Obama and his followers (pushed along by their Big Oil sponsors now cut out of lucrative deals in the Black Sea) are promising any amount of “consequences” and “costs” to the Russian establishment should Crimea vote to return to Mother. Verily they will be “the terrors of the earth”. But frankly stopping a few low level officials from being able to drop the wife off at Harvey Nicks, or take in a musical at the West End or Broadway or forgo taking the grandkids to Disney is just not going to cut it.
Face it, we lost this hand. Move out the way and bide your time.
Copyright David Macadam 2014