Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Limits of Snowden

I guess Snowden's NSA leaks to Russia have limits:

The United States has proof that the Russian government in Moscow is running a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine because the U.S. government has recordings of their conversations, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a closed-door meeting Friday.


But no worries, Russia's defense minister, Shoigu, finally returned Secretary of Defense Hagel's phone calls to assure us that Russia won't "invade" Ukraine:

The Pentagon says Russia's defense chief has assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russia will not invade Ukraine.

I feel silly now. With an assurance like that, what could go wrong?

One wonders what Russia will call it when their troops roll across the international border. Whatever the terminology, it won't be an "invasion."