Two good posts from Andrew Stuttaford at NRO’s Corner. First, the ominous appearance of “little green men,” the unofficial Russian troops who took Crimea, in various places in eastern Ukraine. One data point in a pattern: Men in camouflage, armed …Continue reading →
The East Europeans know they inhabit the battleground between the West and a Russia that wants to return them to its sphere of influence. Ukrainians see tens of thousands of Russian troops across their border and know they are looking …Continue reading →
A typically well-written article which wraps up with some Œc. Vol.esque suggestions for what to do. But the beginning is great. Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir …Continue reading →
Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea Russians taking down the Ukrainian flag SEVASTOPOL/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian troops and unarmed men stormed Ukraine’s naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag …Continue reading →
From Kiev: Ukrainians, however, were convinced from Putin’s speech to the Russian Duma that the conflict could not remain cold. Many said they found some of Putin’s phrasing chilling, including his statement that “We’re one nation. Kiev is the mother …Continue reading →
The Czars 14-year-old neighbor stopped over for a visit yesterday, bringing his dog over to spend some time with our little Sally, who are best canine pals. As his dog attempted to engage Sally in play (a futile effort as …Continue reading →
NRO’s Corner continues to have good stuff on the Crimean Crisis. Andrew Stuttaford: Putin’s Crimean Roar Putin’s big speech today was (very, very) light on honesty, and time is too short for now to list all the omissions and distortions, …Continue reading →
In George Weigel destroys Eugene Robinson. I doubt that Eugene Robinson has any patriotic feeling for Russia, but his evident vulnerability to Russian propaganda suggests that he, like other members of the left-leaning commentariat, continue to read the politics of …Continue reading →
Some stories on Russia worth your time: Leon Aron: The Front Lines on Russia’s Home Front Those who claim Putin commits acts like seizing Crimea simply because he can are wrong. He does these things because he must — because, …Continue reading →
The State Department gets a lot of flak, much deserved, but much undeserved, as its job is often to play the good cop or be the make-nice agency of the government. What it rarely does is load both rhetorical barrels …Continue reading →
Putin and others are hacking at the Pax Americana which sustains our historically peaceful, prosperous world. They need to be deterred, and we and our allies need to be serious about rebuilding the institutions, especially militaries, which have sustained it. As the Gormogons’ usual …Continue reading →
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