Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Was Russia's Annexation of Crimea Illegal? Who Has the Right to Decide? Transformation of Mainstream Media: " .... Take Your Pick: Story A or Story B
Story A: Crimea has historically been a part of Russia for centuries. Russian troops in Crimea were there by agreement. Thus, Russia did not invade Crimea. The US [government] fomented trouble in Ukraine (and got it, but did not like the result). Crimea voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia. There is no legitimate reason to disavow that vote, whether we like the result or not. The US reneged on promises to not let NATO expand into Eastern bloc countries. Obama and US officials lie through their teeth, even to the point of supporting neo-nazis now running Ukraine. The IMF is now poised to wreck what remains of Ukraine.
Story B: Russia invaded Crimea. The vote for independence was illegal. It doesn't matter that the US reneged on promises not to put NATO in Eastern Europe. Any force Obama wants to apply to Russia is valid. Sending US missiles to the Czech Republic and Ukraine makes sense. Freedom fighters now run Ukraine.
I Vote for Story A...."
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