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  •  I doubt it, too. But why go into it and then (0+ / 0-)

    double down?  After MH17 the Russian-sponsored fighters have accelerated their efforts.

    Not the sign of someone backing down.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:13:07 PM PDT

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    •  He is actually quite a clever tactician (3+ / 0-)
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      gerald 1969, Richard Lyon, polecat

      Who can turn on a dime, and you may notice he has been very careful to avoid overt statements of Russian domain, only to appeal to the "humanitarian" needs and rights of Russians in Ukraine.

      One reason to work by proxy is to keep options open, I think he has been quite deliberate to do so.

      Putin may be a bastard, but he's hardly an idiot.

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