March 18, 2014

Should Washington Accept the Vote in Crimea?

Jeremy Lott, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

America and the EU are of course right to worry that Crimean annexation could lead to more conflict. If Russia decides to amass its troops along Crimea's northern border, that would be clear grounds for Ukraine to fire the first shots of war, even under stringent Just War criteria. Wouldn't it be a better idea to offer a democratic and peaceful option for all parties -- one that allows the passions of the moment to cool down a bit?

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TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama, Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

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