This is expanded from a FaceBook post:
Okay, I am not sure what the US is doing even sticking their noses into what is happening in Crimea right now. It isn’t really part of Ukraine… it has been held by a variety of governments throughout history. As a country, it was founded by Crimean Tatars, a Muslim group. Stalin forced them out. If the PEOPLE in Crimea now want Russia, isn’t that their right to democratically vote to make it so? If you want to point fingers at someone over the split, maybe the former leader of the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. People want a change. Voting for it beats getting shot for protesting, doesn’t it? Or is the USA so terrified of Russia growing in size and strength again, they are willing to twist things to their own view? Interesting point of fact, that while Ukraine claims the territory as theirs, Crimea is actually autonomous. Ukraine has declared Ukrainian to be the official language, but most residents speak Russian.
The US needs to clean its own house before dragging us into something that would only marginally affect us.