• http://www.lewrockwell.com, By Patrick J. Buchanan
“I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said Madeleine Albright, “It doesn’t make any sense.”
John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying
that Putin was channeling Napoleon: “You don’t just, in the 21st
century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a
completely trumped-up pretext.”
Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent
of a Crimean electorate voted Sunday to reunite with Russia, do his
decisions still appear irrational?
Was it not predictable that Russia, a great power that had just seen
its neighbor yanked out of Russia’s orbit by a U.S.-backed coup in Kiev,
would move to protect a strategic position on the Black Sea she has
held for two centuries?
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