plane has holes with fuel dripping down to gradually acquire the color of blood? Nobody to tell it’s time to switch off the engine? 

Can anyone imagine the reaction of the West in case combat helicopters were raised to the sky hovering over Maidan in the days of Yanukovych rule?

Ladies and gentlemen, please, open your eyes! Look at the way liberal fascism is exterminating the population of Ukraine, especially those who took the fate into their own hands in the conditions when the country has no legitimate government. Do they have to wait for Mr. Obama to start seeing things as they are and ask President Putin for a meeting? He did not even condescend to visit the Sochi Olympics. And there is something being cooked up in Kiev…

Talking about the Kiev puppets, do they have a dialogue with any of people’s mayors? 

It would be expedient for Europeans to remember how many centuries they had lived in national states till Western Europe got united into a superpower. The contemporary Ukraine’s history hardly exceeds twenty years. What will it be like if Ukraine goes on trying to fly this holed airplane? 

Did anybody think about consequences when Belgrade was bombed in 1999? Did any hearts go pop when the plans were elaborated for Eastern Europe to be annexed by the United States Empire? Especially in view that that East European states were to be divided into chunks. 

The people living in the chunks really hate the Yatsenyuks and the like that you imposed on them! Who will put down the people in revolt? Perhaps the hopes are pinned on the legionaries to be called back from Mali? Or, perhaps, Pravy Sector will reproduce itself? Here they go again, the dog soldiers of democracy! 

Perhaps, ladies and gentlemen, will you manage to fly the aircraft with one wing and one working engine? Do you conceive making it all yours? Can you imagine it flying over Paris or even going to the West of the 28th meridian? Oh, this safety of flights! 

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Ukraine: Plane Failing to Take off

Alexey RYKOV – Independent analyst and researcher

The Ukrainian aircraft called Independence has a serious fault, only the right wing engine starts. The wing is eager to take off and scramble into the blue European starry sky. But the second engine is failing, perhaps somebody stole a turbine or it is low on fuel. Or may be both. The aircraft is rotating, trying to start flying, it is losing some parts and damaging the airstrip. With helter-skelter inside the salon, business class section passengers change places all the time and pilots can hear profane words in English coming from controllers’ office…

The way out is simple. First, one should switch off the engine and stop wasting fuel. Second, one should get down checking the plane. Perhaps it cannot fly at all and will not be landed at the airport of destination. Third, it’s important to ask all the passengers without exclusion if they want to fly in this very aircraft with this very crew going up into this long-coveted blue European sky. 

Smart people say that Europe does not give permission to land at all. It has the reputation of someone who stands for getting rid of independent states with the Brussels bureaucracy holding the reins. Every foreign policy step is taken being accompanied by dirty language heard to be coming from the control tower in American English. More and more Europeans get dissatisfied with the servile and clumsy rulers seated in Brussels. They are also frustrated with their helpless national governments. Some are already involved in building the post-modern Europe of regions no matter the idea seems to be ridiculous. More or less one can imagine the Europe of United States but the Europe of districts, departments, provinces, lands and counties? That would be a folly. Add Ukraine to it with some regions willing to speak Russian and the population refusing to be Ukrainians and imagine the mess – a real nightmare coming true. 

The whole truth should be told to the passengers and the crew of the airplane by those who control the situation at the airport of destination and told immediately, loud and clear in no uncertain terms. But somehow nobody in Europe wants to do it, so the only thing left is to listen to what the control tower is saying.

The controllers know well the airplane will not take off. They are laughing their heads off looking at the jumble. Perhaps they even let rich tourists in to let them watch the show. It’s not for free, of course. It’s O. K. using foul language talking to the crew but one has to pay for it. 

Will nobody tell the crew that the plane has holes with fuel dripping down to gradually acquire the color of blood? Nobody to tell it’s time to switch off the engine? 

Can anyone imagine the reaction of the West in case combat helicopters were raised to the sky hovering over Maidan in the days of Yanukovych rule?

Ladies and gentlemen, please, open your eyes! Look at the way liberal fascism is exterminating the population of Ukraine, especially those who took the fate into their own hands in the conditions when the country has no legitimate government. Do they have to wait for Mr. Obama to start seeing things as they are and ask President Putin for a meeting? He did not even condescend to visit the Sochi Olympics. And there is something being cooked up in Kiev…

Talking about the Kiev puppets, do they have a dialogue with any of people’s mayors? 

It would be expedient for Europeans to remember how many centuries they had lived in national states till Western Europe got united into a superpower. The contemporary Ukraine’s history hardly exceeds twenty years. What will it be like if Ukraine goes on trying to fly this holed airplane? 

Did anybody think about consequences when Belgrade was bombed in 1999? Did any hearts go pop when the plans were elaborated for Eastern Europe to be annexed by the United States Empire? Especially in view that that East European states were to be divided into chunks. 

The people living in the chunks really hate the Yatsenyuks and the like that you imposed on them! Who will put down the people in revolt? Perhaps the hopes are pinned on the legionaries to be called back from Mali? Or, perhaps, Pravy Sector will reproduce itself? Here they go again, the dog soldiers of democracy! 

Perhaps, ladies and gentlemen, will you manage to fly the aircraft with one wing and one working engine? Do you conceive making it all yours? Can you imagine it flying over Paris or even going to the West of the 28th meridian? Oh, this safety of flights!