March 26, 2014

Putin and the Laws of Gravity

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

One thing I learned covering the Middle East for many years is that there is “the morning after” and there is “the morning after the morning after.” Never confuse the two. The morning after a big event is when fools rush in and declare that someone’s victory or defeat in a single battle has “changed everything forever.” The morning after the morning after, the laws of gravity start to apply themselves; things often don’t look as good or as bad as you thought. And that brings me to Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Energy, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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