What you might have missed in the news, is that the same day that those claims were made in the New York Times International Weekly, a Russian rocket delivered a critical load of essential supplies to the International Space Station.
So while we're busy as can be vilifying Putin, he's busy greenlighting a space mission that will save an American vanity project. The last three American attempts at resupplying the ISS have ended in unscheduled fireworks.
I'm really thrilled to be able to get the New York Times International Weekly way up here in the Deep North.
I'm so glad that top US journos like Cohen and Friedman can clue me in to the perfidy of Putin.
Frankly, I think that's the sort of brazen propagandistic overreach that's going to lead to the demise of the Empire.
If a pot-addled hillbilly blogger in Bruce County can see through the bullshit, lots of other folks can too.