The Russian gangster state is about to take the Ukraine apart as I write.
This is not our fight, I think. There are no big American interests at stake. American lives are not endangered. As I write, there is not big humanitarian crisis (as there is in Syria, and continuing) either.
I hope we mostly agree in this country that national borders are not sacred. We are not sworn to go to war to have them protected. If the Ukraine becomes two states or if a part of it becomes incorporated into Russia, that’s alright with me. I hope it happens quickly and with little bloodletting.
The argument that we are on the side of Ukrainian democrats is not very convincing, right now. I just don’t know. I don’t think they know.
The main downside of this crisis, as I see it, is that President Obama was not able to keep his big mouth shut. He just gave another reason for political mafiosi, tin-pot dictators, savage tyrants, and pure fascist states such as Iran and North Korea to consider the US a paper tiger. That is very dangerous. It leads to gambling miscalculations, a la Saddam Hussein.