Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
judging by your posting history are you claiming not to be a starry eyed Obama sycophant? I bet that will get some laughs here. As for NextEra, I didn't want Romney anymore than any decent conservative, but he would have been a damn site better, IMO on foreign policy than Obama and Hillary, and now Kerry have been. At the very least we wouldn't be reducing armed forces benefits, and increasing federal workers benefits at the same time...
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
The Lybian 'leading from behind', the failure of status of forces agreement with Afghanistan, the softening of his position with Iran and their soon to be nukes, the missteps with Egypt. Any number of instances demonstrated the weakness of Obama internationally. This has in fact emboldened Putin to take a gamble.
Obama isn't going to do anything. The UN is pointless at this point, and NATO can't really intercede either, as the Ukraine isn't a member. So looks like the Ukraine is Putin's to have. Of course it's going to be a bit on the bloody side, as the Ukrainians have enjoyed their time out from under the ethumb of Moscow, but hey, all good things must come to an end, right?
(sorry, always wanted to do that)
5 things you need to know about Ukraine's Crimea region - CNN.com
Ukrainian port is key to Russia’s naval power - FT.com
Putin doesn't want Ukraine. At least not most of it. There's been basically nothing stopping him from marching into Kiev for 15 years. He does, however, have important military interests to protect in the Crimea.