March 03, 2014
UN Demands Obama Give Back Nobel Peace Prize
Or, headlines we're unlikely to see. How's that smart diplomacy working out for us these days?
Ukraine says Russian forces controlling the strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships must surrender.As per Drew M, it really doesn't matter who is in the White House now -- we're not going to intervene and the Russians really couldn't give a plying puck what an Obama, Romney, or George W. Bush administration thinks. They want the Crimea, they know we can't do a thing about it, so they're taking the Crimea. Beginning, middle, and end of story.
What this episode does, though, is offer us a moment of moral clarity. Whose vision of world politics is right? Those that think that talking is the same as action? Or those that think actions are what matter?
It also helps clarify the position of so-called "international institutions" like the UN. The UN was set up explicitly to end wars of aggression by one state against another state. How's that working out now?
Anyway, I hate gloating over being right about what is a legitimate tragedy but gloating is really all I have at the moment. Go read Drew M's thoughts. I tend to agree.
PS - When you've lost the Washington Post, you've pretty much lost all foreign policy credibility.