HomeFeaturedU.S. is Fighting a Proxy War in Syria 10/12/2015 In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on the U.S. fighting a proxy war in Syria. survivor Now this is a laugh. Obama says that when he came into office “Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Putin. Actually, Obama, the corrupt ruler at that time when you came into office in 2008 was a member of the Orange revolution, a friend of the Bush Administration. This corrupt ruler was then ousted in 2012 by Yanukuvych who was democratically elected by the Ukrainian people. If the interviewer Steve Kroft was smart on his feet and knew this history he could have slammed Obama.