Ukraine Enacts Forced Military Draft for all Males 18 to 2502/05/2014 01:26
Over and over this past month I've been asking myself one question: how does Washington pick puppets for the governments that it topples? Do they put out an ad on Craigslist? Did they use temp agencies? Was there just a shortage of qualified applicants for the job in Ukraine, or has the American ruling class really degenerated to such a degree that they thought these clowns could pull this off? I'm inclined towards the latter interpretation.
After two failed attempts to use the military to crush the separatist uprising in the east, and after admitting yesterday that they were unable to control their police and military, today the acting president of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov has announced that all able bodied men between the ages of 18 and 25 must register for a compulsory military draft. Seriously. You can't make this stuff up.
This forced military conscription comes after several attempts to organize voluntary defense forces. Apparently the response was lack luster. People don't want to fight for Kiev. Heck, even the Ukraine's existing military doesn't want to fight for Kiev.
The provisional government's brilliant solution: force the youth into the military.
Just one problem Turchynov: how are you going to force people to comply with the draft if you don't control the police and military? Duh. Having the ability to apply force is kind of a prerequisite when you make something mandatory, especially when you're talking about something as controversial as a draft.
Russia doesn't need to invade Ukraine. The provisional government is toppling themselves just fine.