Some are saying Right now.....he has enough troops to take the Ukraine. In hours. What would anyone or any other country do.....until after the fact?
There are only a certain set of sanctions that can be done to hurt Russia. But to do so Hurts the EU severely and then the Worst affects the Entire Global Economy.
So what Sanctions can we do to hurt them that the entire planet doesn't take the hit?
That one was easy. lol
1. It forced Putin's hand and he had to move to keep Crimea from falling under the Western influence that was exerting itself in the government of Kiev. It thereby exposed the weakness of the West with regards to Crimea.
2. It set back relations between the US and Russia. Essentially the "new thinking" of Gorbachev has likely come to and end.
1. Fomenting protests in the streets of Kiev
2. Threatening Yanukovych to give into demands
3. Threatening Akhmetov to put pressure on Yanukovych
4. Using influence to install a person to replace Yanukovych who likely could not be elected democratically, but who is willing to do the bidding of the West.
>" NATO retains considerable luster from its early years, but its reputation is not in line with reality. An honest appraisal of NATO’s capabilities will quickly find that most of its European members have let their militaries fall into such disrepair that NATO, in terms of accomplishing military missions, is nothing more than a horseless Tonto, while the United States remains the Lone Ranger... "<
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, NATO's military capabilities simply aren’t there.
“just three months into the campaign we had to resupply even our strongest allies with precision-guided bombs and missiles – they had exhausted their meager supply.”
Wake Up NATO, You
Well my understanding is that Bank Rossiya won't be able to do business with US banks and other businesses. Banks loan each other money. That's they way they make money. It means Bank Rossiya can't borrow money from and lend money to US banks. Also Bank Rossiya cannot lend money to US businesses. However that does raise an interesting question. What happens to US businesses who have deposits or outstanding loans with Bank Rossiya? Anyone got any insight on that?
"His actions" was a reference to Yanukovich as the post I was responding to said Yanukovich's actions were partly the cause of his downfall. Were far right elements responsible for the snipers I would not it consider any less plausible that the U.S. was ultimately to blame as America has never shied away from using such groups in the past.
This is nonsense. Yanukovych was the author of his own downfall.
Viktor Yanukovych boasted of Ukraine corruption, says Mikheil Saakashvili | World news | theguardian.com
Viktor Yanukovych leaves behind palace monument to greed and corruption - Telegraph