Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4965 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> Still, is State sponsored political upheaval acceptable?
> Especially when it leads to something like this?
It is not. But what is your plan then?
That really is a tough question.
With Putin's high approval rating it has taken something like this to shake him up a little.
Sanctions have limited effect and military action would be a bad idea.
The UN is rather toothless and the Ukraine is not a member of NATO.
We can't force the Russians to do something, especially when this situation isn't hurting Putin at home.
A plan? I guess I don't have one except expressing outrage.
And Putin could easily counter that this situation wouldn't have occurred without the other side fighting back.
It is frustrating.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"