Readers of this blog know that I have taken a pretty clear line of argument on the Ukraine crisis. Mr. Putin’s Russia has upset the regional security arrangements that have been in place at least since 1991. But not everyone would frame the issues at stake that way. And David Stockman sees things differently.
lI find his writing to be rather fascinating. If you read between the lines, his main point is that the situation on the ground is less clear than western media makes it out to be.
In short, the reality in Kiev is more complex than the black-and-white cartoon of Vladimir Putin vs. the freedom fighters drawn by our resident Russophobic elite. Perspective is in order.
From this starting point, Dave throws in lots and lots of complexity. he revels in it. It is called a smoke screen. Beware this argument tactic!