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Have you smacked a Ukraine expert today?
I listened to the president’s scream for attention in Munich amid all this death and sadness, though there’s no need for you to bother (if you do go there, carry with you the image of animated, disheveled Ze chatting up the president of France after returning to Kyiv for dinner).
Dead white male Bohdan Nayahlo - working remotely from Barcelona - has published an English-language translation of the breathless rant in full, calling it “historic.”
And then, rather as one keeps checking a cauliflower ear to see if it requires drainage, I took a boo at how CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour’s Q&A with Ze turned out.
Ze also told Christiane that he is willing to pow wow with Putin in person to find a resolution to the conflict.
“I don’t know what the president of the Russian Federation wants, so I am proposing a meeting,” he said.
Whatever. We all know what Putin wants. Period.
Photo: zn.ua screenshot
Alas, the dingbats in charge of Ukraine’s intelligence services (the same ones who scuppered the Wagner PMC op) either don’t read the Washington Post, don’t believe raw US intelligence or are already bending over to take it up the ass from their new lord and master in Moscow.
The New York Times, which always gets its stories about Ukraine wrong, has has also sounded the alarm.
Closer to 4 million “innocent people” than 3, but who cares.
In Vilnius on Saturday, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said Russian forces are “uncoiling” and moving closer to Ukraine’s borders, and the White House announced Biden would convene a meeting of his National Security Council on the situation in Ukraine on Sunday.
Wonderful. And Emmanuel will chat up Putin in Moscow. Again.
Looking on the positive side, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has for weeks been telling us that the risks of a Russian invasion of Ukraine are low, with his deputy Hanna Moliar talking down the threat.
Oh, and Russia24 is re-broadcasting Oliver Stone’s Revealing Ukraine docudrama this afternoon to coincide with anniversary of the massacre in Kyiv eight years ago and renewed Russia-occupation fuckery in Donbas. When the dinosaurs return, what will Stone have to offer?
PGB: Yes, I remember Oliver saying, on the day, that what happened on February 20, 2014 in Kyiv “wasn't plausible,” when by any objective measure what is implausible is that a man with such ridiculous eyebrows, dumpy rural looks and near-sociopathic obsession with bloody dictators has been married so many times.