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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Putin’s Destabilization of Ukraine Overshadows Today’s Crimean Vote
Russia’s invasion of Crimea and today’s rigged Anschluss referendum are
sideshows to the main event – Putin’s ongoing destabilization of Ukraine. International
diplomacy can deal with armed interventions and the violation of international
treaties, but it is helpless in the face of the coordinated covert disinformatsia,
maskirovania, and destabilatsia at which Putin’s KGB (now called the FSB)
excels. Putin can respond to charges of economic and political sabotage against
with an expression of innocence and surprise: “Who me?