Scenario #1 – Ukraine announced today that Russia has moved two divisions of soldiers supported by tanks and artillery across the Crimea to its western border. It’s announced reason? “Many Russians live and work in the Crimea,” its Foreign Minister said. “So it would be best if it reverted to Russian territory. Besides, the Crimea is rich in oil and gas, which Russia needs to support its economy.” Ukraine, caught offguard by the move, lacks sufficient military strength, neither troops nor weaponry, to repel the Russian move. Nor do its leaders seem to possess the will to oppose Russia’s annexation of the Crimean area.
Scenario #2 – The United States announced today that Mexico has moved two divisions of troops supported by tanks and artillery, into Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Texas. Its announced reason? “Many Mexicans now live and work in these areas,” its Foreign Minister said. “So, it would be best if that land reverted to Mexican territory and control, as it once was.” The United States, caught offguard by the move, has not decided what course of action to follow. The Administration in Washington, uncertain what it should do, seems reluctant to take military action to repel the Mexican troops. “The United States is a rich and powerful nation,” the President said. And Mexico is just the oposite. Perhaps it would be best to simply give them those areas. If we are nice to them, they might stop the massive flood of their people across our southern border.”