So it is happening. The parliament of the autonomous region of Crimea, which has steadfastly refused to recognise the coup in Kiev, has voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia. To ensure that every thing is done properly, a referendum will also be held on 16 March. Strange how this news has made barely a ripple in some parts of the world. Of course, the question is whether the EU, the USA and their lapdogs will recognise the decision. I wonder what they will do?