In San Juan and I am trying to stay on top of the events. It is not easy, considering the fact that since our arrival yesterday we were involved non-stop in pre-wedding proceedings which we have to. Anyhow. It is a different world we live in now. And since I am limited in my communications I can only suggest to you guys to get sitreps from the list of my blogs, especially by Andrey Raevsky and MoA. In related news, Patrick Armstrong, who, like me, ended up in the hotel when the real shock and awe unfolded, noted:
Being in a hotel, I have the opportunity to waste my time watching CNN. I am truly fascinated by how completely clueless the so-called experts, generals, politicians, that they have on are about this. They have no understanding of the Russian motives, they have no conception of what is actually going on, and they can’t see what is in front of their faces. My personal favourite is the US senator that says Russia is running out of food because it’s a communist country and therefore needs to conquer more agricultural land. This is a man whose office is bigger than your house, has a staff of dozens with a huge budget and that’s what he thinks is going on. The new new world order was born two days ago.
They ARE that ignorant and incompetent. Including top military brass who was spoiled rotten by the "lessons" of Gulf Wars and carpet bombing of a third rate Iraqi military. Let them watch and learn, hopefully. But I don't hold my breath. One thing, however, is clear--the United States got itself Europe. Good luck to Europe. But combined West has nothing left but to admit that it sure as hell "lost" Russia which was in the mode of breaking off with the West for a while. If anyone ever doubted it--read today's response by none other than Kremlin's liberal-designated Dmitry Medvedev. So, for now that is my word, I need to survive the wedding and I'll post as much as I can if it will be warranted.