Over our 227 years as a Nation, sanctions could have been called Tariffs countless times.
As for Putin, let him turn off the oil and gas lines.
Europe has lived through rationing before.
We'll see how long Putin can do without money, while the USA and the Mideast (re)supply the EU/Ukraine.
And when Putin wants to come back, you know what to tell him !!
Chemists Have Solutions .
So having foreign troops precludes having a free and fair election? Then what about all those Iraqi elections when their country was crawling with foreign invaders (American soldiers)? Is anyone seriously suggesting that those elections were not free and fair - of course not. Or what about Vietnam when the U.S. was still there? Same thing...no problem. What about Afghanistan elections? No problem. Even though there were hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops and there are only 20,000 or so Russian troops in the Crimea.
To suggest the Iraqi/Vietnam/Afghanistani elections were fair when U.S. forces TOTALLY dominated those areas during the elections...and yet 20,000+ Russian troops (when most of Crimeans ARE of Russian descent AND most polls stated that the people clearly wanted to return to Russia) in the Crimea suddenly makes that election bogus.
PLUS Obama recognizes the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government.
So an illegal coup is fine but a legal referendum is not...hypocrisy.
This is nonsense - if you cannot see that, too bad for you.
And I would not put it past Obama to lie EVER..or any other POTUS if the desire suited them. If say there are pre-marked ballots...then show us their proof or they should shut up.
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'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Where as the Ukraine back during the mid 1600's asked to become a protective nation under the Carist Russia and would remain so until the Bolshevik Revolution and they tried to become an independent sovereign nation but lost and were brought under the new USSR in 1920 and remained so until the end of the Cold War.
The Ukraine has had a close relationship with Russia for over 350 years.
Otherwise a good post