The Daily Beast
by P.J. O’Rourke
March 7, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Paris and Kiev, an RT-America anchor quits on air, and what about Russia’s 90,000 Chinese in its far east?
Busy Week in Crimea…
Sudden appearance of troops without insignia wearing ski masks. A brilliant disguise. Nobody on National Security Council even guessed they were Russian.
On Friday February 28th…
The day that Russian forces seized Crimea’s airports, blocked the Ukrainian navy inside Balaklava harbor and landed 13 troop transport planes at Russia’s airbase in Crimea, Pentagon analysts concluded there would be no Russian military action in the next 24 hours.
NSA officials didn’t see it coming either. No doubt they were engrossed in their Oscars office pool and were too busy listening in on Motion Picture Academy voters’ Pre-Award Ceremony cell phone traffic.
CIA would cover its butt with Agency spokesman Chris White saying, “…updates have included warnings of possible scenarios for Russian military intervention in Ukraine.”