Situation in eastern regions of Ukraine as of July 28th, 2014. pic.twitter.com/8rBa9xSfGd
— NSDC of Ukraine (@NSDC_ua) July 28, 2014
I’ll remind you of Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s July 18 statement:
I think it’s important for us to recognize that this outrageous event underscores that it is time for peace and security to be restored in Ukraine. For months we’ve supported a pathway to peace, and the Ukrainian government has reached out to all Ukrainians, put forward a peace plan and lived up to a cease-fire, despite repeated violations by the separatists, violations that took the lives of Ukrainian soldiers and personnel.
Moreover, time and again, Russia has refused to take the concrete steps necessary to de-escalate the situation.
This is wishful thinking bearing no relationship to reality. That statement is as unserious as a clown wearing a squirting flower, played by Rip Taylor breathing helium. Looking at the map above, why on Earth would Putin have any interest at all in “de-escalating the situation?” Furthermore, it is Putin himself who is escalating the situation — because it’s working for him.
It’s been ten days since that statement, and nothing — not one thing — Obama called for, wished for, or demanded has come to pass. “Petulant impotence,” indeed.