|Ukraine is made up of two nations trapped within a single national border.|
When the nation of Serbia cracked down on the Kosovo Liberation Army -- which our own state department had branded a terrorist organization -- Bill Clinton ordered the Serbians to give away Kosovo, the very cradle of Serbian civilization.
When Serbia refused, NATO bombed that country into the stone age. War Criminal Wesley Clark targeted journalists for bombings, just as the terrorist organization ISIS targets journalists today.
Serbia eventually surrendered. The result of the NATO bombing is that Albanians were allowed to steal Kosovo from Serbia and ethnically cleanse that province of its Serbian minority. NATO goons supported this on the principle of the right of self-determination. Under this doctrine, when a majority of the population wants to break away and form its own country, it should be allowed to.
Where was NATO when we Southerners wanted to exercise our right to constitutional self-government? Okay, it hadn't been formed, but why is it that the same type of Yankees who opposed the right of Southern self-determination supported it for Kosovo?
Now the United States had done another 180-degree turn and is suddenly opposed to the right of self-determination for the people of eastern Ukraine. This has nothing to do with principal and everything to do with harming Russia.
Much of eastern Ukraine is populated almost entirely by Russians who have no desire to remain a part of a nation of non-Russians. The decision was made with Kosovo that they shouldn't have to.
For the past decade, Russia has been the one force for peace in the world. Russia opposed the overthrow, sodomization, and murder of Muammar Gaddafi which has placed terrorists in charge of that country. Russia has supported Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in his effort to defeat the very terrorists who are now -- like Wesley Clark -- murdering journalists, not to mention Christians by the thousands. And Russia has supported the right of the Ukrainian people to make their own choices and not live under the yoke of slavery.