Russia's Dirty Bomb
The maskirovka is off.
Charlie took Pramila Jayapal to the woodshed already for the progressives’ irresponsible piece of wool-headed grandstanding, so I don’t want to belabor the point, except to say that Putin understands that his best path to victory is severing Ukraine’s ties to the West. Rob Lee has this exactly correct:
The real news from Ukraine is that Putin seems to be considering the use of a dirty bomb.
How do we know this? Because Moscow is saying that the Ukrainians are about to detonate a dirty bomb:
The top diplomats in France, Britain and the United States, three of Ukraine’s strongest allies, issued a rare joint statement that rejected Russia’s allegation that Kyiv is preparing to use a so-called dirty bomb on its own territory, calling it a pretext Moscow has concocted for escalating the war.
And this wasn’t a one-off threat. The Russians are carefully running the “Ukraine is