The best way to evaluate the referendum? By looking at those who supported it.
- Afghanistan, with its own irredentist aspirations, and still led by a Karzai seeking to piss all over the West.
- Argentina, which saw the Crimea through the Malvinas ... although one could see it the reverse as well. Oops.
- India opposed unilateral measures against Russia, which makes no sense since the world was anything but unilateral in its opposition.
- The various semi-states that Russia has helped to create at the expense of its neighbors.
So, let's just go to the videotape:
On the bright side, thanks to Vladimir Putin's putsch, Bill and I got the chance to write a new introduction for the new paperback version of For Kin or Country.
Perhaps Putin has disappeared because he is preparing a big party to celebrate the referendum.