I have followed the advice of many talking heads and taken a deep, deep breath. Then I exhaled. Now Jeff Sessions should give it up. Zero tolerance for lawbreaking , and zero tolerance for whatever he thought deviant, have been Sessions’ way of life. Just roll the tapes from the late 1990s of Sessions fanning himself over Bill Clinton’s turpitude. So, see you later, you bad dude, you’ve maxed out your moral credit and exhausted the tolerance and patience of sensible freedom-and-justice-loving Americans.
The Guardian published a commentary yesterday by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accusing the West of “needlessly whipping up tension” in Ukraine, which “still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state.” A sly understater of reality, that Sergei!
Meanwhile two Russian ambassadors (currently serving in southern Africa) were recorded drunkenly bragging that “in the future we’ll damn well take your Catalonia and Venice, and also Scotland and Alaska.” Ambassadors Chubarov and Bakharev observe that it would be better to leave Romania, Bulgaria, and the Baltic countries alone for now, and focus on “Miamiland” and “Londonland.” “Exactly, Miamiland is f–ing 95% Russian citizens. We have a full right to hold a referendum.”
They certainly have the talking points down, even–or especially–while inebriated. Meanwhile Lavrov is given the more tedious task of soberly explaining to Englishmen and Germans why they should feel nervous, guilty, and neutral between east and west while Russia dismembers–oops–brings the eastern half of Ukraine into its fraternal embrace.