Aug 30, 2014
Putin is a strong chess player and a master strategist. He took Crimea because he wanted a warm water port for his navy and he wanted control of the oil in the Black Sea. He just invaded Ukraine because he wants a land bridge between the Black Sea and Russia. The undeveloped underwater oil fields in the Black Sea are conjectured to be worth as much as 1 Trillion dollars. Putin is laughing all the way to the bank while Obama and Europe pass symbolic and meaningless sanctions on Russia.