Santa / Ded Moroz
None of my business
This has been a strategy of Russia since before Putin came to power. If a former Soviet republic tries to leave the Russian sphere and pursue its own interests, Moscow uses overt military force to punish them and intimidate others, and perhaps grab some of their territory.Russia is not going to start slaughtering Ukrainians, institute dictatorship or otherwise lose their minds over this. Under Russia, Ukraine will be no worse off than Venezuela. Not a regional crisis and not our business.
nobody should send troops, especially not the Russians but if they do, it is in their back yard and we cannot risk going to war over the Crimea.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Here is the thing: Putin still respects the United States and our militarily and economic power. Why wouldn't he? He is a pretty intelligent and cautious man. However what Putin does not respect is our current administration. Just look how stupidly Obama and Kerry dealt with Assad in Syria, so why would Putin for one second believe that this administration could show leadership effective enough to solidify support with the EU to deter Russia from what they believe are in their interests in the Ukraine?
This is Russia's game, not ours. Our president never even checked in when it comes to international strategy. Putin has a clear hand to move any chess piece he wants, and if he is as smart as I think he is, he will be moving more before the chance of a power change in Washington occurs.
This is what happens when you send a community organizer to do a man's job.
Give peace a chance.
Lets see, NATO, only has a few members that has troops that actually know which end of a gun the bullet comes out of, disorganized idiots, 16+ Different people involved with every decision and you couldn't exclude the surrender monkeys.
UN, ok, Russia has veto power, and outside of a few countries, they would make the majority of NATO look like well trained elites and the French would still be handing out white flags to everyone.
EU, right. Brits are the only ones with enough troops who actually know what they are doing to be of any good, although not enough to stand up to Russia alone and yet again, there is the issue of which side the French will actually be on.
USA, good luck there. We are cutting troops and equipment, cutting troops pay/benefits which is really going to up their morale. We have very little if any military leadership that knows more about war than about kissing ass and sucking DNC dick. We have a pro-socialist, wanna-be-dictator cowardly pussy as a president.
Russia, they are sending more there with little chance of anyone but some Ukrainians standing against them.
Santa, even though fictional, still more likely to provide any useful help than Obama can/will.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.