Today Crimea, Tomorrow Palestine

by Mark LangfanOver the past few days, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made various military moves which presage an imminent invasion of the Crimea. Such moves have included Russian forces occupying Crimean military and civilian airports, and landing thousands of highly armed Russian special forces into those airports.The overwhelmingly Russian-majority parts of the Crimea are welcoming the regular Russian forces with Russian flag-waving. In the face of what is clearly is a lead-up to a likely Russian invasion, the Obama regime has simply waffled.All the European countries are horrified by Putin’s very blunt and naked aggression. If Georgia is any precedent, Putin will soon have opened a land corridor from Russia to Russia’s key naval base in Sevastopol. Events have moved with lightning speed, and will be presented as fait accompli. The UN will be paralyzed.

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