Putin’s Ukranian Power Grab

Putin’s Ukranian Power Grab

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One look at the natural gas power grid, and it’s easy to understand why Vladimir Putin has a power problem on his hands, one that even the Obama Administration could find easy to understand.  Ukraine has long been under the thumb of “mother Russia” politically. Among other reasons, over 30% of western Europe’s demand for natural gas flows from Russia through Ukraine.

Situation Room: Ukraine Crisis

Situation Room: Ukraine Crisis

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This photo was released by the White House yesterday, showing the President was part of a National Security Meeting in the situation room about the crisis unfolding in the Ukraine. This, after Saturday’s first meeting went without the President in attendance (don’t worry, it’s just world peace at risk, and he was briefed by Susan Rice).

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