Now that the celebration is over, the real work at hand is just beginning.
Putin wins. This is what leadership can accomplish. A bold step and he has gained a warm water port, and 2 million more tax payers, and respect from his neighbors (or fear) he has also poked Obama in the eye with a stick and proven to the world that he is an empty chair. Watch as other nations start to move.
Putin’s goal from the beginning was to annex the Crimea. The “real work at hand” is rebuilding the USSR by your hero Putin.
this is crimea having their 2008 barack obama moment with putin.