After all the hyperventilating that's been going on in Big Media re: Ukraine for the past week, it was a surprise to see how little attention the matter received on the Sunday Morning propaganda shows at ABCNBCCNNFOX.
Paul Ryan's presidential aspirations are now a more pressing story than the fate of Ukraine.
But lookee here; VP Biden has uncovered human rights abuses right in his own backyard!
And not just ordinary run-of-the-mill human rights violations, but "alarming" ones. That's code speak for "we're warming up to invoke R2P."
So what's been going on behind the scenes with these multiple phone calls between the White House and the Kremlin?
I smell a quid pro quo. Vlad the Hammer gets Crimea, and the Nations of Virtue will tone down their rhetoric as long as he leaves it at that. The rest of Ukraine will be tossed to the wolves at the IMF/World Bank for an attitude adjustment.
In return, the Yanquis get a free pass to fiddle in Caracas. This is a bit of a disappointment for the American Empire crowd because they've been after both prizes since forever, but hey, half the pie is better than nothing!
Sounds like a win-win!