Are you seriously advancing the idea, that we should actually engage in a land war, with Russia, a few hundred miles from Volgograd (Stalingrad), to stop Russia from protecting its navy base at Sevastopol? And that somehow magically in this incident, McCain, Hillary, Kerry, Obama, Soros, the MSM, and the EU are all in the right?
The fact is, there really are people there who are linguistically, culturally, and emotionally Russian and they are worried sick about the pro-Nazi wing that took over control of the Maidan protests and turned them violent. We aren’t talking a few thousand, we are talking tens of millions who don’t see Russians as an enemy. In a way nobody here understands, Russians will not allow Nazis in any form to oppress Russians in Crimea or eastern Ukraine. And we have no business telling them to stay out.
The Russian Federation can do whatever it wants in Sevastopol, but they are also in Crimea proper -- in Simferopol, fomenting secession.
No, of course we should not go to war, but diplomacy is an art of threats, bot only military but of recognition, sanctions, etc. Obama clearly signals he is not going to even try. That cowardice is not in American interest.