Obama Begs Putin Not To Cross Already-Crossed Red Line In Ukraine

Ronald Reagan's simple, crazy, foreign policy, was usually more comic-book posturing than wise diplomacy, but he did have one thing right: kick those stupid Russians right in the balls and keep on kicking. Barack Obama might add just a little of that medicine to his bag, because the world-wide-wankoff he's doing with all the bad guys is not working so well.
Once again demonstrating the powerful and forceful character to make the tough decisions in a crisis, Barack Obama said tonight that the USA was prepared “to stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”

Great—Obama, working with the international community, can figure out there will be “costs” associated with any military intervention in Ukraine.

Obama did not say what those costs were, nor who was going to be paying those costs, and given his track record for backing down after making empty threats against other nations, Obama just might have meant that the USA would be picking up those costs, for Russia, or anybody else deciding it might be a good idea to invade Ukraine.

One hopes Obama’s words to Putin in private are a little more forceful than the lame rendition of “we are the (world-wide) wank”, while Russia is carving up the Ukraine.

I am sure Obama does not want to start World War III just to save Ukraine, but maybe he should say that, or maybe he should say something Putin might listen to, like that long-ago wisdom offered by crazy old Ronald Reagan:
“My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
Short of that, this big stupid wankoff is just a bore, and a mildly embarrassing one at that. Certainly Putin isn’t going to be impressed.

Just tell the poor Ukrainians they had better start killing Russians—like the Taliban got so good at doing—or they had better start speaking Russian, again.