Troops on the Border
10:27 AM, Mar 28, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In the present crisis over Ukraine, the capabilities of the Russians are clear enough. As Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes of the Wall Street Journal report:
That is the easy part.
As that always eager to be helpful “senior administration official” says:
It does not seem likely, however, that the buildup has no purpose other than to keep the troops sharp. This is not strictly a readiness exercise. Perhaps Mr. Putin is setting up a bargain. Quit with the sanctions, let Russia back into the G-8, permit my guys to do their banking and then … I’ll stand down.
Or perhaps he isn’t interested in any of that and simply wants Ukraine and considers this an opportune time to take it.
Seems he has the initiative.
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