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  •  that seems the most extreme of the reporting (16+ / 0-)

    So I'd dial back the idea that Putin is a gibbering idiot. The US press too often calls opponents crazy.

    That said, even the more sober reporting of the press conference suggests that Putin doesn't have a plan or even a coherent goal. At best, he's winging it.

    •  re: no coherent goal (0+ / 0-)

      I can readily believe that Putin was caught flat-footed by the Kiev revolution just like everybody else. Like GWB, he has no problem using a crisis to quickly acheive long-term goals that were already on the agenda. It's not hard to imagine that wrangling Crimea back from Ukraine was discussed once or twice in Moscow over the last twenty years.

      You WANT me on that server! You NEED me on that server!

      by nota bene on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 01:49:41 PM PST

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