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Turning Off the Gas

Russia uses energy as a weapon, again.

11:00 PM, Jan 5, 2009 • By REUBEN F. JOHNSON
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To accept that Moscow would not interfere internally in Ukraine -- or, more accurately, that it would end its 18-year long effort to infiltrate and fracture the country -- and that no longer would the gas valve be used as a blunt instrument is no less than feeding the Ukrainians to the proverbial crocodile.


Reuben F. Johnson is a regular contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD Online.