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Why is Ukraine of any concern to the US?

Credit: BBC

Credit: BBC

Even forgetting the rampant hypocrisy of the US getting all sanctimonious because Russia is making moves in Crimea, given that the US routinely invades other countries, why is what happens in Ukraine any of our business? What can the US possibly hope to gain by blundering into an area it knows little about, has few if any strategic interests, and has no convenient place nearby to stage troops from? Maybe Ukraine is just not our fight.

In the era before we got our Pacific port in 1848 and in the 166-year interval since then, the security and safety of the American people have depended not one wit on the status of the Russian-speaking Crimea. Should the local population now choose fealty to the Grand Thief in Moscow over the ruffians and rabble who have seized Kiev, what’s to matter!

Worse still, how long can America survive the screeching sanctimony and mindless meddling of Susan Rice and Samantha Power? Mr. President, send them back to geography class; don’t draw any new Red Lines. This one has been morphing for centuries among the quarreling tribes, peoples, potentates, Patriarchs and pretenders of a small region that is none of our damn business.

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