So, I wrote that last bit, then opened up ZeroHedge. What on earth was that all about?
Whatever, I think that it spells the beginning of the end for Putin. His patience and calmness in the face of egregious Western provocations has been viewed as weakness in some quarters. I think that this peculiar incident will confirm that judgement.
But who can predict anything with certainty in this whimsically peculiar world?
Time for more coffee.
Addendum: The defeat of the U.S./U.K. in their war against Russia will see both Biden and the English P.M. lose their jobs – probably before Putin loses his.