User voted No.
3 votes
Oct 13, 2015

Hold on. Be stripped by whom and on what basis? Is FIFA a branch of the UN now?

Not minimizing the violence, the actions of Russia in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine are an effort by Russia to protect its vital interests and extend its influence in a key area near its border. The other P5 nations are dealing with Russia through sanctions and negotiation. If the US was scheduled to hold such an event after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, would US citizens appreciate it if Russia suggested stripping that event? In my opinion, the US or any nation must be careful about moralizing through such means except in blatant cases of genocide or the most egregious violations of international law.

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