Yesterday, in a vote which had its legitimacy widely questioned, Crimeans “overwhelmingly” elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. In response, President Obama imposed certain “sanctions,” which were to freeze the U.S. assets of several members of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”!/KaptenMike/status/445637669616623616

Putin was undeterred, as most expected:!/nbcnightlynews/status/445632259983671297

So much for the first round of sanctions.!/CuffyMeh/status/445625286642528256

Fox News’ Brit Hume noted sarcastically what kind of a role the sanctions played in slowing down Putin:!/brithume/status/445634539004907520

President Obama’s pen and phone so far haven’t found a way to temper Putin’s territorial aggression.



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