posted on Mar, 3 2014 @ 06:50 PM
I believe that the power of a government stems from the people and that it is only valid when the people consent to be governed by that government. If
there an entire region of the Ukraine that overwhelmingly does not consent to be governed by the newly established Ukrainian government, then they
have the right to secede in my view.
And if they are majority ethnically Russian to the point where upwards of 80 and 90% of them speak Russian as a first language, then I do believe that
Putin reasonably views them as his brothers and sisters and is doing something about what many in Crimea see as an illegitimate government
It is clear that the people of Crimea, by and largely, do not want to be part of the new Ukraine and that they fully support the Russian soldiers in
the area that are holding the Ukrainian soldier in their bases.
My solution is to simply let Crimea go and form whatever nation or alliance that they wish.
Now, if the military expansion goes beyond Crimea into territory that is dominated by Ukrainian supporters, then that is going to be a real issue.
I would also like to comment that while I view Putin, a former KGB agent, as highly likely to be quite an evil and severe man, I also respect his
dedication to what he views as his people and would comment that if the leaders of the United States had a similar dedication, then this nation would
be a very different place.