Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Putin doesn't care about all of the Ukraine, only the really good part, like the east. It's like attacking someone's house and taking only the really, really good stuff. Sure you can have most of the house, the roof, trees, but we want the jewelry, car, garage, and the piggy banks. Obama will be shown up by a real leader somewhere in Europe or maybe even Canada, and of course, Obama and his apologists will lay all the credit on Obama.. My God lib's, look, this isn't about race or hatred of the President, it's about leadership. He has none, he has never shown us any, and he sure as **** ain't feared by anyone. He isn't going to get any legacy from Obamacare, at least not a good one, why not man up and actually do something worthy of an American President.
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The Crimea is virtually a different country/region then the Ukraine...it is semi-autonomous. Has been for a LONG time. It houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet...obviously they are going to have Russian troops there.
It is not surprising AT ALL that Russia will send more troops into the Crimea.
Now, if they start sending troops deep into the eastern Ukraine outside of the Crimea...then it gets a bit concerning. Until they do this...there is nothing major for the west to worry about.
What exactly do these partisan Obama-attackers want the POTUS to do? Start flying in U.S. troops into the Crimea...even though no one official there has requested it? That would be INCREDIBLY stupid.
Send in U.S. troops to the Ukraine? They have not been invited. That also would be incredibly stupid.
Then what else? Talk tougher? And say what exactly? They cannot tell the Russians to leave the Crimea since they are allowed to be there. They could threaten the Russians if they enter the Eastern Ukraine in force..but they (the West) are already doing that. Any more threats would just be posturing and, IMO, foolish.
I think Obama is a lousy POTUS (just as G.W.Bush was)...but I do not see him doing ANYTHING wrong on this SO FAR.
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It is regional 'power' politics at play. Wait until China decides to flex a bit of military muscle, that will be the time to worry....
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.