President Obama appeared on television Friday to discourage any world power considering military intervention in Ukraine, specifically Russia that had been rumored to have soldiers in Crimea. Hours later, Russian President Vladimir Putin gained the approval of his country's parliament to deploy troops.
"Possessing the Ukraine without massive force is a fool's errand," exclaims the pundit. "There are too many borders, it just passes back between East and West."
The dramatic overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday, as he fled the presidential palace and it was occupied by extreme nationalists, recalls events in the Middle East in 2011.
Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.