WE MUST STOP CRIMEA FROM SECEDING!
is probably the most hypocritical thing America could possibly say.
Think about it for a second.
This country was founded by people who violently rebelled against their mother country, in the name of liberty and all that.
Nearly 240 years after the Declaration of Independence, we are now attempting to stifle a movement attempting to do the exact same thing we did without the violence.
Here’s a little thought experiment. Consider that the American Revolution were happening today.
Patriot: We should secede from the UK and become an independent nation! We aren’t being represented properly and they’re not addressing our problems!
Patriot: What do you have to do with our decision? You’re not related to our problems in any way at all!
Now replace “Patriot” with “Crimean”, and “Putin” with “EU and USA”.
I don’t really give a shit about some aspects of “international law”. There are sometimes more important things than “international law”. The American Revolution was one of them. Crimea is another.
Now consider that Crimea is voting for secession at something like 95%, when Patriots numbered less than 50% during the Revolution. Talk about inconsistency.
If we want to act like Crimea is taking down the UN’s law and burning it at the stake, I suggest we go back to being a colony under the UK to bring ourselves in line with our own rhetoric. I, for one, would like the socialized healthcare.