Bunch of dummies...Better worry what the Ukrainian troops are doing, too.
Guess we should have thought about this before Kosovo, Syria, Egypt, Libya, etc.
Obama, meanwhile, is massing his security briefs in the waste paper basket and his golf balls on the first tee.
Let the Ruskies come in, then go after them all over the place. Vlad needs to pay a heavy price.
Russia will want a land route to Crimea and, of course, the industrial region of the eastern Ukraine where there are substantial numbers of Russians. The Ukrainian military is acting like a hopelessly outnumbered and outclassed group, which is just what they are.
The real question here is if Russia will go for Kiev and the whole Ukraine or will eat it up piecemeal. We are now irrelevant to the situation.
Yup. And their wives from shopping on Fifth Ave.
As Dimitri Rogozin noted, every grain of sand in Crimea is worth not being allowed to visit the West or to shop there.
Westerners think Russians care about belonging to the West. They brush it off and punishment fails with someone on whom it isn’t a deterrent.
And if things get really serious, Obama will unfriend Putin on Facebook.
Putin is using all the trappings of Communist/socialist strategy to wage a capitalist war. Protection and control over markets of energy supplies generated by Russian resources of oil and gas particularly to europe and asia. To do this he must be in a position to threaten other suppliers. Naval and air bases in foreign lands like Cuba, Venezuela,Syria,and where-ever he gets a toe hold serve that purpose. Puts Russia in a position to threaten US and other countries competition to their markets.
If that's all they're doing, how about they move the exercises to central Siberia?
No problem, mac daddy just received 100 cartons of red pens so now we can all sleep better knowing that he will not shirk from drawing endless red lines that NOBODY cares about in the least.
Boy that was stressful, time for another tax payer vacation of $250,000,000.00 to relax and relieve the stress.
Faced with that choice I am not surprised that a lot of people chose Putin.
She is selling herself short; she should also say she's watching it with hand-wringing, just like Carter!
There is now no area of Ukraine that is majority ethnic Russian. Putin is going to be party to ethnic cleansing?
“Stirs U.S. worry”.. What kind of emasculated, pansy-arsed language is that? I guess we are second fiddle to #1 superpower Russia now. Thanks, ladies, and the boy raised by a single feminist mommy and a cross-dressing transgender nanny.