"Rook" has some thoughts on the Russian invasion of the Crimea.
If Obama is surprised about Russian troops entering Crimea, then he is as ignorant and uninformed as the majority of the electorate are here.
In the early 1960's the U.S. had a naval base in Cuba. It was our least valuable naval base. Fearing the Russians, we planned, financed and executed an armed invasion of Cuba, with a huge loss of life and, ultimately, failure due to the incompetence of our democrat POTUS, JFK.
The Russian's MOST valuable naval base - and ONLY warm water naval base - is located at Sevastopol in the Ukraine state of Crimea.
Sevastopol is also home to the Russian Naval Academy and the Russian Naval Institute. The Russians have a legitimate national security interest that they are moving to protect, so far without firing a shot.
How would we react if the Naval Academy at Annapolis and Norfolk Naval Base were being threatened?
Obama was undoubtedly briefed on all this when he first came into office. Over the past several weeks of political turmoil in the Ukraine, Obama received daily intelligence briefings that included this subject matter. He saw it coming because the CIA and Pentagon saw it coming - they're not THAT incompetent.
Why does Obama deny having any contingency plans?
Why does Obama convene the National Security Council to assess the situation and then not show up at the meeting?
Why does Obama publicly denounce Putin, knowing full well he is only doing what we would do if our roles were reversed?
Why is Obama trying to characterize the Crimea incursion as a war crime when the CIA and Pentagon have advised him otherwise?
Why does Obama always have to lie, even when the truth would better serve all concerned?
Is Obama mentally ill, spewing lies from psychosis or delusion?
Does Obama have a secret agenda to damage the U.S. and our prestige at every opportunity?
Or is Obama actually this stupid, disengaged and incompetent?