This week I banned one of the long term commenters on this site. He had commented on my France vs ANZACs article and this was the comment that he left:
“In the same week, alarmed at the rising risk of conflict on the Russian/Ukrainian border, a conflict that has been brokered and provoked by the United States, Paris and Berlin scrambled to head off the threat with strong diplomatic efforts to appease the Russians.”
This statement is simply a Putinist lie. Ukraine started nothing, and not tried to keep anything going. Neither did the US broker or provoke the conflict. The planning for the invasion of Crimea was going on back in 2010 and earlier. The statement is simply clownish in it’s stupidity and flies entirely in the face of all the evidence of what has been going on under the KGB mafia thug in Moscow.
If Russia was not responsible, then there is no reason why anyone should be trying appease Putin. Anyone paying attention notes the strong similarities between Putin’s actions and those of Hitler at Munich. Putin is everything he accuses the “Ukronazis” of being.
When I read his comment the penny finally dropped. He was a deliberate agitator, and he had been agitating for some years on my corner of the internet. The reason that I hadn’t sussed him out before was because he was not usually this obtuse and obvious. But it was also the weight of the many subtle distortions that he had previously written that enabled me to finally see the picture clearly.