There’s nothing quite as satisfying in any given conflict situation than to see your enemies collapse into disarray and confusion.The Germans refer to such a feeling as ” Schadenfreude ” and it doesn’t get any better than this.Gleaned from media reports, ( Al Jazeera as it happens ) July 24th.
Ukraine’s prime minister has resigned in protest at the collapse of the ruling coalition and a parliamentary schism that has hurt the nation’s fight against pro-Russian rebels.“I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Thursday.
“The coalition has fallen apart, laws haven’t been voted on, soldiers can’t be paid, there’s no money to buy rifles, there’s no possibility to store up fuel,” Yatsenyuk told parliament. “What options do we have now?”
Several parties had earlier withdrawn from the majority European Choice coalition. They included the pro-European Udar party of former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko and the Fatherland group of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
President Willy Wonka-Poroshenko has the near impossible task now of salvaging some credibility from somewhere just in order to keep the US and the EU from throwing their arms up in despair and handing the game to Russia. To borrow the analogy from the recent World Cup, Kiev are five goals to nil down after the opening half hour and look unlikely to progress to the Final.