BILL O'REILLY: I believe that the Ukrainian government is going to fight to some extent, Colonel Peters. They are going to fight. They're not going to fold, they're going to go in and fight these guys. So, that gives Putin an excuse to roll in. But is the world going to watch the slaughter -- the Russians are going to slaughter the Ukrainian forces? Is the world is going to watch? You think that's going to happen?
LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Well the problem for the Ukrainian government is they don't want to fire on their own people. So, the special operators, paratroopers, GRU agents that Putin sent in has surrounded themselves with local thugs, a ring of local thugs, and then with a ring of people who are, you know, civilians but sympathize with Russia. The demonstration numbers are small, but these Ukrainian soldiers, young soldiers, don't want to fire on their own people. But, the Russians are perfectly happy to fire on the Ukrainians.
The Ukrainians are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they do open fire that gives Putin an excuse to go in. If they don't open fire, Put has already got what he wants. I mean, he is -- we've watched him as Obama pleads -- 'Please, Mr. Putin, please talk, let's talk, let's negotiate.' Putin has first taken over administrative buildings in three cities. Now he is up to 11 cities in major towns. His thugs all over the place and we're pretending that somehow negotiations are going to get Putin out. Well they didn't get him out in Crimea.
I think President Obama really believes -- President Obama believes you can negotiate with cancer tumors. He is a fool and a weakling and sanctions could have hurt. Real sanctions.