It's kind of bizarre how the disorder in Venezuela is getting almost no coverage. I realize that the Venezuelan government expelled some CNN reporters, but, still. I guess Maduro isn't anywhere near as compelling of an antagonist as Putin is.
I don't think there's any disagreement about the idea that a nation encroaching on the territory of another nation is contrary to international law, which is why Putin is taking such great pains to declare that there are no Russian troops in the Crimea, however implausible that is. But does it make any sense for us to be dictating the response?