That won’t happen with Obama and his military advisors who know what is what have all been replaced by PC toadies. None of them would read this post and feel anything but disgusted with such maneuvers.
Obama has hollowed out the US military - and its not in a position to stop Russia.
Obama is many things but he is no Harry Truman. The Russians know he will do nothing.
They have seen the measure of the man on Syria and he punted. His threats won’t cow them.
And such sanctions as Russia will face are bearable.
That would indeed work. The question is why? The first maidan movement was turned violent by Nazi quoting Right Sector types who violently overthrew the seat in Kiev. They did it without the slightest proof they represent a majority. They were just more violent.
So why should we risk war with Nuclear Russia for people who are enthusiastically supported by the MSM, Kerry, McCain, Hillary, Obama, and the EU leadership?
Putin is testing Obama, because he knows Obama doesn’t have what it takes. Nobody in the White House has what it takes.
It’s the price of electing a fool as President.
Right or wrong, The chances of Russia giving up on Ukraine are about as good as O proving his eligibility for office ( or Hilly receiving the Miss Congenity Award).
we don't have this type of leadership now, not even close.
Nice idea, wrong administration.
Bull. Apart from breakaway regions Georgia had a stable pro-American government. In Ukraine you don’t have any stable government but uncontrolled armed groups of whatsoever affiliation running wild with all kinds of weapons. Kiev doesn’t control a thing there as far as a dozen Russians arrives at major airbase and captures it without a shot fired. And Ukrainian naval flagship flies a Russian St.Andrew.
Not even a Ukrainian military decided which is their side, let alone Ukrainian people and you want to intervene, on part of whom?
Imagine a US warship sunk or aircraft shotdown. Whom will you blame for it? Russians, Muslims, Nazis, Anarchists, Isolationists?
The question IS.. not what Obama is doing to stop Putin...... it is
What is Obama doing to AID PUTIN?..
To imply these two guys are on opposite sides of the fence.. is to strain credulity..
The Ukraine can become the new eastern Europe..
The Russians WANT the USSR back again..
AND will probably get it..
Not that it ever really left..
NO Russian(in Russia) has ever known actual FREEDOM...
Probably don’t even want it.. slavery is cultural there..
Same is true in China.. cultures of political slaves..
Democracy is FOR PROMOTING socialism..
The dictatorship of the proletariat.. (you know givernment)..
We are represented by pansies and pimps and the whole world knows it!
Fantastic post and collection of photos.
Yet how can we drum up such leadership right now?
Russia still controls all disputed territory with Georgia. The Russians won. Don’t try to spin it into an American victory.
Avoiding the questions whether the US has an issue in the Ukraine or not, and whether Putin had achieved his objectives in Georgia, the fact that President Bush could act as a he did was that by then the world knew that one could trust him to do what he said. Putin k-n-e-w that the US troops would really act as a tripwire.
If Obama would follow your advice I am afraid that could be a recipe for disaster. He has shown himself so weak during his previous five years in office that the Russians may well try and test him - something that could either lead to a world war - or massive loss of US prestige.
Here’s how to Deter Putin...DO IT NOW!
Cancel the Sochi Olympics!
If US troops go into Crimea then they will be attacked by local civilians, since the civilians are pro-Russia. This is not the time to be a Hawk.