“If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us.”
“Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run.”
Two reported injured. Several vessels seized.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, but still plenty of risk
US “does not, and will not” accept Crimea seizure.
“The United States stands with the people of Ukraine…”
Including the Podesta Group?
“OK, well, he’s there in a certain way.”
“…he was charged as an example so that other ordinary citizens would be discouraged from expressing their opinion.”
“It was the invention of Hillary Clinton[.]”
Blast from the past
It’s always 1938.
Ruble stabilizing, for now.
“This is Crimea Two.”
Letting it ride.
Joint call for cease-fire from Putin and Poroshenko.
“Putin is with us, Russia is with us, and we are with them.”
What about the elections on May 25th?
Back to the future.
“It was easier than it is today.”
Ukrainians having trouble recognizing Crimea, too.
Are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you?
The Crimea gambit redux?
Hagel: We didn’t misjudge Putin … but we’re not clear on his motivations.
Chutzpah, and buyer’s remorse.
“Russia is a regional power.”
“I think Crimea is special for the Russians …”
Coincidentally, Russians now avoiding US intel signals collection.
Aiming for Moldova?
The new alignment
Moscow’s stock exchange tumbles 3%.
“You want to take their tax money and pay off somebody else’s investment?”
Getting out the vote in swing states