March 2, 2014
While the images and local news have been suggesting that Russia is in control on the Crimean peninsula, US officials (according to Bloomberg) have confirmed this:
– *RUSSIAN FORCES IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF CRIMEA: U.S. OFFICIAL
–c*RUSSIA HAS 6,000 TROOPS IN CRIMEA, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS
– *KERRY TO REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR UKRANIAN SOVEREIGNITY, PSAKI SAYS
Obama, Merkel, and Cameron are now on a conference call to discuss this “fact” and officials have just reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Kiev tomorrow (though we suspect not Sevastopol):
– U.S. IS FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC OPTIONS ON UKRAINE, NOT ON ANY POSSIBLE U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTION, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS
– *U.S. CONSIDERING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN BANKS, OFFICIAL SAYS
Obama and his oligarch buddies are either confronting a real adversary or they’re staging the whole damn thing with their good friend Putin and his oligarch buddies…
A manufactured division of the Ukraine? Putin and Obama serving the same masters?
Bottomline – gas pipelines, seaports, and gold in them thar hills…something for all of them except the regular people around the world who get zip (other than the loss of precious blood) out of any of their invasions, plundering, and pillage.