I remember in my prayers tonight the people in the Ukraine. The people in this unfortunate corner of the world, with its beautiful culture and Christian tradition, have suffered so much in the last 100 years.
Tonight they are suffering more.
I have been off of TV and news for a couple weeks, and so I am playing catch up. What I understand is that Ukraine, caught between Russia,being reconstituted in its Soviet incarnation by Putin et al., and the flaccid but at least European EU, has a president who is caving to the Russian side and is repressing protests in favor of a European alignment and greater freedom.
People are dying and Kiev is burning.
And where is Pres. Obama? He is not supporting the protesters. Instead, it seems that VP Biden, of all people, called the Ukrainian president. If this is the White House’s attempt to elevate Biden on the world stage for the sake of a 2016 run…. HA!
I will pray for the people in the Ukraine who have been injured, who have died and for their families… and for the protesters, whose cause seems the right one.
Meanwhile, we probably must wait for the Olympics to end before we see the real hard repression of protest to begin.