Why Utahns Should be Concerned about Actions in the Crimea and Ukraine.

Ukraine and Crimea

The news is replete with Machiavellian images from the Crimea and Ukraine. Russian tanks and military vehicles rolling through city streets. Masked soldiers with no insignia on their uniforms toting automatic weapons among unarmed citizenry. A deposed Ukrainian President. The press rings their hands while diplomats and politicians both past and present weigh in with opinions. Commentary varies from political ping pong on Putin’s part to the inevitable resurgence of the Soviet Union and the resurrection of the Cold War. Regardless of the political motivations rolling around inside of Putin’s…