These people must be a very special variety of stupid! Russia now "owns" Crimea, its troops are dug in, and it isn't going anywhere. And we can't make it. We need to quit beating our heads against the wall and face it.
Trouble is, this is the first....the second actually after Russia's little foray into Georgia back in '08....of many upcoming moves by Putin to reconstitute Russia's old empire. He telegraphed it back in 2012 upon his return to power as President.
At that time he told Russian industry / banking leaders (the oligarchs) "Owning assets outside Russia makes you too vulnerable to moves by foreign governments. It's time to bring your wealth home." Hello! He wanted to make Russia "sanction proof". This whole Crimean crisis, and the ones soon to come, are all premeditated.
Pootie Pooh is an unreconstructed KGBer. All he knows how to do is step on people's throat to get them to do what he wants. He once declared the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geo-political catastrophy of the 20th Century. He wants Russia's empire back.
All the former USSR republics are now on notice....close ranks with Russia and you'll be left alone. Step out of line and there can always be excuses found to invade "for the good of the people." *Ha! He cracks me up some times!*
We really should make a game of this. "Who will be he next two-bit Russian neighbor to feel Putin's wrath?" There's money to be made here Vegas!