In an election whose percent-participation is rarely even experienced in the United States, the residents of Crimea have voted to rejoin the Russian homeland. There was no evidence on a day of jubilation in the Crimea that anyone was voting under duress. The people in the Crimea have now had an opportunity to express their preference democratically, something still denied to the oppressed people of Basqueland, Tibet, Kashmir or Kurdistan. Indeed, even the people of Ukraine were denied their democratic choice in a US backed coup in Kiev in which less than 1/100 of 1% of the entire population dared to speak for 100% of the population.
This leaves the United States and Europe in an untenable situation. The United States and Europe are now planning to impose sanctions on Russia following a popular and democratic referendum in Crimea, while the United States and Europe are backing a fascist dominated government in Kiev that came to power by overthrowing a democratically elected government.
Democracy is messy. Democracy brought Hamas to power in Gaza, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Obama to power in the United States. None of these elections boded well for concepts of constitutional law, but each represented the will of the people acting according to their self-determination. In short, democracy provides the opportunity to be foolish.
If the Obama Regime now decries the self-determination and democracy in Crimea, while backing undemocratic thugs in Kiev, what does that say about our principles and values? Not much, apparently.