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  •  Well, I do think we need to respond. (2+ / 0-)
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    middleagedhousewife, erratic

    Just not militarily. Boot Russia out of the G8 & WTO. Freeze assets. Revoke visas of diplomatic family members & representatives of government or industry.  That kind of stuff. And of course promise to quickly roll all that back if they back out.

    The idea has to be to convince Putin the economic cost will be truly devastating if he keeps going - because if he invades the rest of Ukraine this is going to get very bloody very fast.

    (And yes I know our own history of ignoring sovereignty and invading whom we want whenever we want doesn't give us the greatest moral standing - but that seems to me to be insufficient reason to throw up our hands and say it's not our problem.)

    "Turns out I'm really good at killing people." - President Obama

    by jrooth on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 10:03:36 AM PST

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