What exactly do people expect Obama to do ? Engage in a military confrontation with Russia, a nuclear power, in its own backyard ? NATO could barely handle Libya without the U.S.
The second it happens, China makes it move in East Asia.
No expectations of KingHussein. He’ll do whatever HE wants.
“That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want,” Obama quipped while visiting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Va., with French President Francois Hollande.
For starters, Obama could use the threat of freezing assets/seizing Russian accounts in the USA. Remind them we have a couple of ships in the Black Sea.
Russia does have interests in the Crimean Peninsula, however. But we need to let them know we’re watching and actions need not escalate. Just a few friendly reminder.
Supply the Ukrainians with equipment.
That may happen even without a move from the US.
The dragon is stirring as we speak.