BTW, the Crimean Peninsula was never part of the Ukraine, it was part of the Russian Empire.
I think that the population of the Crimean peninsula has the right to decide about their future in a referendum.
This was possible in the former Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, why should this not be possible in the former Ukraine?
Anyone on the DP shouldn't have been surprised, there are numerous Russian news sources on the internet and Putin has more than a few propaganda websites up and running. You just have to be extra careful of getting infected with virus and malware. But it's all there for any one to see.
I suppose Obama's just going to not allow Putin to visit Disneyland the next time he visits America.
Come to think of it we tried that with Nikita Khrushchev when he came to America, we didn't allow him to visit the happiest place on Earth and it only caused the Cold War to escalate.
Putin continues to play chess while Obama plays checkers.
I know that Americans are not the best educated people in the world, but the Soviet Republic, that was called Ukrainian SSR, was bigger than the province Ukraine of the former Tsarist Russia.
Nikita Khrushchev was the one who just added the Russian Crimean Peninsula to the Ukrainian SSR, because he was a Ukrainian himself, but he did not expect that the USSR will eventually collapse.
After the collapse of the USSR the Russian population of the Crimea became foreigners in their own land, which was part of Russia till 1954.
Today this population is using the opportunity and is deciding in a referendum about their future.
Why should this internal Russian problem be a concern to the USA?
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy