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SO LONG, UKRAINE …¬†

It wasn’t even close …

With more than three-fourths of the ballots counted, a whopping 96 percent of Crimean voters said they wanted to rejoin Russia – according to referendum results released by the Crimean Electoral Commission.

Russian troops annexed Crimea – located in Southern Ukraine – late last month in response to the unconstitutional overthrow of Ukraine’s president¬†Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of Moscow. Russia is also poised to annex several industrialized territories in Eastern Ukraine – home to large Russian populations that overwhelmingly supported Yanukovych’s 2010 election.

Not surprisingly the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama – which is banging the war drum in response to what it terms Russian “aggression” in Ukraine – condemned the vote.

In fact Obama called Putin to voice his displeasure …

“President Obama emphasized that the Crimean ‘referendum,’ which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognized by the United States and the international community,” the White House said of the phone call. “He emphasized that Russia’s actions were in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and that, in coordination with our European partners, we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions.”

Yeah … we’re sure Putin is shaking in his boots.

Previously, Obama’s administration blasted the referendum as having been “administered under threats of violence and intimidation from a Russian military intervention that violates international law.”

Mmmmm-kay …

Here’s Obama’s problem … well, one of his problems:¬†How is the U.S.-supported overthrow of a democratically elected Ukrainian president “constitutional” whereas a referendum of the Crimean people is “unconstitutional?”

Riddle us that …

In the meantime, in what universe is bailing out Ukraine’s government or amassing American military assets in the region in an effort to deter Russian “aggression” remotely consistent with our national interests?

And seeing as America is $17.4 trillion in debt … in what universe can our leaders afford to intervene?

Sing it with us, everybody …