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I would tend to agree. I do not think that Obama has much experience around people who are very direct, and mean what they say. Putin is very direct, for the most part, with what he wants to happen with this whole affair. Sadly, I don't think he's going to back down.
Senior US official says Russia's test launch was 'on the books for some time' prior to Ukraine crisis, but timing is 'auspicious' - @NBCNews
Okay , phew...It was planned.
It's an ex head of the KGB against an ex community organiser. Literally.
I need a drink. A big one. And I don't mean tea.
It's been so long since the Cold War that many people don't remember what it was like to grow up expecting to die in a nuclear war. I don't think the ICBM test firing is Putin playing a game of chicken. I think it's Putin trying to send a clear message that he's not playing games.
Unfortunately, I don't think that's how the Obama administration will interpret it.
The launch site, Kapustin Yar, is near the Volga River about 450km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border.
Is it just me or are things getting worse
The launch site, Kapustin Yar, is near the Volga River about 450km (280 miles) east of the Ukrainian border. Apparently.