Wednesday 26 January 2022
Never Mind The Barracks
Russia must be the first country ever to have been sanctioned merely for having moved its own Army around inside its own borders. If the sanctions are already in place, then why refrain from invading? But 100,000 troops would be nowhere near enough to invade Ukraine. And where, exactly, are these troops "massing"? Anywhere up to 200 miles from the Ukrainian border, in their barracks.
No such invasion is being planned. It just isn't. Either credit for having "deterred" it is going to be claimed when it simply did not happen, or, like the imaginary Iranian nuclear weapons programme, it is going to be "imminent" forever, thereby providing the excuse for absolutely anything and everything at all.