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Pompeo Swears To Never Recognize Crimea As Part Of Russia

Pompeo (pictured) has drawn a new red line.

The Nazis invaded Poland, China has strongarmed Hong Kong, and Russia has used force to achieve success in Crimea. Well, not really. Crimea voted of their own free will to become part of Russia, but that is certainly not the facts that many people in D.C. are hearing or promoting.

The Western Journal has even written that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the U.S. shall never “recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and will continue to insist that Ukraine’s territorial integrity be restored.

Furthermore, the State Department called Crimea a “territory seized by force, in violation of international law” as if the vote never happened and a war had taken place (which it did not). Still, this is the new red line drawn.

There are two ways to look at this. First of all, how would America feel if Russia refused to recognize Puerto Rico if they voted to join the U.S.A. (which may happen)? Would Uncle Sam be said to have violated some law if this takes place?

What if China refused to recognize Alaska as a state and demanded that it be given back to Russia (who sold it to America)?

The second way to look at this is that those in Ukraine should have spent less time arguing about if they wanted to be in the E.U. or part of Russia, and spent a little more time proudly being Ukrainian only. That did not happen, and quite frankly, they have only themselves to blame.

Pompeo, refusing it would seem to view the world in such a logical way, called on Russia to “end its occupation of Crimea.” This an idea that may not make those in Crimea who voted to join Russia very happy at all.

Perhaps this is all smoke and mirrors since Pompeo is set to speak before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and he knows that the questions about President Donald Trump’s meeting with Putin are going to be tough. It seems that some elements of the U.S. government would rather have a war over Crimea than peace through talking.

In the past, the White House has suggested that the U.S. stance could be reconsidered in regards to Crimea, something that he may be back peddling from a bit now. Everyone will have to wait until Mueller’s seemingly endless witch hunt ends, most likely, to see where Trump really stands on the matter.

The president did admit that he and Putindidn’t find much place to agree” when it came to Ukrainian issues. Trump is promoting the Minsk Accords as a pathway to peace on the matter.

Pompeo added that “U.S. support for an investigation that held Russia responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over [sic] east Ukraine in 2014” remains strong, as well. If true, this is a far graver crime than letting Crimea decide their own fate.

The Secretary of State called the Russians “deeply immoral” for doing what they did. Again, if true, that is almost an understatement, but still isn’t cause for a war to break out.

As all of this moves forward, perhaps it is time to let Crimea do a little thinking for themselves. There are matters of hacking, questions about radiation poisoning, and the issue of a downed airline to talk to Russia about, and that is more than fair.

To try and tell the average Crimean where and how to live, however, is simply taking things too far.