Yes, the U.S. should
No, the U.S. shouldn't
Putin also invited some EU far right nationalists to observe the election because allowing them to observe would make it difficult for Putins oppenents to say the election was fixed or that voters were intimidated or forced at gun point or whatever.
Last edited by Moot; 03-17-14 at 06:55 PM.
Imo, Crimea's entire beef with Ukraine is it's unstable, corrupt government and the far right pro-nationalists threat of ethnic cleansing if they gained control. So to see the far right nationalist Svoboda's quick rise in parliament and now second in control of the government is probably a cause for great concern for Crimeans. After years of threats of ethnic cleansing and corrupt government officials...the threat is now barking at Crimea's door. If now is not a good time for Crimea to secceed, then when is?
If the referendum was a choice between two evils, Ukraine corruption or Russia corruption, Crimea picked the one they're most comfortable with....and I can't say I blame them because Ukraine's government is a mess and getting worse, not better. US throwing money at Ukraine isn't going to fix whats wrong with Ukraine and will likely only make it worse.....15 billion....how could it not?
Ukraine, who couldn't get a loan from US or IMF to save it's life before the coup.....after the coup, the US and IMF are tripping over themselves to loan them billions. So one might say that Putin actually helped Ukraine hit the jackpot and come out a winner. Now Ukraine can use the billions they get from IMF to pay their debt to Russia for the gas ....and in doing so...Putin comes out a winner, too. Most of the loan money is just going to get syphoned off by the corrupt Ukraine politicians, oligarchs and russia. The only ones who will really lose and end up paying is the US. Pretty clever of Putin, eh?
Envidia te mata !!!
The blind leading the blind !!!
Selective memory now, huh? Actually, you clearly said "Russia would never allow outside observers into Crimea and it simply cannot be negotiated." Thats a far cry from what you're saying now.And no I didn't say that they weren't invited at all,
Right, you said the puppet PM invited them meaning that the PM is controled by Russia. So what difference does it make, its still Russia inviting the professional outside observers?because obviously I said they were invited but they weren't invited by Russia.
Right and everyone knows a puppet is controled by a puppet master. Which brings us back to square one....Russia invited outside observers to Crimea. Do you agree or not?And now you say "But I thought Crimea was a Russian Puppet" which is true but its important to note the invite came from the puppet not from the puppet master.