Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon, Libya, Syria. Not one of these countries has ever come close to invading the United States or Britain, yet there's never a word uttered about it being illegal or a threat to world peace and stability when they invade, attack or fund insurrection in countries they deem a threat; real or imagined. A global "stand your ground" mentality, if you will.
It's always billed as being "in our national interest" which obviously supersedes international laws, sovereignty rights of other countries and is always hailed as a blow for freedom and democracy.
Now, let another country like Russia, for example, take that position, and all that rhetoric takes a complete about-face.
In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron said that “there can be no excuse for outside military intervention” in Ukraine.
The hypocrisy and arrogance in these statements is deafening; Since when has the United States or Britain ever considered ignoring a countries "sovereignty" a violation of international law when they initiate the invasion of these countries?
Unfortunately V. Putin doesn't subsribe to the same logic which should serve as a reminder that there are other countries who simply don't fall into line when a super power puffs up it's chest.