More Putin vs Obama chess match!
Obama (Chess Beginner) versus Putin (Chess Grandmaster)
(Read an interesting analysis on the Ukraine/Crimea crisis at the above link.)
Interesting developments today as Putin moves ahead with re-integrating Crimea into the Russian family. On the diplomatic front both sides seem to be blissfully ignoring what the other has to say. Normally this creates a dangerous situation with military confrontation down the road an increasingly likely consequence. HOWEVER, Putin and Obama are REALLY just playing a chess game and despite the rhetoric are advancing their own interests: in the end, Crimea will change nothing with respect to strategic alliances and the US and Russia will just continue to agree to disagree. In the meantime, a strong case for creating the mythical missile shield in Europe is advanced…both sides win politically. But this is just my opinion. Maybe some crazy general with his finger on a nuclear button will make us all regret getting up some morning next week…——————————-