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The mutiny in Russia is over. Long live the insurrection!
The same vile purulence we talked about before the invasion started was on full display for photographers wandering around Rostov, Russia. It’s too bad the world wasn’t paying attention when we experienced similar nightmares nine years ago in Donbas as per jingoism-resistant reportages about pro-Russian separatist groups revolting against the government in Kyiv.
Team USA gets zero points on a scale of one to ten for offering us bad advice on how to handle the latest flare up of ambition, stupidity and greed.
About two thirds of the way through David’s smug, precious, yet toweringly unresolved argument – through which he asserts in dainty rhetorical strokes the desire of unnamed U.S. officials that Kyiv not take advantage of the chaos next door, that being the sentiment shared by cold eyed strategists dating back to the Obama administration, so chipper, so blithely cruel – I concluded that nothing in this life would give me greater pleasure than to sock them all in the jaw.
Now, being here in Kyiv, er, that’s not an option. They are too far away!
However, if any readers living in or near the Beltway should in the course their day happen upon these little skidmarks gibbering away under their hairplugs, please take a moment to just haul off and pop them one square in the gob. My gratitude will be boundless.
Or maybe Anne is living in a dream world on Prigozhin part, the Russian army part, the Russian professional criminal caste part, or about everything?
Fantasy world, obviously.
If history teaches us anything it’s that only successful mutinies are called revolutions. Russia has not slid into civil war. Presented with the choice of dying in glory or in vain, Prigozhin chose the latter, marking the end of his road trip to Moscow and own (hopefully imminent) demise.
Built-up tensions of fascistic Russia’s genocidal campaign in Ukraine, ambitions of one warlord and lots of human error combusted, boosting, maybe accelerating, the prospects of Putin’s chosen successor, Aleksey Dyumin, who in a couple of years will become the source of more vile purulence.