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It’s the second-raters that stir up hell; first-rate people wouldn’t.—Dorothy Parker
As I recall, “blowback” was defined by the CIA as the unintended and/or unforeseen adverse consequences of U.S foreign policy. We can certainly see that in Washington’s current adventure in Ukraine. In fact, this may be the supreme example to date, and there has been quite a track record, as noticed by cognoscenti who follow such things.
Let’s start from ground zero. Vlad Putin did not roll out of bed one morning and decide to order Russia’s armed forces to invade innocent, hapless Ukraine. It is not even necessary to be a foreign affairs cognoscenti to realize that this entire affair has “made in Washington” written all over it.
In the immediate run-up to Prez Putin throwing up his hands, one could almost casually observe that Washington was doing everything it could (while loudly proclaiming just the opposite) to ensure that no negotiations would be entered into between Moscow
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