Yesterday, in a vote which had its legitimacy widely questioned, Crimeans “overwhelmingly” elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. In response, President Obama imposed certain “sanctions,” which were to freeze the U.S. assets of several members of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”

Putin was undeterred, as most expected:

So much for the first round of sanctions.

Fox News’ Brit Hume noted sarcastically what kind of a role the sanctions played in slowing down Putin:

President Obama’s pen and phone so far haven’t found a way to temper Putin’s territorial aggression.



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