Posted March 16, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.”
– Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Asking if an investigation into the murder of 100 people in Kiev has begun places one in the world of the unreal, especially when one compares the standard actions taken by small, medium, and large cities’ law enforcement agencies anywhere in the world after murders are carried out.
For men and women residing in a town of 5,000 population, if a murder occurs local law enforcement will begin an investigation immediately. For those who live in cities of 30,000 people, when a mass killing of four people happens, the city police department will join with nearby cities’ law enforcement agencies and probably the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – then immediately begin the intensive hunt for the killer(s).
If ten people get murdered by snipers in a city of 250,000 residents, such an event will get reported as the lead story in every newsroom in America – and probably around the Earth. A scenario where 100 men, women, and police officers get shot to death by snipers in the capital of the United States – Washington, D.C. – would begin an immediate investigation the likes of which no human has ever seen before.
In every single small to large imagined scenario just described, law enforcement agencies, detectives, street patrol officers, and all staff would share one absolutely common response. In each case immediate, concerted actions to find the murderers would occur.
The intercepted phone conversation between the European Union’s Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet, where Mr. Paet suggested that snipers in Kiev, Ukraine were shooting both civilian Ukrainian protesters and police officers – backed by members of the transition government and not ousted President Viktor Yanukovych – became public on March 5. The civilian and police deaths occurred weeks ago.
A full-scale investigation, similar to the imagined scenario example of Washington, D.C. mentioned above, has yet to begin in Ukraine. Have there been calls for a combined multinational law enforcement effort to find the mass murderers in Ukraine? Where does finding those who did the killing rank on the list of urgent issues needing immediate action/address by leaders from the new government in Ukraine, leaders in the European Union, United States, and Russia?
How is it that the killers of 100 men, women, and police officers are not yet behind bars – and, the question which is even more baffling – how is it that an investigation to find the killers has not yet begun?
The situation in Kiev, Ukraine is absolutely unreal.
(Thank you to InnerCity Press at YouTube)