For Mr Putin, the lesson of today’s decision is clear. Intransigence pays dividends because the US and the European Union lack the patience or determination to face Moscow down. That is a lesson that send alarm bells ringing in the corridors of power of Russia’s former Soviet dominions.
- the ramifications of appeasing Russia by scratching the plans for a missile defense in Czech Republic.
Kick your friends in balls, while kissing the ass of your enemies, equals Obama's smart foreign policy. Fucking amateur.
Update: Jules Crittenden wonders:
"The big question looming now is, how soon do we hit the tipping point where he starts to make Jimmy look good?
At the risk of sounding like one of the kids on a long car ride … are we there yet?"