By Lt. Col. Allen West, USA (Ret.)
Russian President Vladimir Putin is without a doubt one of the luckiest rascals alive. Putin has risen to power at a time when the leaders of the West seem less than courageous. He has invaded a sovereign nation, Ukraine, and with a military force, under the guise of “democratic elections” is poised to annex a vital portion of Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula.
Of course, this is not the first time western powers have stood in confrontation with Russia over the Crimea.