World flash mob on Twitter: to @BarackObama #WhyAreYouSilent?
Today, January 22, 2014 at 17:00 GMT+2 (10 a.m EST, 7 a.m PST) we are going to ask President Obama on Twitter
To @BarackObama, Mafia kills people in #Ukraine, #WhyAreYouSilent? @AP @ReutersWorld @bbc tinypic.com/r/snf0h3/5
January 22, 2014
The weather is minus 10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit).
Two protesters were killed by police during last 24 hours. At this moment the civil war is about to start in Ukraine.
For more than two months, millions of Ukrainians all around the world have been turning out to protest President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to scuttle a trade agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia. As usual, Vladimir Putin helped that decision along with threats about what might happen if Ukraine opted for the EU.
At stake is far more than trade. At stake is whether Ukrainians can take their rightful place in the Western world. In this struggle, the silence from the president Barak Obama has been deafening.
Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “disgust” with the government’s use of force after promising it would allow peaceful protest. And Kerry’s deputy, Victoria Nuland, who is in Kiev, has also condemned the anti-protester violence. But there are moments when the world needs to hear from the president of the United States. This is one of them.
No one’s calling for President Obama to declare war on Russia. But when it comes to a battle between a foreign tyrant and a people fighting for their free future, the president needs to let the Ukrainians — and the world — know America is not neutral.