Enough of the East versus West horseshit. I spent a good portion of my life living under the cloud of a Cold War that, with the benefit of hindsight, was unnecessary and a waste of money and human life. Now, having learned nothing from the past 50 years, we appear hell bent on meddling in the internal affairs of Ukraine. The current President, Yanukovich, was elected in a free, open election.

But what is the policy of the United States? Without an election and under the coercion of guns and Molotov cocktails, Yanukovich is supposed to step down and let the opposition take over. Really?

So, by that logic, if we can get the streets of Washington on fire and have Obama kill 100 Tea Party protests, then Obama must go?

Is that the road we want to go down?

While I think Obama is a terrible President and a threat to the security and welfare of America, the place to get rid of him is at the ballot box, not the ammo box. This does not mean there is not a time and place for armed revolution, but we are not at that point in America.

We have no interest and no right to interfere in the Ukraine. There is talk of putting a NATO base in the Ukraine? Such a move is an unnecessary provocation against Russia. We act surprised that Russia bristles at the idea. Really? And what would Americans do if the Russians moved to set up a military base with offensive capabilities in Mexico or Canada? Wake the hell up.

We need to mind our own damn business.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.