(04-23-2014, 04:40 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(04-23-2014, 03:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote: History being taken into account, I believe a hands off policy by the US and NATO would be wise, but the bully club gathering is a little unnerving.
It's more like Putin and his Parliament are the bullies, but it seems the sanctions are causing economic problems for Russians, so let's see just how far NATO can take this with the pro-Russians hold up in those gov't buildings.
What I meant was Crimea was part of Russia for a very long time. Being mostly Russian, in terms of language and history, they held a referendum and decided to rejoin.
They did so of their own free will.
The pro-Russians occupying gov't buildings in the Ukraine is a separate issue, at least the way I see it.
I believe the Russians should pressure them to leave, but as far as I know, it's not Russian troops.
I don't know that anyone has a real good handle on this, and before shots are fired and bombs dropped, I hope both sides will strive for a diplomatic solution.
The US spent years in two wars they should have never been involved in, I'm tired of watching the same mistakes over and over.