In 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland islands in an effort by the then current argentinian government to direct the attention of the public away from the social, economic and political problems that country was facing. today Russia and Puttin are doing the same thing. The ,again, social economic and political problems of Russia, although not well documented in the West, are crippling the country. Some months ago the homosexuals were the escape goats, today is Crimea. Will the economic sanction work in Russia, I doubt it, if they did we will never know since is Puttin who controls the media, and the corruption created by Puttin is so wide spread that it will make impossible to get a good idea what will actually work. I pity the Ukranians, but I pity even more the Russian.