It may have already been said since I have not read the thread but..
US - Russia who wins? Nobody
But the poll question does not really jive with the question posed in the thread title, which is what I was answering.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
Russia's Putin seems to be on this track.
He should know that man has progressed, that the age of empires is over.
Russia definitely wants Crimea because of its peoples alliance and naval bases, but they didn't support Yakanovich just to annex Crimea. Currently, about two-thirds of Russia’s gas exports to Europe travel through Ukraine. Though, I think they could settle for Crimea and build alternative pipelines to the EU, gaining the offshore deposits.
The Ukrainians will definitely not want to loose that province, but I'm not sure Russia will allow much of a resistance. That's why the poll, and wondering how far will the West resist Putin's advances?
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."