FLASHBACK: Inciting terrorism: Imbecilic journalist suggests Ukie’s should blow up Kerch Strait Bridge

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Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Crimea, Ukraine, with mainland Russia on Tuesday. Putin did so by in a typical show of bravado by leading a column of transport vehicles across the bridge. Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge. While that course of action would be an escalation against Putin and one that would almost certainly spark Russian retaliation, this bridge is an outrageous affront to Ukraine’s very credibility as a nation. Of course, from Putin’s perspective that’s the whole point. The bridge cost Russia’s near-bankrupt government billions of dollars, but it offers Putin a formal physical and psychological appropriation of Ukrainian territory. Comment: Sigh…once again we repeat… Russia has not ‘appropriated’ Ukrainian territory; the Crimean people voted in a referendum and overwhelmingly (>95%) chose to reunite with Russia. And by the way – Russia is hardly bankrupt. Fortunately Ukraine has the means to launch…

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