...think of this:
The Soviet Union was ruthless in accumulating information, gaining power and manipulating other governments. Most of this was done covertly and the operatives were expendable, if necessary.
Now, there's an entire army in Crimea, without identification and Putin is denying they're Russian. Otherwise, he's thumbing his nose at the entire world - especially the United States - and he's making the threat he'll do anything to destroy his enemies.
So, somewhere there are Russian operatives doing their dirty work and many in the U.S. thought they were our friend.
Dumbasses. It's only beginning.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.