The fight erupted hours after Ukraine launched an "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in several of its eastern cities.This is an interesting choice of words, "anti-terrorism" because by calling the civil unrest "terrorism" Ukraine is laying groundwork for calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Of course we know that what is going on in Ukraine is not terrorism. We know that the use of the word is meant to further malign Russia in the public eye. I have no doubt that some persons in the US government would be quite happy to run with this idea. On a side note:
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is reported to have told the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, in a phone call that Washington was watching events in eastern Ukraine with great concern and any further moves by Moscow to destabilise Ukraine would "incur further costs for Russia".Lavrov has far more patience and diplomatic skills than I do, 'cause I would have hung up on Kerry while he was speaking. In fact, I probably wouldn't even bother taking his phone calls as there really isn't any point in doing so. Or maybe I'd interrupt with the comment that I'm "concerned" about shit going on next door to my country that threatens our national security. How about you shut up and have a seat about something going on thousands of miles away from your borders. How long before the world sees John Kerry for the clown he is?