Take that, imperialist Russians!on March 18, 2014 @ 1:04 pm (Updated: 1:43 pm - 3/18/14 )
Well, on seven Russians.
Actually only on the assets of seven Russians. Assets they probably moved out of the U.S. long ago. Their Starbucks cards no longer work - I'm pretty sure about that.
But what's refreshing is, all of a sudden, the U.S. doesn't look quite so imperialist anymore! We haven't pulled anything like this since Texas spontaneously decided to leave Mexico - at least that's the way they taught it when I was in school.
So now the question is, what about the region immediately north of Crimea, which is also pro-Russian? That's where CBS' Charlie D'Agata decided to take the pulse of the nearest crowd.
"If you had a referendum here, like Crimea, how would you vote?"
And as they cheer, they say the would vote to be with Russia.
More happy Russians eager to leave Ukraine - and what does that mean? It means what's left of Ukraine is even more pro-Western than it was when Putin started all this out of fear Ukraine was becoming to pro-Western!
And you see where this leads?
Ukraine would very soon be one wall away from being like East and West Germany. I was in Berlin as the wall came down making the trip from the West to the East, which took you back about 40 years to a world that smelled like burning coal and served as a reality show of Communist deprivation side-by-side with Western prosperity.
If Putin wants a do-over of those years, bring it on. Let the world see for itself.
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