You know, I’m sick and tired of people saying we need to invade the Ukraine and keep Crimea from re-joining the Russian republics. How is anything that happens there our business? Whether we like it or not, we are not the world’s police force, sticking our nose into every conflict or disagreement and forcing them to resolve it to our satisfaction. We don’t matter. It’s not our job. It’s none of our business. The Ukraine and Crimea aren’t even our allies. The only thing anyone can point to is an immature “we hate Russians!” Well why do we hate Russians? What have they ever actually done to us? Not a damn thing. The whole Cold War was nothing more than two superpowers beating off at each other. It didn’t prove a thing. Capitalism didn’t win out against Communism, we simply outspent them. Our credit limit was higher than theirs. We didn’t have that money in our accounts, we borrowed it and went into absurd debt to prove that we could do more than the USSR. It was a complete waste, it serves only as an embarrassment for this nation.
And let’s be honest, isn’t this about the right to self-determination? Isn’t that why we fought a Revolutionary War against the British, we wanted to be able to determine our own fate? When did we go from wanting people to make their own choices to thinking that we’ve got the biggest dick so we make all the decisions? Besides, who has officially asked that we become involved and send troops? Certainly not Crimea. In fact, they voted to return to Russia. You might think the election was fixed and maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t, but so what? Nobody elected us the planetary election police.
Even if they did ask for help, either from the U.S. or from the UN, why is it our job? I don’t see England or France or Italy or China rushing in to break up the fight. Why is it our job? In fact, I’d say that if anyone wants our military might, we ought to be sending out bills for it. The American taxpayer has no obligation to pay for the military running around the planet wagging it’s dick at anyone who will look. If the UN wants us to go into Crimea, they can foot the bill. Americans have more to worry about at home than sending our forces half-way around the planet to fight a war that doesn’t benefit us in the slightest.
We need to stop outspending the next 10 countries together on our military budget. There’s no need for it. That money is better spent on domestic projects and not swooping around the planet showing off. That’s all we’ve been doing for the past 40 years. When someone else wants our help, let them pay for it. We’ve wasted enough time, money and American lives fighting on foreign soil for absolutely no return on our investment. Enough is enough. Fuck Crimea.