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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Mar 21, 2014, 11:49 AM

27. The painful sanctions were reserved as a deterent to protect rest of Ukraine

Obama was being bashed by McCain and some chickenhawks for not immediately instituting tough sanctions. He has those tough sanctions ready and waiting in case Putin tries to take more of Ukraine. There really in a line in the sand - it is just economic not military.

Russia has a huge military interest in Crimea. If he had just been more patient and not been so obvious with his military, he could have gotten control of Crimea without looking like another Stalin.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi has now been forbidden by Putin from vacationing in Moscow.

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