"The disturbing events unfolding in Ukraine prove that Russia has  returned to its days of Soviet imperialism. Its aggressive actions show total disregard for the sovereignty of other nations and desire to once again assert its dominance by bullying its neighbors. This is not the first time Russia has invaded another country in recent years. I was in Georgia in 2008, two weeks after Russian tanks rolled in and confiscated one third of its territory. The United States watched and did nothing. It seems we are just watching now. The Russian Bear roars for Ukrainian prey. Will the American Eagle squak and fly away?   Our enemies do not fear us . Our friends cannot count on us. The rest of the world does not respect us."

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