Source: Asia Times:
The cluelessness of the Obama administration – not to mention US Think Tankland – cannot be overemphasized. Nobody in the Beltway has articulated a sound Russian policy – apart from demonizing Putin. That suits Vlad the Hammer fine; he’s busy carefully constructing a new strategic reality not only in Europe’s periphery but at the core as well. Russia is back – with a bang.
In this larger scheme of things, drifting towards a post-Post Cold War environment, the Snowden affair is just a piece of the puzzle. And here’s where the personal perfectly mirrors the political. Vlad the Hammer knows exactly what he’s doing – while Obama the wimp looks like a deer caught in a Trans-Siberian locomotive’s headlights.