Should Russian actions in the Ukraine be considered as a movie, such as “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming,” or as in the Stephen Sondheim song, “Send in the Clowns.”
In the Cold War story a harmless Russian submarine crew’s commander wants to see New England. The commander gets too close and his sub runs aground.
The antics that follow are all evocative of how extreme views were during that period.
Or, when looking at the Ukraine, should we be singing “Send in the Clowns,” which includes the lyrics, “Don’t bother they’re already here.”
The four-star general who commands NATO, Air Force General Phillip Breedlove, says the Russians aren’t fooling anybody, according to the Army Times.
Breedlove, in his NATO blog, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is lying when he says his troops are not involved in unrest in eastern Ukraine.
“What is happening in eastern Ukraine is a military operation that is well planned and organized, and we assess that it is being carried out at the direction of Russia,” the general wrote on NATO’s blog.
He said the Russian separatists involved in the disturbances are too well armed and too disciplined to be merely civilians.
Putin, speaking in a question-and-answer session on Russian TV, said he has the historical right to send in military forces but hasn’t. He said claims that he has are “nonsense,” Ria Novosti reported.
This same former KGB agent earlier denied Russian troops had occupied Crimea before it voted to secede from Ukraine. Later he took credit for what the soldiers had done.
Now, Russia, the US, European Union and Ukraine, claim an agreement has been reached in Geneva that will end all the violence.
Actually, there have only been a handful of deaths, though some writers claim it is close to being a civil war.
In the Syrian civil war, in which Putin supports the regime, it is estimated more than 150,000 people have died.
There are so many false flag operations and canards that the only thing that has been confirmed is that nothing is confirmed.
Is the peace deal real or a mirage?